BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE Forgiveness Rock Record CD
*** With the new album, Broken Social Scene created spacious songs written as a band by a band(!?), resulting in more cohesive, melody-driven compositions than previous BSS output. Recording both in Toronto and Chicago with producer John McEntire."
DELOREAN Subiza CD
*** "Barcelona's DELOREAN play Mediterranean dance music, taking cues from their native Balearic beat, Madchester house, techno, R&B to carve out a sunny sweet spot between the stage and the dance floor."
THE FALL Your Future Our Clutter CD
*** "Your Future Our Clutter is The Fall at their most rampant, most forward moving, bone-shaking best. With nine tracks that rock like raw fury, we see The Fall heading into their next decade with the same intensity with which they started."
FLAMING LIPS & STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS The Dark Side Of The Moon CD
*** "The world's most predictably unpredictable band, "The F'Lips," have teamed up with Stardeath And White Dwarfs to record their own unique take of Pink Floyd's 1973 classic album 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' with Henry Rollins And Peaches."
FLYING LOTUS Cosmogramma CD
*** The "Hendrix of his generation'' reveals "a nearly infinite palate of planetary (and interplanetary) sonics" somewhere between "Harry Partch and Ghostface Killah." Feat. RAVI COLTRANE, THOM YORKE and some other talented people.
GOTAN PROJECT Tango 3.0 CD
*** "Gotan Project's new album fluidly steps back on the dance floor where their last album left off. Another beautiful melange of traditional Argentinean tango, dub, jazz and electronics."
THE HOLD STEADY Heaven Is Whenever LP+MP3 / CD
*** Perhaps you've heard of them! One of the guys in this band left & another said this album is "less anthem-y." People love these guys tho', I'll tell you what.
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Together LP+MP3 / CD + BONUS 7"
*** "Playing to all the New Pornographers strengths, 'Together' combines the freewheeling, glammy spirit of their debut Mass Romantic with the very personal, emotional songwriting of their most recent material. An album that aims to please!" BONUS 7" WITH ALL SALES!
MIKE PATTON Mondo Cane CD
*** "Recorded with a 30-piece orchestra and choir at a series of European performances, this album features traditional Italian Pop songs as well as a rendition of Morricone's 'Deep Down'."
JOSH RITTER So Runs The World Away CD
*** NPR is all over this shiz. Josh describes the songs as ''more detailed and feel as if they were painted in oil on large canvasses.'' Nice.