Available Today: May 20, 2008
Preview Spin's June issue, hitting newsstands later this week, with a sneek peek of our reviews of new albums from Mudhoney, Islands, French Kicks, and more out today!
Here’s a rundown of what’s available online and in record stores today. Click each artist’s name for more on SPIN.com, and pick up Spin’s June issue later this week to read each album’s full review:
Islands, Arm’s Way
Canadian raconteur sees life in the face of death.
More on Islands:
– Poolsideat Coachella ’08: Islands Perform “The Arm” Acoustic
– Islands, Artist of the Day
Mudhoney, The Lucky Ones
Like the Ramones, but with seasonal affectation disorder.
More on Mudhoney:
– Mudhoney, Artist of theDay
French Kicks, Swimming
The classiest garage band this side of the Williamsburg Bridge.
More on French Kicks:
– French Kicks, Artist ofthe Day
Scarlett Johansson, Anywhere I Lay My Head
Bombshell actress coos coyly behind hipster sound sculptor.
More on Scarlett Johansson:
– Scarlett Johansson Talks Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton
- New Video: Scarlett Johansson, “Falling Down”
Mates of State, Re-Arrange Us
Indie-pop couple calm down and compose masterpiece.
More on Mates of State:
– ‘This American Life’ Host Ira Glass, Mates ofState Pay Homage to Phantom Planet, ‘The O.C.’
The Wedding Present, El Rey
Terminally forlorn bard is back with a wink and a leer.
More on The Wedding Present:
– NewWedding Present LP Out May 20
Windsor for the Derby,How We Lost
Nineties nostalgists raid record collections, familiarity ensues.
Bun B, II Trill
After partner’s passing, H-town’s baddest dude bounces back.
Orchestra Baobab, Made in Dakar
African sophisticates rev up their groove machine once more.
Kira Lynn Cain, The Ideal Hunter
Bay Area torch singer fades into wisps of blue smoke.