v/a NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING 2xCD
*** "A collection of tracks released by Berlin-based Supersoul Recordings -- krautrock, Italo disco, electro, Chicago house, and Detroit techno."
v/a NOTWAVE CD
*** "It's kinda like No Wave, but Not." "A (somewhat) new take on the early '80s underground of New York City's No Wave sound, featuring new, angular underground pop bands Quad Throw Salchow, Striplight, and Circuits from the UK, sinister techno and funk from NYC's Welcome Stranger and Free Blood, acid rock from LA's Non-Stop, No Wave gems from the legendary James Chance & The Contortions and the UK's Research, disco not disco from Freshro, abstract minimal funk from Rong's own Scotty Coats, and rhythm-heavy dance music from New Jersey's Mr. Chin."
DEERHUNTER Microcastle / Weird Era Cont. CD
*** "The highly anticipated follow-up to 2007’s Cryptograms. The album was recorded as a four-piece consisting of Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Joshua Fauver, and Moses Archuleta." Guest vocals by Cole Alexander of the BLACK LIPS.
DR. DELAY R.E.M. Sleep CD
*** RECOMMENDED WIZARD ROCK! R.E.M. Sleep is a wild, excellently mixed continuous DJ platter of slow-ish psych and psych-folk -- beats are there to be sure, but it's a bit chilled out. Can't recommend it enough! Includes tracks from CARAVAN, YESTERDAY’S CHILDREN, VOX DE, AESOP’S FABLES, CAN, BONNIWELL MUSIC MACHINE, and more.
FEELIES Only Life CD
*** "The third album, originally released in 1988, from one of New Jersey’s most influential and beguiling bands. This is first rate jangle-pop that is equal parts loosely structured and tightly wound. A timeless piece of trance-like guitar rock."
MORGAN GEIST Double Night Time CD
*** "After turning the dance music world on its head with METRO AREA and mining rare disco gems with the seminal obscure disco DJ mix Unclassics, Geist indulges in his own early influences and guilty pleasures: techno-pop, prog rock and pure electronic music." Guest vocals from Jeremy Greenspan of JUNIOR BOYS.
GIRL TALK Unstoppable CD
*** "Years of MTV crammed into a 12 track hyper-edited epic party album. With all genres covered, this release cuts up endless top 40 sources at a breakneck pace to create the perfect A.D.D. club mix, accurately capturing the energetic, rowdy, and non-stop fun nature of Girl Talk live."
EERO JOHANNES Eero Johannes 2xLP / CD
*** "EERO's Scandinavian Skweee music stretches from Italo to electro-funk, Miami bass to R 'n' B, and beyond." On PLANET MU.
KAISER CHIEFS Off With Their Heads CD+7"
*** New album!
LA DUSSELDORF La Dusseldorf CD
LA DUSSELDORF Viva CD
*** "Upon the breakup of legendary Krautrock duo NEU!, drummer Klaus Dinger formed La Düsseldorf in the mid-1970s. These albums are a staggering mix of Dinger's trademark motorik rhythms, glammy synths, pulsing organs, and urgent guitar work that create a sound that, at times, predates both punk and post-punk."
MERZBOW Dolphin Sonar CD
*** "This is an angry protest album full of beats, blasts and broken glass. Clattering smashes are pursued by by pulsing analog whirls like the heart of a dolphin being chased through the bloodied waters of Taiji."
QUINTRON Too Thirsty For Love LP / CD
*** 10th album. "Recorded live in a bizarre 2-track studio set deep in the heart of New Orleans now famous 9th Ward. Quintron's musical partner MISS PUSSYCAT plays maracas and sings backup."
ROOTS MANUVA Slime & Reason CD
*** "Slime & Reason looks back to the roots of 'the old Channel One, Studio One aesthetic.' Skanking carnival anthems, melancholy funk, electro-Bach rhythms and lo-fi gospel."
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS Alpinisms CD
*** On GHOSTLY. "Gentle guitars wrap around jagged beats; silky vocals hide behind grumpy, alien synthesizers and the resulting songs are effortlessly cohesive, and insidiously catchy. Elements of dream-pop, Afrobeat, IDM, and 4AD’s gauzier moments -- a soundtrack according to their own odd, beautiful logic."
SHINY TOY GUNS Season Of Poison 2xCD
*** New album with limited edition bonus disc.
NINA SIMONE Sings Billie Holiday / Gospel According to... CD
*** Two albums on one CD at what we in the business like to call the "nice price".
TUSSLE Cream Cuts CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Cream Cuts finds Tussle expanding upon it's krauty exploration of rhythm, mixing drums, bass & electronics with more color & complexity and pulsating psychedelia!"
WHITE/LIGHT Black Acts CD
*** "Chicago drrrr-oh-oh-oh-oh-ne dudes doing their psychedelic, electric, amplified, instrumental, noisy, makes-your-family-crazy music. This one's dark, as in Dario Argento-style spooky. Guitars and pedals and amps and analog synths and more pedals and more amps, until the shit sounds like it's gonna melt."
ZOMES Zomes CD
*** Asa Osborne of LUNGFISH. "An album full of beautiful loop-like melodies that effervesce while Osborne brings them to life. There is a cinematic quality to the material here that recalls "library music," East German Indianerfilmen soundtracks, and even Blues Control at their most humid.