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Doughnuts ... Is There Anything They Can’t Do? PDF Print E-mail
Music - Music News
Written by John M. James   
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 02:33

The Simpsons Movie soundtrack D'oh! Look for this coming Tuesday's release of The Simpsons Movie soundtrack in a special, Homer-approved deluxe doughnut edition. Only available at the "big box" stores, the Adrenaline Music CD comes packaged in a pink doughnut box with a yummy doughnut CD case inside. While Green Day is promised to appear in the film, sporting its own cover of The Simpsons' theme song, the film's soundtrack is all Hans Zimmer, intriguing me with titles such as "Thank You Boob Lady," "World's Fattest Fertilizer Salesman," and "Trapped Like Carrots." Only 25,000 copies of the doughnut edition have been made, and Green Day's track can be found on a CD single released the same day.

 

Television Alert:

 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno hosts Suzanne Vega tonight, Puddle of Mudd Thursday, Marilyn Manson Friday, and Sum 41 on Tuesday; The Late Show with David Letterman plays Alice for the White Rabbits on Thursday, Nick Cave's Grinderman on Monday. and The National on Tuesday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien welcomes Pegi Young this evening and Fountains of Wayne on Thursday overnight; The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson presents Mott the Hoople founder Ian Hunter on Friday and The Saints on Monday overnight; The Henry Rollins Show on IFC features musical guest is Shane MacGowen this weekend; and ABC's The View chats up Minnie Driver on Tuesday morning.

 

New Releases Coming Tuesday, July 24:

... and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change.

 

Trey Anastasio - The Horseshoe Curve (Rubber Jungle) Afro-Cuban big-band adventures, available on CD and LP

Bodies of Water - Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink (Thousand Tongues) full-length debut from this sweet, quirky vocal combo led by married couple Davis and Meredith Metcalf

David Byrne - Live From Austin, TX (New West) CD or DVD, recorded for Austin City Limits in 2001

Johnny Cash - The Great Lost Performance (Island) 18 rare, live tracks recorded at New Jersey's Paramount Theatre in the summer of 1990, featuring duets with Lucy Clark and June Carter Cash

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Vice) nonstop, synthesized dance-floor frenzy from the Montreal duo with percolating, bass-flight nods to Chas Jankel, The Gap Band, Fashion, and Heaven 17; getting tenderly catty with "Momma's Boy" and old-school-funk struttin' in "Tenderoni"

Peter Criss - One for All (Silvercat) all new from the original Kiss drummer with guest bassist Will Lee

D:Fuse & Hiratzka - Skyline Lounge (Lost Angeles) late-night down-tempo bliss with guests Kristy Thirsk of Delerium, MC Flint, and DJ Rap

Deepfield - Archtypes & Repetition (In De Goot) featuring a must-hear cover of En Vogue's "Don't Let Go"

Depeche Mode - Ultra (Rhino) expanded CD/DVD reissue from 1997, featuring a bonus live performance

Depeche Mode - Exciter (Rhino) expanded CD/DVD reissue from 2001, featuring a cover of The Stooges' "Dirt"

The Doors - Live In Boston '70 (Midnight Archives/Rhino) three CDs documenting an April night at the Boston Arena when madness rode high

Driver of the Year - Will Destroy You (Nail In the Coffin/Future Appletree) from the Quad Cities; recently recording tracks for the skin flick Dana DeArmond Does the Internet

Drowning Pool - Full Circle (Eleven Seven Music) with guests Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and DJ Ashba of Beautiful Creatures

The Eat - It's Not the Eat, It's the Humidity (Alternative Tentacles) two-CD or two-LP set in the label's "reissues of necessity" series, collecting 30 odd, rare tracks from these nutty, political Florida punks and a disc of live recordings

David Garland - Noise in You (Family Vineyard) with guest Greg Saunier of Deerhoof

The GO - Howl on the Haunted Beat You Ride (Cass Records) mesmerizing Detroit quartet mainlining retro tones and colors of The Kinks

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeletons - What Is Free to a Good Home (Last Gang) CD EP

Peter Himmelman - The Pigeons Couldn't Sleep (Thirty Tigers) featuring the bonus DVD documentary Rock God in the first pressing

Lonnie Jordan - War Stories (Fantasy) new solo album from the War co-founder, featuring a Latin take on the Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black" and new recordings of War classics

Juliette & the Licks - Four on the Floor (Militia Group) second album of four-star whiplash rock from actress Juliette Lewis; recorded at guest drummer Dave Grohl's 606 Studio

Talib Kweli - Ear Drum (Warner Bros.) with guest Norah Jones

Manic Street Preachers - Send Away the Tigers (Red Ink) in duet with guest Nina Persson of The Cardigans on "Your Love Is Not Enough"

Tracy Nelson - You'll Never Be a Stranger at My Door (Memphis International) fantastic return of the Mother Earth vocalist, with covers of country classics such as Ernest Tubb's "Thanks a Lot," Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me," and the Everly Brothers' "I Wonder If I Care as Much"

Portugal. The Man - Church Mouth (Fearless) psychedelic Alaskan trio skipping through flowered fields of Led Zeppelin, poppy-seed soul, and bluesy MC5

Son Volt - On Chant & Strum (Transmit Sound/Legacy) limited-edition pressing of 1,000 copies in a two-LP set

Will Stratton - What the Night Said (Stunning Models on Display) with guest Sufjan Stevens on oboe

Sum 41 - Underclass Hero (Island)

Bert Susanka - Onward Christian Slater (Cornerstone) a.k.a. Bert Ziggen of the Ziggens, this solo debut is rock-steady smooth and beach-side cool with songs "When All the Beer Is Gone" and "They Don't Want Me (In the NBA)"

Tandy - To a Friend/Did You Think I Was Gone? (00:02:59 Records) two-in-one reissue of these self-released albums from 2005 and 2006, boasting bonus tracks on each

Tegan & Sara - The Con (Vapor/Sanctuary) with guest drummer Jason McGerr of Death Cab for Cutie and bassist Matt Sharp of The Rentals

Teddy Thompson - Up Front & Down Low (Verve Forecast) covers collection

Three - The End Is Begun (Metal Blade) hot off a tour with Porcupine Tree

Tiny Vipers - Hands Across the Void (Sub Pop) seven dark coffee-shop songs from Seattle's Jesy Fortino, squeezing out the 10-minute "Swastika" with her minimalist guitar

UNKLE - War Stories (Surrender All) featuring the single "Burn My Shadow" - with Cult vocalist Ian Astbury - and guests Josh Homme, Twiggy Ramirez, David Catching of Eagles of Death Metal, and Matthew Caws of Nada Surf; also available in a limited-edition two-CD set with bonus instrumentals and a 50-page booklet

Charlie Wood - Charlie Wood & the New Memphis Underground (Daddy-O Records) the Beale Street blues pianist channels the classic Stax Records sound in new originals and covers of Percy Mayfield's "Please Send Somebody to Love" and Mose Allison's "City Home"

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