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by Tyler Gould

29 Sep 2009


Kings of Convenience
Declaration of Dependence
(Virgin)
Releasing: 20 October

It’s been five years since the last Kings of Convenience album, but Declaration of Dependence is almost upon us, preceding its arrival with a new (non-embeddable) video for the breezy, bossa nova “Mrs Cold” and a slightly-less-new video for “Boat Behind”.

SONG LIST
01 24 To 25
02 Mrs Cold
03 Me In You
04 Boat Behind
05 Rule My World
06 My Ship Isn’t Pretty
07 Renegade
08 Power Of Not Knowing
09 Peacetime Resistance
10 Freedom And Its Owner
11 Riot On An Empty Street
12 Second To Numb
13 Scars On Land

by Katharine Wray

29 Sep 2009


Harry Connick, Jr.
Your Songs
(Sony)
Release: 22 September [U.S.] 19 October [U.K.]

Harry Connick, Jr. croons his way through new classics and old standards on Your Songs. Hear him talk about the album in the Jazz.FM interview below.

SONG LIST
01 All The Way
02 Just The Way You Are
03 Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
04 And I Love Her
05 (They Long To Be) Close To You
06 Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much)
07 The Way You Look Tonight
08 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
09 Your Song
10 Some Enchanted Evening
11 And I Love You So
12 Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
13 Smile
14 Mona Lisa

   

by Katharine Wray

29 Sep 2009


Turbo Fruits
Echo Kid
(Fat Possum)
Releasing: 29 September

Jonas Stein, formerly of Be Your Pet, has formed Turbo Fruits who have released their new album, Echo Kid, today. To get a taste of this particular strain of garage rock, go here to download three songs and get opted in to the Turbo Fruits newsletter, which you may then immediately opt out of, if you’re not interested in having a deluge of Turbo Fruits updates delivered to your inbox.

SONG LIST
01 Want Some Mo’
02 Naked With You
03 Trouble!
04 Mama’s Mad Cos I Fried My Brain
05 On the Road
06 Hold Me
07 Get Up Get on Down (Tonite)
08 Sadie
09 Broadzilla
10 My Stupid Heart
11 Lotta Lotta Ladies
12 Dear Moses

Turbo Fruits are currently on tour with Monotonix. Dates after the jump.

by Katharine Wray

29 Sep 2009


The Clean have been making punk-interesting-pop since 1978. Their latest album, Mister Pop, released September 8 by Merge Records, maintains their Kiwi punk perspective, with a dash of the experimental.

Below are a few bites of The Clean: a performance from last year and a few vintage interview clips. Enjoy.

The Clean - Getting Older from Merge Records on Vimeo.

The Clean - Interviews from 1989 & 1994 from Merge Records on Vimeo.

Mister Pop is available on CD and digital download in the Merge store.

by Katharine Wray

29 Sep 2009


Morrissey
Swords
(Polydor)
Releasing: 26 October (UK) / 3 November (North America)

Morrissey releases Swords, a compilation of 18 b-sides from his last three albums, in about a month. The first copies will also include a bonus of performances recorded in Warsaw in July.

SONG LIST
01 Good Looking Man About Town
02 Don’t Make Fun of Daddy’s Voice
03 If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look at Me
04 Ganglord
05 My Dearest Love
06 The Never-Played Symphonies
07 Sweetie-Pie
08 Christian Dior
09 Shame Is the Name
10 Munich Air Disaster 1958
11 I Knew I Was Next
12 It’s Hard to Walk Tall When You’re Small
13 Teenage Dad on His Estate
14 Children in Pieces
15 Friday Mourning
16 My Life Is a Succession of People Saying Goodbye
17 Drive-In Saturday
18 Because of My Poor Education

BONUS DISC
01 Black Cloud
02 I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
03 I Just Want to See the Boy Happy
04 Why Don’t You Find Out for Yourself
05 One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
06 You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby
07 Live Is a Pigsty
08 I’m OK by Myself

Check out his West coast tour dates after the jump.

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