STAFF PICKS kimber – bloc party lindsay – crooked fingers reissues dario – night beats jeff – basement THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Basement – Promise Everything CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Run For Cover) “Ipswich band Basement went on indefinite hiatus in 2013, just after releasing their second recordColourmeinkindness. Accruing a dedicated posthumous following, the band came back […]

I have high hopes for 2016. The past few years seemed to be a mix of explorations of new sounds and ideas and an underlying apathy, brought on by the uninspired trend of digital convenience. But with the past few years of vinyl growing in popularity and bringing on a renaissance of active music listening, music […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – bonnie prince billy lindsay – shearwater, ty segall dario – tortoise, bonnie prince billy jeff – tortoise THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast [Reissue/2000] 2xCD/2xLP/3xLP (XL) When The Hour Of Bewilderbeast was originally released in 2000, it was met with critical acclaim and won […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – el vy lindsay – all them witches dario – sonny smith jeff – all them witches THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES EL VY – Return To The Moon LP (4AD) Finally available on LP. El Vy (pronounced like a plural of Elvis; rhymes with ‘hell pie’) is the musical collaboration between Matt Berninger, vocalist […]

It’s pretty early in the year, so we obviously haven’t gotten a big haul of 2016 releases, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start out the year enjoying some of the albums we might have overlooked in 2015! I do know the next couple of weeks will see some really stellar new releases, so you can […]

STAFF PICKS kimber – jawbreaker reissue lindsay – david bowie dario – bjork jeff – jew reissues THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES   David Bowie – Blackstar CD/LP (Columbia) Blackstar is David Bowie’s 28th studio album, and is released on his 69th birthday. It is his first since 2013’s The Next Day.“The arty, unsettling Blackstar is […]

In an effort to start out 2016 with a positive, forward looking attitude towards music listening, we thought we should address some of the concerns we’ve heard from others regarding the recent resurgence of vinyl sales. There has been a very clear shift towards vinyl records in the past couple years, and we feel it […]