Weekly US music releases: Arcade Fire, Gaga remixes and Squeeze redos

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On August 3, the CDs dropping in the US include a new Arcade Fire album, a collection of DJ remixes of Lady Gaga hits, plus 1980s band Squeeze redoing its hits and 1990s band The Black Crowes recording acoustic versions of its big tracks.

Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
The number one album on Amazon's pop chart, this third album from the indie band, founded by husband and wife, Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, was co-produced by Markus Dravs (Brian Eno, Bjork). The collection of 16 tracks on Merge Records features the dreamy lyrical music of the seven-piece act hailing from Montreal. On August 5, the act's Madison Square Garden concert will be streamed live on YouTube and Vevo at 10 pm EST, directed by film director Terry Gilliam ( Brazil, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus). http://www.arcadefire.com

Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga: The Remix
The number one album on Amazon's dance chart, this 10-track collection of remixes by Stuart Price, Passion Pit, Richard Vission, and more hot DJs highlights their signature spin on Lady Gaga's hits from The Fame and The Fame Monster. Includes "Paparazzi," "Telephone," "Bad Romance," and Beyonce's "Alejandro." Plus three songs from the live EP The Cherrytree Sessions - "Poker Face," "Just Dance" and "Eh Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)." Available for the first time in the US on her label with Interscope Records. http://www.ladygaga.com

Los Lobos, Tin Can Trust
Top 40 on Amazon's pop chart, this Grammy-winning blues-rock band from East LA releases its first collection of new material in four years. The 11-track collection on Shout Factory features a couple Spanish-language tracks as well as a Grateful Dead cover song.
http://www.loslobos.org/

Squeeze, Spot the Difference
New versions of 14 of their 1980s hits from the founding members of this British pop rock act made up of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, often referred to as The New Lennon and McCartney. The collection on XOXO Records includes "Coffee in Bed," "Tempted," Another Nail in My Heart" and more. http://www.squeezeofficial.com

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