Kill Rock Stars brings the wider world more Elliott Smith with the release of early-period closet-cleaner New Moon (buy it), surely high on the list of most iff readers. There was a certain special wan delirium to the first records that got lost with the big production numbers. Can't wait to hear this.
MP3: Elliott Smith - High Times
On a lighter note: The Basement is positively rollicking with 60s country-rock charm and with the added bonus of an appealingly breathless lead singer, could be worth spinning this summer. Illicit Hugs and Playground Thugs (buy it) came out in the UK last year and sees stateside release via Zealous Records.
MP3: The Basement - Do You Think You're Movin' On?
Also out, and previously mentioned on iff: Shannon Wright's Let in the Light (buy it) and The Voyces' Kissing Like It's Love (buy it).