ARCTIC MONKEYS Humbug CD
*** "The album is stunning set of songs brimming with vim, vigor and new ideas, both heavier and lush than previous albums but still full of the Monkeys usual punch and vitality."
DAVID BAZAN Curse Your Branches CD
*** "Revered for his work fronting the influential group Pedro The Lion, Curse Your Branches is David Bazan's first full-length release under his own name. It's a flat-out masterwork by a modern American poet at the height of his powers."
BLITZEN TRAPPER Black River Killer CD
*** "The disturbing and great song title track plus 6 more songs that have been, up to now, only available as a CDR that Blitzen Trapper has been selling at their live performances for the past year or so."
TIM BUCKLEY Live At The Folklore Center, NYC - March 6, 1967 CD
*** "The earliest live recording of Buckley showcases an intimate, solo acoustic setting, highlighting his magical guitar playing and soaring vocal style.
DJ PAUL NICE Drum Library Vol. 1-5 2xCD
*** "The best-selling vinyl series for DJs and producers now available for the first time on CD. Ultra-hard and mega-rare drums compiled from every source imaginable. Drum Library is the ultimate drum connoisseur's compilation. Two CDs of over 100 Drum Breaks previously only available on vinyl."
JEGA Variance 2xCD
*** "Having last released an album nine years ago, Jega has finally completed his brand new record. Volume One is the light, with beautiful synth arpeggios battle with sampled flutes and organic hip-hop- and soul-inspired breaks. Volume Two is the darkness, altogether starker."
SAMARA LUBELSKI Future Slip CD
*** "Envision France Gall performing the songs of Sterling Morrison and Mo Tucker with Ralph Molina on drums. The show is at a loft across Bowery from CBGB’s and the only person in the audience at soundcheck is Jandek, cross-legged in the middle of the floor." Produced by THURSTON MOORE.
MATISYAHU Light CD
*** "While reggae is far from absent here, 'Light' covers a dizzying amount of stylistic ground, from hard-edged dancehall and ska-inflected New Wave to laidback pop-rock and acoustic folk-soul."
MEW No More Stories... CD
*** "A towering, masterpiece follow-up to the Danish experimental Dream-Pop trio's critically acclaimed breakthrough."
ROBERT POLLARD Elephant Jokes CD
*** Perhaps you've heard of him!
RADIOHEAD Kid A 2xCD
RADIOHEAD Amnesiac 2xCD
RADIOHEAD Hail To The Thief 2xCD
*** Perhaps you've heard of them! The internet is going crazy over them!
RAINBOW ARABIA Kabukimono CD
*** "Recorded between tours with fellow exotic spice beat-makers, Gang Gang Dance, RAINBOW ARABIA digs inspiration from Sublime Frequencies compilations and Neo-Gothic sub-culture."
REIGNING SOUND Love & Curses CD
*** "A return to the sound and style of 'Time Bomb High School,' Love and Curses strikes a balance between soulful rockers and beautiful ballads. The results are a rock 'n' roll album as near to perfection as any one is likely to hear this year."
SCREAMING FEMALES What If Someone Is Watching Their TV? CD
*** "SCREAMING FEMALES’ second album, previously self-released and only available directly from the band! This record defined their sound."
THE SEEDS Pushin' Too Hard: The Best Of... 2xCD
*** "49 garage-punk classics!"
SLEEP OF OLDOMINION Hesitation Wounds CD
*** "A mix of samples, live instrumentation, and a myriad of styles with more to offer the game than brag raps." Feat. DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN and GRAYSKUL.
LUKE VIBERT We Hear You CD
*** We Hear You is a genre-defying record that combines his idiosyncratic samples, sweetly strange melody, big bass and sloppy drums. On the album, Vibert connects the dots between Terry Riley, Dubstep Bass, Techno and Hip Hop. 13 tracks.
YACHT See Mystery Lights CD
*** "An intimate party record by a former member of THE BLOW, captured in widescreen Technicolor, mixing electro and post punk rhythms seamlessly."