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 – alan vega / alex chilton / ben vaughn lindsay – laddio bolocko, holy sons dario – sam amidon jeff – inventions   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Sam Amidon – But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted [Reissue/2006] CD/LP+MP3 (Omnivore) Before Sam Amidon’s acclaimed albums for Nonesuch Records and Bedroom Community, he’d released a few on his […]

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 – editors lindsay – helvetia dario – helvetia jeff – helvetia, kamasi washington   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Bixiga 70 – III CD/LP (Glitterbeat) There is no doubt that Bixiga 70 is one of the guiding voices of Brazil’s contemporary instrumental music scene and their new album III clearly demonstrates why. Blitzen Trapper – All […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – beirut lindsay – low, petite noir dario – beirut jeff – petite noir, empress of   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Beirut – No No No CD (4AD) “Finding a new love sparked the creativity and songwriting that went into the making of No No No. Condon and his bandmates, bassist Paul […]