This Saturday, August 12th marks the 140th anniversary of the invention of the phonograph, by Thomas Edison. We decided to pay tribute by sharing a little bit of history, a discussion on the cultural significant and some personal stories about our relationship with this world changing invention. Of course, there is so much more to […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – mercury program lindsay – marissa nadler dario – marissa nadler, mutual benefit jeff – mrs magician THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Adult Jazz – Earrings Off! CD/LP (Tri Angle) “The Leeds-based band Adult Jazz released one of 2014’s most surprising records, an ear-candy mix of warped sounds, disjointed melodies and fractured beats. Now […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – bloc party lindsay – crooked fingers reissues dario – night beats jeff – basement THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Basement – Promise Everything CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Run For Cover) “Ipswich band Basement went on indefinite hiatus in 2013, just after releasing their second recordColourmeinkindness. Accruing a dedicated posthumous following, the band came back […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – bonnie prince billy lindsay – shearwater, ty segall dario – tortoise, bonnie prince billy jeff – tortoise THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast [Reissue/2000] 2xCD/2xLP/3xLP (XL) When The Hour Of Bewilderbeast was originally released in 2000, it was met with critical acclaim and won […]

STAFF PICKS check out our favorite releases from 2015!   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Avett Brothers – Live, Vol. Four CD+DVD (Republic) Continuing the tradition of official concert releases, Live, Vol. Four captures last year’s sold out New Year’s Eve concert in Raleigh, NC at PNC Arena. This set contains two new songs; “Satan […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – marc lanegan lindsay – spoon dario – spoon, jennylee jeff – badly drawn boy   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast [Reissue/2000] 2xCD (XL) When The Hour Of Bewilderbeast was originally released in 2000, it was met with critical acclaim and won 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 […]