v/a A-SQUARE (OF COURSE): The Story Of Michigan's Legendary A-Square Records CD
*** Featuring MC5, THE SOT RICHARD CASE, THE THYME, THE PRIME MOVERS, THE APOSTLES, THE UP and more.
THE ACCIDENTAL There Were Wolves CD
*** A side project of Sam Genders of TUNNG (whose Thrill Jockey album was the whip), which Q Magazine calls "a perfect distillation of creatively experimental folk music."
COLDPLAY Viva La Vida CD
*** Ms, Paltrow's boyfriend just cooked up a hot batch of Coldplay and it's dee-licious!
ENDLESS BOOGIE Focus Level CD
*** “ENDLESS BOOGIE began with no delusions of grandeur. They started off as just dudes jamming on riffs, locking into grooves, finding that transcendental part of a song and stretching it into eternity. Now they’ve made the best rock record to come out of New York City in years (maybe decades). No, that’s not an exaggeration. What more needs to be said?"
GIRL TALK as TREY TOLD 'EM Super Epic Thrill Jockey Mega Mix CD
*** A mindblower of a mix by Sr. GIRL TALK, mixing and destroying tracks from THRILL JOCKEY's entire catalog. Limited edition and previously only available from the TJ anniversary party.
HUMAN BELL Human Bell CD
*** "Human Bell is David Heumann (ARBOURETUM, BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY) & Nathan Bell (LUNGFISH). Heumann & Bell’s gorgeous guitar duets form an instrumental canvas painted in the warm colored hues of folk and rock music, and simultaneously a blank canvas for the listeners themselves to paint. Their songs are delicately crafted with an immaculate clarity, expressiveness, and most of all, openness."
KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES The Supreme Genius Of... CD
*** "A garage soul inferno! 16 tracks of musical dynamite! Experience the international psychedelic soul explosion that is KING KAHN."
NOMO Ghost Rock CD
*** Dang! Already sold out! From what I've read, this is widely considered their finest work.
THE NOTWIST The Devil, You + Me CD
*** "The highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed Neon Golden."
SILVER JEWS Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea CD
*** "All a-sweat and working hard, rumbling with terror and humility like old Johnny Cash, DAVID BERMAN is once again our tour guide into the void, pointing out spots whre some dreams died and other candy-colored conceits were conceived. Joined by CASSIE BERMAN among others, Berman delivers a fine sixth album."
STEINSKI What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective 2xCD
*** An insane compilation featuring Steinski's first record, "The Payoff Mix" for a Tommy Boy contest judged by BAMBAATAA and ARTHUR BAKER among others, plus some of the infamous "Lessons", NME flexi-disk tracks, and the critically acclaimed 'Nothing To Fear: A Rough Mix,' an hour-long mash-up. Don't sleep -- this is illegal stuff!
DENNIS WILSON Pacific Ocean Blue 2xCD
*** "Official 2-CD premier edition deluxe set. First solo record from any member of the BEACH BOYS. Includes unheard tracks from the P.O.B. sessions and the never finished follow-up album, Bambu."
WOLF PARADE Mt. Zoomer CD
*** The mighty and possibly "prog" follow-up to their Sub Pop debut certainly full of the same number of hooks and shouts that Apologies had in spades, this is a jam to beat all jams.