Tuesday, January 19, 2010

((((( NEW ARRIVALS: Vinyl ))))) Neon Indian, Broken Bells, Oh Sees, SUNN0))), Ty Segall & more

BROKEN BELLS The High Road 7"
*** James Mercer of THE SHINS paired up with DANGER MOUSE & dropped what is probably not a Benny Goodman cover.

*** "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."

NEON INDIAN Psychic Chasms LP / CD

THEE OH SEES Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In LP
*** "Sounding a bit like The Mamas & The Papas run through a seriously bent garage blender, this record marked the first recorded appearance of the newly harder rocking version of the band and was immediately met with an enthusiastic response by fans and rock scribes."

PIXELTAN Yamerarena 12"
*** "Pixeltan's latest effort takes a page -- or at least a few notes -- from Larry Levan's Paradise Garage disco songbook, shows an appreciation for ESG, adds layers of dynamic percussive elements, and go from sweetly menacing to raw-throated screams in a moment's notice. Drummer Hisham Bharoocha formerly played with both Black Dice and Lightning Bolt, and Yoneta and bass player Devin Flynn are ex-members of Plate Tectonics."

Q&A Tumbling Cubes 12"
*** "A svelte piece of Detroit-inspired electro -- a lean charge where Mr. Fingers meets Telex and Carl Craig at the Hacienda -- and a taut piece of flabby dirty disco, a dark cavern of sinister cool that comes off like a Padded Cell edit of Patrick Adams remixed by Andrew Weatherall."

TY SEGALL & MIKAL CRONIN Reverse Shark Attack LP
*** TY SEGALL and MIKAL CRONIN bust out a ten-track delight of psychedelic danceable garage rock and effects-ridden psychedelia -- a mind-blowing explosion of loud guitars, pounding rhythms and signature vocal harmonies. The B-side is a single 10-minute Beatles-esque medley that starts off weird, gets mellow and folky, then explodes into a Ventures-induced headache of smashed drums and wildly vibrant surf guitars." 1,000 copies.

SUNN0))) Domkirke 2xLP
SUNN0))) Oracle LP