1 CD / Cleopatra / 2014-10-14Tracks: New Age; Rm. 101; Eyes On Mars; Jonestown; Animal; Static Gravity; Eyes In the Center; Electric Chair; Night of the Earth; Isolation; Anti-Fade; I Left My Heart In San Francisco; Meet You In the Subw...
Issued in 1980, RED EXPOSURE finds the industrial-punk duo Chrome in fine form, with vocalist/keyboardist Damon Edge and vocalist/guitarist Helios Creed creating a restless, moody record that often so...continue...
1 CD / Beyond Beyond is Beyond / 2014-09-30Tracks: Pilgrim Under the Stars, The; Pilgrim at the Woods, The; Pilgrim to the Shrine, The; Pilgrim to the Source of Love and Life, The; Pilgrim and the Light Masters, The; Pilgrim to the Absolute, The
Artists: Montibus Communitas
Recording information: Sunyata Studios (12/2011-02/2013).
Peruvian psych collective Montibus Communitas is more of a congregation of loosely assembled improvisers than any kind of solidly arran...continue...
1 CD / Constellation / 2014-09-30Tracks: Face à L'instant, Pt. 1; Face à L'instant, Pt. 2; Face à L'instant, Pt. 3; Face à L'instant, Pt. 4; Déja, Hier....; Super Pastiche Fantastique/New Sun, Pt. 1; Super Pastiche ...
Artists: Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche
Personnel: Eric Gingras, Sébastien Fournier (vocals, guitar); Jean-Sebastien Truchy (vocals, synthesizer, electronics); Nasir Hasan (vocals, drums); Cédric Lemay-Truchy, AJ, YY, MS, JLK, Xav...continue...
2 CD / Anti (USA) / 2014-09-23Tracks: Please Don't Let Me Be So Understood; High as Hello; World Away; Diamond Light, Pt. 1; Wait for Love; Low Key; Pigeons; Slow Love; Nobody Dies Anymore; I'll Sing It; Flowering; Desert Bell; Summer No...
Audio Mixer: Tom Schick.
Recording information: Future Perfect, Los Angeles, CA; The Loft, Chicago, IL.
Photographer: Zoran Orlic.
Since it has become fashionable to derisively re...continue...
1 CD / Sub Pop (USA) / 2014-09-23Tracks: Talk to God; Words; Light Within, The; To Travel the Path Unknown; Goatchild; Goatslaves; Hide from the Sun; Bondye; Gathering of Ancient Tribes
Artists: Goat (Sweden)
Recording information: Parkeringshuset Studio.
With a sound that seems to exist outside of any particular place and time, Goat materialize once again to bestow upon us their second musical offe...continue...
1 CD / Bureau B / 2014-09-16Tracks: Früh; Chlor; Mandarine; Traum; Noah; Auf und Ab; Parfum; Brücke; 500m
Artists: Gut und Irmler
Audio Mixer: Jan Wagner.
Recording information: Faust Studio Scheer (2013).
Photographer: Claudio Hils.
Gut und Irmler is a collaboration with a truly impressive pedigree. Between...continue...
1 CD / Royal Potato Family Records / 2014-09-16Tracks: At the Show; If I Get to See You at All; Witches of Ulster; Eye to Eye; Coyote Hearing; One and One Is Two; Saint, The; No One Is to Blame; Free Us All
Artists: Marco Benevento (Keyboards)
Personnel: Marco Benevento (vocals, piano, keyboards, drum machine); Rosie Kirincic, Richard Swift (vocals); Andy Borger (drums, percussion).
Recording information: National Freedom.
1 CD / Kanine Records / 2014-09-09Tracks: Young; Forget the Fall; Drag Me Down; Worn Out Shoes; Lonely; Joanna; If I Tell You; Comfort; I Love You; All Over Again; Anna; Be with You; Plastic Jane; Stuck
Artists: Flowers (London)
Recording information: Studio 355.
London indie pop trio Flowers formed in the time-honored tradition of bored roommates making music in their living room, inspired equally by the canon of mela...continue...
1 CD / Fire Records / 2014-09-09Tracks: Golden Surf, Pt. 2; Drag the River; Vision of the Moon; Dr Faustus; Bus Station; Road To Utah; Carnival; Irene; Brother Ray
Artists: Pere Ubu
Personnel: David Thomas (vocals); Keith Moline (guitar); Darryl Boon (clarinet); Michele Temple (bass guitar); Steve Mehlman (drums, percussion, background vocals); Robert Wheeler (Theremin).
1 CD / Joyful Noise (Indie Rock) / 2014-09-02Tracks: In Its Pull; Meant to Be That Way; Brave Enough; Do It Nation; Time Is Now, The; Our Love; Shining Star; Each Other's Arms; Overjoyed and Thankful; We Are Sure; As Good Can Be; Tiger Eyes
Artists: Half Japanese
Personnel: Jad Fair (vocals); John Sluggett, Mick Hobbs (guitar); Gilles-Vincent Reider (melodica, drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: John Dieterich.
Recording information: Tempo House....continue...
1 CD / Asawa Kuru / 2014-09-02Tracks: Barragán; Lady M; Dripping; Cat on Tin Roof; One I Love, The; No More Honey; Mind to Be Had; Defeatist Anthem (Harry and I); Penultimo; Seven Two
Artists: Blonde Redhead
Personnel: Amedeo Pace (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, piano, harpsichord, organ, chamberlin, Mellotron, synthesizer); Kazu Makino (vocals, piano, harpsichord, organ, chamb...continue...
