Fresh Wax: 7-8-09 (Seattle Weekly)

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Amazon.com has an exclusive lockdown on a vinyl/CD package of Maxwell’s new album, BLACKSummers’night, although import 2LP versions may be popping up in local record shops. Also on the limited tip is the new EP from St. Louis’ Radical Sons; their Throwing Knives set is limited to just 300 copies, with each of the covers designed and hand-screened by the group. Reissue-wise, this week is something of a bonanza, with legendary dreampop trio Galaxie 500 finding their entire Rough Trade catalog getting repressed on vinyl, while Matador continues on their rewaxing campaign, with catalog discs from Yo La Tengo, Cat Power and the New Pornographers. Mopesters rejoice (as much as possible): the Smiths’ catalog is again available on vinyl, although these 180g remastered repressings are import-only.

New Releases
Against MeThe Original Cowboy
Billy Boy on PoisonDrama Junkie Queen
Black KeysThe Big Come Up
BowerbirdsUpper Air
Broken Records: Until the Earth Begins to Part
Billy ChildishArchive from 1959 (3LP)
DiscoveryLP
DonnasDonnas Greatest Hits Vol 16
Jackie-O MotherfuckerBallads of the Revolution
Junior BoysBegone Dull Care
King Midas SoundDub Heavy: Hearts and Ghost
Mannequin MenLose Your Illusion, Too
MaxwellBLACKsummers’ night
Cass McCombs: Catacombs Meanderthals: Desire Lines
Murder By GuitarMBG
NebulaHeavy Psych
OneidaRated O (3LP)
Pine Hill HaintsTo Win Or Lose
Radical SonsThrowing Knives EP (limited to 300 copies, all covers handmade)
Sleep WhaleLittle Brite
Sleepy SunEmbrace
Son VoltAmerican Central Dust
SouliveUphere
We Were Promised JetpacksThese Four Walls
ZsMusic of the Modern White
Various ArtistsThe Sound of Wonder

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Reissues:

Cat PowerThe Covers Record (Matador 180g)
ClusterGrosses Wasser
Corrosion of Conformity:Animosity
Galaxie 500TodayOn FireThis Is Our Music
Guru GuruKaenguru,Guru Guru (180g LP)
Johann Johannson:Englaborn
Bob MarleyCatch A Fire,ExodusLegend (Polygram [UK] 180g)
The New Pornographers:Electric Version (Matador 180g) Quicksilver Messenger Service:Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure 180g)
ScorpionsLonesome Crow
The SmithsMeat Is MurderThe Queen Is DeadThe SmithsStrangeways Here We Come (Rhino [UK] 180g)
Yo La TengoI Can Hear the Heart Beating As OneElectro-O-PuraAnd Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out (Matador 180g)

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