v/a LAGOS DISCO INFERNO CD
*** "A collection of smoking hot groove action from Lagos, Nigeria circa 1976-’82. 12 tracks that sound as fresh today as they day they were cut, restored with loving care."
v/a SOLID GOLD CD
*** "Excerpts from Italians Do It Better’s disco sleeve series 2007-2010 covering the fringe elements & producers of the label. Almost every track featured on this CD is out of print on vinyl. Tracks from TIEDYE, INVISIBLE CONGA PEOPLE, PREMIER RANG, T&K, BOTTIN, TWISTED WIRES, SOLANGE, and RUBIES."
AUTECHRE Move Of Ten CD
*** "On the heels of their most well-received album in several years, Oversteps, experimental electronic music producers Autechre bring an EP of ten all new tracks titled Move of Ten."
LO BORGES Lo Borges CD
*** RECOMMENDED "LO BORGES’ '72 solo debut is a stunning piece of post-bossa nova Brazilian pop music. Combining influences ranging from soul, jazz, pop, psychedelic, and bossa nova with brilliant musicianship and wild arrangements, Lo Borges, is one of the finest Brazilian records of the 1970s, if not ever. Borges emerged out of the Clube de Esquina musical collective (along with Milton Nascimento), a movement that rivaled the brilliance of the more well known Tropicalismo. Absolutely brilliant and available on CD in the USA for the first time ever."
THE CHAP Well Done Europe CD
*** "In their quest to create music that sounds wrong, they predate the current craze for lo-fi Prog-Pop by several years." Haha.
DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES Archive 2003-2006 CD
*** "11 never before released tracks from the duo of Fred Nicolaus & Daniel Rossen (GRIZZLY BEAR)."
THE FRESH & ONLYS Grey-Eyed Girls CD
*** "Grey-Eyed Girls sounds like a natural bridge between the raucous garage rock of the group's debut and the full-on studio record they plan on wrapping for In The Red later this year."
FRONTIER RUCKUS Deadmalls & Nightfalls CD
*** Perhaps you've heard of these Michigan sons! People just love 'em & why wouldn't they??
SEU JORGE & ALMAZ Seu Jorge & Almaz CD
*** "The deep, soul-piercing voice of great Brazilian singer, Seu Jorge does songs famous within the Brazilian diaspora (Tim Maia, Jorge Ben), classic American (Roy Ayers, Michael Jackson) and European (Kraftwerk, Cane and Abel) soul songs begging for a bit of psychedelic samba."
MENOMENA Mines CD
*** "Menomena's newest work comes after a period of significant upheaval that has left them with no shortage of new ideas that many say defines the state of intelligent pop music one decade into the millenium."
MOUNTAIN MAN Made The Harbor CD
*** "Molly Erin Sarle, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig & Amelia Randall Meath were bewildered by the sounds they made together. The music of Mountain Man is nestled in the tradition of American folk, but shoots out like diamond dust.
THEE OH SEES Warm Slime LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "'Warm Slime' is guaranteed to please fans of their whacked-out garage / psych / punk jams, showcasing their more electrified, mind-bending, quadra-spazzed best."
OPTIMO Fabric 52 CD
*** "A no-rules mix crafted with inherent musicality, the mix sweeps and dives with the frenzy of electro, sparkly disco, gritty acid & funky masters -- a divine melting pot that only makes sense in the hands of Glasgow's mighty duo of JD TWITCH and JONNIE WILKS."
TY SEGALL Melted LP / CD
*** "San Francisco psych wunderkind Ty Segall continues a tireless musical assault on ears and minds. Segall says it sounds like 'cherry cola, Sno-Cones and taffy.' Truly psychedelic pop songs with great vocals and exciting arrangements!"
TENDER TRAP Dansette Dansette LP / CD
*** "Former Talulah Gosh and Heavenly members now combines the harmonies, oohs, ahhs and sha-la-las of classic girl-group pop with the stripped-down beats and dirty guitars of the Shop Assistants and The Vaselines."
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Couldn't Stand The Weather 2xCD
*** Ahhhh... the deluxe edition.
VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS Voice Of The Seven Thunders CD
*** "Infernal and primitive energies mingle with the bucolic reveries, drawing comparison to the heyday of '70s acid rock and the likes of Amon Duul II, Peter Green, early Pink Floyd and the electronic kosmische of Cluster."
ANDRE WILLIAMS Silky CD
*** BACK IN STOCK AND DIRTY AS HELL! "The man who pulls the 'L' out of Silk, and puts his dick in the milk, Andre Williams returns with a new full-length of wild'n'wooly, raw-stroked, rock-bombing r&b hoot."
WOODS At Echo Lake LP / CD
*** "2010 release from the lo-fi Alt-Roots/Rock outfit. At Echo Lake feels like a diamond-sharp distillation of the turbulent power of their live shows."