AVI BUFFALO Avi Buffalo LP+MP3 / CD
*** "By the time you read this, Avi Buffalo will pretty much all be out of high school. They ve toured with Beach House, Final Fantasy, opened for Vampire Weekend and found fans at KCRW and Steve Lamacq at the BBC."
BLACK DYNAMITE by Adrian Younge LP
*** "Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge's original score to the Michael Jai White comedy ''Black Dynamite'' was inspired by the great blaxploitation soundtracks of the 1970s. Rhodes electric piano, Hammond organ, Hohner Clavinet, harpsichord, synthesizer, vibraphone, guitar, bass, flute, sax, cello, and drums -- authentic!"
MATTHEW LARKIN CASSELL The Complete Works 2xLP
*** New release from STONES THROW. Cassell contacted the label about his music being sampled on Madvilliany & scored a record deal. This is his self-financed and released trilogy of albums showing the "influence of Cassell’s childhood love of rock, jazz and R&B and demonstrated the chops he saw demonstrated by his heroes at legendary Bay Area venues."
COCO ROSIE Grey Oceans LP+MP3 / CD
*** CocoRosie's 11-song Sub Pop debut, Grey Oceans, is hair. I mean "here."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday LP+MP3 / CD
*** "Happy Birthday formed in November 2008 to play one show at the punk-space "Tinderbox" (RIP) & enjoyed playing with each other so much that they decided to keep doing it."
HOLY FUCK Latin LP+MP3 / CD
*** "If opposites really do attract, it makes perfect sense that Holy Fuck would choose a barn in rural Ontario to record a series of dynamic electro-noise pop tracks that compose their latest full-length release, titled Latin."
JOY DIVISION Unknown Pleasures LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!
MOON DUO Killing Time LP / CD
*** "MOON DUO is the solo alter-ego of WOODEN SHJIPS guitarist/singer RIPLEY JOHNSON. Expansive Krautrock influenced tapestries of warm cascading fuzz and controlled feedback, organ, and accenting keyboard."
THE NATIONAL High Violet 2xLP+MP3 / CD
*** "A nervy, melodic, explosive and beautiful set, wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of stark angles and atmosphere. High Violet may be The National's most thematically twisted record to date but it somehow also manages to be their most infectious and immediate."