Black Friday is perhaps the most contentious of unofficial holidays. Following immediately after one of our most popular holidays, it can be seen by some as another corporate revenue grab, that takes advantage of all the hard working people, who are trying to enjoy a very well deserved day off, with family and friends. On […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Lindsay – Jessica Lea Mayfield, Lucinda Williams Dario – Protomartyr Dominic – Kamasi Washington THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES David Crosby – Sky Trails CD/2xLP (BMG) Sky Trails, David Crosby’s third album of original material in four years, continues the fearless folk-rock legend’s unexpected late-period resurgence. Sky Trails […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – tarentel lindsay – psychic ills, whitney, minor victories dario – steve gunn jeff – whitney THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES 10,000 Maniacs – Playing Favorites CD (Omnivore) Recorded before an adoring crowd in Jamestown, NY, Playing Favoritesfeatures 14 live tracks, including hits and fan favorites from the group’s storied and influential career. The […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – 50 foot wave lindsay – summer cannibals, quasi reissues dario – sonny & the sunsets, summer cannibals jeff – holy fuck THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES 50 Foot Wave– Bath White CDEP/12” (Happy Happy Birthday To Me) 50 Foot Wave is a side-project to Throwing Muses, created in 2003 to satisfy the noisy, mathy side […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – destroyer lindsay – chris cohen, psychic temple, anohni dario – joanna brouke, psychic temple jeff – chris cohen, anohni THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker [Reissue/2000] 2xCD+DVD/4xLP+DVD (Pax Americana) Deluxe reissue of Ryan Adams’ first solo album, expanded with unreleased outtakes, pre-album demos, exclusive photos, and a DVD of a solo acoustic […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – diiv lindsay – lucinda williams, diiv dario – nap eyes jeff – porches, diiv THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Beacon – Escapements CD/LP+MP3 (Ghostly Int’l) “Our very own 2011 Band To Watch honorees Beacon tinker with beat-driven, addictive electro-pop goodness that works just as well on the dance floor or in headphones, and their […]

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 […]