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    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
    • CharlotteGainsbourg: IRM
    • Beach House: Teen Dream
    • Retribution Gospel Choir: 2

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