v/a FANAJANA - A Collection Of Recordings And Photography From Madigasikara LP
*** "Over a three year period in the late 1990s, CHARLIE BROOKS embarked on two long field recording trips in the remote north Madagasikara. This single LP collection compiles seventeen tracks from the previous Mississippi release Fihavanana and adds a twelve page booklet of photography and notes." On MISSISSIPPI.
AUTECHRE Move Of Ten EP #1 12"+MP3
*** NOW ON VINYL!
BEACH FOSSILS Beach Fossils LP
*** "Hauntingly catchy tunes that blend the energy of an impulsive road trip with the melodious wandering of a lucid dream. Sun drenched riffs, kaleidoscopic rhythms and hazy lyrics saturate Beach Fossils’ first release."
DURUTTI COLUMN Return Of The Durutti Column LP
*** "Originally released on the legendary Factory Records label in 1980, 'The Return Of The Durutti Column' is a collection of guitar based instrumentals melding rock, folk, classical, electronica and the avant-garde."
GALAXIE 500 On Fire LP / 2xCD
GALAXIE 500 This Is Our Music LP / 2xCD
GALAXIE 500 Today LP
*** NOW ON VINYL! New two-disc versions of their classic albums too.
HAWKWIND Hawkwind LP
*** "HAWKWIND’s 1970 debut album perfectly introduces a galactic blues-rock sound rightfully compared to Pink Floyd's early work: hippie rock grooves and interplanetary guitar rides, echoed vocals and nonstop instrumental voyages."
MICHAEL HURLEY Blue Hills LP
*** “New recordings by MICHAEL HURLEY. On this LP we find Hurley stretching out on six longer than usual compositions that are as heartbreaking and beautiful as anything he's ever done -- no hyperbole!" On MISSISSIPPI.
ITAL TEK Midnight Colour 2xLP
ITAL TEK Moment In Blue 12"
*** "Midnight Colour finds a middle ground between dubstep and garage's sub-bass and lurching two-step rhythms and electronica at its most melodic at a more languorous 130 BPM with more space to enfold the melody and texture."
KING LEE & QUINTRON Tire Shop 7"
*** "Some might have known King Lee (R.I.P.) from his late-night appearances at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. Or he may have fixed your tire at the St. Claude Tire Shop. This single is an incredibly slow drum-machine / echo-organ jam, with extra clanky sound samples from the actual tire shop with Lee going off on top."
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Sound Of Silver 2xLP
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM This Is Happening 2xLP
*** ALREADY SOLD OUT! These were barely in the store. Holy smokes.
JEFF MANGUM Live At Jittery Joe's LP
*** BACK IN STOCK! Now on heavy, heavy vinyl. This is the homey behind NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL.
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."
THEE OH SEES / TY SEGALL Split 7"
*** Ohhhhhh shit! These jerks are so good. So. Dang. Good!
PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART Say No To Love 7"
*** "'Say No to Love' is a big step forward, combining The Pains' now-trademark youthful energy and infectious song craft with a more deliberate approach to the studio. It just might be their best single yet!"
POCAHAUNTED Make It Real LP
*** "Collecting seven of the band’s 2009 live staples for a 40-minute-ish collage of basement body music, garage dub damage, outsider funkadelic sprawl, voodoo rhythm workouts, duo femme soul vocal dynamics, dripping gold sweat, and dream fulfillment."
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."
KURT VILE God Is Saying This To You LP
*** "Kurt solo, four-trackin’ as usual, and blowing minds with his mix of bluegrass guitar, blazed singer-songwriterisms, and the knowledge of how to balance these contexts out with laidback precision. Psychedelic to its core, these twelve tracks speak to the will of the casual perfectionist, honing his craft with effortless aplomb."
WEEN Chocolate & Cheese 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!
WOODEN SHJIPS Wooden Shjips LP+MP3
WOODEN SHJIPS Vol. 2 LP
*** BACK IN STOCK!
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."
MATTHEW YOUNG Traveler's Advisory LP
*** "Mixing a hammered dulcimer and a drum machine makes no logical sense. Taking your lyrics from instruction manuals is not a good idea. Covering Michael Hurley in 1986 is about as out of step with the times as you can get. And yet... somehow this 25-year-old '12th-century / folk / electronic album' feels perfectly up to date and dare we say... cooler than anything else you’ll hear this year!"