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[November 28, 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:



The Clipse

Hell Hath No Fury


the clipse: a haiku (and tribute to e.e. cummings)


internets nuts for





wamp wamp


but will they buy it?

~Dan Nishimoto


Band: http://www.clipseonline.com/

Label: http://www.zombalabelgroup.com/

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/clipse 

Mark Kozelek

Little Drummer Boy Live

Caldo Verde

Mark Kozelek: Red House Painter, Asian fetishist, Modest Mouse fan, AC/DC coverer. Expect all guises to be present on this, Kozelek's first live release. Most of the songs come from the two albums of Kozelek's current incarnation, Sun Kil Moon. There are the Modest Mouse covers "Trucker's Atlas," "Four-Fingered Fisherman" and "Tiny Cities." There are Sun Kil Moon originals from Ghosts of the Great Highway: "Salvador Sanchez," "Duk Koo Kim," "Lily and Parrots," "Carry Me Ohio" and "Glenn Tipton." And there are old Red House Painter favorites including "Cruiser" and "Down Colorful Hill." Also on board are the title track, Bon Scott tribute "Rock and Roll Singer," as well as two previously unheard songs: "Unlit Hallway" and "Moorestown." ~John Zeiss

Band: http://www.markkozelek.com/

Label: http://www.caldoverderecords.com/

Audio: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=43867862 


Milkmaid Grand Army EP

Basement Front

Midlake's 2006 album, The Trials of Van Occupanther, a loose concept record about a man living in a rural village in the 1890s, has received critical praise and celebrity endorsement (check the bands MySpace profile for a ringing testimonial from My Name Is Earl's Jason Lee). Once a band has achieved a certain amount of success, that excitement often leads to the general tendency to dig into said band's back catalog. Hence, the re-release of Midlake's first EP. Initially released in 2001 and limited to a run of a thousand pressings, Milkmaid Grand Army is now destined to reach a wider audience, and the seven early songs featured here should help fans of the Denton, Texas-based band to draw a line from the group's current-day output to its not-so-distant roots. ~AJ Wolosenko
Artist: http://www.midlake.net

Label: http://profile.myspace.com/basementfront
Audio: http://profile.myspace.com/midlake


You Are My Home


The band Rivulets consists primarily of singer-songwriter Nathan Amundson. Amundson has strung together various backing musicians to string together a series of quiet, affecting albums on various labels. He was once on Chair Kicker's Union, the vanity label of Low's Alan Sparhawk, and Low's glacial, incisive sound is a good touchstone for what can be expected from Rivulets. You Are My Home finds Amundson on Important Records and surrounded by a new batch of talented indie friends. These include Chris Brokaw of the New Year/Come/Codeine, Bob Weston of Mission of Burma/Shellac, and Christian Frederickson of Rachels. Winter is the perfect season for slowcore, so turn it up (but not too loud) and chill (literally) out. ~John Zeiss

Band: http://www.rivulets.net/

Label: http://www.importantrecords.com/

Audio: http://www.myspace.com/rivulets 

Too $hort

The Mack of the Century... Too $hort's Greatest Hits


Year-end hate it/love it lists for hip-hop this year will invariably include mention of the Bay Area. The region's hyphy movement erected a bridge with Southern crunk, cementing the nationalization of club/party aesthetics in popular music. In some circles, the West received the blue/red carpet treatment in recognition of this contribution -- its triumphant "return" to the pop mainstream. However, trainspotters should be quick to note the Left Coast's constant influence on the national party scene. In this sense, The Mack of the Century Too $hort's Greatest Hits not only anthologizes Sir Too $hort, but also demonstrates how one man's unflagging commitment to pimping has shaped our greater gangster lean. Technically, Matthew Africa and DJ Eleven already collected the definitive $hort Dogg mixtape Dirty Raps, but this thirteen-track compilation promises a succinct look at some tales that were told so well. ~ Dan Nishimoto

Band: http://www.tooshortworld.com/

Label: http://www.zombalabelgroup.com/

Audio: http://myspace.com/tooshortworld 

Aretha Franklin/Reverend C.L. Franklin: Aretha Sings Gospel Greats (Direct Source)
Cajmere vs Green Velvet: Sessions (Ministry of Sound UK)
The Casanovas: All Night Long (ZYX)
The Cassettes: Neath the Pale Moon (Buddyhead)
Chamillionaire: Grown & Sexy/Turn It Up (Umvd Import)
Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (Jive)
Crime in Choir: Trumpery Metier (Gold Standard)
David Gilmour: On an Island (Sony)
The Figgs: Follow Jean Through the Sea (Gern Blandsten)
The Four Tops: Superstar Series (Pel)
Gangsta Pat: All About Comin' Up (Power Ent)
Gangsta Pat: Sex, Money & Murder (Power Ent)
Giddy Motors: Do Easy (Fat Cat)
Grace Jones: Ultimate Collection (Umvd Import)
Ill Ease: All Systems A-Go-Go 
Incubus: Light Grenades (Sony)
INXS: Switch (Umvd Import)
Jake the Flake & the Flint Thugs: Jake the Flake & the Flint Thugs (Power Ent)
Jamiroquai: High Times: Singles 1992-2006 (Sbme Import)
Josef K: Entomology (Domino)
Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton: Superstar Series (Pel)
Lil Wayne/DJ Drama: Dedication [Chopped & Screwed] (BCD Music Group)
Mark Kozelek: Little Drummer Boy Live (Caldo Verde)
Nate Dogg: Sound of Nate Dogg (K-Town)
Paul Oakenfold: Lively Mix 
Pharrell/DJ Drama: bbcicecream.com (BCD Music Group)
The Platters: Superstar Series (Pel)
Public Enemy: Beats and Places (Slam Jamz)
Rivulets: You Are My Home (Important)
Serge Gainsbourg: Anthologie (Umvd Import)
Tarwater: Needle Was Traveling (Atoll Music)
Thom Yorke: Japan Original Mini Album (Wea Japan)
Too Short: Mack of the Century... Too Short's Greatest Hits (Jive)
Van Morrison: Superstar Series (Pel)
Various Artists: Hefty 10 Digest (Hefty)
Various Artists: History Is Bunk, Vol. 1: Collaborations, Reinterpr (Hefty)
Various Artists: History Is Bunk, Vol. 2: Collaborations, Reinterpr (Hefty)
Whitesnake: Live: In the Shadow of the Blues (Steamhammer UK)
Yellow Swans/Birchville Cat Motel: Yellow Swans and Birchville Cat Motel [Split CD] (Important)
Ying Yang Twins: II Live Crew (TVT)
Young Jeezy/DJ Drama: Trap or Die [Chopped & Screwed] (BCD Music Group)
Yppah: You Are Beautiful at All Times (Ninja Tune) 

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

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