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New Music This Week (w/e Feb 24th)

Another week, another set of tracks we recommend at  From now on we’ll be listing some new albums we love too.  They’re at the bottom of the post


At The Drive-In – Incurably Innocent
“We’ve broken up!  We’ve got back together!  We’ve broken up again!  We’ve got back together again!”
The Ross ‘n’ Rachel of hardcore announced this week that their first album in 17 years will be out on May 5th.  Well, unless they break up again, of course.  It’s called in•ter a•li•a, and here’s the lead track, “Incurably Innocent”


Ride – Charm Assault and Home Is A Feeling
Why release one comeback single when you can release two?  “Charm Assault” came out on Tuesday, followed by “Home Is A Feeling”.  The first new music from Ride since 1996, and even better than Andy Bell’s work with Beady Eye….


Blondie – My Monster
Johnny Marr wrote this for Blondie, and plays on it too.  The second song to be issued from the upcoming album Pollinator, out May 5th.  Imagine writing a song and hearing Debbie Harry singing it.  You’d retire, wouldn’t you?


Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator
Title track from the band’s second album for ATO Records.  Check out the single “Rican Beach” and “Hungry Ghost” too.  Album’s out March 10th


Garland Jeffreys – 14 Steps To Harlem
First album in four years from this master.  Everyone should own a copy of his ’91 album Don’t Call Me Buckwheat.  New album 14 Steps To Harlem comes out on April 28th.  Check out his stuff.  Seriously.


Lana Del Rey – Love
Thirteen million views of this video in less than a week.  One always gets the feeling that Lana does exactly what she wants to do, and it’s usually great.  This is no exception.  Details of album number five yet to be announced.



Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
Carolina Chocolate Drops are still a going concern apparently, but they’ve not released any new music since 2012.  This is lead singer Giddens’ second solo album, and it’s beautiful and pure



George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection (UMC)
Gargantuan Quiet One set.  Every album from 1968’s Wonderwall Music to 2002’s Brainwashed.  Also includes two 12″ picture discs, for “Got My Mind Set On You” and his greatest late-period track, “When We Was Fab”.   You might miss this month’s rent if you buy it, but it’s so huge you could probably live in the box instead.