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 – mercury program lindsay – marissa nadler dario – marissa nadler, mutual benefit jeff – mrs magician THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Adult Jazz – Earrings Off! CD/LP (Tri Angle) “The Leeds-based band Adult Jazz released one of 2014’s most surprising records, an ear-candy mix of warped sounds, disjointed melodies and fractured beats. Now […]

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 – wilco, gardens & villa lindsay – gardens & villa, holy sons dario – jessie jones, sextile jeff – dangerdoom, afx   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES AFX – Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008 CD/LP+MP3 (Warp) For the first time since the Analord series released through 2003-2005 on his own Rephlex Records imprint, Richard D. James […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – sonic youth lindsay – ducktails, jessie jones dario – vinyl williams jeff – vinyl williams,   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet CD (Sugar Hill) Pulling together a superb studio band to record the album, Bittersweetfeatures Bernard Fanning on acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano, background vocals and lead vocals on the title track; […]