This Just In: Something 4 The Weekend

We’re positive everyone can find something they like in this week’s haul – lots of favorites and essentials! Also, there’s an array of previous releases from artists dropping highly anticipated albums in 2012, such as Magnetic Fields, Grimes, Air and Jana Hunter (Lower Dens). Why not take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with their past efforts so the upcoming releases are even more drool-worthy?

Magnetic Fields – Andrew In Drag 7”:
“Stephen Merritt’s songwriting ability makes crafting extremely catchy songs seem easy.  ‘[The song’s] about a straight guy who falls madly in love with the drag persona of his straight friend Andrew,’ Merritt wrote in an email. It’s a concept that could seem hackneyed in another musician’s hands, but Merritt’s clever writing draws out the absurdity and wit of the situation. In his trademark deadpan he constantly finds every single word ending with “ag” that he could possibly use. The instrumentals could perfectly fit in the band’s classic 69 Love Songs album with a bouncing bass line and glossy synths. In a mere two minutes the song packs in a gigantic amount of charm and style.” –NPR

If you need any more convincing, check out the brilliant (and NSFW) video for the track.

Black Bananas – Rad Times Xpress IV LP:
“Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux, RTX) and her funky bunch conjure a sheer wack attack under the all-new, all righteous tag Black Bananas. This isn’t your father’s Trux or your mother’s RTX — Black Bananas is a new movement, and move it does, with a springy step and and hip-bounce as part of the high-flying energy. Rad Times is right, and to the max is but the one way!” –Drag City

Hard-Ons With Neil Hamburger – American Exports 7”:
Back in 2008, legendary Australian punk group The Hard-Ons teamed up with “America’s Funnyman” Neil Hamburger on reluctant vocals to create an improbable punk rock artifact. Recorded in Sydney, and originally released in a small pressing on the German label Red Lounge Records, it immediately went out of print and has been highly sought after ever since. Alternative Tentacles is proud to reissue this classic, which includes covers of “Committed to Suicide” by Sick Things (pre-Fungus Brains / Dirty Three) and “Six Pack” by Black Flag, as well as two originals.

We stock the songs that make the whole world sing…
Air – Moon Safari LP
Arcade Fire – Funeral LP; Suburbs 2LP
Atlas Sound – Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel 2LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP
Beirut – Flying Club Cup LP/CD; March Of The Zapotec 2CD; Rip Tide CD/LP
Best Coast – Crazy For You LP
Black Keys – Rubber Factory LP; El Camino LP
Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand LP
Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath LP
Black Tambourine – S/T CD
Caribou – Swim 2LP
Chairlift – Something CD
Ciccone Youth – Whitey Album LP
Cut Copy – Zonoscope LP
Davila 666 – S/T LP; Tan Bajo LP
Deerhunter – Cryptograms/Flourescent Grey LP; Microcastle 2CD
Destroyer – Kaputt 2LP; Ideas For Songs LP
Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing In The Hands/Nino Rojo 2LP
DJ Shadow – Entroducing LP
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below LP
Foster The People – Torches LP
Girl Talk – Feed The Animals CD; Night Ripper CD; Unstoppable CD
Gotye – Making Mirrors CD
Grimes – Geidi Primes CD; Halfaxa CD
Hard-Ons With Neil Hamburger – American Exports 7”
James Blake – S/T 2LP
Jamie Woon – Mirrorwriting CD
Jawbreaker – Dear You 2LP; Unfun LP
Jello Biafra & The Melvins – Never Breathe What You Can’t See LP
Jesus And Mary Chain – Darklands LP; Psychocandy LP
Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me 3LP
Joy Division – Closer LP; Unknown Pleasures LP
King Khan & BBQ Show – S/T 2LP
LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver LP; London Sessions 2LP; This Is Happening 2LP
Lonely Island – Incredibad 2LP; Turtleneck And Chain LP
M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming 2LP
Magnetic Fields –69 Love Songs 3CD Box; Holiday LP
Mazzy Star – Among My Swan LP; So Tonight That I Might See LP
Mike Doughty – Question Jar Show 2CD
Moon Duo – Escape LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP; On Avery Island LP
Of Montreal – Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy LP; Early Four Track Recordings LP
Quintron – Sucre Du Sauvage 2LP
Rapture – Echoes LP
Reatards – Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Here’s The Reatards 2LP
Roxy Music – S/T LP
Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves 2LP; Daydream Nation 4LP Box; Destroyed Room: B-sides And Rarities 2LP; Dirty 4LP Box; Goo 4LP Box; Goodbye 20th Century 2LP; Invito Al Cielo LP; Murray Street LP; Rather Ripped LP; Sonic Nurse LP
Spacemen 3 – Perfect Prescription LP; Performance LP; Sound Of Confusion LP; Walkin’ With Jesus 12”
Strange Boys – And Girls Club LP
Thee Oh Sees – Castlemania 2LP; Warm Slime LP/CD
Thurston Moore – Psychic Hearts 2LP
Tobacco – Maniac Meat 2LP
Torche – Meanderthal LP; S/T LP
Twilight Singers – Powder Burns LP
Ty Segall – Singles 2007-2010 2LP
Wild Flag – S/T LP
Yacht – Shangri-La 2LP