Out This Week 12/3

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Jim Beckmann

As the days get shorter, so do our lists of new releases, but don't give up on 2013 just yet. You may need to revise your own Top Ten list of 2013 after you consider some of the new releases hitting record store shelves today. A definite contender: Purgatory/Paradise by Throwing Muses, their first album in ten years! Our Music Director, Don Yates, calls it "a vibrant, diverse set ranging from jagged, intense rock and angular art-punk to sparse, bluesy rock and quiet, intimate folk-pop", which in addition to the 32-song track list should make any Kristin Hersh fans happy, but it's also packaged with an art book featuring lyrics, photos and writing by Hersh herself. A gift for you and your friends! Also worth considering is the official debut album from Brooklyn's Mutual Benefit, which is ""a gorgeous, expansive set of ethereal, psych-tinged folk-pop combining lush, warm accompaniment with Lee’s fragile vocals, hopeful lyrics and blissful melodies"; a live recording by San Francisco trio Fuzz (featuring the prolific Ty Segall); a new EP from former frontman of The Frames, Glen Hansard; a new LP from Tim Cohen (The Fresh and Onlys) and his band, Magic Trick; and a Nina Simone-inspired new album from Jamie Stewart's project Xiu Xiu. You'll find these and lots more worth sampling out this this week.

  • Marley Carroll - Speed Reader

  • from Sings on Melanaster Records
  • Dott - Small Pony

  • from Swoon on Graveface Records
  • Fuzz - You Won't See Me
  • from Live in San Francisco on Castle Face
  • Glen Hansard - Drive All Night (feat. Eddie Vedder and Jake Clemons)
  • from Drive All Night EP on Anti- Records
  • Magic Trick - Crazy Teeth
  • from River of Souls on Empty Cellar Records
  • The Mission - Swan Song
  • from Swan Song EP on The End Records
  • Muse - Starlight
  • from Live At Rome Olympic Stadium on Warner Bros.
  • Mutual Benefit - "Let's Play" / Statue of a Man
  • from Love's Crushing Diamond on Other Music Recording Co.
  • PEP - My Baby And Me
  • from My Baby and Me EP (self-released)
  • Sumie - Speed Into
  • from Sumie on Bella Union
  • Throwing Muses - Sleepwalking 1
  • from Purgatory/Paradise on It Books
  • The Wave Pictures - Lisbon
  • from City Forgiveness on Moshi Moshi / [PIAS] America
  • Xiu Xiu - Just Say I Love Him
  • from Nina on Graveface Records

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