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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Jim Eno and Britt Daniel of Spoon performs during Day 2 of the American Eagle Outfitters New American Music Union Summer Music Festival hosted by Anthony Kiedis at Southside Works on Aug. 9, 2008, in Pittsburgh.

    Spoon's new release, Transference has been flying off the racks here at M-Theory -- a great new record from the Austin, Texas, rockers, very listenable and very solid as far as a contemporary album. Pop appeal but indie respect. From the 7-inch release "Written in Reverse" to the first track on the full-length release, "Before Destruction," with its thumping kick drum and unsteady analog keys, you're in for a sonic treat through and through

      In-store performance time confirmed: Come down on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a free show with Langhorne Slim. Check out his music at myspace.com/langhorneslim, then come enjoy his live show. I can attest: His live thing is not something you want to miss. I saw him eight years ago, and it was one of those shows I have not forgotten.

    Keep an eye on Mr. David McHanks Vimeo page to see the Hotel St. George video that was shot here at the store last Friday. Coming soon: Right, McHank?

    All right, so the beginning of the year brought us some great new releases: Vampire Weekend, Spoon, the Editors, RJD2, the Eels and the Hot Rats, just to name a few. And it's looking like they're going to keep coming.

    This week new releases:

    • Surfer Blood: Astro Coast
    • Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM
    • Beach House: Teen Dream
    • AFCGT: AFCGT
    • Retribution Gospel Choir: 2

    NEXT WEEK: San Diego's own Album Leaf: A Chorus of Storytellers