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 – Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Lindsay – Destroyer Dario – William Eggleston Dominic – The Sea And The Cake reissues THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Brand New – Science Fiction CD/LP (PMTRAITORS, LLC) Science Fiction serves as the long-awaited fifth full-length (and potentially final) album from cult Long Island band Brand New and their […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lindsay – Metz, Hiss Golden Messenger Dario – Phoebe Bridgers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor Dominic – Moses Sumney, Jon Langford THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Amadou & Mariam – La Confusion CD (Because Music) Eighth full-length album from acclaimed Malian musical duo. [Vinyl edition due October 6.] Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Soul Of A Nation comp Lindsay – War On Drugs, Together Pangea Dario – Oh Sees THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Alex Chilton – A Man Called Destruction [Reissue/1995] CD/2xLP+MP3 (Omnivore) As lead singer of The Box Tops and co-founder of Big Star, Alex Chilton already had a place in rock history. But […]

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 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 […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – youth lagoon, bikini kill lindsay – kurt vile, youth lagoon dario – julia holter jeff – kurt vile   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Bikini Kill – Revolution Girl Style Now [1991] CD/LP+MP3 (Bikini Kill) Bikini Kill’s first collection of work (previously cassette-only) has been expanded with three previously unreleased tracks: “Ocean Song,” […]