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[April 18, 2006] Heading to the record store? Here's what's new.

Our writers highlight a handful of notable records scheduled to
hit the shelves this Tuesday. Plus, check the full list of this
week's releases:



Be Your Own Pet

Summer Sensation

Ecstatic Peace

Your Own Pet�s five-song release intertwines surf-rock instrumentals
and ultragrrrl vocals and does not include a dull moment. The EP is a
teaser for the Nashville four-piece's full-length, set for release this
summer on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label. If you ever imagined Nashville Skyline and Daydream Nation as
warring factions as opposed to classic albums, then the wreckage would
only require Jemina Pearl's exuberant vocals to create Be Your Own
Pet's new EP. ~Eric Fitzgerald

Be Your Own Pet Web site 

Richard Butler

Richard Butler


passed rock�s age of introspection (forty), Psychedelic Furs and Love
Spit Love singer Richard Butler finally goes it alone. The songs on his
self-titled debut are definitely his most stripped-down to date, and
the new tracks deal with death and disintegrated relationships, because
that�s what you sing about on solo albums. ~Mike Legat

Richard Butler Web site

Richard Butler on Koch's Web site

Streaming audio

Dudley Perkins

Expressions (2012 a.u.)

Stones Throw Records

After 2003�s most original release, A Lil' Light, Dudley Perkins offers up more in the form of Expressions (2012 a.u.). Produced wall-to-wall by Madlib,
Perkins not only has the backing of the Beat Konducta, but he also has
first priority over everyone else for his highly desired work. This
album features the same polarizing style as Perkins�s debut, but this
time around it has a slightly less abstract, slightly more danceable
edge. ~Adrian Covert

Dudley Perkins on Stones Throw�s Web site

"Funky Dudley" MP3 (Right Click Save As)

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Black Magic Show


�80s have recently proved fertile ground, with groups like Joy
Division and the Cure providing the musical cues to a number of worthy
and not-so-worthy imitators. Too-gorgeous lead-singer Diego Garcia, of
the Moz-inclined Elefant, also reminds us that Duran Duran's Reagan-era
success had as much to do with a perfect coif as it did with a few hit
songs. But, to quote a contemporary TV commercial, "Don't hate [him]
'cause [he's] beautiful." At least not until you've heard the new
album. ~John MacDonald

'Black Magic Show' Web site

Fiery Furnaces

Bitter Tea

Fat Possum

With Bitter Tea, the
Fiery Furnaces' fourth record in four years, the Friedberger siblings
continue to take us further into the world of experimentation with
their quirky, whimsical approach to conceptual music. It�s difficult
to get more dissonant than this album�s predecessor, 2005�s Rehearsing My Choir
, so Bitter Tea may be closer to the band�s Blueberry Boat in terms of relative accessibility. ~John Bohannon

"Waiting to Know You" MP3 (Right Click Save As)

Fiery Furnaces Web site

Fat Possum Web site 

Hil St. Soul



an enchanting blend of hip-hop, R&B and jazz flavors from this
British soul collective anchored by the seductive vocals of Hilary
Mwelwa. Independent soul at its finest. ~Norman Mayers

Shanachie Web site 

People Under the Stairs


Basement Records

The members of L.A.�s People Under the Stairs return with Stepfather, their first release since 2003�s remix album, Or Stay Tuned.
Leaving their longtime label, OM Records, for the upstart Basement
Records (not to be confused with the punk label of the same name), the
masters of no-nonsense hip-hop continue to fall back on their tried and
true boom-bap. But this time around, Thes One and Double K put their
knowledge of music theory to use with a fresher approach and a
rejuvenated sound as they look to make this their best work to date. ~Adrian Covert

People Under the Stairs Web site

Streaming audio 

Rye Coalition


Gern Blandsten

The Darkness's last album
may have sophomore slumped, but it seems the heart of joke rock is
still beating. Following close in the footsteps of Eagles of Death
Metal is Rye Coalition, with its third full-length, Curses.
Do these guys truly want to be �arena indie rock,� or is it all
irony? Consider song titles like �Vietnam Veterinarian� and
�Between and I-Roc and a Hard Place� and then decide. Here, the
members trade in former producer Steve Albini for Dave Grohl, and their
sound really is reminiscent of early Foo before that band went soft and started inviting the likes of Norah Jones to jam. Each copy of Curses comes with a tour doc DVD that will likely feature crazy rock antics. ~John Zeiss

