Fresh Wax :: 10.6.09 (Seattle Weekly)

There are some great new releases out on vinyl this week. And holy cow, there are a lot of great new releases on vinyl this week. But despite the quantity and quality of the new stuff, I’ve gotta admit I’m pretty excited about one item on the reissue slate: the Jesus Lizard catalog. Remastered by Steve Albini and Bob Weston (who, really, probably just took a check so the reissues could say “remastered by Steve Albini and Bob Weston” because these albums sounded pretty goddamned perfect in the first place) and packed up in deluxe gatefold sleeves with copious new liner notes… ahhhh, it’s just really nice to have Jesus Lizard records available on vinyl again.

On the new release tip, though, there’s a great new No Age EP out this week and it’s only available as a download or on vinyl… that’s right no CD from the fine folks at Sub Pop on this one.
New Releases:
A Place to Bury Strangers: Exploding Head
Lou Barlow: Goodnight Unknown
The Big Pink: A History of Love
Black Dahlia Murder: Deflorate
Blitzen Trapper: Black River Killer
Built to Spill: There is No Enemy (2LP + CD)
The Clientele: Bonfires on the Heath
Mike Doughty: Sad Man Happy Man
The Dutchess & the Duke: Sunset/Sunrise
Lucero: 1372 Overton Park (w/download)
The Mountain Goats: Life of the World to Come
Meshell Ndgeocello: Devil’s Halo
No Age: Losing Feeling (Sub Pop, vinyl/digital-only release)
Raveonettes: In & Out of Control
Shudder to Think: Live From Home
Langhorne Slim: Be Set Free
Sufjan Stevens & Osso: Run Rabbit Run (2LP)
Strike Anywhere: Iron Front
Three Mile Pilot: Planets/Grey Clouds EP

The Jesus Lizard: Pure, Head, Liar, Goat, Down (remastered, with bonus tracks, download codes)
Willie Nelson: Shotgun Willie (Rhino, 180g)
New Order: Technique, Power Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, Brotherhood (Rhino 180g)

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