New Releases: Drake’s Take 03.01.11

Drake‘s back, but he left most of the interesting new releases in Mexico. -ed.

New Releases: Drake’s Take 03.01.11

Back from my time off in Mexico and it seems like we’re still experiencing a little dry spell with new releases. Of note are new releases from Sweden’s Lykke Li, The Baseball Project, Lucinda Williams, Middle Brother, Dum Dum Girls, Anna Calvi, Papercuts and Ron Sexsmith.

Playlist: New Releases 03.01.11

Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
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Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

With her debut of Youth Novels in 2008, Lykke Li quickly established herself as Sweden’s best professional-dancer-turned-singer. With spare but inventive production again from the Bjorn third of Peter Bjorn & John, Li has built upon her fascinating debut and made it better in every way. The prostitute-angled “Get Some” is raucous highlight, but is that’s all you hear from it, you’ll be missing out on a dynamic sophomore release.

More on the radar (and in the mp3 player) this week:
The Baseball Project – Vol 2: High and Inside
Lucinda Williams – Blessed
Middle Brother – Middle Brother / Free AOL Album Stream / “Me Me Me” [mp3]
Dum Dum Girls – He Gets Me High (EP) / “He Gets Me High” [mp3]
Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
Papercuts – Fading Parade / “Do What You Will” [mp3]
Ron Sexsmith – Long Player Late Bloomer / Free AOL Album Stream
Acrylics – Lives and Treasure / Free AOL Album Stream / “Sparrow Song” [mp3]
Devotchka – 100 Lovers / Free AOL Album Stream
Eisley – The Valley / Free AOL Album Stream
Paris Suit Yourself – My Main Shitstain
The Two Koreas – Science Island / Free AOL Album Stream
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Departing / Free AOL Album Stream
Forever the Sickest Kids – Forever the Sickest Kids