BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW Zodiac Girls 7" + MP3
*** "Two brand spanking new tracks choc full of the bands signature sound of electro, synth-pop rock from these innovative rockers."
BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY Lie Down In The Light LP / CD
*** "Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is letting the sun shine in so you can LIE DOWN IN THE LIGHT. Before you get undressed, we’re talking about a brand-new twelve-song album of excellent new songs and sounds, okay? Get that thong back up your crack and listen! Bristling with guitar strings and laced with harmonies, LIE DOWN IN THE LIGHT is the brightest album to date from the Bonnie ‘Prince.’ Brisk tempos skip among his signature slower numbers and ballads. Bonny’s vocals are among his most expressive: carefully nuanced, singing all up and down his range, showing him at a judiciously dynamic and tuneful apex. Coloring the sound is a subtle backdrop of percussive slaps and shakes (but NARY A DRUMKIT), touches of keys and steel, delicate harmony-vocal arrangements and other sweet surprises that might send some sad-sack fans back to their auto-erotic dungeons, fresh toys in hand."
DIPLO & DON RIMINI Bust A Move Remixxxes 12"
*** "As the years scroll by, some rhymes stay forever fly. Back in 1989 Young MC’s “Bust A Move” was a ubiquitous presence on the pop music landscape. Now, “Bust A Move” has been refueled and retooled by two of today’s party-rocking superheroes -- Diplo and Don Rimini -- as part of Delicious Vinyl’s RMXXOLOGY."
DJ ROMES Rhythm Trax Vol. 2 LP
*** "This slab of funky instrumentals from Oxnard's DJ Romes (of the LOOTPACK)."
FREE BLOOD Never Hear Surf Music Again 12"
*** "First up on RONG's shiny, new imprint with DFA is Free Blood. A two-piece consisting of Madeline Davy (Octopi NYC) & John Pugh (!!!). Serious, serious heat: unpredictable druggy and mangled hybrid of Beatles-esque melodies fused angrily with a Butthole Surfers song. On the flip, the Barfly boys stretch things out a bit with a nine-minute Walter-Gibbons-style disco remix of the title track."
MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO Autoimmune 2xLP
*** "The new full-length from seminal electronic band Meat Beat Manifesto, a masterpiece of dubstep and electronica, pushing musical boundaries further than ever."
KELLEY POLAR Entropy Reigns 12"
*** “The first single from Kelley Polar’s highly-acclaimed new album, downloaded nearly 100,000 times in its week as iTunes’ Discovery Download, and Pitchfork said 'the sumptuous, string-drenched boy-girl duet of ‘Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City)’ is one of the best of the year so far.'"
RUBIES feat. FEIST I Feel Electric - Tiedye Remix 12"
*** "A limited edition TIEDYE remix of the first single from RUBIES’ Explode From The Center album, featuring vocals from FEIST. One-sided 12-inch release."
SHE & HIM Volume One LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!
ELLIOTT SMITH Figure 8 2xLP
ELLIOTT SMITH XO LP
*** REPRESSED! Extra-heavy fancypants vinyl editions of two of Elliott Smith's most lush and orchestrated works.
SONIC YOUTH J'accuse Ted Hughes LP
*** SYR 7. "The A-side a previously unreleased 22-minute drone piece recorded at All Tomorrows Parties 2001. The B-side is a soundtrack-style piece recorded at the band's Murray Street Studio in 2003 for a never-realized collaboration with French clothing designer Agnes B."
SPOON A Series Of Sneaks LP+MP3
SPOON Kill The Moonlight LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!
STARS OF THE LID The Tired Sounds Of... 3xLP
STARS OF THE LID Avec Laudenum LP
*** NOW ON VINYL!
SUN KIL MOON April 2xLP
*** NOW ON VINYL! "MARK KOZELEK returns with eleven songs at almost 74 minutes."
WHITEHOUSE Birthdeath Experience LP
*** "The place it all began: the seminal first album by Whitehouse even to this day is a remarkable piece of work created entirely with tone generators and EDP Wasps, and lyrically full of what would be their uncompromising trademark irony, it would prove instrumental in dragging avantgarde electronic music a long way from its initially limited boundaries."