1 CD / Numero Group / 2015-10-02Tracks: Fixed Rope; Names & Numbers; Travelers Who'd Seen It; Courtesy House, The; Spirit Darts; Perishable Looks; Corners of Your Eyes; Dark Mistake; Sycamore; Long Distance Photo; Aylmeri Bracelet; Leaving
Artists: Express Rising
Recording information: Arkansas.
Express Rising's third full-length album transforms the project from a solo outfit of Chicago beat junkie Dante Carfagna into a trio including Kevin Blagg and W...continue...
1 CD / Rough Trade / 2015-09-11Tracks: Sad; Relaxing; Dreaming; Sea Air; Thinking It; Crushed; O Baby; Waiting; Unity; Peach; LA Poison; Hazes; Suffering
Artists: Micachu & the Shapes
As they've gained acclaim for the way they teeter between experimental music and indie pop, Micachu & the Shapes haven't made any concessions. If anything, Good Sad Happy Bad suggests that the trio mi...continue...
1 CD / Light in the Attic Records / 2015-08-14Tracks: Fire; Torso Corso; Mission Impossible; No Golden Throat; Jim on the Move; Wawa; Tumour; Aya Mood; Mission Impossible 2.0; Rosa Vertov; Decrypted; Herpes Simplex; Larousse Baron Bic; Tso Xin Yu Yin; N...
Artists: Lizzy Mercier Descloux
Audio Mixers: D.J Banes; Eliasson; Lizzy Mercier Descloux.
Audio Remasterer: John Baldwin .
Liner Note Authors: Patti Smith; Vivien Goldman.
Recording information: Blank Tapes, Ne...continue...
1 CD / Concord / 2015-07-24Tracks: Is It Me or You; Coal Tattoo; Blue Maiden's Tale; Company Man; New Year's Eve; Stranded in Self-Pity; Glory Road; Gold Dust Woman; Beat Down the Dust; Wanderlust; Spots of Time; Hallelujah Boulevard;...
Artists: Warren Haynes
Audio Mixer: Jim Scott .
Recording information: Brendan Muldowney at Carriage House Studios, Stamford,; The Barber Shop Studio, Hopatcong, NJ.
Editor: Steve Fallone.
1 CD / Translation Loss / 2015-06-16Tracks: Body Destroyed, Brain Intact; Craving For Transformation; No Interference; Circulatory System Overhaul; Let You Fall; Orbiting; Nutritional Facelift; Slumlord; We Lead The Way; Psychic Desolation; Fo...
Recording information: Assembly Line Studios, Vienna, VA (01/2001); Manassas, VA (01/2001); Assembly Line Studios, Vienna, VA (08/31/2001); Manassas, VA (08/31/2001).
Photographers: Beau Hart; ...continue...
1 CD / Three Lobed Recordings / 2015-06-02Tracks: Won't You Cross Over to That Other Shore; Levee; Farnham; Song for the Setting Sun, Pt. 1; Song for the Setting Sun, Pt. 2; Old Country Rock; Won't You Cross Over to That Other Shore (Reprise)
Artists: Daniel Bachman
Audio Mixer: Brian Haran.
Recording information: Pine Box, NC (11/23/2014).
Photographer: Eric Marth.
Guitarist Daniel Bachman has been prolific. River, a double-length set issued...continue...
1 CD / A Recordings / 2015-04-28Tracks: Après le vin; Philadelphie Story; Dispute, La; Enfer, L'; Elle s'échappe; Cadeau, Le; Sacre du Printemps, Le - (featuring Asia Argento); Souvenir, Le; Trois Cloches, Les; Bonbon; Ennui, L';...
Artists: The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Composer: Anton Newcombe.
Recording information: Berlin (2014).
The Brian Jonestown Massacre always took a rather arty approach to their garage-spiked psychedelia, so it stands to reason...continue...
1 CD / Evil Teen / 2015-04-07Tracks: I'm a Ram; 54-56 Was My Number - (featuring Toots Hibbert); Hard to Handle - (featuring Toots Hibbert); True Love Is Hard to Find; Pressure Drop; Let Down - (featuring Toots Hibbert); I've Got Dreams...
