New Releases: February 7, 2006

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

Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit (Matador)
As snappy drums nudge past guitar shimmer, Murdoch falls back on stylistic pastiche: “The Blues Are Still Blue” is note-perfect T. Rex; on “Song for Sunshine,” a Funkadelic clavinet washes out into a wan Roy Ayers–style chorus (read more).
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deadboy & the Elephantmen, We Are Night Sky (Fat Possum)
Louisiana co-ed duo deadboy & the Elephantmen hit the scene running with their debut We Are Night Sky, a stripped down drums n’ guitar album focused on frontman Dax Riggs’ haunting vocals.
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The Corrs, Home (Rhino/ Atlantic)
The sassy Irish siblings return with their seventh full-length album, yet another mix of pop and Celtic sensibilities.
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Mylo, Destroy Rock & Roll (RCA)
The 26-year-old master DJ from the Isle of Skye re-releases his 2004 hit Destroy Rock & Roll stateside (read more).
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Beth Orton, Comfort of Strangers (Astralwerks)
Singer songwriter Orton releases her fourth album, with production help from ex-Sonic Youth bassist Jim O’Rourke.
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