The low rumble of a timpani drum or the crescendo of strings, climbing up the chromatic scale. There’s that melody again! Last time you heard that, it did not end well! It must be a foreshadowing of something terrible. What danger could be lingering around the corner? Is it an axe murderer? Is it the […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – joanna newsom lindsay – fuzz dario – joanna newsom jeff – gza, fuzz   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Beat Connection – Product 3 CD/LP+MP3 (ANTI-) What began as a party-starting DJ duo at the University of Washington, has since blossomed into a four-piece that brings the beats with an incandescent, sample-heavy sound that […]

When you think about it, the rising popularity of vinyl is a bit of a paradox. The time we live in is one of convenient, one click, plug-and-play technology, while the act of listening to a vinyl record is a slow, somewhat labor intensive process. Regardless of what factors may be influencing this shift, I am […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – here we go magic, twilight sad lindsay – wilco, holly golightly dario – here we go magic jeff – deerhunter, here we go magic   THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   !!! – As If CD/2xLP+MP3 (Warp) Combining punk abandon and tightly-coiled dance music has always been bonded into !!!’s DNA. It’s this […]

Beach House has been a busy band this year, having released their critically acclaimed Depression Cherry not even two months ago, only to spring another release on us, seemingly created from thin air. Thank Your Lucky Stars is the newest full length from this Baltimore duo, and their 6th release since 2006. And, like Depression […]

Often scoffed at and regarded as one of the lesser forms of music media, it would seem the Cassette tape has long since gone the way of the slide rule or the home telephone. However, there is one factor that can save almost anyone or anything from permanent obsolescence…Music! This is apparent when you look at […]

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 […]

Here is the third installment of “Alphabetized Into Obscurity – A Journey Into the Unknown.” It’s no challenge for us to find some awesome unknowns tucked throughout the store. So once more, we’ve picked five records in the hopes of finding a hidden treasure and perhaps inspire you to journey into the unknown corners of your local record store, […]

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 […]