1 CD / Barsuk / 2014-08-26Tracks: Jackson; Warning; XR; Place Names; Child Bride; Laramie; Chambers; LifeNet; 2 Hip Soul
Artists: Cymbals Eat Guitars
Staten Island indie quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars first made waves with their 2009 self-released debut, Why There Are Mountains. The band's sound drew comparisons to some of the champions of '90s indie ...continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2014-08-26Tracks: Advice & Vices; Cousins Of The Antichrist; Moses; Deep Talks; Fang; Benjamin; Whys, The; Noorus; Halfsleeper; Bounce House Demons; Widow
Artists: Chelsea Wolfe
Recorded on a portable eight-track -- a Tascam 488, to be exact -- with friends, Chelsea Wolfe's The Grime and the Glow revealed all she could do with the simplest of tools. The Tascam's gritty record...continue...
1 CD / Sargent House / 2014-08-26Tracks: Primal/Carnal; Mer; Tracks (Tall Bodies); Demons; Movie Screen; Wasteland, The; Moses; Friedrichshain; Pale on Pale; To the Forest, Towards the Sea
Artists: Chelsea Wolfe
Chelsea Wolfe showed she was capable of gossamer ballads and searing noise on The Grime and the Glow, but she brought more color and shade to those extremes on Apokalypsis. Wolfe recorded the album af...continue...
1 CD / FPE / 2014-08-19Tracks: Bay Bay; Right Here; Alone Together; Say Ah! (Make a Joyful Noise); Monster; Catch Me; Headphones; How We Met (Pure Magical Love); It's Over; Tonight We're Alive
Recording information: Observatory Studios, Chicago.
Photographer: Mateo ....continue...
1 CD / FPE / 2014-08-19Tracks: Carcrash; Blender; Pucker Upper; Free Way; Cracked; Fools; Gut Rot; Dandelion; Peeler; Melting Popsicle; Drooling; Dominion; Citrus
Artists: The Miami Dolphins (Minneapolis)
Personnel: Patrick (vocals, guitar); Beth (vocals); Joe (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kyle Swanson .
Recording information: Metrodome II.
Spasmodic avant punk act the Miami Dolphins (actu...continue...
1 CD / Cleopatra / 2014-08-19Tracks: How Many Years Too Soon?; Raider; Return to Zanzibar; Caroline; Riding You; Kinky Lover; Sun Control; My Time to Live; Memory Cords Over the Bay; Danger Zone; Manifestation, The; In a Dream; Informat...
Personnel: Mike Low (vocals, guitar, synthesizer, background vocals); John Lambdin (guitar, mandolin, electric violin, synthesizer, background vocals); Gary Spain (violin, electric violin, keyboards);...continue...
1 CD / Warner Bros. / 2014-08-19Tracks: I Could Only See Clouds; Futuristic Hallucination; Bat, The; Living; Transform!!!; Heart of the Sunrise
Artists: Electric Würms (Steven Drozd & Wayne Coyne)
Audio Mixers: Dave Fridmann; The Flaming Lips.
Recording information: Pink Floor Studio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (10/2013-04/2014).
With the release of Embryonic in 2009, the Flaming Lip...continue...
1 CD / Spare Thought / 2014-08-12Tracks: Hum; Am Gone; Springful; Done Tongue; Pigeon Skulls; Spook; Idiot Mantra; Be a Girl; Bonedigger
Artists: Adult Jazz
Given the confidence and brazen ambition on Gist Is, the labyrinthine debut full-length from Adult Jazz, it's difficult to believe they're less than a year old as a band. University of Leeds music maj...continue...
1 CD / La Societe Expeditionnaire / 2014-08-12Tracks: Introduction; Sun Breaks Every Way But One, The; Throw Yourself Apart; Escape On High; Ditches; Figurehead; Young Adult; Monolith
1 CD / Sargent House / 2014-08-12Tracks: World in Harmony; Big Unit; Turnaround; Mazel Tov!; Thundertruth; Sensation; Chaos Emeralds; Voodoo Vision; Trio Always
Artists: Adebisi Shank
Audio Mixer: Rian Trench.
Recording information: The Duck.
There's a wondrous sense of duality about the sound of Adebisi Shank. While the Irish trio's frantic math rock is executed with...continue...
1 CD / King of Spades Records / 2014-08-05Tracks: Nephilims (Help Me!); Prophecy; Lipstick; Lady Feline; Something in the Cloud; Six; Unbreakable Fluoride Lithium Plastic; Captain Boson; Big Brats; Brady the Chicken Boy; Slave Planet Institution; Cy...
Personnel: Helios Creed (vocals, guitar); Lou Minatti (guitar); Tommy Grenas (keyboards); Aleph Omega (drums); Anne Dromeda (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Keith Thompson .
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1 CD / Captured Tracks / 2014-08-05Tracks: Firehose Face; Song Factory; Television Man; Plastic World No. 6; Eleven Inches; California Truth; Eon of Pain; Linoleum Tryst #19; Whirpool of Anguish; Rodeo Trash Pit
Artists: Naomi Punk
Audio Mixer: Naomi Punk.
On Television Man, Naomi Punk double down on their meta approach. Where they reconfigured their Pacific Northwest influences on The Feeling, here it feels like they're ...continue...
1 CD / Federal Prism / 2014-07-29Tracks: Chrome Children, The; Frequency; Hate Me Tomorrow - (featuring New Fumes); Wastoid - (featuring Chrome Pony); Birds of War; All Your Friends; Screaming, The - (featuring The Flaming Lips); Luminous V...
Artists: Stardeath and White Dwarfs
Personnel: Jarod Evans, Richard Tarver, Daniel Huffman, Chrome Pony, Wayne Coyne (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Stardeath and White Dwarfs; Trent Bell.
Recording information: Bell Labs, Norman ...continue...