New Releases: June 28, 2005

Here’s our rundown of what’s new and noteworthy in record stores this week.

A Band of Bees, Free the Bees (Astralwerks)
This outfit from Britain’s Isle of Wight gets summer started with psychedelia, northern soul, and the irrepressible video for lead single “Chicken Payback” (read more).
Buy: Amazon

Fountains of Wayne, Out-of-State Plates (Virgin)
New Jersey’s underrated pop songsmiths shake off the “Stacy’s Mom” hype and dust off b-sides and rarities, including a misty cover of “Baby…One More Time.”
Buy: Amazon

Longwave, There’s a Fire (RCA)
Deep, brooding odysseys like “River (Depot Song)” and shimmering, sunny-day romps like “Tell Me I’m Wrong” dignify this one (read more).
Buy: Amazon | iTunes

Pajo, Pajo (Drag City)
Bedroom rock side project from ex-Slint member David Pajo.
Buy: Amazon

Various Artists, Six Feet Under, Vol. 2 (Astralwerks)
HBO’s acclaimed drama gets a star-studded soundtrack, including exclusive tracks from Interpol, the Arcade Fire, and Caesars, but be sure to check “Breathe Me” by Sia, the breathy chanteuse from Zero 7.
Buy: Amazon | iTunes


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