In Stores Now 11/21

In Stores Now
Janice Headley

It's reissue season, and this week brings us deluxe versions of Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger, Tori Amos' Boys for Pele, Ween's live album, and R.E.M.'s now-classic Out of Time, whose deluxe edition features new liner notes, 19 never-before-heard demos, an unreleased 1991 live show, plus eight music videos, a 1991 EPK video, and the album itself, natch, remastered.

As for new releases, we've got the eighteenth studio album from Thee Oh Sees, described as a companion LP to A Weird Exits, which came out in August. The band describe it as "delving more towards the contemplative side than the face-skinning aspects" of its predecessor. Find out for yourself when the band plays KEXP's Gathering Space on Friday, November 25th at 1:00 PM. It's also worth noting, the band plan on donating half of their profits from the first pressing to Elizabeth House, a local charity in Pasadena that specifically helps homeless women with children from the San Gabriel Valley get back on their feet.

Other highlights this week include the debut from Cory Hanson, frontman for Wand. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes it as "a fine set of psych-tinged folk-pop with a spare, acoustic-oriented sound." Solange releases a CD version of her heralded LP, A Seat at the Table (with vinyl being released in December). No surprise, Robert Pollard has a new project, ESP Ohio, a name I hope he cleared with Warren Defever of His Name is Alive, who kinda reigned over the ESP-something moniker in the '90s. Anyway, former-GBV'er current Nada Surf'er Doug Gillard is also on board, as is Travis Harrison and Mark Shue of Beech Creeps (and current GBV bassist). Split Single, side project of Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Superchunk), share a sophomore LP, again featuring drummer Jon Wurster, and this time recruiting Wilco bassist John Stirratt. And, finally, French electronic duo Justice release their third album, just in time for Seasonal Affective Disorder to kick in. Band member Xavier de Rosnay describes as "joyful and uplifting, like if you're in the car with your best friends, your lovers, or your kids in the summer." Perfect.

  • Alex Izenberg - "To Move On"
  • from Harlequin on Weird World
  • Bobby Previte - "Introit"
  • from Mass on RareNoise Records
  • Bruno Mars - "Versace On The Floor"
  • from 24K Magic on Atlantic
  • Cineplexx - "Espejos (Ft. Linda Mirada)"
  • from Espejos on Jabalina
  • Cory Hanson - "Replica"
  • from The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo on Drag City
  • Dawn Richard - "Vines (Interlude)"
  • from Redemption on Local Action
  • Devonwho - "Andthentherewas"
  • from Luz on Leaving Records
  • DIANA - "What You Get"
  • from Familiar Touch on Universal
  • Disturbed - "The Light (Live at Red Rocks)"
  • from Disturbed: Live at Red Rocks on Reprise
  • DNCE - "Body Moves"
  • from DNCE on Republic
  • Drakulas - "Beta Max"
  • from Raw Wave on Dirtnap Records
  • ESP Ohio - "Royal Cyclopean"
  • from Starting Point of the Royal Cyclopean on GBV, Inc.
  • Harvey Mandel - "Snake Pit"
  • from Snake Pit on Tompkins Square
  • Highly Suspect - "Little One"
  • from The Boy Who Died Wolf on 300 Entertainment
  • The Human League
  • from A Very British Synthesizer Group: The Anthology on Virgin EMI
  • Jay Som - "Peach Boy"
  • from Turn Into on Polyvinyl
  • Justice - "Randy"
  • from Woman on Because Music
  • Lower Plenty - "Bondi's Dead"
  • from Sister Sister on Bedroom Suck
  • Mark III - "Funky Heaven (Now-Again Reserve #3)"
  • from Marvin Whoremonger on Blacklite / Now Again Records
  • Metallica - "Atlas, Rise!"
  • from Hardwired...To Self-Destruct on Blackened
  • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats - "Out on the Weekend"
  • from A Little Something More From on Fantasy / Stax
  • Pink Martini - "Al Bint Al Shalabiya"
  • from Je Dis Oui! on Heinz Records
  • R.E.M.
  • from Out of Time [25th Anniversary Edition] on Concord / Universal
  • Robert Earl Keen - "Deliverance Dry Cleaning"
  • from Live Dinner Reunion on Dualtone Music
  • Sixx: A.M. - "Prayers For The Damned"
  • from Prayers for the Blessed, Vol. 2 on Eleven Seven
  • Solange - "Don't Touch My Hair"
  • from A Seat at the Table on Columbia / Saint / Sony Music
  • Soundgarden - "Rusty Cage (Studio Outtake/Audio)"
  • from Badmotorfinger [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] on A&M / Polydor
  • Split Single - "Glori"
  • from Metal Frames on Inside Outside Records
  • Tasseomancy - "Do Easy"
  • from Do Easy on Bella Union
  • Thee Oh Sees - "The Poem"
  • from An Odd Entrances on Castle Face
  • Tim Buckley
  • from Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974 on Omnivore
  • Tori Amos
  • from Boys for Pele [Deluxe Edition] on Atlantic / GC / Rhino
  • Ween - "Tick"
  • from GodWeenSatan: Live reissue on ATO / Chocodog Records
  • Zoos of Berlin - "Ambition Sounds"
  • from Instant Evening on Don't Look About

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