New Releases: ’8 Mile’ DVD, Mr. Cheeks, Raveonettes, Libertines, Stephen Malkmus, Buzzcocks & More

Time again for new releases, but this week’s big story might not be a record: Eminem’s rags-to-riches story, “8 Mile,” makes its DVD debut and features deleted scenes of Em spontaneously battling extras from the film in a freestyle sequence.

The compilation Atticus: Dragging the Lake 2 features pop-punks Blink-182 and their side projects Box Car Racer and the Transplants, plus contributions from Sparta, Rocket From the Crypt and Alkaline Trio.

The Libertines up the racket in Up the Bracket, their punk rock album produced by the Clash’s Mick Jones, which invokes the Jam and the Buzzcocks on “Horror Show” and “The Boy Looked at Johnny.” Meanwhile, the Buzzcocks invoke themselves on their new eponymous album. After some shaky years trying to maintain relevance, the punk pioneers recapture some of their original magic as co-founder Howard Devoto returns to pen “Stars” and “Lester Sands” with Pete Shelley.

M. Ward, a singer/songwriter combination of Nick Drake and Neil Young with a hint of John Fahey, presents his haunting Transfiguration of Vincent, while Stereolab bassist Simon Johns releases Trinity Neon from his band Imitation Electric Piano.

Moldy Peaches and their Unreleased Cutz & Live Jamz share shelf space with the Blam’s poppy garage rock on their self-titled LP, as well as with the North Carolina hip-hop trio Little Brother’s Listening.

Now that the buzz on this band has increased, it’s time for its major-label debut. You Hear It First alums the Raveonettes present, for the second time, Whip It On. And finally, Stephen Malkmus is back. The ex-Pavement star and his band the Jicks release their second album, Pig Lib. Wowee Zowee.

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