Streaming audio

Rye Coalition Web site

A Whisper in the Noise: As the Bluebird Sings (Transdreamer)

Above & Beyond: Tri-State (Ultra)

Adrian Belew: Side Three (Sanctuary)

AFX: Chosen Lords (Rephlex)

Aiden: Our Gang's Dark Oath (Victory)

The Alchemist: 1st Infantry [Deluxe] (Koch)

Arthur Conley: Sweet Soul Music (Collectables)

Bananarama: Collectables Classics [Box Set] (Collectables)

Be Your Own Pet: Summer Sensation [EP] (Ecstatic Peace)

Beat Pharmacy: Constant Pressure (Wave)

Blue Magic: Collectables Classics [Box Set] (Collectables)

Bob Marley: No Sympathy (DBK Works)

Bossanova: Hey Sugar (Teenbeat)

Buddy Holly: Definitive Collection (Geffen)

Carpenters: Ultimate Collection (Universal Int'l)

Cellski: Mr. Predicter, Vol. 2 (Inner City 2000)

Chuck Berry: Definitive Collection (Chess)

The Church: Uninvited, Like the Clouds (Cooking Vinyl)

Cities: Cities (Yep Roc)

Crime in Stereo: Troubled Stateside (NIT)

Da Backwudz: Wood Work (Universal)

Daft Punk: Human After All (Toshiba EMI)

Daniel Johnston: Welcome to My World (High Wire Music)

Daniel Powter: Daniel Powter [Bonus Track] (Wea Japan)

DAT Politics: Wow Twist (Chicks on Speed)

Demolition Doll Rods: There Is a Difference (Swami)

Devo: Collectables Classics [Box Set] (Collectables)

Dio: Holy Diver Live (Eagle)

Disco Biscuits: Wind at Four to Fly (Sci Fidelity)

DJ Clue?: Fidel Cashflow (BCD Music Group)

DJ Muggs/GZA the Genius: Grandmasters: Instrumentals (Angeles)

Dr. John: What Goes Around Comes Around (DBK Works)

Dresden Dolls: Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner)

Drive-By Truckers: Blessing and a Curse (New West)

The Dudley Corporation: Lonely World of the Dudley Corporation (Flameshovel)

Dudley Perkins: Expressions (Stones Throw)

Eightball & MJG: Memphis Under World [Dragged-N-Chopped] (40 West)

Elefant: Black Magic Show (Kemado)

Erasure: Union Street (Mute U.S.)

Fell: Fell (Camera Obscura)

The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)

First Choice: Greatest Hits: It's Not Over (Koch)

Frog Eyes: Bloody Hand (Absolutely Kosher)

Frog Eyes: Golden River (Absolutely Kosher)

Geoff Farina: Already Told You (Southern)

Ghislain Poirier: Rebondir EP (Ninja Tune)

Glissandro 70: Glissandro 70 (Constellation)

Gram Rabbit: Cultivation (Stinky)

Greg Kowalsky: Through the Cardial Window (Kranky)

The Hidden Cameras: Arms of His Ill (Absolutely Kosher)

Hil St. Soul: Soulidified (Shanachie)

Ian Gillan: Gillan's Inn (Immergent)

Jerome Sydenham: Electric Pussycat (BBE)

Jerry Lee Lewis: Definitive Collection (Hip-O)

Joan of Arse: Distant Hearts, a Little Closer (Flameshovel)

John Coltrane: Reflections (Passport Audio)

John Zorn: Moonchild (Tzadik)

Judah Johnson: Judah Johnson (Flameshovel)

Judah Johnson: Kisses and Interrogation (Flameshovel)

Judge Jules: Global Warm Up Mix CD (Koch)