Artists: Gov't Mule
Personnel: Gordie Johnson, Warren Haynes (vocals, guitar); Jenny Hill (saxophone); Pam Fleming (trumpet); Buford O'Sullivan (trombone); Danny Louis (keyboards); Matt Abts (drums, percussion); Sean Pel...continue...
1 CD / Royal Potato Family Records / 2015-04-07Tracks: Cakewalk; Neck Bone; Café Hidalgo; Frightenin', Pt. 2; Sock Full of Quarters; Humdinger; Steve Miller; Wolf Eyes; Lucerne
Artists: Wolf! (Scott Metzger)
Personnel: Taylor Floreth (drums).
Audio Mixer: Bryce Goggin.
Recording information: Room 17; Trout Recording.
Illustrator: Michael Arthur.
Wolf! is the guitar trio project...continue...
1 CD / Dead Oceans Records (Sister label o / 2015-03-31Tracks: Primrose Green; Summer Dress; Same Minds; Griffiths Bucks Blues; Love Can Be Cruel; On the Banks of the Old Kishwaukee; Sweet Satisfaction; High Road, The; All Kinds of You; Hide in the Roses
Artists: Ryley Walker
Personnel: Ryley Walker (vocals, acoustic guitar); Brian J. Sulpizio (electric guitar); Whitney Johnson (viola, background vocals); Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello); Ben Boye (keyboards); Anton Hatwich (doub...continue...
1 CD / Freaks R Us / 2015-02-24Tracks: Citizen Zombie; Mad Truth; Nowhere Girl; Shadow Child; Immaculate Deception, The; S.O.P.H.I.A.; Box 9; Nations; St. Outrageous; Age of Miracles; Echelon
Artists: The Pop Group (Rock)
Personnel: Mark Stewart (vocals); Paul Epworth (guitar, background vocals); Gareth Sager (guitars, horns, keyboards); Pete Wareham (tenor saxophone); Dan Catsis (bass guitar); Bruce Smith (drums); Nat...continue...
1 CD / Constellation / 2015-02-17Tracks: Have I Lost My Eyes?; Pouget, The; Skullsplitter; My Romance; Spring Has Been a Long Time Coming; Henri Favourite, The; Poor Time; Vieux Favori, Le; Summer & Time
Artists: Eric Chenaux
Personnel: Eric Chenaux (vocals, electric guitar, nylon-string guitar, melodica, electronics).
Audio Mixer: Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.
On 2012's Guitar & Voice, Toronto-based guitarist, songw...continue...
1 CD / 60 Cycle Hum Records / 2014-11-11Tracks: Nightmare Unravels, The; Art of Malice, The; Ill Will or Spite; J.W.; Ya Dig?; Can I Love Again; Portrayed As Unremerseful; Steel Guitar Rag; Wayne County Killer; Fractured Mirror; S Lot, The; Last P...
Artists: John 5
Personnel: John 5 (guitar); Chris Baseford (keyboards); Tommy Clufetos (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Doghouse Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Ray Gutiérrez....continue...
1 CD / Other Music Recording Company / 2014-10-14Artists: Xylouris White (George Xylouris and Jim White)
Goats pairs Dirty Three drummer Jim White with Cretan lute wizard Giorgis Xylouris in a musical conversation that careens across genres and, to a lesser degree, historical time. The pair met in Melbou...continue...
1 CD / Yep Roc / 2014-10-07Tracks: Fury; Honky Tonk; Magic Star; Theme from a Summer Place; Perfidia; Apache; Miserlou; Kawanga; Wild Weekend; You Can Count on Me; Walk, Don't Run; Popcorn; Sleepwalk; Pipeline
Artists: Deke Dickerson/Los Straitjackets
Personnel: Deke Dickerson (vocals).
Audio Mixers: Pete Curry; Preston Mann.
Liner Note Author: Deke Dickerson.
