BY ANDY VIHSTADT
It looks like Electric Six is going to take this year’s longest album title with I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master. Suck on that, Modest Mouse. Stereogum has the first single, “Dance Pattern”.
I’m a little bummed that Deerhoof skipped us on this year’s lengthy Friendship Opportunity tour, but the band won me back with this free album of assorted goodies posted on its site. Afterwards, download the self-explanatory Coverhoof!.
More fix after the jump.
Hot Chip has pushed back Shot Down in Flames to next year, but the first singe, “Shake a Fist,” has been a live staple for a while now. If you don’t feel like shelling out for the ultra limited 12”, right click and save here.
According to “Easy,” Aceyalone likes to go easy on the coke and heavy on the green, so kudos to Acey for showing a bit of restraint. The first single from his dancehall inspired Lightning Strikes (due next week) features Chali 2na from the now-defunct Jurassic 5. Download it via So Much Silence.
Those yearning for that Elephant 6 sound have something to look forward to. Ham1 (which includes members of the Olivia Tremor Control) returns in October with The Captain’s Table. Aquarium Drunkard has posted a few of the upcoming tracks from LP2.
Thunderheist is coming on strong with a sexually charged brand of electro-rap. Montreal’s MC Isis and Grahmzilla haven’t started recording their debut yet, but the tracks below are promising, particularly the Eurythmics cut-up, “Suenos Dulces,” which is much sexier than the Canadian translation, “Sweet Dreams, eh.”
Thunderheist - “Suenos Dulces” MP3
Thunderheist - “Jerrrkit” MP3
Thunderheist - “Horny” MP3
Athlete, Beyond the Neighborhood (Astralwerks)
Devendra Banhart, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL Recordings)
The Cave Singers, Invitation Songs (Matador)
Foo Fighters, Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace (RCA)
Iron and Wine, The Shepherd’s Dog (Sub Pop)
Matt Pond PA, Last Light (Altitude)
Mum, Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy… (Fat Cat)
Office, A Night at the Ritz (New Line)
Jill Scott, Real Thing: Words & Sounds 3 (Hidden Beach)
Stars, In Our Bedroom After the War (Arts & Crafts)
Supagroup, Fire for Hire (Mrv)
Will.I.Am, Songs About Girls (Interscope)
Aceyalone, Lightning Strikes (Decon)
Cake, B-Sides and Rarities (Upbeat)
The Cult, Born Into This (Roadrunner)
Dashboard Confessional, The Shade of Poison Trees (Vagrant)
Fatboy Slim, Late Night Tales: Fatboy Slim (Thrive)
PJ Harvey, White Chalk (Island)
Mobius Band, Heaven (Absolutely Kosher)
Most Serence Republic, Population (Arts & Crafts)
Peanut Butter Wolf, 2K8 (Stones Throw)
Pipettes, We Are the Pipettes (Cherry Tree)
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Magic (Columbia)
Band of Horses, Cease to Begin (Sub Pop)
Beirut, The Flying Club Cup (Ba Da Bing) Available now on Emusic.com
Electric Six, I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me… (Metropolis)
Enon, Grass Geysers…Carbon Clouds (Touch and Go)
Fiery Furnaces, Widow City (Thrill Jockey)
9th Wonder, Dream Merchant Vol. 2 (Ryko)
Scout Niblett, This Fool Can Die Now (Too Pure)
Ohmega Watts, Watts Happening (Ubiquity)
Robert Pollard, Coast to Coast Carpet of Love (Merge)
Robert Pollard, Standard Gargoyle Decisions (Merge)
R.E.M., R.E.M. Live (Warner)
Underworld, Oblivion with Bells (ATO/Red Ink)