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Summer Music Releases

All the recordings that matter coming out in summer 2010

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Summer is made for fancy iced drinks, picnics, sunburns and fresh music. This season’s hot new releases cover the entire musical gamut, everything from those impromptu dance parties to the quintessential folk album best accompanied by marshmallows and a campfire.

June 22 brings the Chemical Brothers’ album Further, Danzig’s Deth Red Sabaoth, Cyndi Lauper’s Memphis Blues and Stars’ The Five Ghosts. Shine up your dance shoes and throw a living room double-release dance soiree June 29 with Scissor Sisters’ Night Work and Wolf Parade’s Expo 86.

Celebrate those carefree summer days with Kylie Minogue’s Aphrodite on July 3. Crowded House releases Intriguer July 13, along with Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse’s Dark Night of the Soul---RIP Mark Linkous---Panda Bear’s Tomboy and Sun Kil Moon’s Admiral Fell Promises. Mid-July things really start heating up with The High Confessions, featuring Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Ministry’s Chris Connelly, releasing Turn Lead Into Gold With High Confessions. Sheryl Crow returns with 100 Miles From Memphis and Department of Eagles drop Archive 2003-2006.

August brings a highly anticipated brand new Arcade Fire record, The Suburbs, and another of Montreal’s finest, Rae Spoon, releases Love is a Hunter, August 17 on Saved By Vinyl, an electro-pop album sure to inspire dancing, lust and summer smooching.

The local round-up includes Glory Glory Man United’s Zombies!, a record from Gamma Gamma Rays, Christina Martin’s I Can Too, Jon McKiel’s Tonka Warcloud, Ryan MacGrath’s Cooper Hatch Paris and Tanya Davis’ Gorgeous Morning follow-up, produced by Jim Bryson, all scheduled to drop over the summer months. We'll keep you posted.

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