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Steve Aoki - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

Great! Just what we need. The debut mix record from stylish, jet-setting Hollywood hipster DJ Steve Aoki

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MMMmmm Drop!

Some new releases for Tuesday, October 16.

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Steve Aoki - Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

Great! Just what we need. The debut mix record from stylish, jet-setting Hollywood hipster DJ Steve Aoki (a.k.a. Kid Millionaire), whose bio/name-dropping orgy at SteveAoki.com makes him sound just like the kind of guy I never ever want to meet. I was almost expecting this release to be an Urban Outfitters-exclusive.

See him next: No Seattle dates, but on November 9, he brings his “Pillow Face Album Release Party” to Celebrities in Vancouver. (Call me out, but don’t most people just throw one release party, sometime during the week of when the album streets?)

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Butthole Surfers - Piouhgd + Widowermaker EP

Some years back, there was an the extra bitter court battle between Butthole Surfers and Touch & Go, the band’s first label, for ownership of the music that Touch & Go released throughout the eighties (a lot of it went out of print). The Butthole’s won. The Widowermaker EP was their last release for Touch & Go before Rough Trade, and shortly thereafter Capitol helped put Piouhgd on store shelves in 1991. Now both are getting reissued onto one disc on the band’s own label, Latino Bugger Veil. “Booze, Tobacco, Dope, Pussy, Cars” and a cover of Donovan’s “Hurdy Gurdy Man” in one nifty little package.

See them next: Who knows?! Butthole Surfers legendary stage antics ended in the late '80s, so do yourself a favor and rent Blind Eye Sees All, recorded in Detroit in 1985. INSANE!

 

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Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

If emo will never die, then melodic sap rockers Jimmy Eat World are the medics keeping it alive. And J.E.W.’s crazy fan base will make damn sure the band doesn’t ever stop doing their job.

See them next: December 6 at Comcast Arena in Everett.

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The Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche

Austin’s mask-wearing, Theremin-wielding, zany-rock threesome returns with a follow-up to 2005’s One Ten Hundred Thousand Million, giving you plenty of reasons to crack a big ol’ goofy grin on your face. The sounds the band creates are playful as all get-up!

See them next: Monday, November 5 at Chop Suey.

 

UPDATE: Releasing next Tuesday, October 23:

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Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II

Seattle Weekly’s unofficial “I <3 N.Y.” fan club, Aja and Brian, have nothing but wonderful things to say about this latest release from the veteran Canadian guitar God. Good thing I have trust in their judgment. Neil Young has made very few good and even fewer great records in the last fifteen years, so it’s good to know that he has finally come around and made something that people will remember as much as Harvest or After The Goldrush (so Aja says).

See him next: Tuesday, October 23 at WaMu Theater. Yes!

 
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