AESOP ROCK Float CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
LAURIE ANDERSON Big Science CD
*** Reissued, remastered, and added onto.
ERYKAH BADU Baduizm 2xCD
*** Remastered with a bonus disc of rarities!
PATRICK CLEANDENIM Baby Comes Home CD
*** "Combining a love of classic songcraft with a mountain of charisma, Cleandenim is just at the start of a highly promising career. Baby Comes Home inhabits a lush world of its own. From the opening drum beat crack of "Baby Comes Home" to the dying seconds of "Hollywood," there's a sense of identity to the album that's rarely achieved these days, like a great novel or film rather than just a collection of songs. While prime time Scott Walker may be an initial point of comparison, Baby Comes Home also features a strong jazz influence on many of its tracks alongside the footprints of Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, David Axelrod and a Tin Pan Alley approach to classic pop song structures.
COLLEEN Les Ondes Silencleuses LP / CD
*** "Gone are the samples and loops of old, as the emphasis moves to the natural tones produced by a range of unusual live instruments, largely unadorned. The seeds for this album were sown when the 15 year-old Schott happened upon the film Tous Les Matins Du Monde, based on the life of Marin Marais, the acclaimed 17th Century viola da gamba (or viol) player and composer. The sound and mystery of the instrument set her off on an obsession which reached fruition in 2005 when she found a viola maker who custom-built one for her. More fascinating to play than she had ever imagined, it produced a sound so rich and naturally resonant that the loop-based works which had become a defining characteristic of Colleen's work could be laid to rest."
DE FACTO Megaton Shotblast CD
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DJ MAYONNAISE Still Alive CD
*** "Eight years after the release of his debut-- Anticon's inaugural instrumental LP, 55 Stories-- Mayo has returned in more ways than one. Still Alive is both a fitting follow-up to Stories and a reinvention of sorts. While DJ Mayonnaise is still a master of sample and scratch, he's turned his attention to the art of composition and the subtlety of details. And though Still Alive has its moments of quiet, rainy-day beauty, these serve as counterpoints to a brightness that permeates the songs. Simply put, this album, too, is alive."
DNA on Dna CD
*** "New York's seminal no wave band, DNA, makes its highly anticipated American CD debut with this definitive collection of studio and live recordings. Formed in 1978 by Brazilian-raised singer/guitarist ARTO LINDSAY, the band featured two different lineups in their brief four year career, including stints by ROBIN CRUTCHFIELD, IKUE MORI, and TIM WRIGHT (PERE UBU)."
LISA GERMANO Lullaby For Liquid Pig 2xCD
*** "Nobody makes records like Lisa Germano . This music seeps into your system with a warm glow like alcohol gently working its way into the bloodstream through the lining of an empty stomach. From the first moment you're drifting weightless through Germano's gossamer world, where everything's infused with a woozy, fairytale melancholy, and maybe just a hint of the sour taste of last night's wine."
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY Slowly But Surely CD
*** "The lucky thirteenth album from former HEADCOATEES member HOLLY GOLIGHTLY, and arguably if not easily, her best work yet. Twelve brand new songs delivered with a more relaxed, fuller, and polished sound that allows her excellent songwriting and great voice shine."
GUIDED BY VOICES Crickets 2xCD
*** Two-CD collection from the Fading Captain catalog with six unreleased tracks and a 50-page full-color book.
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES What Is? CD
*** "While the previous album, Mr. Supernatural, dug itself knee deep into the suds of the seventies, this newest piece reaches, at least, one decade further back and decorates the garage with psychedelic iridescent wallpaper composed of uninhibited multicolored dazzling sixties fragments. Between clashing, clanking Keith, Lou and Iggy flirtatious guitar psychodelica, the MAHARAJA OF SOUL unexpectedly mutates into the RAJA OF SONG and spits out fourteen manically affected unforgettables into the airwaves, sing-alongs like monoliths--stoic, bewitching, unmistakable.”
THE KNIFE Silent Shout 2xCD+DVD
*** Special deluxe edition of Pitchfork's favorite album of 2006 and the extras are totally wild.
LAST STEP Last Step LP / CD
*** (Check the description in the vinyl update)
LINDSTROM It's A Feedelity Affair CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
MAGIC NUMBERS Those The Brokes CD
*** I may have mistyped that title. Haha. These cats are a little hangly and a bit early-REMy.
MIKA MIKO 666 EP + 7" + Rare CD
*** The 666 EP (recorded on 06/06/06) which is a little darker than their bruising album, along with an early 7" and some extra rare stuff. Totally awesome female no-wavey punk.
PAVEMENT Westing By Musket CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
SAGE FRANCIS Sick Of Waiting Tables CD
*** A tour-only disc of b-sides, spoken word, rare shit, unfinished jams and then some.
TERROR VISIONS World Of Shit CD
*** “The debut full-length from Memphis, TN's JAY REATARD, a god, an icon, a racketeer of noisy angular punk dissonance. This is a foray into harsh, electronic punk that will make your dancing feet twitch and the tips of your fingers bleed. Get them while they're hot!”
TOWNES VAN ZANDT Our Mother The Mountain CD
TOWNES VAN ZANDT Townes Van Zandt CD
*** Two of four new CD reissues of the early albums of renowned songwriter TOWNES VAN ZANDT. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, these albums are the heart of any serious consideration of Van Zandt’s brilliant career. Features some of the most iconic cover art in album history, each designed by MILTON GLASER.
SUZANNE VEGA Beauty & Crimes CD
*** The new album! And no, "Tom's Diner" is not on it.
YESTERDAYS NEW QUINTET Yesterdays Universe CD
*** "Madlib continues to travel to where no beatmaker has gone before. Don't get me wrong, the Beatkonducta and the collaboration releases have been stellar, but it seems that YNQ is Madlib's real passion... especially this particular album. Madlib steps up the signature randomness here, you can see it in the track order, titles, and expanded cast of aliases. Get into the music, and it only gets deeper. I tried to give this a listen sitting at my desk, but it's so dense and thoughtful, that I felt like I needed to be at home to truly absorb this mind meld. 15 tracks, highly recommended."