AVETT BROTHERS Mignonette CD
AVETT BROTHERS Emotionalism CD
AVETT BROTHERS The Gleam CD
AVETT BROTHERS The Gleam II CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! And ain't they great.
DEVENDRA BANHART What Will We Be CD
*** "What Will We Be has a sunny, breezy feel, evoking warm, lazy afternoons spent with good friends. The album is dominated by powerfully melodic, mid-tempo numbers played with relaxed expertise and an ambitious stylistic range."
BROADCAST & THE FOCUS GROUP Investigate Witchcults of The Radio Age CD
*** RECOMMENDED "BROADCAST and graphic artist JULIAN HOUSE (aka THE FOCUS GROUP) present a psychedelic album pulling in a unique sense of melody and love of library music, film scores, electronics and psych-pop colour."
JERRY GARCIA & HOWARD WALES Hooteroll? CD
*** "On his first album release outside the Dead, Garcia seldom takes center stage, instead seasoning a diverse collection of instrumentals with spare, tasty trademark fills and some propulsive funk- and R&B-inspired rhythm work."
RICHARD HAWLEY Truelove's Gutter CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Thematically his darkest work to date, Truelove's Gutter explores the idea of people or things that are broken in some way. The album's lush production provides a haunting backdrop to Hawley's unique voice and guitar work."
JAMES HUSBAND A Parallax I 2xCD
*** "Debut solo album from OF MONTREAL multi-instrumentalist Jamey Huggins. Deluxe CD includes 6-song covers disc & 16-song Polyvinyl digital sampler."
JESU Opiate Sun CD
*** "New, heavy & melodious EP from Justin Broadrick of NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH."
JACK JOHNSON En Concert CD
*** "A live album featuring some of Jack's biggest songs."
PELICAN What We All Come To Need CD
*** "This is Pelican at their most inspired and sonically adept, straddling the fine line between adherence to roots and the mining of the unexplored, as punishing as it is calming. 50 minutes of weighty riffs and textured progressions in momentous succession."
THE SWELL SEASON Strict Joy CD
*** "The Swell Season is Oscar-winning duo Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglove - the follow'up to their ONCE film & soundtrack."
HENRY THREADGILL ZOOID This Bring Us To Volume 1 CD
*** "Threadgill first release since 2001, he has spent those eight years creating and perfecting a new system of improvisation in a group setting based on a series of interval blocks comprised of three notes, improvising melodies and creating counterpoint to one another."
THE TWILIGHT SAD Forget The Night Ahead CD
*** "The Twilight Sad's much-anticipated follow-up is a dark and tumultuous listen, retaining the guitar-washed drama of their previous effort, with an added complexity both sonic and thematic."
WOLF MOTHER Cosmic Egg CD
*** "Wolfmother is back with Cosmic Egg, delivering their aggressive and classic sound laced with crunching guitars, muscular rhythms and soaring vocals. Cosmic Egg is bound to take fans into another sonic dimension."