September 10, 2006

Rack And Opinion: 9.12.06

Yo La Tengo -- I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your AssAt least in terms of indie rock, Tuesday is one of the biggest release dates of the year. Veteran trio Yo La Tengo is releasing its first new set in four years; rising stars TV On The Radio are finally uncorking what may be the most interesting record of the year, and perhaps the best; and Canadian electropop duo Junior Boys are issuing an anticipated sophomore set. Depending on where you've been looking, there have been legit streams of the aforementioned three records out there to be heard (notably, NME had a working TVOTR stream, Amazon, as you know from reading our regular tirades, did not). Most likely at least a couple of them will be in AOL Music's pre-release album stream corral tomorrow. On top of all that there are several other interesting collections hitting racks. Below is our list for most promising releases of the week, with links going to relevent commercial opportunities hosted by our former dental hygienists over at Insound.

The Album Leaf -- Into the Blue Again -- Sub Pop
The Capitol Years -- Dance Away the Terror -- Park the Van
Junior Boys -- So This Is Goodbye -- Domino
Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau -- Metheny Mehldau -- Nonesuch
TV on the Radio -- Return to Cookie Mountain -- Interscope
Xiu Xiu -- The Air Force -- 5RC
Yo La Tengo -- I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass -- Matador

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