Recording information: The Powow Fun Room.
1 CD / Paradise of Bachelors / 2014-10-07Tracks: Way Out Weather; Wildwood; Milly's Garden; Shadow Bros; Fiction; Drifter; Atmosphere; Tommy's Congo
Artists: Steve Gunn
Audio Mixer: Jeff Zeigler.
Recording information: Black Dirt Studios.
Photographers: KT Auleta; Constance Mensh.
Steve Gunn's Time Off was one of the great surprises of 2013. Not ...continue...
1 CD / Universal / 2014-09-23Tracks: Microbes; Red Lady Too; Tabla and Pakavaj; In the Park; Drilling a Home; Guru Vandana; Greasy Legs; Ski-ing; Gat Kirwani; Dream Scene; Party Seacombe; Love Scene; Crying; Cowboy Music; Fantasy Sequin...
Artists: George Harrison
The compositions on this CD were written for the unreleased film "Wonderwall".
The first Beatle solo album -- as well as the first Apple album -- was a minor eruption of the pent-up energies of...continue...
1 CD / Hornblow / 2014-09-16Tracks: No. 6; Mountain Song; 5-Sax Piece; Rainy Day; EWI; St. Louis; Bari 3; Why Not?; Contra Dubstep; Milk and Waffles
Artists: Moon Hooch
Personnel: Mike Wilbur (vocals, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Wenzl McGowen (contrabass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, EWI); James Muschler (drums, percussion).
1 CD / Innovative Leisure / 2014-08-25Tracks: Lam Phu Thai; Lai Sing; Sut Sanaen #2; Show Wong Khun Narin
Artists: Khun Narin
Personnel: Jo Aka Chaiphichit Taraphan (bass guitar); Beer Aka Witthawat Chimphali, Lot Aka Buntham Makam (bass drum).
Illustrator: Nathan Cabrera.
Photographer: Josh Marcy.
1 CD / Vanguard / 2014-07-08Tracks: Zarthus; Khoda E Gul E Abe [The Lord of the Blue Rose]; Mehera; Khalil Gibran; Bride Divine; Rhapsody in Druz; Main Theme; Wine Section; Flower of the Heart; Flight, The; Nightingale; Darshan; Ocean ...
Artists: Robbie Basho
Robbie Basho's Zarthus, dating from 1974, is, in his own words, "An album of Persian, Arabic, Westerns Themes (sic), woven together into a single 'Fabric D'Amour' to cover the barren manekin (sic) of ...continue...
2 CD / / 2014-05-20Artists: Santana
Corazón is Carlos Santana's first album for a major label since 2002's Shaman. It marks his reunion with executive producer Clive Davis, who masterminded 1999's multi-platinum Supernatural. Bille...continue...
1 CD / Something Music / 2014-05-13Tracks: Dear Mr. Fantasy; World in Changes; You Can All Join In; As Sad and Deep as You; Good 2 U; Toro, El (Spanish Blues); Come on in My Kitchen; How Do I Get to Heaven; That's Freedom
Artists: Dave Mason
Audio Mixer: Matt Linesch.
Photographer: Chris Jensen.
In the six years since his last offering, the excellent 26 Letters 12 Notes, Dave Mason & Traffic Jam -- his road band -- have tour...continue...
1 CD / RCA / 2014-05-06Tracks: Saideira [Spanish Version]; Flaca, La; Mal Bicho; Oye 2014; Iron Lion Zion - (featuring Ziggy Marley); Noche en Napoles, Una - (featuring Niña Pastori/Soledad); Besos de Lejos - (featuring Glori...
Recording information: ART House Studios, Miami, FL; Cia. dos Tecnicos Studio, Rio de Janeiro; Crescent Moon Studios, Miami, FL; House Studio, Miami, FL; Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA; Odds On St...continue...
2 CD / ATO (USA) / 2014-04-29Tracks: Soundmaker, The; Torito; Sunday Neurosis; Misty Moses; Somnium; FRAM; Megalopolis; Russian Messenger, The; Salle des Pas Perdus, La; [Bonus Material]
Artists: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Audio Mixer: Andrew Scheps.
