v/a SUN ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN 3xCD
*** "3xCD box set that contains 107 of the finest Rockabilly sides ever recorded culled from the hallowed vaults of Sun Records. Anyone who has thrilled to the sounds of Elvis Presley's Sun Sessions is guaranteed to enjoy these recordings."
FREEWAY & JAKE ONE The Stimulus Package CD
*** "Produced entirely by veteran G-Unit producer Jake One, The Stimulus Package showcases some of 'your favorite rapper's favorite rapper' Freeway's most dynamic and engaging work to date."
PETER GABRIEL Scratch My Back CD
PETER GABRIEL Scratch My Back 2xCD
*** "The first part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other's songs." Feat. members of DURUTTI COLUMN, BOB EZRIN, and TCHAD BLAKE.
THE HOLMES BROTHERS Feed My Soul CD
*** "Glorious, rooty R&B, gospel, blues and country. Full of soul & surprises."
MADLIB Medicine Show No. 2: Flight To Brazil CD
*** Part two in a super-long series of mindbending Madlib mindbenders! Sleep not or forever feel lame!
MADLIB The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble: Miles Away CD
*** "Miles Away is a jazz fusion album, produced & arranged by Madlib, which has been tweaked and revised for over two years when it was first announced." More info & art: http://www.stonesthrow.com/news/2010/01/the-last-electro-acoustic-space-jazz-miles-away
BOB MARLEY Exodus CD
*** Anniversary edition! Contains no "bogus tracks."
MOON DUO Escape LP / CD
*** "S.F. duo Sanae Yamada and Erik Johnson (WOODEN SHJIPS) create a primordial and disorienting sonic stew inspired by John Coltrane and Rashied Ali, Silver Apples, Royal Trux, Moolah, Suicide, and Cluster. Eerie!"
THE PLIMSOULS Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal CD
*** October 31,1981 Whisky A Go Go
ROGUE WAVE Permalight CD
*** "A punchy, deceptively effervescent set of classic, inward-looking Pop tunes highlighted with psychedelic guitars, synths, pastoral sound effects and intricate rhythms."
THE RUBY SUNS Fight Softly CD
*** "Not as wide-eyed or lighthearted as its predecessor, Ruby Suns new album remains beat-centric with scuzzy, digital melodies. McPhun's soulful upper-register croon, swallowed into the mix, replaces group chants and full-throated singalongs."
STARS OF THE LID Music For Nitrous Oxide CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! First album (+ bonus jams, I think).
KURT VILE Constant Hitmaker LP / CD
*** BACK IN STOCK! A slightly older release by one of our current favorites.