v/a BEARDED LADIES CD
*** Fifteen homegrown selections of forlorn and freakish female songsmiths from the past four decades. Includes music from WENDY & BONNIE, SUSAN CHRISTIE, BRIGITTE FONTAINE, JANE WEAVER, EMMA TRICCA, LIGHTS, and CATE LE BON.
v/a DENGUE FEVER Presents Electric Cambodia CD
*** RECOMMENDED "1960s and '70s independent Cambodia was a period of rapid modernization that not only influenced music, architecture, sculpture, painting, dance & cinema. For many, it was Cambodia's own artistic renaissance, a time pointing to a hopeful future brought to a sudden end when the Khmer Rouge took control in 1975 and brutally attempted to destroy any trace of modern society. Sadly, while many of the recordings of modern Cambodian rock and roll survived, most of the artists who created it did not. DENGUE FEVER has compiled their favorite Cambodian rock and roll from many different cassette tapes. The great music you'll find here is a testament to the spirit of a modern Cambodia that existed not so long ago, and should be remembered today."
v/a HARMONIC SERIES: A Compilation Of Works In Just Intonation CD
*** "The Harmonic Series is a compilation of musical works in Just Intonation created by three generations of contemporary composers who utilize this tuning system compiled to educate listeners about the origins and use of Just Intonation, as well as to portray the unique beauty of this tonal 'color palette,' which is heard by relatively few in the Western world and explored by even fewer. Although all the artists on the compilation work within the avant-garde/experimental genre, each artist lends something unique to the collection, and each employs a different approach toward how to utilize Just Intonation." Feat. PAULINE OLIVEROS, ELLEN FULLMAN, CHARLES CURTIS, MICHAEL HARRISON, GREG DAVIS, R. KEENAN LAWLER, Duane Pitre, THERESA WONG and ZACHARY JAMES WATKINS.
v/a SOFT SOUNDS FOR GENTLE PEOPLE Vol. 5 CD
*** "The fifth installment in Pet’s series featuring the loving sounds of California and beyond circa 1966-1969. Features twenty-one sunshiney tracks from STIX & STONZ, THE JOHNNYS, MOUSE, RAINY DAZE, PEOPLE, WELLS AND FARGO, THINGS TO COME, ROMAN CHARIOT, DELICATE BALANCE, BENTLEY ROAD, CHARTER MEMBERS, CARNIVAL, THE PHOENIX TROLLEY, MISTY MORN, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, SANDALS, LOLLIPOP FANTASY, FLOWER POT, CAPES OF GOOD HOPE, 1ST CENTURY, and FRATERNITY OF MAN."
LINDSTROM & CHRISTABELLE Real Life Is No Cool LP / CD
*** "CHRISTABELLE (aka SOLALE) teams with LINDSTROM to create an edgy disco-pop album of structured chaos and hypnotic beats. Lindstrom provided the structure for Christabelle to let loose and improvise most of the lyrics on the spot while they jammed."
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Greetings From Wawa CD
*** First album reissued!
REAL ESTATE Real Estate CD
*** "REAL ESTATE waft in on vibes of hazy summers past, reveling in the fleeting waves of freedom that eked in once classes broke and the sun lingered a little longer over suburban roofs, lifting the most sun streaked moments from The Feelies and Yo La Tengo and filtering them through the kaleidoscope of memories aimless drives through parched neighborhood streets."
RJD2 The Colossus LP / CD
*** Fourth studio album from 'one of the few DJs who seems like an artist rather than just a record collector.'
TY SEGALL Ty Segall CD
*** "Classic ‘60s pop-meets-California surf to a fast tempo that pushes the boundaries of punk. While the lo-fi claustrophobia keeps the undercurrent harsh and real, the upbeat melodies and psychedelic, reverb-laden vocals keep it buoyant and hypnotic. Here, Ty Segall is truly a one-man band: he plays a bass drum with a tambourine duct-taped to the front and a hi hat with his feet, guitar with his hands, and sings simultaneously. The result is a “what you see is what you get” whirlwind of energy, best framed within a house party while under the influence."
SUN RA Interplanetary Melodies CD
SUN RA Rocket Ship Rock CD
SUN RA Second Stop Is Jupiter CD
*** "Norton took a rocket ride into the vaults of El Saturn Research and arrived back on Earth with a motherlode of unissued early R&B, doo wop, soul and general weirdness featuring SUN RA and his ARKESTRA backing a variety of artists. This series consists of two albums of “Doo Wop from Saturn and Beyond” and a set of totally twisted sides called Rocket Ship Rock featuring YOCHANAN, 'The Outer Space Vocalist.' Atomic outer space genius from yet another Norton turban headed star!"