Liner Note Author: Olallo Rubio.
Recording information: Lumbini Studios.
Rodrigo y Gabriela's 9 Dead Alive is their first album of new material in five...continue...
1 CD / ATO (USA) / 2014-04-29Tracks: Soundmaker, The; Torito; Sunday Neurosis; Misty Moses; Somnium; FRAM; Megalopolis; Russian Messenger, The; Salle des Pas Perdus, La
Artists: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Audio Mixer: Andrew Scheps.
Liner Note Author: Olallo Rubio.
Recording information: Lumbini Studios (10/2013).
Rodrigo y Gabriela's 9 Dead Alive is their first album of new materi...continue...
1 CD / ReR / 2014-04-15Tracks: Model of Kindness; Not Weak Enough; Card To Bernard; White; Strong, Simple Silences; When the World Was New; Animated Doll; I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby; Bared Bard; Lying Again; Crumb De La Cr...
Artists: Peter Blegvad
DOWNTIME was originally released in the UK in 1989, and reissued in the US in 1996. The US version includes three tracks that weren't on the British LP: "Actual Frenzy," "The Green Boy" and "Say No No...continue...
1 CD / Tompkins Square / 2014-04-15Tracks: West Wind, The; Blessings; Twin Oaks, Pt. 1; Great River Road; Clear the Sky; Twin Oaks, Pt. 2; Fonda; On the Rise; Tanglewood Spaces
Artists: Ryley Walker
Personnel: Ryley Walker (vocals, guitar); Whitney Johnson (viola); Ben Boye (piano); Ben Billington (drums).
Audio Mixer: Cooper Crain.
Recording information: Minbal Studios, Chicago, IL...continue...
1 CD / New West (Record Label) / 2014-03-18Tracks: Vandalize; Blood 'n' Guts; Yard Man; Goin' Country; Mojo, Mojo; Rock 'n' Roll Blues; Bar Band; Stone's Throw; Some Ol' Day; Karmic Debt
Artists: Luther Dickinson
Personnel: Luther Dickinson (vocals, acoustic guitar); Shardé Thomas (vocals, fife, drums); Amy LaVere (vocals, upright bass); Lightnin' Malcolm (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Houston...continue...
1 CD / Real World Records / 2014-03-18Tracks: Utopia; Cryodon Grand Prix, The; Cyanide; Dead Space; First Day of Summer; Iliac Crest; Polarisation; Incubator; Third Fire [For Guitar Solo and Digital Delay]: Never Even, The; Third Fire [For Guita...
Artists: Tom Kerstens/Tom Kerstens' G Plus Ensemble
Personnel: Tom Kerstens (guitar, bass guitar); Jeremy Isaac , John Mills (violin); Maxine Moore (viola); Bozidar Vukotic (cello).
Audio Mixer: Stuart McLean.
Liner Note Author: Tom Kerst...continue...
1 CD / Ipecac (Label) / 2014-01-28Tracks: Im Rauch; Bei Rosarotem Licht; Fahr Zur Hölle; Irrwege; Ganz Leise Kommt die Nacht; Segeln Ohne Wind; Unrasiert; Verloren (Alles); Komm Zurück Zu Mir
Artists: Bohren & der Club of Gore
Though there was an EP in between, it has been over five years since Bohren & Der Club of Gore's last full-length, Dolores. That record provided a shift in their trademark, "doom-ridden jazz music." T...continue...
A Silver Mt. Zion/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything [Digipak]
1 CD / Constellation / 2014-01-21Tracks: Fuck Off Get Free [For the Island of Montreal]; Austerity Blues; Take Away These Early Grave Blues; Little Ones Run; What We Loved Was Not Enough; Rains Thru the Roof at the Grande Ballroom [For Capi...
Artists: A Silver Mt. Zion/Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
Personnel: Efrim Menuck (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Mellotron); Jessica Moss, Sophie Trudeau (vocals, violin); Thierry Amar (vocals, electric bass); David Payant (vocals, drums).
