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First Look: 09.06.05 Heading to the record store? Here's what's new.

Here's a quick look at a handful of new albums, as well as a list of the rest of the stuff that's supposed to hit shelves this week:


Black Dice
Broken Ear Record

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While it remains a term of derision for most of us, Black Dice has taken "noise" and turned it into a genre all its own, creating songs that go nowhere and everywhere simultaneously. The third album for this Providence, Rhode Island quartet, Broken Ear Record is the first in a new partnership between DFA Records and Astralwerks. Expect ringing ears, furrowed brows, and music that continues to turn musical epithets into musical resources.



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Sometimes, just sometimes, American audiences have to wait. Before 2003's pupil-dilating Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts finally hit stateside a year later, France's M83 released a self-titled debut on Gooom in 2001, a record we've still yet to hear. Featuring work by the original duo of Nicolas Fromageau and Anthony Gonzales (Fromageau left after Dead Cities' release), M83 should provide fascinating insight into the baby steps behind today's galloping synth howl.


Small Stones
Temporary Residence

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The guy was always kind of a prick, but it took Damon Che's leaving mid-set at a show in Athens, Georgia for the point to really hit home. Fortunately, mourning is not in Bellini's blood. Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys) stepped in to replace the former Don Cabellero drummer, and the re-formed quartet blew through a five-day recording session to produce its sophomore effort, Small Stones, a maelstrom of stinging guitar and Giovanna Cacciola's banshee wail.


Matt Elliott
Drinking Songs
Ici D'Ailleurs

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Matt Elliott's resume reads like a Who's Who of pre-millennial British experimentalism. Besides stints in Flying Saucer Attack, AMP and Third Eye Foundation, Elliot has produced tracks for Hood and founded his own label, Linda's Strange Vacation, based in Bristol. But since parting ways with Third Eye Foundation a few years ago, Elliot has dropped much of the sample-heavy noise of his early days for a distinctive, Slavic-tinged folk -- a perfect setting for his bitter moods and shaky vocals. Now with France as his home and absinthe as his drink of choice, Drinking Songs should provide some welcome tunes to steady that walk from the bar to the bed.


50 Cent: Massacre [CD & DVD] (Aftermath)
Against Me: Searching for a Former Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: That's Alright Mama (Passport Audio)
Attack Formation: Somebody as Anybody (Australian Cattle)
Bill Staines: Second Million Miles (Red House)
Bleach 03: Bleach 03 (Australian Cattle)
Blood on the Wall: Awesomer (Social Registry)
Cricket Rumor Mill: If Only Then (Lonely Tree)
David Banner: Certified (Universal)
Dean Miller: Platinum (Koch)
Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are (Audio Fidelity)
Devendra Banhart: I Feel Just Like a Child [CD-SINGLE] [IMPORT] (XL)
The Divorce: Gifted Program (Made in Mexico)
Drums & Tuba: Battles Olé (Righteous Babe)
Earth / KK Null: Tour Split [Live] (Important Records)
Fraggle Rock: Complete First Season [DVD] (Hit Entertainment)
Heatmakerz: Crack, Vol. 1 (Fastlife)
Hope Partlow: Who We Are (Virgin)
The Human League: Hysteria (Caroline)
Immaculate Machine: Ones and Zeroes (Mint Records)
The Immortal Lee County Killers: These Bones Will Rise to Love You (Tee Pee)
Jeffrey Osborne: From the Soul (Koch)
Joan Baez: Bowery Songs (Koch)
John Coltrane: Love Supreme Live in Concert (Passport Audio)
Jose Gonzalez: Veneer (Hidden Agenda)
Kind of Like Spitting: Learn: The Songs of Phil Ochs (Hush)
Liz Janes and Create: Liz Janes and Create (Asthmatic Kitty)
Louis Armstrong: Historic Collection (Passport Audio)
M83: S/T [Reissue] (Mute)
Matt Elliott: Drinking Songs (Ici D'ailleurs)
Miles Davis: Miles Tones (Passport Audio)
Miles Davis: Milestones (Birth of the Cool) (ASV/Living Era)
Muddy Waters: Muddy's Blues (Passport Audio)
Mustard Plug: Masterpieces: 1991-2002 (Hopeless)
North Mississippi Allstars: Electric Blue Watermelon (Ato)
Old Time Relijun: 2012 (K Records)
Pere Ubu: Pennsylvania (Cooking Vinyl)
Pere Ubu: Ray Gun Suitcase (Cooking Vinyl)
The Phantom of the Opera: 2-Disc Special Edition [DVD] (Warne Home Video)
The Pulses: Gather Round and Destroy All Our Records (Dirtnap)
Richard Hawley: Cole's Corner (Mute U.S.)
Richard Swift: The Novelist/Walking Without Effort (Secretly Canadian)
Richard Youngs: The Naive Shaman (Jagjaguwar)
Robin & Linda Williams: First Christmas Gift (Red House)
The Rolling Stones: A Bigger Bang (Virgin)
Sarah McLachlan: Bloom Remix Album (Arista)
Sheek Louch: After Taxes (Koch)
Silence the Foe: Sweet Sweet Suicide (Luju)
Sloan: Navy Blues (Koch)
Sloan: One Chord to Another (Koch)
Tia Carrera: The November Session (Australian Cattle)
Traindodge: Torch EP + 2 [EP] (No Karma Group)
Turk: Still a Hot Boy (Laboratory)
Valina: Epode [EP] (54-40 Or Fight)
Valis: Champions of Magic (Small Stone Records)
The William Caslon Experience: The William Caslon Experience (P22 Records)
XXL: Ciautistico! (Important Records)
*Release dates may change. E-mail brandon@prefixmag.com with correction or additions.
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