New Releases — January 31, 2011 at 8:12 am

New CDs: David Lowery’s solo debut, Church’s Steve Kilbey re-teams with Martin Kennedy

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

David Lowery, 'The Palace Guards'ARTIST: David Lowery
RELEASE: The Palace Guards
BACKSTORY: The frontman first of Camper Van Beethoven, then Cracker, and, more recently, both this week releases his first-ever solo album, a nine-track effort featuring appearances by Johnny Hickman and Sal Maida, both of Cracker, plus the late Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse. (See full tracklist and more info here.)
BUY IT: The Palace Guards via

Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy, 'White Magic'ARTIST: Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy
RELEASE: White Magic
BACKSTORY: Kilbey, frontman of The Church, teams up with Kennedy, of Australian downtempo act All India Radio, for the second time is less than two years, a project described as “a collection of 11 songs, prayers, whispered spells and lyrical secrets, lightly brushed acoustic guitars and a bed of Lynchian drenched atmospherics.”
BUY IT: White Magic via

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