JJ Grey, Fall Out Boy, Flaming Lips, Justin Vernon's Shouting Matches Lead Pre-Record Store Day New Releases

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It's the week before Record Store Day and we've got a slew of major releases ready to be snatched up in addition to all the exclusives being ushered out to celebrate independent music retailers. If you didn't wind up owing the taxman, here are a few items to spend your refund on...

Let's begin with Justin "Bon Iver" Vernon's latest effort, a side project called The Shouting Matches and their debut album Grownass Man. I'm a huge fan of the title of the record to begin with as it's an inartful but fun phrase I throw around when I'm feeling prickly and picked on by the bigass world. Our friend and contributor extraordinare Stephanie turned me on to this record and she's reviewed it for us. We both think you all need to hear it! Be forewarned, Bon Iver fans, this is not merely Bon Iver music under a different moniker. This is a defininte departure for our lad but it's a worthwhile one and you should give it a good and thorough listen.

Our next release of the week comes from JJ Grey & Mofro. This River is his sixth album and follows his Georgia Warhorse studio album and the live CD/DVD Brighter Days. I've spun this one a couple times but haven't finished (okay, haven't started) my review yet. You should go ahead and start without me by checking it out and then checking back when I've got that done.

What else have we this week? How about new music from Flaming Lips, Fall Out Boy, Ghostface Killah, Steve Earle, Willie Nelson, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Carla Bruni, and Iron & Wine? Is that any good? This is going to be an expensive ass week for some of us and that's without the huge pile of RSD items to rob of us our cash. I didn't save enough money for all this action so I'm bookmarking this page (you can, too) and reminding myself to come back for a few of these. Those are the releases we're watching. What's got your attention?

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  • ADR - Chunky Monkey
  • Afters, The - Life Is Beautiful
  • Allison Weiss - Say What You Mean
  • Anika - Anika Ep
  • Baez, Joan - Play Me Backwards
  • Barn Owl - V
  • Beatallica - Abbey Load
  • Blank Realm - Go Easy
  • Blind Melon - Blind Melon / Sippin' Time Sessions Ep
  • Born Ruffians - Birthmarks
  • Boys, The - The Boys (Deluxe Edition)
  • Boys, The - Alternative Chartbusters (Deluxe Edition)
  • Carla Bruni - Little French Songs
  • Casey Donahew Band - Stand Off
  • Charli Xcx - True Romance
  • Coasters, The - Definitive Coasters A Sides &B Sides
  • Coasters, The - Those Hoodlum Friends (Coasters In Stereo)
  • Craig Gass - The Worst Comedy Show Ever!
  • Craig Taborn Trio - Chants
  • Cyanide Pills - Still Bored
  • Dance Life Studio Orchestra & Singers - Dancing Like The Stars
  • David Bowie - Aladdin Sane 40th Anniversary
  • Dead Can Dance - In Concert
  • Dead Confederate - In The Marrow
  • Drake, Nick - Way To Blue: The Songs Of Nickdrake
  • Drivin N Cryin - Songs From The Psychedelic Time Clock
  • Dust - Hard Attack/Dust
  • Fall Out Boy - Save Rock And Roll
  • Farewell 2 Fear - New Blood
  • Frankie Valli - Hits
  • Ghost B.C. - Infestissumam
  • Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge - Twelve Reasons To Die
  • Giovanni Guidi Trio - City Of Broken Dreams
  • Haiku Salut - Tricolore
  • Halestorm - The Strange Case Of...
  • Highest Order, The - It It's Real
  • Inter Arma - Destroyer Ep
  • Iron & Wine - Ghost On Ghost
  • Jane Monheit - The Heart Of The Matter
  • Janis, Byron - Byron Janis: The Complete Rca Collection
  • Jessica Ware - Devotion
  • JJ Grey & Mofro - This River
  • John Coltrane - Sun Ship: The Complete Sessions
  • Killing Joke - The Singles Collection 1979-2012
  • Kobra And The Lotus - Kobra And The Lotus
  • Letherette - Letherette
  • Life Coach - Alphawaves
  • Lonely Forest, The - Nuclear Winter
  • Lonely Forest, The - We Sing The Body Electric
  • Major Lazer - Free The Universe
  • Masson/Pianca/Maniscalco - Third Reel
  • Michael Feinstein/Andre Previn - Change Of Heart: The Songs Of Andre Previn
  • Murs, Olly - Right Place Right Time
  • N.O.R.E. (Aka P.A.P.I.) - Student Of The Game
  • Nelson, Willie & Family - Let's Face The Music And Dance
  • Octaves - Which Way The Wind Blows
  • Otis, Shuggie - Inspiration Information/ Wings Of Love
  • Parish, John - Screenplay
  • Patrick Doyle - Impressions Of America
  • Richey, Kim - Thorn In My Heart
  • Sarah Brightman - Dreamchaser
  • Simple Minds - Celebrate Greatest Hits
  • Skating Polly - Lost Wonderfuls
  • Soul Jazz Records Presents - Acid Mysterons Invade The Jackin Zone: Chicago House 1986-93
  • Soundtrack - Filly Brown
  • Soundtrack - NCIS: Los Angeles (Original Television Soundtrack)
  • Soundtrack - Pain & Gain
  • Soundtrack - The Lords Of Salem / [Explicit]
  • Spacehog - As It Is On Earth
  • Staxx - Writin My Mind
  • Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - The Low Highway
  • Styles P - Float / [Explicit]
  • Tabor/Ballamy/Warren - Quercus
  • Tera Melos - X'ed Out
  • The Flaming Lips - The Terror
  • The Leisure Society - Alone Aboard The Ark
  • The Shouting Matches - Grownass Man
  • The Summer Set - Legendary
  • The Thermals - Desperate Ground
  • Urban Mystic - Love Intervention / [Explicit]
  • Various Artists - Thin Lizzy/U.F.O. - As Performed By / [2 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration / [4 Cd]
  • Whitechapel - Somatic Defilement
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito
  • Young, Austin & No Difference - Blue As Can Be
  • Zomes - Time Was