New Tunage – The Crowded house and Pumpkins CDs are great!! It feels like the 90s again!!

New CD Releases, July 10: Smashing Pumpkins, Crowded House, Interpol
The Smashing Pumpkins “Zeitgeist”
The influential alt-rockers return from a seven-year hiatus and finally deliver their sixth album. “Zeitgeist” is the band’s first new full-length since 2000’s “Machina/The Machines of God.”
The re-tooled Pumpkins–which feature vocalist-guitarist Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, but not guitarist James Iha and bassist D’Arcy Wretzky–are busily supporting “Zeitgeist.” Having recently completed a lengthy residency at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and appeared at the mega Live Earth concert, the group will next conduct an 11-night stand at the famed Fillmore in San Francisco beginning July 15.
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Crowded House “Time on Earth”
The band that once instructed fans “Don’t Dream It’s Over” is now telling us that, indeed, it’s not over. The Australian group, which features Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Mark Hart, has reunited and will mount its first headlining tour in more than 10 years.
Crowded House will be supporting its new album, “Time on Earth,” during a North American tour that begins Aug. 4 in Northampton, MA, and features singer/songwriter Pete Yorn on most dates.
Longtime Crowded House drummer Paul Hester committed suicide in 2005.
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Interpol “Our Love to Admire”
The New York troupe is back with a follow-up to its critically acclaimed sophomore set, 2004’s “Antics.” The first single from “Our Love to Admire,” titled “The Heinrich Maneuver,” was released in early May.
Having completed a late-spring tour, these road warriors will again take to the highway to support “Our Love to Admire.” The band kicks off its next headlining trek on July 19 in Rochester, NY. The outing will include an Aug. 4 appearance at Chicago’s Lollapalooza Festival.
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Spoon “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”
The Austin, TX, quartet hopes that fans will indeed go “Ga Ga” over its sixth full-length release, which follows 2005’s “Gimme Fiction.” The indie-popsters will support “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” with a North American tour that includes a load of festival dates, such as Aug. 4 and 5 appearances at, respectively, Lollapalooza in Chicago and Virgin Festival in Baltimore, MD.
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Various Artists “Hairspray”
Things have come full circle for “Hairspray.” It was originally a movie that inspired a hit Broadway show, which, in turn, has now inspired another major motion picture. This movie soundtrack includes contributions from John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah and other stars who appear in the film.
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Other new releases:
Aly and AJ, “Insomniatic” (Hollywood)
Bad Religion, “New Maps of Hell” (Epitaph)
Danzig, “The Lost Tracks of Danzig” (Megaforce)
Nick Drake, “Family Tree” (Tsunami)
Gogol Bordello, “Super Taranta” (Side One Dummy)
Jason Isbell, “Sirens of the Ditch” (New West)
Mike Jones, “The American Dream” (Ice Age)
Justice, “Cross” (Vice)
The Monkees, “Headquarters” (Rhino)
The Monkees, “Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones” (Rhino)
Patton Oswalt, “Werewolves and Lollipops” (Sub Pop)
Kim Richey, “Chinese Boxes” (Vanguard)
Ulrich Schnauss, “Goodbye” (Domino)
Stephen Stills, “Just Roll Tape: April 26th 1968” (Rhino)
They Might Be Giants, “The Else” (Idlewild)
Soundtracks and scores:
“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (Warner Bros.)