New Tunage – Thom Yorke is the guy from Radiohead!

New Releases, July 11: Thom Yorke, Soul Asylum, Muse
Thom Yorke “The Eraser”
Radiohead hasn’t released a new studio album since 2003’s “Hail to the Thief” and won’t likely have one in stores until 2007. Radiohead singer/songwriter/mastermind Thom Yorke, however, is making the wait a bit easier on fans with the release of his full-length solo debut. The nine-track CD was produced and arranged by longtime Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich.
Radiohead recently completed a month-long North American tour, which consisted of two-night stands at comparatively intimate venues in nine cities, as well as an appearance at the massive Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. During the June swing, the band road-tested several new songs that could find their way onto the next Radiohead album. In the concert reviewed by LiveDaily in Berkeley, CA., the group played nine songs that have not yet been released on a studio album.
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Soul Asylum “Silver Lining”
The Minneapolis-reared alt-rockers return with their first new studio set in eight years. The band’s last studio offering was 1998’s “Candy From a Stranger”–although it did release the concert CD “After the Flood: Live from the Grand Forks Prom June 28, 1998” in 2004.
“Silver Lining” is the band’s ninth studio record and its first since bassist Karl Mueller, who had been battling throat cancer for more than a year, died at the age of 41 in June 2005.
The band remains best known for 1992’s million-selling “Grave Dancer’s Union,” which produced the blockbuster ballad “Runaway Train.”
Soul Asylum is currently touring the US. The trek is set to conclude with a Sept. 30 hometown gig in Minneapolis.
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Muse “Black Holes and Revelations”
The UK act returns with its follow-up to 2004’s breakthrough effort “Absolution.” The new album was co-produced with Rich Costey, who has worked with the likes of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Muse, the 2005 Brit Award winner for Best Live Act, kicks off a North American tour July 18 in San Francisco.
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Greg Graffin “Cold as the Clay”
The Bad Religion frontman releases his first solo album under his own name. He had previously released a solo disc using the alias of American Lesion (an eponymous effort from 1997). Graffin has scheduled a few solo dates in support of “Cold as the Clay,” including a date on Thursday (July 13) at the Bowery Ballroom in New York.
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Sufjan Stevens “The Avalanche: Outtakes & Extras from Illinois Album”
Sufjan Stevens’ “Illinois” was one of the most highly acclaimed releases of 2005. There should be ample interest in this companion-piece CD, which collects unreleased tunes and alternate takes that didn’t make the final cut for “Illinois.”
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Various Artists “The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson”
This tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter includes contributions from the likes of Shooter Jennings, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and Gretchen Wilson. Of course, Kristofferson’s old pal Willie Nelson also shows up on this album.
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More new releases:
All That Remains, “Fall of Ideals” (Razor & Tie)
Backyardigans, “Groove to the Music” (Nick)
Capitol Steps, “I’m So Indicted” (Capitol Steps)
Ferry Corsten, “L.E.F.” (Ultra)
Cut Chemist, “The Audience’s Listening” (Warner Bros)
Steve Earle, “Live at Montreux 2005” (Eagle)
Early November, “Mother the Mechanic & The Path” (Drive Thru)
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, “I Stand Alone” (Anti)
Format, “Dog Problems” (Nettwerk)
John Gorka, “Writing in the Margins” (Red House)
Jamie Kennedy, Stu Stone, “Blowin’ Up” (JKSS)
Cheyenne Kimball, “The Day Has Come” (Sony)
Chris Knight, “Enough Rope” (Emergent)
Peaches, “Impeach My Bush” (XL)
Phish, “Live in Brooklyn” (Rhino)
Some Girls, “Crushing Love” (Koch)
Strapping Young Lad, “The New Black” (Century Media)
Various Artists, “Bernarda Alba” (Ghostlight)
Butch Walker, “Rise & Fall of Butch Walker & The Let’s-Go-Out-Tonites” (Red Ink)
Ben Watt, “Buzzin’ Fly, Vol. 3” (Buzzin’ Fly)