This Just In: Love At The Speed of RPMs

Valentines day is less than a week away. Need a great gift? The always clever Jeffrey Lewis has an excellent idea:

Need “stack” (or CD) suggestions? We’ve got you covered.

Air – La Voyage Dans La Lune CD+DVD:
More than a decade since composing the score for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, French electro-pop duo Air returns with Le Voyage dans la Lune, a new album that expands on its original score for the recently restored film of the same name. A 16-minute silent film released in 1902 by French director Georges Méliès, Le Voyage has an antiquated look that belies how groundbreaking the director’s use of color and science-fiction imagery were for their time.” -Alarm

Sharon Van Etten – Tramp LP:
“With production by The National’s Aaron Dessner and featuring a small galaxy of indie-rock luminaries appearing in guest-star roles—including Julianna Barwick, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, and the Walkmen’s Matt Barrick—Tramp is Van Etten’s most confident-sounding album to date, pushing at the boundaries of her music and suggesting a turn away from the romantic wound-licking that has dominated her lyrics.” -AV Club

Dr. Dog – Be The Void CD/LP+CD:
“Like a fine wine, Dr. Dog gets better with age….For their latest attempt, Be the Void, the Philadelphia quintet added a new drummer and “electronics-percussionist-guitarist” Dimitri Manos (who, incidentally, worked with the band on 2005′s Easy Beat), and the results show. It’s their tightest and simultaneously most experimental release, incorporating Afrobeat elements and intensifying the psychedelia that used to meander somewhat aimlessly through the band’s earlier material.” -Consequence of Sound

There’s also this fine list of new releases, reissues and restocks:
A Place to Bury Strangers – Onwards To The Wall 12”
Animal Collective – Feels 2xLP; Sung Tongs 2xLP
Antony and the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now LP
Balmorhea – Constellations LP
Bon Iver – Blood Bank 12″; Bon Iver LP/CD For Emma, Forever Ago LP; Holocene 12”
Books – Thought For Food 2LP
Circulatory System- Signal Morning LP
Dinosaur Jr. – Bug LP; Dinosaur LP; You’re Living All Over Me LP
Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care 2LP/CD
Four Tet – Rounds 2LP
Gayngs – Relayted 2xLP
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A#∞ LP; Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada LP
Gotye – Making Mirrors CD/LP
Grails – Burning Off Impurities 2xLP
Jens Lekman – Oh You’re So Silent, Jens LP; When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog LP
Korallreven – An Album By Korallreven LP
Magnolia Electric Co. – Trials & Errors 2LP
Maserati – Inventions For The New Season 2LP
Minus the Bear – Highly Refined Pirates LP
Moon Duo – Mazes LP
Mount Eerie – Distorted Cymbals 7”
Of Montreal – Paralytic Stalks CD/2LP
Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend LP/CD
Psychic Ills – Hazed Dream LP
Sandro Perri – Impossible Spaces 180g LP
Sufjan Stevens – Age Of Adz 2LP; All Delighted People CD/2LP; Illinois 2LP; Michigan 2LP
Swell Maps – A Trip to Marineville LP; Jane From Occupied Europe LP
Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know LP; Sick 7″
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – S/T CD/LP
War On Drugs – Come To The City 7”; Wagonwheel Blues LP
We Were Promised Jetpacks – In The Pit Of The Stomach LP
Zola Jesus – Soeur Sewer 7″