New Releases: Von Bondies, BT, James Lavelle, El-P, Sondre Lerche, Franz Ferdinand, Brides Of Destruction & More

It's not a blockbuster week for new releases, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of albums to choose from. First up, the Von Bondies.

After their frontman's scuffle last year with the band's former producer Jack White, the Von Bondies are ready to open their Pawn Shoppe Heart. The garage rockers' second album features the single "C'mon C'mon."

James Lavelle's second DJ set, the double disc Global Underground Romania #026, reinvents songs by Queens of the Stone Age, the Chemical Brothers, DJ Shadow and Lavelle's own U.N.K.L.E.

El-P drops his hybrid jazz album, High Water, Bad Plus Give fans their new LP, and Now It's Overhead are joined by Michael Stipe and Conor Oberst on their second album, Fall Back Open.

BT's Music From and Inspired by the Film "Monster" shares shelf space this week with Deerhoof's concept album Milk Man and Henry Rollins' collection of readings from his book of the same name, Black Coffee Blues.

Brides of Destruction, featuring Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns, release Here Come the Brides alongside Fleshcrawl's Made of Flesh and throwback rockers Tesla's Into the Now.

Finally, the indie contingent: Brooklyn, New York, rock group TV on the Radio serve up Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes, Scotland's retro rockers Franz Ferdinand release their self-titled LP, and Your Enemies Friends remind you that You Are Being Videotaped. But we're sure they mean that in a good way.

Out Tuesday, March 9:

  • 40 Watt Domain - Short Wave (Gaki Records)

  • Aveo - Battery (Barsuk)

  • The Bad Plus - Give (Columbia)

  • Eszter Balint - Mud (Bar/None)

  • The Bigger Lovers - This Affair Never Happened ... (Yep Roc)

  • Bio Ritmo - Bio Ritmo (Locutor)

  • The Black Heart Procession and Solbakken - In the Fishtank 11 (Fishtank)

  • The Blinding Light - The Ascension Attempt (Deathwish Inc.)

  • Bloody Lovelies - Some Truth and a Little Money (Cheap Lullaby)

  • Blue Dogs - Halos and Good Buys (Black River)

  • The Bobbyteens - Cruisin' for a Bruisin' (Estrus)

  • Brides of Destruction - Here Come the Brides (Sanctuary)

  • BT - Music From and Inspired by the Film "Monster" (Digital Sound)

  • Centinex - Decadence-Prophecies of Cosmic Chaos (Candlelight)

  • Slaid Cleaves - Wishbones (Rounder/Philo)

  • CocoRosie - Le Maison de Mon Rève (Touch and Go)

  • Sarah Connor - Sarah Connor (Epic)

  • Cordero - Somos Cordero (Daemon)

  • Covert Movements - 60 Channels (Supacrucial)

  • Cross Canadian Ragweed - Soul Gravy (Universal South)

  • Deerhoof - Milk Man (Kill Rock Stars)

  • Constance Demby - Spirit Trance (Valley Entertainment)

  • Demons - Demonology (Gearhead)

  • Destroyer - Your Blues (Merge)

  • Dose Hermanos - Bright Shadows (Gaff)

  • El-P with the Blues Series Continuum - High Water (Thirsty Ear)

  • Encore - Layover (Hiero/Imperium)

  • Euge Groove - Livin' Large (Narada Jazz)

  • Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (Domino)

  • Fleshcrawl - Made of Flesh (Metal Blade)

  • Paul Geremia - Love Murder and Mosquitos (Red House)

  • Gingersol - Eastern (Rubric)

  • Great Big Sea - Something Beautiful (Zoë/Rounder)

  • Troy Gregory - Laura (Fall of Rome)

  • Euge Groove - Livin' Large (Narada)

  • Berkley Hart - Twelve (PSB)

  • Heavenly - Dust to Dust (Noise/Sanctuary)

  • Jucifer - War Bird EP (Velocette)

  • James Lavelle - Global Underground Romania #026 (Global Underground)

  • Hubert Laws - Moondance (Savoy Jazz)

  • Leatherface - Dog (BYO Records)

  • Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue (Astralwerks)

  • Melissa Manchester - When I Look Down That Road (Koch)

  • Wynton Marsalis - The Magic Hour (Blue Note)

  • Morifade - Domination (Candlelight)

  • My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light (Peaceville)

  • Nassiri - Love Sees No Color (Liquid 8)

  • Keri Noble - Fearless (Manhattan/EMI)

  • Now It's Overhead - Fall Back Open (Saddle Creek)

  • Alecia Nugent - Alecia Nugent (Rounder)

  • Ollabelle - Ollabelle (Columbia)

  • James Otto - Days of Our Lives (Mercury Nashville)

  • Graham Parker - Your Country (Bloodshot)

  • Play - Don't Stop the Music (Columbia)

  • Pornosonic - Pornosonic (Valley Entertainment)

  • The Prisoners Dilemma - Handshakes, Hello, and Goodbye (Indianola)

  • The Push Stars - Paint the Town (33rd Street)

  • Annie Quick - Bigger (Paste)

  • Rockfour - Nationwide (Rainbow Quartz)

  • Henry Rollins - Black Coffee Blues (2.13.61)

  • Sammy Sadler - Hard on a Heart (Texas Music)

  • Scarlet - Cult Classic (Ferret Music)

  • Sergent Garcia - La Semilla Escondida (Shakti)

  • Shockwave - The Ultimate Doom (Triple Crown)

  • Tarot - Suffer Our Pleasures (Metal Blade)

  • Tesla - Into the Now (Sanctuary)

  • Josh Todd - You Made Me (XS)

  • TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)

  • The Von Bondies - Pawn Shoppe Heart (Sire)

  • Ware River Club - Cathedral (Spirit House)

  • Susan Werner - I Can't Be New (Koch)

  • Wildhearts - Riff After Riff (Gearhead)

  • World Saxophone Quartet - Tribute to Jimi Hendrix (Justin Time)

  • Your Enemies Friends - You Are Being Videotaped (Buddyhead)

  • Various artists - Disney - World of Happiness (Walt Disney)

  • Various artists - No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 (DualTone)

  • Various artists - NRBQ Tribute (Spirit House)

  • Various artists - Tribute to Elvis Costello (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Tribute to Green Day (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - Tribute to Martina McBride (Tribute Sounds)

  • Various artists - X 2004 (BEC/Tooth & Nail)

  • DVD: Dropkick Murphys - Live on the Road With ... (Hellcat)

  • DVD: The Rocket Summer - Calendar Days (The Militia Group)

March 23:

  • Johnny Cash - Life (Sony)

  • Knoc-Turn'Al - The Way I Am (LA Confidential/Elektra)
  • Pastor Troy - By Any Means Necessary (Universal)


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