STAFF PICKS Kimber – Antibalas Lindsay – Willie Watson Dario – Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Antibalas – Where The Gods Are In Peace CD/LP (Daptone) Antibalas new studio album is an epic Afro-Western Trilogy searching for solace from American political opportunism, greed and vengeance. Through its battle cry of resistance against exploitation […]

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 – 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 […]

Kacy & Clayton – Strange Country (New West) There’s no contesting the enduring nature of folk music. Even in between “revivals” and “waves” of folk entering and exiting the zeitgeist, you can always find a wealth of artists carrying the torch for the roots of most modern songs. While it’s usually split between more traditional styles […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – nada surf lindsay – thao and the get down stay down dario – heron oblivion jeff – rob crow’s gloomy place, THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES The Coral – Distance In Between CD/LP (Ignition) After a five-year hiatus The Coral return with their eighth studio album. Recorded at Liverpool’s Parr Street Studio with co-producer Richard Turvey, Distance […]

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 – 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 […]