This Week In Sound: Hendrix, hip-hop and hella re-releases

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This week seems like it’s going to be a blast from both the Fab Four and the psychedelic wah-wah master Jimi Hendrix. The Beatles’ record 1 will be re-released in remastered glory, while a four-disc box set will be released to honor Jimi Hendrix to honor SF’s recent decision of making September 13th the Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day. According to SFweekly, this day honors the six shows Hendrix played back in the Winterland ballroom in 1968. There’s also going to be an event held at the Amoeba record store in SF, so all interested should go pull out their groovy ’60′s getup — c’mon, you know you have one — and go join the festivities!

If you’re not a Hendrix fan (gasp!) have no fear, there’s plenty of other albums coming out this week!

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Up and coming hip-hop group Das Racist will be releasing their debut commercial album this week, Relax, upgrading from the mixtape-only realm.

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Bush will also be releasing their first album in ten years, titled The Sea of Memories, this week. Although the English rockers lack  founding members Nigel Pulsford and Dave Parsons, the group has decided to move on and start touring once again.

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Chillwave sensation Toro Y Moi have a new EP, Freaking Out, coming out this week as well, in case you didn’t get enough of them at Outside Lands last month. Primus, the Kooks, Ladytron, Alice Cooper and Neon Indian also all have records coming out this week. Looks like it’s going to be a battle of the old vs. the new. Which do you think will win?

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