OK, so some weird technical business over the past few days has meant a very spotty service here of late. Hopefully it’s fixed now, and I can get back into the blogging swing. A big batch of new arrivals in this week’s mixed bag, including PJ Harvey, Pete Doherty, The Decemberists, Marianne Faithfull (covering Espers!) and The Rakes.

OK, so some weird technical business over the past few days has meant a very spotty service here of late. Hopefully it’s fixed now, and I can get back into the blogging swing. A big batch of new arrivals in this week’s mixed bag, including PJ Harvey, Pete Doherty, The Decemberists, Marianne Faithfull (covering Espers!) and The Rakes.



Best of these new entries, though, is currently looking like the terrific Fever Ray album, from one half of The Knife. Can I also direct your attention – especially if you got something out of the Sun Araw album a week or so back – to Stag Hare’s Myspace. Epic tribal kosmische there, for sure.

1 PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By (Island)

2 Elvis Perkins In Dearland – Elvis Perkins In Dearland (XL)

3 Pete Doherty – Grace/Wastelands (Parlophone)

4 Various Artists – War Child Heroes (Parlophone)

5 The Rakes – Klang! (V2)

6 Taylor Swift – Fearless (Big Machine)

7 The Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love (Rough Trade)

8 The Chatham Singers – Juju Claudius (Damaged Goods)

9 Marianne Faithfull – Easy Come, Easy Go (Naive)

10 Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (Drag City)

11 Fever Ray – Fever Ray (Rabid)

12 Wavves – So Bored (Young Turks)

13 Roedelius/Noh1 – Fibre (Barking Green)

14 Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream (Columbia)

15 Astral Social Club – Octuplex (VHF)

16 Psychic Ills – Mirror Eye (The Social Registry)

17 Here We Go Magic – Both Of Us (http://www.myspace.com/herewegomagic)

18 Stag Hare – Born Into Magic (http://www.myspace.com/staghare)

19 Bill Callahan – Woke On A Whaleheart (Drag City)