Staff Picks Lindsay – Metric and Oren Ambarchi Zach – Denzel Curry Dario – The Bad Plus Caleb – Lambchop Kimber – Oren Ambarchi PIXIES – Doggerel CD/LP (Infectious) The iconic Pixies forged an influential path for alt-rock during their first era, while their post 2004 reunion has seen them alchemise more sophisticated dark arts […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Makaya McCraven, Marisa Anderson, Duster, Carrtoons Zach – Alex G, FKA Twigs, The Movers Dario – Makaya McCraven and Marisa Anderson Caleb – Marisa Anderson and Duster Kimber – Vieux Farka Toure and Khruangbin FKA TWIGS – Caprisongs CD/LP (Atlantic Mod) CAPRISONGS showcases a new side of FKA Twigs – one that’s always been present […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Young Jesus Zach – No Age, Young Jesus, Dario – Julian Lage and Young Jesus Caleb – No Age and Velvet Underground Kimber – Young Jesus  Whitney – Spark CD/LP/CASS (Secretly Canadian) Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek could hear the staggering differences in the songs they were writing for their third album as […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Charley Crockett and Marlon Williams Zach – Jockstrap, Stella Donnelly, Paranoyds Dario – JPW and Charles Stepney Caleb – Daniel Johnston and JPW Kimber –  Built to Spill  Afghan Whigs – How Do You Burn? CD/LP (BMG) How Do You Burn?, the ninth studio album from The Afghan Whigs, finds the band […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Codeine Zach – Pianos Become Teeth and Lean Year Caleb – Stereolab and Lean Year Dario –  Lean Year  Kimber –  David Sylvian and Stereolab STEREOLAB –  Pulse Of The Early Brain [Switched On Volume 5] CDLP (Warp) The fifth and final volume in the classic Switched On series which compiles […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Julia Jacklin, Thee Sacred Souls, Lupe Fiasco, Steve Earle Zach – Thee Sacred Souls, Lupe Fiasco Caleb – Madlib Dario –  Mavis Staples  Kimber – Mavis Staples  THEE SACRED SOULS – Thee Sacred Souls CD/LP (Penrose) For Thee Sacred Souls, the first time is often the charm. The band’s first club dates […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Oneida, Hot Chip, Tall Dwarfs Zach – Mountain Goats, Spellling reissue, Breathless Caleb – Jonathan Richman, Spellling reissue Dario – Mort Garson reissue   Kimber – Mountain Goats, Breathless MOUNTAIN GOATS – Bleed Out CD/LP/CASS (Merge) Bleed Out is all pent-up energy and explosion, executed by a bunch of friends who were mainly […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Ghost Funk Orchestra Zach – Danger Mouse and Black Thought, Brockhampton Caleb – Tony Molina Dario – Jean Carne (Jazz is Dead 12)  Kimber – Os Mutantes  PAVEMENT –Slanted and Enchanted LP (Matador) Red and white splatter LP reissue of their legendary debut full length.   GHOST FUNK ORCHESTRA – Nightwalker/Death Waltz CD/LP […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Revelators Sound System, Liars reissue, Blockhead reissues Zach – Revelators Sound System, Bluewerks comp Caleb – Steve Reich and Revelators Sound System Dario – Steve Reich  Kimber – Steve Reich  T-BONE BURNETT – The Invisible Light: Spells CD/LP (Verve Forecast) Spells is the 2nd release in the Invisible Light trilogy from GRAMMY and Oscar winner […]

Staff Picks Lindsay – Shearwater, Yo La Tengo, Viagra Boys Zach – Viagra Boys, DOMi & JD Beck, Kacy Hill Caleb – Kacy Hill Dario – Mary Lattimore + Growing Kimber – Shearwater SHEARWATER – The Great Awakening LP (Polyborus) The first album in six years from Jonathan Meiburg and co. returns to the band’s […]