v/a EXIT MUSIC: Songs With Radio Heads CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! "A collection of leftfield re-workings of Radiohead classics from MATTHEW HERBERT, CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, RJD2, THE BAD PLUS and more."
v/a NOW-AGAIN RE:SOUNDS Vol. 1 CD
*** From Stones Throw funk reissue subsidiary comes a collection of remixes, re-edits, and revamps by CUT CHEMIST, KENNY DOPE, TODD JERRY, J.ROCC, PERCEE P, KOUSHIK, GUILTY SIMPSON, EDAN and more!
ABRUPTUM Evil Genius CD
*** "A comprehensive collection of early recordings from highly regarded and influential Swedish cult Satanists ABRUPTUM, including the band’s first two demos. The pure essence of aural evil."
THE BRUNETTES Structure & Cosmetics CD
*** "Born out of a garage-infused New Zealand scene, The Brunettes make breezy, effervescent, Shangri-Las-reminiscent pop. It's a sweetly charming, sunbeam-drenched sound evidenced by sha-la-la choruses but with a little darkness and drama thrown in."
THE BUDOS BAND The Budos Band II CD
*** "While their debut album was itself heralded as a groundbreaking exploration of funk, Afro-beat and soul music, few could predict that their second effort would not only match but surpass the realm of mind-expansion embodied on their first sessions. Ten exciting new instrumentals recorded live--resonant and ethereal over Herculean rhythms."
COMMON Finding Forever CD
*** Excutive producer: KANYE WEST. Featuring LILY ALLEN, KANYE WEST, and D'ANGELO.
ERIC COPELAND Hermaphrodite CD
*** "Eric Copeland of BLACK DICE has amassed and twisted a variety of music and sounds resulting in his first proper solo album. Hopscotching a free range of structures, sources, and styles, this album is unlike any other, crossing the wires of foreign radio, space transmissions, artificial vocal ensembles, electronic street conversations and lost pop music. Like a good mix tape, Hermaphrodite flips the listener with each new song, engaging them to keep up, make the connections, and, ultimately, enjoy."
DEATHSPELL OMEGA FAS CD
*** "A maelstrom, a deluge of frantic notes, of the bleakest atmospheres ever heard within extreme metal. The massive use of dissonances and microtonal composition techniques increase an almost unbearable feeling of illness: this is the burden of the will of God on your shoulders!"
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS The Distant Future CD
*** The six-song teaser EP from the New Zealand duo hot on the heels of their HBO comedy series debut.
FLORATONE Floratone CD
*** MATT CHAMBERLAIN, BILL FRISELL, TUCKER MARTINE, LEE TOWNSEND.
ROBERT FORSTER & GRANT MCLENNAN Intermission 2xCD
*** Limited edition deluxe comp of the best 1990-1997 solo recordings from the songwriters and founders of THE GO-BETWEENS.
MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. Sojourner 4xCD+DVD
*** "Four CDs from four distinct recording sessions that MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO. recorded following the release of their debut studio album What Comes After The Blues. Session were recorded by STEVE ALBINI, DAVID LOWERY, JASON MOLINA, and one at Sun Studios in Memphis. Also included is a DVD documentary that follows the band as they tour across the prairie provinces of Canada and shows the loneliness and isolation one can feel even when traveling in a pack."
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Live At Radio City Music Hall CD
*** "26 songs! The entire 2.5 hour concert featuring all the hits plus some previously unreleased snacks."
JU SUK REET MEATE Solo 1978 + 1979 CD
*** A very early and rare solo joint from one of the founders of SMEGMA. It's a post-Zappa stoned blues / concrete melange of guitars, tapes, found sounds and voice. WOLF EYES' John Olson writes the liner notes.
ENNIO MORRICONE Morricone Kill: Spaghetti Western Music From The Maestro CD
*** IMPORT. A large collection of themes compiled by the brilliant folks over at El Records.
OH NO Dr. No's Oxperiment CD
*** "28 banging instrumental tracks! Oh No follows Exodus Into Unheard Rhythms with an audio tour of Turkish, Lebanese, Greek & Italian psych funk: chopped, flipped & ripped."
OKKERVIL RIVER The Stage Names CD / LP
*** "With their newest release, OKKERVIL RIVER dynamite the walls of Black Sheep Boy's gothic, moss-walled castle from the inside to let in the glaring sun. Where Black Sheep Boy presented a fairy tale of dark babbling streams and high distant towers, The Stage Names takes place in an unmistakably modern world, where snowy televisions blast into cheap hotels the spectral images of soap stars endlessly betraying each other, where losers in late-night bars languish to the beat of their favorite songs, where broken-down actresses place their final cell calls from lonely mansions high in the hills. Reverberant with echoes of Motown snap and girl-group pop, redolent with ripe whiffs of dirty rock'n'roll, shining with the shimmy of Bo Diddley, with the shimmer of the Velvets, with the swagger of the Faces, and with a glittery sprinkling of cheap perfume over the top of it all to disguise the stink, The Stage Names is a relentlessly-paced and ruthlessly thrilling journey."
EWAN PEARSON Fabric 35 CD
*** Another excellent Fabric mix, this time from Mr. Pearson. Read all about his picks over here: http://www.ewanpearson.com/enthusiasm/2007/07/14707-fabric-35.html
THE RENTALS Last Little Life: The EP CD
*** MATT WHATSHISNAM, ex-bass player for WEEZER, is back with a mini-album of classics Rentals fuzz+synths.
SLIGHTLY STOOPID Chronchitis CD
*** Brand new! It's brand new for you. These guys might smoke pot.
ST VINCENT Marry Me CD
*** Annie Clark is a sometimes-member of SUFJAN STEVENS band as well as THE POLYPHONIC SPREE and her heavy-on-the-keyboards (moog, synth, organ, piano, etc.) approach has gotten her rave reviews from Pitchfork among other places.