WTF, US media?

WTF, US media? Why must I learn about new albums from Rufus Wainwright and Tracey Thorn from my Bloglines feed of OOPS Music, a Japanese music site?

A track from Thorn’s forthcoming album can be heard on her MySpace page. Amazon UK lists the release of the album for March 5, 2007. I don’t see a US date anywhere.

Wainwright’s new album, Release the Stars, is expected in May 2007, and the executive producer on board is Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys. How gay.

[UPDATE, 12/20/2006, 23:08] Pause & Play lists Thorn’s album for a US release on March 20, 2007.