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New Releases: April 18, 2006

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

Dresden Dolls, Yes, Virginia (Roadrunner)
Yes, Virginia, Boston-bred cabaret duo, the Dresden Dolls are releasing a new album this week. The aggressive follow-up to Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione’s 2004 self-titled album, is led by the single, “Sing,” and features boozed- and sexed-up tracks like “My Alcoholic Friends,” “Me & The Minibar,” “Sex Changes,” and “First Orgasm.”
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The Fiery Furnaces, Bitter Tea (Fat Possum)
After releasing labyrinthine piano operas starring Eleanor and Matt Friederger’s 82-year-old grandmother, the Fiery Furnaces deliver a youthful vibe on Bitter Tea. The album was recorded at the same time as last year’s Rehearsing My Choir, and this time they leave a decidedly un-bitter taste behind.
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NOFX, Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing (Fat Wreck Chords)
If nothing else, you have to admire NOFX for sticking with what works. Just one month after releasing their EP, Never Trust a Hippy, the Berkeley-bred punks unload an album full of notoriously smart-ass lyrics and song titles like “USA-Holes,” “Cool and Unusual Punishment,” and “Getting High on the Downlow.”
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The Alchemist, 1st Infantry Deluxe (Koch)
What to do when you’re up against producer’s block? Re-release an old album two years after its original street date. Producer The Alchemist (Nas, Mobb Deep) first released 1st Infantry back in 2004, featuring guest appearances by then lesser-known rappers T.I., the Game, and Lloyd Banks, as well as Dilated Peoples and members of Mobb Deep. This deluxe edition features a DVD.
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Be Your Own Pet, Summer Sensation EP (Ecstatic Peace)
Nashville-based teens Be Your Own Pet, all children of music industry parents, release the EP, Summer Sensation (read more).
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