v/a MATADOR AT 21 2xLP / 6xCD
*** Budget 2 LP version of CD 5 from the Matador at 21 6 CD Box Set.
CITY CENTER Zen Kids 7"
*** "Zen Kids" [DBN117] splinters guitars and chillingly desolate drones until it forms as a soft summery pop song. As with all singles in the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series, just ip the record and Selector Dub Narcotic scrambles and reforms it, "Version"
DEERHUNTER Halcyon Digest LP / CD
*** "Halcyon Digest is Deerhunter's fourth album and their first to be released on 4AD. The band self-produced w/ Ben Allen enlisted to mix it (Merriweather Post Pavillion)." Best new music.
GLASSER Ring LP / CD
*** RECOMMENDED "GLASSER is one woman, Cameron Mesirow, and Ring is her debut album. Her intimate, luxurious post-pop is laced with strings, woodwinds and simple, angelic vocal melodies. Ring has the universal lure of a lullaby and a hymn."
GRINDERMAN Grinderman 2 2xLP
*** BACK IN STOCK!
TEENGIRL FANTASY 7AM LP
*** "Nick Weiss & Logan Takahashi make 'some kind of dance music that wasn’t just emulating what (they) were hearing'. The duo’s music often forms out of melodies, samples or concepts that through jamming and improvisation organically materialize into full-fledged compositions."