Birders and Birding 8.21.2007

No brand new artists to the show this week, but plenty of good tunes. The new Okkervil River album, The Stage Names, has slowly but surely become Alastair's favorite thing to listen to. After a while Will Sheff's voice stops demanding all the attention with it's desperate pleading, a quality that must be done intentionally, each track being nudged just out of his comfortable range.

the advantage Contra-Alien's Lair & Boss Music Elf-Titled
Ben Folds Five Narcolepsy The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
Klaxons Gravity's Rainbow Myths Of The Near Future
Animal Collective Peacebone Peacebone
Radiohead Studio Clips LP7
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Broadcast America's Boy Tender Buttons
Elliott Smith Going Nowhere New Moon
Prefuse 73 Smoking Red The Class Of 73 Bells
Jackson 5 I'll Be There Ultimate...
Parts & Labor Fractured Skies Mapmaker
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Cream Take it Back Disraeli Gears
Mates Of State Beautiful Dreamer Bring it Back
The Red Elvises Hungarian Dance #5 six string samurai
Okkervil River Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe The Stage Names
Dysrhythmia Heat Sink Pretest
flight of the conchords The Most Beautiful Girl In The Room (Live) The Distant Future
Rocky Votolato White Daisy Passing Makers
28 Gates The Real Rhythm Jawja
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Broken Social Scene 7/4 (Shorelines) Broken Social Scene
Hightower Report - -
The Concert Report - -
The Postmarks Summers Never Seem To Last The Postmarks
Beck The New Pollution Odelay
Self What a Fool Believes Gizmodgery
Shuggie Otis Aht Uh Mi Hed Inspiration Information
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Sufjan Stevens Jacksonville Come on Feel the Illinoise
Pixies Letter to Memphis trompe le monde
Justice Phantom Cross

And as always...