STAFF PICKS kimber – sigur ros reissue lindsay – mogwai dario – bjork jeff – sigur ros reissue   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Bibio – Fi [Reissue/2005] CD/LP+MP3 (Warp) Bibio’s debut album Fi (originally released on the Mush imprint) scored instant credibility in 2005 with a ringing endorsement from Boards Of Canada’s Marcus Eoin, which summed up the […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – tinariwen lindsay – neko case, beat happening dario – shye ben tzur, jonny greenwood and the rajasthan express jeff – six organs of admittance   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Adele – 25 CD/LP (XL/Columbia) “‘Hello’ doesn’t just introduce 25; in many ways, it sums up the album. On 25, the rage and […]

I have a love/hate relationship with holiday shopping. I am not a fan of the crazy crowds and loud, obnoxious advertising. However, I do enjoy the challenge of picking out the perfect gift for someone. I even enjoy the added challenge of having nothing in common with that person. It’s a test of the ego. […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – soul jazz records presents: caxsone’s music lindsay – traams dario – a sunny day in glasgow jeff – oneohtrix point never, panda bear   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Mini Album Thingy Wingy CD/LP (A. Records) Seven brand new and exclusive Brian Jonestown Massacre tracks recorded […]

The first holiday lights to go up are always those announcing the store wide sales. The first songs of the season are the mind vicing jingles, implanting the subconscious reminders of whom you will turn to for that special something, for that special someone.  The world of commerce becomes a battle for your attention where […]

Helvetia – Dromomania (Joyful Noise) Jason Albertini of Helvetia was an early installation of the Northwestern sound of the 90s and 2000s, having played with Northern California bands like Duster, recording with Xiu Xiu and Dinosaur Jr.’s Mike Johnson, and more recently playing bass with Built to Spill. I think this is why it’s so […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – made of oak lindsay – tracey thorn dario – magnetic fields jeff – courtney barnett   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   9th Wonder & Talib Kweli – Indie 500 CD/2xLP (It’s Wonderful A World Music Group) 9th Wonder has established himself as hip-hop’s top educator, working as a professor at Harvard, Duke […]