AETHENOR En Form For Bla 2xLP / CD
*** "Deep and weird, with liquid sounds juddering around the occasionally identifiable percussion or Rhodes motif w/ musique-concrete-style transitions and "what's that sound" ethos. Low menace! Atmospheric, not sedate!"
THE BEETS Stay Home CD
*** THE BEETS’ sophomore effort Stay Home is a collection of songs about, you guessed it, staying home. "The Beets remind me an older, grittier, less guarded NYC."
THE DECEMBERISTS The King Is Dead CD
*** "The album--a set of 10 concise, country-based songs--marks a deliberate turn towards simplicity after the band's wildly ambitious and widely acclaimed 2009 song-cycle The Hazards of Love. Feat. Gillian Welch & R.E.M.'s Peter Buck."
DIRTY PROJECTORS Bitte Orca: Deluxe Edition 2xCD
*** "Dirty Projectors' 'Bitte Orca' deluxe version comes with premium packaging and a bonus disc full of never before released material, hard to find b-sides and a brand new Bob Dylan cover."
DISAPPEARS Guider CD
*** RECOMMENDED "Drawing on a combined reverence for reverb, heavy tremolo, distortion, delay and repetition, Disappears play minimal rock music inspired by Krautrock, punk rock, the mid '80s New Zealand scene. Drop the needle, turn up the volume and surrender."
HOW TO DRESS WELL Love Remains CD
*** "A true pioneer of genre-bending, How to Dress Well has been garnering endless crossover support from both the indie rock and hip-hop worlds. His style has been dubbed 'lo-fi R&B'."
GIORGIO MORODER From Here To Eternity CD
*** BACK IN STOCK!
THEE OH SEES Sucks Blood CD
*** "Produced by KELLEY STOLTZ using all green energy (no joke), the album serves as a half-way point between the band’s Cool Death of the Island Raiders album and their most recent material."
THEE OH SEES Dog Poison CD
*** "Ten fantastic new songs, more layered and textural than previous Oh Sees releases while keeping all the typical JOHN DWYER punch, oomph and weirdness."
TIMELESS: SUITE FOR MA DUKES CD
*** "Miguel Atwood-Ferguson pays tribute to J DILLA (aka JAY DEE) by interpreting his music for a 60-piece orchestra featuring special guests Bilal, Dwele, Posdnuos, Talib Kweli, Karriem Riggins and more. This premiere performance left many in the sold out crowd in tears."