July 25, 2006

Rack And Opinion: Release Date 7.25.06

Say Hi To Your Mom -- Impeccable BlahsToday is a pretty darn respectable new release day. It kind of snuck up on us, since we've had a couple of these records for quite a while. Here's the straight dope: you should get the Long Winters record, which we raved about here yesterday in Free Range Music, and you should get the Archie Bronson Outfit joint, too [review here]. It's a great drinking record. They should sell it with rings on the case from resting beers on it. You should probably also seriously consider the losercore for riot nerrrrrrrds (tm) of Say Hi To Your Mom's new set, Impeccable Blahs.

If you've got some left-over dough after that, that's when you'll need to make some hard decisions. We've heard the White Whale and New York Dolls sets, and we give the former a thumbs up and the latter a qualified thumbs down. And from what we've read the Joan of Arc and Erase Errata sets are sort of known quantities that fans probably already have a good bead on. All our recommendations for the week's best new releases are listed below, with links going to relevant commercial opportunities with our former insurance adjusters over at Insound.

Archie Bronson Outfit -- Derdang Derdang -- Domino
Erase Errata -- Nightlife -- Kill Rock Stars
Joan of Arc -- Eventually, All At Once -- Record Label
Joan of Arc -- The Intelligent Design of Joan of Arc -- Polyvinyl
The Long Winters -- Putting The Days To Bed -- Barsuk
New York Dolls -- One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This -- Roadrunner
Say Hi to Your Mom -- Impeccable Blahs -- Euphobia/The Rebel Group
White Whale -- WWI -- Merge

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