DAVID DANIELL & DOUGLAS MCCOMBS Sycamore LP+MP3 / CD
*** "The first album from David Daniell (SAN AGUSTIN, RHYS CHATHAM) and Douglas McCombs (TORTOISE, BROKEBACK) is a delicate tapestry of spacious and ethereal guitar lines woven into abstract, slow-burning, richly faceted and thickly psychedelic passages."
FACTUMS Flowers LP
*** "Flowers is dark and disturbing, bleak and ominous, spread over 22 tracks that fluctuate from sound collage and soundtrack-esque moments with more structure songwriting and flashes of the abrasive electropunk that has garnered well deserved comparisons to Chrome, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, and much of the early Wax Trax catalog."
HEALTH Get Color LP / CD
*** NOW ON VINYL!
MICHAEL HURLEY Parsnip Snips LP
*** "Culled from MICHAEL HURLEY’s unreleased output between his First Songs LP from 1964 and Armchair Boogie in 1972. All tracks feature just Michael and guitar. Absolutely beautiful folk music and, in the label’s opinion, one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time."
LUCKY DRAGONS Open Power LP+MP3
*** RECOMMENDED On white vinyl, with poster. "Ecstatic magic music that completely transcends genres. Challenging stereotypes that electronic music is cold and sterile, Lucky Dragons' live show is a truly great celebration of the human spirit."
OOIOO Armonico Hewa LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Armonico Hewa is mind-melting tribal psychedelia, oddly spiritual and alarmingly urgent. OOIOO is an all-female outfit headed by Yoshimi, a founding member of Japanese experimental psych innovators Boredoms."
PONTIAK Sea Voids LP+MP3
*** "They spent many long nights, amps blazing into the summer darkness, drums echoing off the surrounding hills. They tuned the bass and the guitar down to B, cranked their amps and let the air open up." Limited to 1000!
SUFJAN STEVENS Seven Swans LP+7"
*** BACK IN STOCK! Plus 7".
THREE MILE PILOT Planets / Grey Clouds 7"
*** "An unusually upbeat and infectious slice of weird pop perfection plus a darker, sprawling gem recalling the band's earlier days."
JASON URICK Husbands LP+MP3
*** "Those well-versed in the Baltimore or experimental electronic music scenes might be familiar with his band WZT HEARTS. Husbands finds Urick at a crossroads where his ideas are becoming more fully realized, and while still experimental in nature, the songs are envisioned as an honest attempt at 'pop'. Ghosted, fragmented melodies, distorted tones and so forth."