1 CD / Polyvinyl / 2015-09-04Tracks: Refractor; Contact; Gemini; Glaciers; Echoes; Control; Disintegrate; Waterfall; Painkiller; Tracers
Artists: Painted Palms
After living out the dream of everyone crafting retro-styled synth pop in their bedrooms or on their laptops, Painted Palms have taken a step forward on their second full-length album, 2015's Horizons...continue...
Captain Beefheart/Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band: Live in Cowtown, Kansas City 22nd April 1974 *
1 CD / United States of Distribution / 2015-09-04Tracks: Mirror Man; Upon the My-O-My; Crazy Little Thing; Full Moon, Hot Sun; Sugar Bowl; This Is the Day; Keep on Rubbing (It's Mighty Crazy); Be Your Dog; Sweet Georgia Brown; Abba Zabba; Peaches 1; Peache...
Artists: Captain Beefheart/Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Personnel: Captain Beefheart (vocals, saxophone, Chinese gong); Dean Smith, Fuzzy Fuscaldo (guitar); Del Simmons (flute, tenor saxophone); Michael Smotherman (keyboards); Ty Grimes (drums).
1 CD / Relapse Records (USA) / 2015-08-21Tracks: Cowards; Slow Dancing to This Bitter Earth; Levitate the Pentagon; Blood Relative; I Wish You'd Never Gone to School; Canary; Telegraphing; You Are the Stars; Away
Artists: Publicist UK
Personnel: Zachary Lipez (vocals); David Obuchowski (guitar); Dave Witte (drums); Zohra Atash (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Dean Baltulonis.
Recording information: 1130 Square Feet, ...continue...
1 CD / Fire Records / 2015-08-21Tracks: Nonalignment Pact; Modern Dance, The; Laughing; Street Waves; Chinese Radiation; Life Stinks; Real World; Over My Head; Sentimental Journey; Humor Me
Artists: Pere Ubu
Pere Ubu: Tom Herman, Scott Krauss, Tony Maimone, Allen Ravenstine, David Thomas (vocals, various instruments).
Recording information: Suma (11/1977).
Photographer: Mik Mellen.
1 CD / Fire Records / 2015-08-21Tracks: Navvy; On the Surface; Dub Housing; Caligari's Mirror; Thriller!; I,Will Wait; Drinking Wine Spodyody; (Pa) Ubu Dance Party; Blow Daddy-O; Codex
Artists: Pere Ubu
Photographer: Mik Mellen.
THE MODERN DANCE was Pere Ubu's debut and 1978's great leap forward in the wake of punk and its lesser descendents. As such, DUB HOUSING, 10 months its junior, was alw...continue...
1 CD / Birth / 2015-08-21Tracks: Laying Down Rock; Focus on the Street; Cannon Mouth; She Walks So Fast; Hermits on Holiday; Spilt the Beans; Tim, Do I Like That Dog?; Cheerio; Time Between
Personnel: Nick Murray (drums).
Audio Mixer: Samur Khouja.
Recording information: Comp-ny, Los Angels (2014).
When White Fence's Tim Presley hired Cate Le Bon to play guitar for t...continue...
1 CD / Metamatic / 2015-08-21Tracks: Secret Life, A (Part 1); Secret Life, A (Part 2); Secret Life, A (Part 3); Secret Life, A (Part 4); Secret Life, A (Part 5); Secret Life, A (Part 6)
Artists: Steve D'Agostino/John Foxx/Steve Jansen
2009 musical collaboration between former Ultravox vocalist John Foxx , former Japan member Steve Jansen and Steve D'Agostino (Single Cycle Recorder). Having met during their...continue...
1 CD / United States / 2015-08-21Tracks: Young Girls; Convoy; Beyond the Stars; Help Sharks; Lonesome Train (On a Lonesome Track); Forbidden Planet; Stop the City; Doctor Strange; Wildhunt; Cars Eat with Autoface [The Heavy Version]; Watchi...
Artists: Inner City Unit
1 CD / Metamatic / 2015-08-21Tracks: Mirrorball; My Life As An Echo; Perfect Line, The; Spectroscope; Estrellita; Luminous; Sunshower; Ultramarine; Empire Skyline
Artists: John Foxx/Robin Guthrie
2009 collaboration between Electronic maverick John Foxx (Ultravox) and former Cocteau Twins member Robin Guthrie. . Layers of echoes and reverberations are explored on Mirrorball,...continue...
Mirrorball is a melodically affecting exercise in ethereal ambience -- precisely what you might expect from two artists whose CVs list collaborations with Harold Budd. That's not to set Budd up as an ...continue...
1 CD / Anti / 2015-08-21Tracks: EKG; More...; Random Name Generator; Joke Explained, The; You Satellite; Taste the Calling; Pickled Ginger; Where Do I Begin; Cold Slope; King of You; Magnetized
Personnel: Spencer Tweedy (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Jeff Tweedy; Tom Schick.
Recording information: The Loft in Chicago, IL.
Photographer: Zoran Orlic.
Wilco's 11th studi...continue...
1 CD / DFA / 2015-08-07Tracks: Slippin' Slidin'; Woman's Touch, A (It's No Coincidence); She Stickin' with Twig; Textiles on Mainstreet; Stone Rollin' (Musical Emotion); Roll Red Roll (Song for Steubenville); You Got Me Goin'...; ...
Artists: Slim Twig
Personnel: Slim Twig (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums).
Audio Mixers: Slim Twig; Steve Chahley.
Liner Note Author: Slim Twig.
Recording information: 388, Home & Ben's Places (201...continue...
1 CD / Trouble in Mind / 2015-08-07Tracks: Ako Je; Kantarion (Ili Gospina Trava); Pjesma O Drvecu; On Je Jesen; Svijet Na Dlanu; Lucifer I Ja; Ubila Sam Cvijet; Pozuri Polako; Tuzna
Upon the first spin of the eponymous debut from Croatian psych-pop trio Pridjevi, it's hard not to mistake the cavernous production, swirling childlike vocals, and tinny, serpentine guitar lines for a...continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2015-08-07Tracks: Carrion Flowers; Iron Moon; Dragged Out; Maw; Grey Days; After the Fall; Crazy Love; Simple Death; Survive; Color of Blood; Abyss, The
Artists: Chelsea Wolfe
Recording information: Dalas, TX.
Photographer: Ben Chisholm.
On Abyss, Chelsea Wolfe brings the heaviness in her music to the fore in a way that's more natural, and more compelling, tha...continue...