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New Releases: May 9, 2006

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

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stadium Arcadium (Warner Bros.)
Boasting 27 tracks, the Chili Peppers’ Stadium Arcadium is less of an album and more of an experience. As if the double album wasn’t enough, the band are also offering a limited edition version encased in a 3D-image shadow box with a DVD featuring the video for the single “Dani California,” exclusive interviews, a 28-page book, four art notes (one from each member), and more (read more).
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Gnarls Barkley, St. Elsewhere (Downtown)
By now, you must have seen the signs all over town: “Gnarls Barkley is Crazy.” Sure, they’re ads for the pair’s debut album, but there’s more than a bit of truth in that statement. The duo of Cee-Lo and Danger Mouse have been marauding for ears across the globe (even earning the honor of having the first ever UK No. 1 single based on download sales alone) with their debut single, “Crazy,” and have been making strange appearances at clubs and festivals, even donning Wizard of Oz gear at this year’s Coachella.
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Snow Patrol, Eyes Open (A&M)
There hasn’t been much fanfare surrounding the latest Snow Patrol project, Eyes Open, but maybe the Scottish quartet are just speaking softly and carrying a big album. The latest effort follows 2004’s Final Straw and features a guest appearance from Martha Wainwright.
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Pony Up!, Make Love to the Judges with Your Eyes (Dim Mak)
Pony Up! got a sweet push thanks to the hype surrounding bands from their hometown of Montreal. This week, the all-girl outfit release their full-length debut, Make Love to the Judges with Your Eyes, which they worked on with another uber-hyped Montreal band, Arcade Fire (read more).
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The Stills, Without Feathers (Vice)
Speaking of Montreal buzz bands, The Stills release their sophomore album, Without Feathers this week. The album follows 2003’s Logic Will Break Your Heart (read more).
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