Junkie XL: Today (Ultra)

Kalas: Kalas (Tee Pee)

Katy Mae: Lightning and the Sun (Maggadee)

Keak da Sneak: Farm Boyz (Thizz)

Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon (Kranky)

Killing Joke: Hosannas from the Basement of Hell (Cooking Vinyl)

Klimek: Music to Fall Asleep (Kompakt Germany)

Leadbelly: Collectables Classics [Box Set] (Collectables)

Leeroy Stagger: Tales from the Back Porch (Boompa)

Lil Flip/Judge Dredd: Court Sessions, Vol. 1 (BCD Music Group)

Lone Wolf & Cub: May You Only See Sky (Hewhocorrupts Inc)

Lovely Feathers: Hind Hind Legs (Equator)

Mac Dre: Uncut (JLM Entertainment)

Mae: Everglow [CD & DVD] (Tooth & Nail)

Maritime: We, The Vehicles (Flameshovel)

Maroon 5: When Worlds Collide (Century Media)

Mat Kearney: Nothing Left to Lose (Sony)

Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs: Under the Covers, Vol. 1 (Shout! Factory)

Messy Marv/San Quinn: Explosive Mode, Vol. 2: Back in Business (Sumo)

Michael Leviton: My Favorite Place to Drown (Ace Fu)

Morning Runner: Wilderness Is Paradise Now [IMPORT] (EMI Int'l)

Morrissey: You Have Killed Me Pt.2 [CD-SINGLE] [ENHANCED] [IMPORT] (Attack)

Mr. Capone-E: Soldier's Story (Thump)

Mugison: Little Trip (Ipecac)

NOFX: Wolves in Wolves' Clothing (Fat Wreck Chords)

Original Soundtrack: Basic Instinct 2 (La-La Land)

Otomo Yoshihide/Bill Laswell/Yoshida Tatsuya: Episome (Tzadik)

OvO: Miastenia (Load)

Paid in Full: Paid in Full's Greatest Hits (Paid in Full)

Pastor Troy: Stay Tru (SMC Recordings)

Path of Resistance: Can't Stop the Truth (Victory)

People Under the Stairs: Stepfather [Bonus DVD] (Red Urban)

Phoenix Mourning: When Excuses Become Antiques (Metal Blade)

Pimp C/Down South Legends: Down Souf 2 Westside (BCD Music Group)

Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006) (Shout! Factory)

Presets: Beams (Modular)

The Red Krayola: Introduction (Drag City)

Rex Smith: Forever, Rex Smith (Sony / BMG Japan)

Rhino Bucket: And Then It Got Ugly (Acetate)

Richard Butler: Richard Butler (Koch)

Roommate: Songs the Animals Taught Us (Plug Research)

Rye Coalition: Curses (Gern Blandsten)

Sal Valentino: Come out Tonight (Fat Pete)

Scorpions: No. 1's (EMI)

Spank Rock: Yoyoyoyoyo (Big Dada)

Spice 1: Life After Jive (Real Talk Ent)

Spice 1/MC Eiht: Pioneers (Real Talk Ent)

Stereophonics: Live From Dakota (Nettwerk)

Supertramp: Live [EMI Gold Imports] (EMI Gold Imports)

Tanakh: Ardent Fevers (Alien8 Recording)

Tango Saloon: Tango Saloon (Ipecac)

Think I Care: World Asylum (Bridge Nine)

Tosca: Souvenirs (G-stone)

Various Artists: Exit Music: Songs for Radio Heads (Rapster)

Vernon Reid & Masque: Other True Self (Favored Nations)

Versus the Mirror: Home (Equal Vision)

The Vibrators: 25 Years of Pure Mania (Sony International)

Viza-Noir: No Record (Flameshovel)

Viza-Noir: Viza-Noir (Flameshovel)

Voom:Voom: Peng Peng (K7)

Yellow Swans: Psychic Secession (Load)

Young Jeezy: Protectors of the Gulf Coast, Vol. 2 (BCD Music Group)

*Release dates may change. E-mail brandon@prefixmag.com with corrections or additions.  
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