1 CD / ReR USA / 2013-12-03Tracks: Meteors and Pulsars II; Nouvelle Axe; Life on Earth; Black Death and Errors in Construction
Artists: Iancu Dumitrescu
Composer: Iancu Dumitrescu.
Personnel: Hyperion Ensemble (strings); Tim Hodgkinson (clarinet, bass clarinet); Ana-Maria Avram (piano, prepared piano); Chris Cutler (percussion).
1 CD / ReR USA / 2013-12-03Tracks: Loss to Mourn; Hangman's Hill; Love Somebody; Let's Travel Light; Dog; Marvellous in the Everyday, The; Bride of Fire; On All Fours; Scarred for Life; Man Overboard; Golden Age; Magritte; Only Song, ...
Artists: Peter Blegvad
Peter Blegvad Trio: Peter Blegvad (vocals, guitar, clarinet); John Greaves (bass, keyboards); Chris Cutler (drums).
Additional personnel: Bob Drake (vocals, guitar, percussion); Kristoffer Bleg...continue...
1 CD / Tompkins Square / 2013-10-08Tracks: Sarah Anne; Honeysuckle Reel; Happy One Step; Jesus I'm a Sinner; Variation on the Goose Chase; Under the Shade of the Trees; Chattanooga; Blenheim; Leaving Istanbul (4 AM)
Artists: Daniel Bachman
Personnel: Daniel Bachman (guitar).
Recording information: Rappahannock Co, VA (05/2013).
Photographer: Eric Marth....continue...
1 CD / Water / 2013-09-10Tracks: Any Way You Want it; Were Not Gonna Take it; Another One Bites the Dust; Walk This Way; Don't Stop Believing; Low Rider; Born to Be Wild; Cum on Feel the Noise; Legs; Devil with a Blue Dress On; Rock...
Artists: Various Artists
Produced and recorded by an electronica artist known as Sure Shot Kid, this is a second volume of stadium anthems, songs so broad, boasting, and loud that they're favorites in sports stadiums all over...continue...
1 CD / Saint Marie Records / 2013-08-20Tracks: Faults Follow, The; Iowa Fight Song, The; Hollow Greeting, The; Header; Reapers Are the Angels, The; Failure to Thrive; Last Name of Your First Love, The; Morse Code; Sargasso; Saragossa; Paper Suit,...
Personnel: Ray Welter (vocals, guitar, trumpet, piano, keyboards, electronics); Sacha Galvagna (vocals, guitar, harmonium, keyboards, percussion, Theremin); Kyle Monday (vocals...continue...
1 CD / Masterworks / 2013-08-20Tracks: Made Up Mind; Do I Look Worried; Idle Wind; Misunderstood; Part of Me; Whiskey Legs; It's So Heavy; All That I Need; Sweet and Low; Storm, The; Calling Out to You
Artists: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Audio Mixers: Bobby Tis; Jim Scott .
Liner Note Author: Mike Mattison.
Recording information: Swamp Raga Studios, Jacksonville, FL.
Photographer: Mark Seliger.
Made Up Mind...continue...
1 CD / Paradise of Bachelors / 2013-06-18Tracks: Water Wheel; Lurker; Street Keeper; New Decline; Old Strange; Trailways Ramble
Artists: Steve Gunn
Personnel: Steve Gunn (vocals, guitar); Justin Tripp (guitar); Helena Espuall (cello); Jason Meagher (flute); Tyson Lewis (piano); John Truscinski (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jason Meagher.
1 CD / Strut / 2013-05-28Tracks: Alpha Centauri; Cantec Fulger; Caravane; Citadela; Diagonala; Disco Mania; Imagini Din Vis; In Linistea Noptii; Salt 83; Zephyr
Artists: Rodion G.A.
1 CD / Masterworks / 2013-05-21Artists: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Revelator is the debut studio album from the 11-piece Tedeschi-Trucks Band, who already have a reputation as a wildly exciting live jam group. That said, the record that Susan Tedeschi and husband Der...continue...
