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 – 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 – 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 – 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 […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – beirut lindsay – dungen, protomartyr dario – dungen jeff – alex g, el ten eleven THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Alex G. – Beach Music CD/LP+MP3 (Domino) “Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G, is a lo-fi bedroom pop artist from Pennsylvania.  Although he has tons of albums currently on Bandcamp, Beach […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – jazz reissues lindsay – creepoid dario – thelonious monk jeff – albert hammond jr   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Albert Hammond Jr. – Momentary Masters CD/LP (Vagrant) The third solo album from The Strokes’ guitarist. “The 35-year-old’s music, however, has always revealed a more thoughtful, sensitive soul. Hammond’s third solo album takes its […]