Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of August 5th 2008
- Carla Bruni Comme Si de Rien N’Etait
- Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
For his third solo album, Bright Eyes’ frontman Conor Oberst has created yet another poetic, thoughtful record. While he may have sensitive lyrics, he’s hardly an emo wuss. The indie rocker is truly indie, refusing to give into big business venues and labels. Like the Bob Dylan of our generation, Conor is a rare, prolific, and political talent who refuses to give in or give up. Oh, but he always puts out.
- Lewis Black Anticipation
A regular barker you’d recognize from Comedy Central stints like “Back In Black” on The Daily Show, Lewis Black just released the follow up to his Grammy-award winning Carnegie Hall album, Anticipation. In this CD, the kvetching funnyman talks about everything from loosing his virginity to his favorite holiday — Chanukah.
- The Faint Fasciinatiion
Full of weird zaps, slaps, and sound effects, The Faint’s Fasciinatiion sounds like it was made by a group of beat-boxing robots. In actuality, they’re five of the cutest boys from Nebraska who have turned each other into machines for fun.
- Brazilian Girls NYC
Known for their huge hit “Pussy,” the third Brazilian Girls’ record shows their still full of fun grooves. Although their lyrics seem to have been cleaned up (unlike the title track), the single “Good Time” is sure to show you just that.
- David Attenborough’s Life In Cold Blood
Do you find yourself sneaking around to watch the dorky Discovery Chanel like it’s porn? Well, then you must love the scientist that isn’t afraid to go deep, David Attenborough! This is his new doc about cool cold blooded animals. Nerd alert.
- Star Trek, The Original Series: Season 2
Star Trek is finally giving Trekkies more Captain Kirk to hold onto! Season 2 of the original series has been remastered and released. Beam yourself up a copy. Double nerd alert.
- Family Ties: Season 4
Family Ties is a classic — even after they jumped the shark with a baby. Dreamboat Michael J. Fox will still charm you til you blush like a school girl, despite the fact that the only words that come out of his mouth are young Republican propaganda.
- Joy House
Super fox Jane Fonda sexes up this 60’s classic film set in the French Riviera. It’s the story of a con man on the run with a gangster’s girlfriend, but the real thriller is the women who catch him.
- Heart Live
The sister rockers of Heart will go crazy on you and their electric guitars! A recent live concert and interview has just come out on DVD.
- Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 3
The tallest drink of water is one of the greatest American chefs/television personalities. Anthony Bourdain releases his third collection of his adventures for food from No Reservations.
Former model and current outspoken first lady of France Carla Bruni has released a record so sweet and simply sexy that you know she’s exactly the kind of classy slut she says she is. While you might not be able to pronounce the album title, you should definitely play Comme Si de Rien N’Etait at your next dinner party. (NOTE: The title means “as if nothing happened.” Translation courtesy of Megs, who got straight A’s in French class.)