Killroom Records. Listen to "C.O.D" below and pre-order the record here.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
here if you haven't already. It officially comes out on Monday.
Keep fighting. Keep helping. Keep your head up.
Keep fighting. Keep helping. Keep your head up.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Castle Face Records, but you should listen to "I Walked in the Fire" below right now.
Hands in The Dark. "New Age Sewage" is stark and noisy, chaotic and ritual, hymns for the eternal void. Listen to "Mage Image" below.
Matador. "The Underside of Power" was produced by Portishead's Adrian Utley (cool!), mixed by Sunn O)))'s Randall Dunn (cool!), and features additional post production work from The Men's Ben Greenberg (cool!), and should take us all to a very soulful, haunted place. Watch the video for the title track below.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Italians Do It Better for release info.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
here from the band in May.
Monday, April 24, 2017
here, and snag a cassette from Caligari Records.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Record Store Day (and i'll be damned if i'm gonna drop $100 on one on Ebay), but every year, i inevitably end up digging on something unexpected. One release this time around comes from the always wonderful and dependable Numero Group, a collection of rare and obscure soul jams out of San Antonio called "Southwest Side Story: Vol. 19." The compilation consists of 14 grooving little nuggets that's probably going to have me heading south on a mission to find original old 45's. Listen to The Eptones' "No One Else but You" below, snag a digital copy of the album here, and venture out to a brick and mortar record store to find a physical copy.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Jagjaguwar. Watch the noirish video below and be on the lookout for a full-length LP later this year.
Friday, April 21, 2017
This one's kind of a no brainer for me, a 3 disc Bowie live album from 1974, lovingly mixed and mastered by Tony Visconti, featuring a whole slew of great songs from Bowie's earlier years. Yes! Yes! Yes!
Rhino Records reissues a rare power pop gem from the 1970's from John Scoggins. Finding an original copy of "Pressed for Time" will set you back a few hundred bucks, so this reissue is probably the way to go. Oh, and it's fucking great.
A mix of erotic jazz, spy music, and Japanese pop, all with a quirky Serge Gainsbourg vibe, Ike Reiko's very rare "You, Baby" LP is a wonderful oddity that needs to be on my record shelf.
An exotic and trippy Popol Vuh score to a Werner Herzog film starring crazy person Klaus Kinski? Why would i not own this?
Old Wipers records are pretty hard to find, and usually kind of expensive when you do, so what better way to close out you record buying bonanza tomorrow with a reissued copy of the legendary band's debut release?
So there you go. I could easily recommend a dozen more (The Bad Signs, Dennis Wilson, Nico and The Faction, etc.), but i wanted to keep it reasonable. Have fun tomorrow.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
here, you can snag yourself a autographed copy of the record on color vinyl, an MP3 download, and a t-shirt for $40. Get on that.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
here and listen below.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Season of Mist, and it's a world scorcher. Grab "Terra Damnata" here and listen to album closer "Serpent Sun" below.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
SpiderChild Records. The cassette pulls tracks from the band's Anton Newcombe produced debut EP, the follow-up LP and a new, unreleased jam called "Suicide and Other Drugs." It's a smoky, hazy mix of psych rock and shoegaze, a brain melting good time. Listen below and snag the cassette here.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Vice. The album was produced by Sean Lennon, and while it retains the band's signature sound, there's something a little more psych-indebted going on. Listen to second single "Squatting in Heaven" below.
Mag Mag Records is about to begin a flexi-disc series of releases, and the first comes from the legendary Iggy Pop. "Asshole Blues" is a scratchy, lo-fi, acoustic blues ditty about some asshole who's out to get you...and it's wonderful. Listen below. Pre-order here.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Luaka Bop label will release a collection of rare songs from the late, great Alice Coltrane. The record, "World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda," features songs that the artist recorded in the early 80's while living at the Sai Anantam Ashram, a kind of meditation center, that were originally only available on cassette tapes passed around that community. These tracks feel like exploring the outer cosmos or the inner mind, looking for God, but keeping one toe firmly aground back on Earth. Listen to "Om Shanti" below.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
ATO. Judging by the album art and the first taste of music, the epic " Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe," this one's going to be a monster. Listen below and pre-order here.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Italians Do It Better announced a whole bunch of upcoming releases yesterday (though you'll notice "Dear Tommy" is still missing). One such release is the upcoming debut full length LP "Always" from synthwave act Twisted Wires. I've been a fan of the artist for several years now, based solely on a smattering of singles released here and there. Before the album comes out though, we're getting a taster sampler of sorts with the "Struck Twice" 12", featuring a couple of songs from the upcoming album and some remixes. Watch the video for "0000" below and grab the 12" later this week.
Two Flowers Records. Listen to the dubby, warbled disco pop of "Everytime I See the Light" below.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Blackest Ever Black. Think of it as slam poetry as performed by a free form jazz trio playing under the guise of no wave band in some seedy club in New York in the late 70's. Listen to the title track below.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
now on Rising Beast.
Friday, April 7, 2017
here, via History Always Favours The Winners.
Famous Class. Black Pus appears on the B-side.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Interscope, Feist has collaborated on a track with the former Pulp front man on the record's second single, "Century." You'll be able to tell when he comes in. It's all very Jarvis-y. Listen below.
Wharf Cat. Unfortunately, it appears that the band has called it quits, and thus the debut will also be the swan song. Bummer. Listen to the excellent "Save Me" below.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Madic Records for release in June. Listen to the band's wonderful, swirling mix of psychedelic guitars and synthy accoutrement on first single "In a Timely Fashion" below.
Sargent House. Listen to "Melt Your Mind" below.
Ghostly International. Listen to first single "Memory" below.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Mexican Summer in June called "On the Echoing Green." Listen to the first taste of the record, the sprawling dreamscape of "A Song of Summer" below. If it's any indication, the record should be dreamy, reverby wonder.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Not Not Fun in May.