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[May 6, 2008] Heading to the record store? Here's what's new.

This week: Meho Plaza and No Age further solidify Los Angeles' reputation as a city teeming with noisy underground rock bands, Animal Collective follows up a few big releases last year with a four-song EP called Water Curses, and Elvis Costello releases Momofuku on digital, filling the gaps left by the album's vinyl-only release a few weeks back. Click the underlined albums for a full description. [more:]

 

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((Sounder)): Good Things Come and Go Like Bad Things (Volcom)

16 Horsepower Live: March 2001 (Alternative Tentacles)

7L & Esoteric Esoteric vs. Japan (Fly Casual)

Amebix: No Sanctuary: The Spiderleg Recordings [Remastered (Alternative Tentacles)

Animal Collective: Water Curses (Domino)

Apocalyptica: Apocalyptica (Fontana Universal)

Armin van Buuren: Imagine (Ultra)

Asia: Live in the USA (Acadia)

B. Dolan: Failure (Strangefamous)

Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime (Warner Bros.)

Blank Blue: Western Water Music, Vol. II (Ubiquity)

The Brakes: Tale of Two Cities (Hyena)

The Cardigans: Best Of (Island/Mercury)

Carney: Nothing Without You (Interscope)

Charlotte Sometimes: Waves & The Both of Us (Geffen)

Cheap Time: Cheap Time (In The Red)

Clay Aiken: On My Way Here (RCA)

Curumin: JapanPopShow (Quannum) 

Dieselboy: Substance D (System Recordings)

Dub Pistols: Speakers and Tweeters (DeFend Music)

Ella Fitzgerald: Miss Ella's Playhouse (Verve Labels)

Elvis Costello & the Imposters: Momofuku (Lost Highway)

Everest: Ghost Notes (Vapor)

Firewater: The Golden Hour (Bloodshot) 

Four Tet: Ringer (Domino) 

Gavin DeGraw: Gavin DeGraw (J-Records)

IAMX: Alternative (Metropolis)

Kayo Dot: Blue Lambency Downward (Hydrahead)

The Last Shadow Puppets: Age of the Understatement (Domino)

Louie DeVito: NYC Underground Party, Vol. 8 (Ultra)

Lykke Li: Little Bit (Control Group / TCG)

Matmos: Supreme Balloon (Matador)

Meho Plaza: Meho Plaza (Better Looking) 

Nik Freitas: Sun Down (Team Love)

No Age: Nouns (Sub Pop)

Original Score: Speed Racer [Score] (Varese Sarabande)

Original Sountrack: Ironman [Original Soundtrack] (Lion's Gate)

Pattern Is Movement: All Together (Hometapes)

Pimp C: Greatest Hits (Asylum)

Prolyphic/Reanimator: Ugly Truth (Strangefamous)

Russian Circles: Station (Suicide Squeeze)

Sasha: Empire Collection: Mixed, Unmixed & Remixed (Ultra)

Shawn Lee & The Ping Pong Orchestra: Miles of Styles (Ubiquity)

Shy Child: Noise Won't Stop (Kill Rock Stars)

Steve Von Till: Grave Is a Grim Horse (Neurot)

T Bone Burnett: Tooth of Crime (Nonesuch)

Tim Fite: Fair Ain't Fair (Anti)

Trees: Light's Bane (Crucial Blast)

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Pretty good week. Looking forward to Animal Collective, No Age, and Pattern is Movement.

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Yeah, definitely a good week. The new No Age grew on me

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How does the new one compare to the old one?

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