1 CD / !K7 / 2013-03-19Tracks: Miami Theme; Ocean Drive (Schamane); Plastic Like Your Mother; Skiffle It Up; Broken Pieces; Miami Drift; Verwahrlosung; Empty Words; Fantasie Mädchen - (featuring Gudrun Gut); Miami Titles
Artists: Brandt Brauer Frick
Personnel: Jan Brauer (piano, keyboards, synthesizer, electronics); Daniel Brandt (piano, synthesizer, electric bass, drums, percussion); Paul Frick (piano, synthesizer, percussion).
1 CD / Merge / 2013-03-19Tracks: Country of Illusion; Geography of Nowhere, The; Cadillac Desert; We Can't Go Home Again; Portrait of Sarah, A; Hotel Catatonia; Last Residents of Westfall, The; World Set Free, The
Artists: William Tyler
Audio Mixer: Mark Nevers.
Recording information: Beech House Recording, Nashville, TN.
On 2010's Behold the Spirit, guitarist William Tyler created a mysterious six- and twelve-string un...continue...
1 CD / CD Baby (distributor) / 2012-12-04Tracks: Prelude; Revel; Calculations; Best Date Ever; Meander (Meúandúher); Textures; Lightness; For Glory; White Light Waiting; Resolute
Artists: Whistle For Swift
1 CD / CD Baby (distributor) / 2012-10-25Tracks: Stoker; Probability Wave; Nemesis Nauticus; Island Serenade; Paint It Black; Tumbrel; Big Swamp; Green Eyed Lady; Toba; Surfin' Nerd; Luau Sunset; Surf It; Shadow of the Sphinx; Port Farewell
Artists: Big Surf
1 CD / CD Baby (distributor) / 2012-10-23Tracks: San Narciso; Piledrive; Information Runs on; Relatively; Better; My Magellan; First Son; Holy Smoke; Pointing at the Moon; Avida Dollars; So Far Out; Questions; Pantechnê Driver
Artists: Faded Paper Figures
1 CD / CD Baby (distributor) / 2012-10-23Tracks: Symbolic Fox/Snoopy; Got 5; Chicken or Pasta; Letter P on U; Letter P on U2; Metalband; Party with the Termites; Ear to Ear; And the Birds Fly Out; Broken Toe; Oink; Desert Tornado; Psh Psh; Not My G...
Artists: Marco Minnemann
1 CD / CD Baby (distributor) / 2012-10-20Tracks: B17 Flying Fortress; Keltoi; Dropa Stones; Unborn Massacre; Auschwitz; Eclectic Shred; Cruise Control; Maxwells Castle; Europa; Journey To Andromeda
Artists: James Williams
1 CD / Smalltown Supersound / 2012-10-16Tracks: Yume No Muri; Moondog; Cat Pirate; P44; Eye Context; Yellow Lighter; Lightly Salted
Recording information: San Francisco (2009); The Green Door, Glasgow, Scotland (2009); The Hangar, Sacramento (2009); San Francisco (2010-2011); The Green Door, Glasgow, Scotland (2010-2011); The Hang...continue...
1 CD / Velour Recordings (USA) / 2012-10-09Tracks: Great Round Burn; Streetlight in the Egg; Bowen Island; Cargo Cult; Kelvinator; Fences; No True Masterpiece Will Ever Be Complete; Holding the Severed Self; Skimming the Fractured Surface to a Place ...
Artists: Kaki King
On Glow, guitarist Kaki King finally returns to the all-instrumental format that brought her notice and acclaim in the first place. This set, produced and engineered by D. James Goodwin, collects a do...continue...
1 CD / Tompkins Square / 2012-10-09Tracks: Copperhead; Seven Pines; Sun Over Old Rag; Long Nights I; Mount Olive Cohoke; With Signs Following; 218 To Caledon
Artists: Daniel Bachman
Recording information: Philadelphia, PA (05/11/2012-05/19/2012)....continue...