1 CD / Apollo Records / 2014-07-15Tracks: Prelude; Hideaway; Carmine; Portraits of Eyes; Bricks Are For; Glow, The; Golden Lights; Aurelia; Thoughts In Mine; Told You; All of My Years; Hallow
Artists: Cloud Boat
When they emerged with their 2013 debut, Book of Hours, British duo Cloud Boat offered up a kind of deeply ambient folktronica, pairing dark, murky synth textures with pensive vocals and quietly picke...continue...
1 CD / / 2014-07-08Artists: Fucked Up
Although Fucked Up's fourth album, Glass Boys, may not be as high-concept as 2011's sprawling David Comes to Life, the Canadian hardcore outfit delivers an album every bit as epic with Glass Boys. Rat...continue...
2 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2014-07-01Tracks: Don Ah; Shizuku Gunung Agung; Pebarongan; Gamel Ninna Yama; Gamel Uma Umo; Gamel Kamasu; Atatwa; Jesso Testa; Gamel Udahah; Kecupat Aneh; Gamel Ulda
Recording information: 02/2013.
Originally an offshoot of the experimental rock madness of the Boredoms, Yoshimi P-We's multicolored song explosions with OOIOO grew exponentially into their own...continue...
2 CD / Touch & Go (Label) / 2014-06-24Tracks: Breadcrumb Trail; Nosferatu Man; Don, Aman; Washer; For Dinner...; Good Morning, Captain; Breadcrumb Trail
Recorded from August to October 1990.
Liner Note Author: Will Oldham.
Recording information: 08/1990-10/1990.
Photographers: Ned Oldham; Noel Saltzman; Todd Brashear ; Britt Walfo...continue...
1 CD / Matador (record label) / 2014-06-03Tracks: Echo Boomer; Touch Stone; Sun Glass; Art of Patrons, The; Warm Change; Paper the House; DET; Led by Hand; Great Divide, The; Glass Boys
Artists: Fucked Up
Personnel: Damian Abraham (vocals); Mike Haliechuk, Josh Zucker (guitar); Jonah Falco (drums).
Audio Mixers: Mike Haliechuk; Jonah Falco; Bill Skibbe.
Recording information: Candl Record...continue...
1 CD / Temporary Residence / 2014-05-27Tracks: Rustic Fog; Lord I Want More; Small Business; Bloody Monday; Seawater; This World
Personnel: Zak Riles (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, oud, saz, keyboards, sequencer); Tyler Trotter (lap steel guitar, melodica, keyboards, drum machine); Britt Walford (drums).
1 CD / Trouble in Mind / 2014-05-27Tracks: Regolith; Chrome; Erato; Traveller, The; Hologrammer; Sacrifice; Sunrunner
Recording information: Pieholden.
Sunrunner seems like a curious name for the third album from Chicago prog/psych ensemble Verma, since this is music that seems perfectly suited for late in the...continue...
1 CD / Blue Flea / 2014-05-20Tracks: Ribbons; Ledge; No Other; As Sure As; Evening (At Night); Spirits; In This Land; Hidden; Transparency and Light; Not Afraid; Invisible; Found My Home
Artists: Carl Hultgren
Personnel: Carl Hultgren (guitar, keyboards, percussion).
Recording information: 10/2011-01/2013.
Carl Hultgren already had over 20 years of experience under his belt as half of space ro...continue...
1 CD / Thrill Jockey / 2014-05-20Tracks: Anthropocene; Reevaluations; Night Shift; K Street; Backlash; Ice Fortress; Failure; I'll Never; Megastorm; Insufficiently Breathless
Artists: Trans Am
Recording information: Lucky Cat Recording, San Francisco; NRS, Washington, DC.
Photographer: Anton Ivanov.
Over the years, Trans Am have been torch-bearers for many of the sounds that b...continue...
1 CD / Tough Love / 2014-05-20Tracks: Pure Pleasure; Cuts Me in Half; Mirrored Walls; Carbon Copy; Tempered Glass; Everything in Reverse; Attrition; Holding Nothing; Cold Comfort; Absolutes; Radiation
Artists: Yvette (Brooklyn)
Personnel: Noah Kardos-Fein (vocals, guitar, electronics); Rick Daniel (drums, electronics).
Recording information: Silent Barn (2013).
Brooklyn duo Yvette were born out of the same spir...continue...
1 CD / / 2014-05-20Artists: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks/Avey Tare
Horror movies have been a key inspiration for Dave Portner (aka Avey Tare) since he and the group of friends, who would eventually become Animal Collective, met in high school bonding over psychedelic...continue...
2 CD / Polyvinyl / 2014-05-19Tracks: Never Meant; Summer Ends, The; Honestly?; For Sure; You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon; But the Regrets Are Killing Me; I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional; Stay Home; One with the Wurlitzer...
Artists: American Football
Personnel: Mike Kinsella (vocals, guitar); Steve Holmes (guitar, Wurlitzer organ); Steve Lamos (trumpet, drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Steve Holmes.
Recording information: Priva...continue...
1 CD / Bureau B / 2014-05-13Tracks: Nino; Alphabet; Destino; Modul; Ceramic; Tornado
Audio Mixer: Guy Sternberg.
Recording information: Kartuli Pilmis Studia, Tbilisi, Georgia (10/2013).
Photographer: Thea Djordjadze.
Kreidler celebrated their 20th anniversary wit...continue...
1 CD / Deathwish Inc. / 2014-05-13Tracks: Corsicana Clip; Masonic Youth; Refractory, The; Good Shepherd; Salome; King David; Field of Hedon; Obdurate Obscura; Hiss; El-Bow
Audio Mixer: Sanford Parker.
Recording information: Denver City, CO.
Some artists revel in the joy and peace of the glory of the Lord, and then there are folks like David Eugene Edwards....continue...
1 CD / Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records / 2014-05-06Tracks: Cyclothymia, Pt. 1; Human Error; White Ego; Melters; What Isn't; She Bursts (Reprise); Cyclothymia, Pt. 2; Virus Evolves; Dust; Crispin Noir; Frigid; D.Y.I.; Cyclothymia, Pt. 3
Artists: Muuy Biien
On some levels, Atlanta-based group Muuy Biien could be construed as by-the-numbers punk rock. Short tunes made up of snotty shouts, bumbling basslines, and grating guitar lines made up the majority o...continue...
1 CD / XL (UK) / 2014-05-06Artists: Sigur Rós (Group)
This stately Iceland rock outfit took the alternative-music world by storm with its second album, AGAETIS BYRJUN--a haunting, eloquent, 76-minute instant classic. Frontman Jon Por Birgisson sings in a...continue...
1 CD / Space Age Recordings / 2014-04-29Tracks: Help Me Please; Lonely Avenue; Angel; Rock 'N' Roll is Killing My Life; You're the One; Pretty Baby
Artists: Sonic Boom
Sonic Boom's first solo turn outside of Spacemen 3, while the band was still vaguely in existence, ironically features not only Jason Pierce, but most of the original Spiritualized lineup as well, inc...continue...