New Releases: Music (January 26, 2011)

We recently started blogging weekly about hot items that are in-stock and shipping now from retailers in several categories, including Video Games, DVDs, Books and Music. There’s a lot of indies and a touch of Grammys in this week’s music releases!

Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other CleanBuy Now!
You may remember this famed indie band as the one that sang the super-depressing cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” on the Garden State soundtrack. Or you might not. We’re not mind-readers.

2011 Grammy NomineesBuy Now!
Do you like music but somehow managed to fail to buy any CDs or MP3s last year? Well, with singles from Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and the Glee cast, this is the album for you!

Amos Lee, Mission BellBuy Now!
Lee is one of those folk-rock-alt-country-jazz-blues artists the kids seem to go crazy for… assuming they’re into folk-rock-alt-country-jazz-blues music, of course!

Wanda Jackson, The Party Ain’t OverBuy Now!
This Jack White-produced album of covers from rockabilly queen Lucinda Williams sounds great, but who put her in charge of determining when the party ends?

Eva Cassidy, Simply EvaBuy Now!
The late, beloved singer gets another album, this time a greatest hits collection. Not to be crass, but she’s reaching Tupac-levels of posthumous production here.

Cold War Kids, Mine Is YoursBuy Now! 
Unless the members of this indie band went to public school during Reagan’s presidency at the very latest, I think they should change their name. They definitely need to have hidden under their desk during an A-bomb drill.

The Very Best of the Rat PackBuy Now!
Frank, Dino and Sammy share the duties on this 18-song collection. Which is fine, since hearing Peter Lawford sing would be awkward for everybody involved.

Corinne Bailey Rae, The Love EPBuy Now!
This five-song collection of pop covers by the Grammy winner should prove to be more popular than her previous collections, The Hate EP and The Indifference EP.

Keiko Matsui, The Road…Buy Now!
Finally, jazz piano the way it was meant to be played… by a 50-year-old Japanese woman.

Destroyer, KaputtBuy Now!
This is not a badass heavy metal band intent on melting your face off with its rock. It’s an indie band from Canada. You’ve been warned.


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