New Releases: Oasis, Meshuggah, Bjork, Layzie Bone, Daz Dillinger, Four Tet & More

New albums from Kottonmouth Kings and GWAR also hitting stores.

The competition for the #1 spot on the albums chart is always tough. Luckily for Oasis, the Gallagher brothers know a thing or two about putting up a good fight.

Manchester, England's notoriously volatile rockers will release Don't Believe the Truth this week, the band's first album since 2002's Heathen Chemistry. The LP, which features writing by all four members, is led by the debut single, "Lyla."

Fans of New Orleans-bred trio Better Than Ezra have been waiting four years for the group's first album of new material since 2001's Closer. Before the Robots is the fifth studio release from the band, best known for the hit single "Good" off its 1995 debut, Deluxe.

Joining their British "next big thing" brethren are Maximo Park. Already a hit across the pond, their first album, A Certain Trigger, is another addition to the dance-infused, indie-rock catalog that seems to be growing by the day thanks to the success of such bands as Franz Ferdinand and the Bloc Party.

Icelandic chanteuse Björk releases her album of remixes and covers, Army of Me. In an effort to raise money for UNICEF, the singer decided to compile 20 remixes of her song "Army of Me," off 1995's Post, and release them all on one disc, with the proceeds going directly to the charity.

Also out this week are albums by Meshuggah (Catch Thirty Three), Daz Dillinger (Gangsta Crunk), Amusement Parks on Fire (Amusement Parks on Fire), Four Tet (Everything Ecstatic), GWAR (Live From Mt. Fuji), Layzie Bone (It's Not a Game), Kottonmouth Kings (Kottonmouth Kings No. 7) and Oppera (Oppera).

Out Tuesday, May 31:

  • Alio Die & Jack or Jive - MEI-JYU (Projekt)

  • Amusement Parks on Fire - Amusement Parks on Fire (Reincarnate Music)

  • Autumn's Grey Solace - Riverine (Projekt)

  • Better Than Ezra - Before the Robots (Artemis)

  • Björk - Army of Me: Remixes and Covers (One Little Indian)


    Buy Now: Army of Me: Remixes and Covers (One Little Indian)

  • Peppino D'Agostino and Stef Burns - Bayshore Road (Favored Nations)

  • Daz Dillinger - Gangsta Crunk (Gangsta Advisory)

  • Electronicat - Voodoo Man (Disko)

  • Four Tet - Everything Ecstatic (Domino)

  • Connie Francis - Sings the Standards - Live! (Artemis)

  • GWAR - Live From Mt. Fuji (DRT Entertainment)

  • High & Mighty - 12th Man (Eastern Conference)

  • The Hurt Process - A Heartbeat Behind (Victory)

  • Kottonmouth Kings - Kottonmouth Kings No. 7 (Suburban Noize)

  • Layzie Bone - It's Not a Game (Cleopatra)

  • The Levellers - Truth and Lies (Eagle Rock)

  • Malente - Rip It Up (Unique)

  • Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger (Warp)

  • Meshuggah - Catch Thirty Three (Nuclear Blast)

  • Oasis - Don't Believe the Truth (Epic)


    Buy Now: Don't Believe the Truth (Epic)

  • Oppera - Oppera (Dunda Chief)

  • Sherwood - Sing, but Keep Going (SideCho)

  • Smog - A River Ain't Too Much to Love (Drag City)

  • The Stares - Spine to Sea (Mimicry)

  • Supagroup - Rules (Foodchain)

  • Thrones - A Day Late, a Dollar Short (Southern Lord)

  • Tosca - J.A.C. (!K7)

  • Twisted Tower Dire - Crest of the Martyrs (Cleopatra)

  • Various artists - Clubber's Guide to Deep House (Cleopatra)

  • Various artists - Soundtrack to "Rock School" (Calvin)

  • DVD: "Made in Sheffield" (Plexifilm)

  • DVD: "Moog" (Plexifilm)

  • DVD: Chic - "Live at Montreux 2004" (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: George Clinton/ Parliament/ Funkadelic - "Live at Montreux 2004" (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: Imperial Crowns - "Preachin' the Blues: Live!" (Music Video Distributors)

  • DVD: Ana Popovic - "Ana!" (Music Video Distributors)

  • DVD: Puddle of Mudd - "Live at the Key Club - Striking That Familiar Chord" (Eagle Rock)

  • DVD: Sadaharu - "New and Alternative Careers in Dance" (Music Video Distributors)

June 7:

June 14:

June 21:

  • Master P - The Ghetto Bill Gates (Koch)

  • Ol' Dirty Bastard - The Definitive Ol' Dirty Bastard Story (Rhino)
  • Transplants - Haunted Cities (Atlantic)