BEIRUT The Flying Cup Club LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!
BOXCUTTER Glyphic 2xLP
*** "Continuing his hugely successful trademark dubstep/electronica sound from the 2006 album Oneiric, Lynn ups the ante and Glyphic certainly delivers. Floating pads and astral jazz samples sit above deep dub basses, with all manner of instruments thrown into the mix, resulting in a beautiful noise throughout."
VASHTI BUNYAN Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind 2xLP
*** NOW NO VINYL!
DJ SABO Sol Solectas #5 12"
*** "Four previous unreleased remixes of three up-and-coming, cutting edge NYC bands who bridge the gap between global/world music and electronic pop. All four tracks are remixed by Sabo, with two tracks being collaborations with Uriel (aka BN Loco) and Zeb (aka The Spy From Cairo)."
NICK DRAKE Fruit Tree 3xLP+BOOK+DVD / 3xCD+BOOK+DVD
*** Holy smokes! The box set gets re-released and on VINYL no less! Also includes a 100 page book and a DVD.
HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR Classique #2 12"
*** "Hercules & Love Affair's debut release, Classique #2, is a kinetic explosion of soulful, anthemic electro disco. Butler draws inspiration from the music he heard growing up, going to parties with Chicago house DJs like Derrick Carter and British expats the Wicked Crew, both of whom played disco and proto-house jams in their inspired DJ sets. A new era of euphoric disco, truly original yet with subtle nods to its glittering past-- where beautiful, bruising harmonies and loose-limbed mechanic rhythms collide to create a utopian and hedonistic dance floor paradise."
JAPANTHER Don't Trust Anyone Over 30 LP+CD
*** "Japanther are the Brooklyn noise-fuzz duo, formed as a senior project while the two participants were completing art school. While they often refer to themselves as 'more of an art project than a band, Japanther gets points for making some of the most memorable, hummable and fun music of any art project in recent memory. Japanther is part Screamers intensity, part Misfits anthemery, part RZA samples/beats and part Lightning Bolt art/freakshow."
LIARS Leopard On My Right PICTURE 7"+DVD
*** Super-special and limited picture disc 7" with two exclusive tracks and a DVD of crazy live footage, including a Nirvana cover.
LITTLE CLAW Spit And Squalor Swallow The Snow LP
*** "New 2007 LP from this Michigan rock-brut trio who combine the more hypnotic aspects of The Magic Band and Sun City Girls with great/possessed female vocals. This album also has a particular post-‘billy hiccup to it that’s reminiscent of the way that The Cramps or even The Gun Club modified early country blues styles with burlesque rock moves and future-primitive energies."
DAVE NADA Kick Out The Jams 12"
*** "T&A Records continues their Bmore club onslaught with a new EP from renaissance man Dave Nada. KICK OUT THE JAMS features six tough, ready-for-the-club Bmore edits with original synthwork from Mr. Nada (think Blaqstarr, or old Debonair Samir tracks) and instantly recognizable samples. If you're not familiar with Dave (and you will be soon), he partners with T&A co-founder Tittsworth as a regular at the Baltimore club night Taxlo."
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF Badd Santa 12"
*** "This holiday season, Peanut Butter Wolf has combined obscure vinyl archaeology with good old fashioed merriness to bring you a compilation of Christmas songs you've never heard. Guranteed to make you and yours jingle all the way."
SOUTH RAKKAS CREW Mix Up 12"
*** "One of the most innovative production teams in the dancehall business -- releasing international hits with sounds that have as much to do with Miami Bass and Electro as they do with traditional reggae. Dancehall versions of rave classics, Sesame Street bangers, disco vocals and steppers r&b? Yep, its all here--this is some of the freshest, most brain popping music you will hear all year."
WEEN La Cucaracha LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!
WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips LP / CD
*** "Wooden Shjips, a quartet from San Francisco heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism, and garage rock excess, started as an experiment in rhythmic primitivism and group improvisation."