Scott Tuma “Dandelion” LP

New vinyl on Digitalis. The more enlightened among us need no further info – but let me fill in the blanks for you heathens. Scott Tuma’s new album Dandelion is now available to order from Digitalis Industries, esteemed purveyors of many things psychedelic, noisy and droney. You may remember Scott’s collaboration with Mike Weis of […]

The Arcade Fire “The Suburbs” 2xLP Preorder

Wow, it seems like it’s been forever since the last album from The Arcade Fire.  If the two leaked tracks (both posted below) are any indication, “The Suburbs” should be another slice of top-notch modern rock and roll.  Living up to the last two records will be a tall order, but let’s hope they can […]

Kevin Drumm “Self Titled” 2xLP

Kevin Drumm’s self-titled debut album gets the deluxe reissue treatment via Thin Wrist. This groundbreaking work for “prepared guitar” pretty much set the scene for every noise/improv jam to come after it for the next ten years – highly influential sounds here. Heavy-duty, tip-on gatefold jackets with spot gloss, matte finishes, textured de-bossing and two […]

Ben Frost “By The Throat” LP

Heads up, ya’ll. Ben Frost’s menacing drone epic By The Throat is finally available on the vinyl format. This really is a fantastic album, and “by the throat” couldn’t describe the mood it sets any better – prepare to bleed in slow-mo. Not only does Mr. Frost sample bloodthirsty wolves on one song, but he […]

Gauntlet Hair “I Was Thinking” 7″

The folks at Forest Family Records, the teamup of superstar blogs GorillavsBear and Weekly Tape Deck, have just dropped their label’s second release.  Gauntlet Hair is from Lafayette, CO, and I’m really excited by what I’m hearing.  Loud, brash, insanely original pop music, just like their first release (the now sold out Cults 7″).  If […]

Kyle Hall “Must See” 12″ EP

Stunning new material from the incredibly talented and incredibly young Kyle Hall. This isn’t groundbreaking techno by any means, but it is executed with such class and confidence that it just demands to be played again and again – seriously addictive melodies and first-rate beat programming. Long live Detroit techno and cheers to the next […]

Pantha Du Prince “This Bliss” 2xLP Repressed for 2010

One great thing about an artist releasing a new album to lots of critical acclaim, is it usually means their older albums will soon be repressed to capitalize on the hype. So be it, 2010 sees a welcome repressing of Pantha Du Prince’s previous 2xLP, This Bliss. It’s everything you love about his newest album, […]

Light Pollution “Apparations” LP Preorder

Carpark Records has been responsible for some unbelievably consistent and inventive pop music lately (think Toro Y Moi, Dan Deacon, Beach House, etc), and their upcoming release by Chicago’s Light Pollution keeps the bar high.  There are hints of about a million influences in their sound, but ultimately they somehow come off sounding quite original.  […]

Autechre “Move of Ten” 2×12″s

More new material from Autechre, making this their second release of 2010. The boys do have a habit of releasing more material directly after an album is dropped – hey, who’s complaining? Move of Ten is actually two 12″s, separate jackets and all, but my guess is that if you are buying one, then you […]

Best Coast “Sun Was High (So Was I)” 7″

Looks like there’s a new pressing of Best Coast’s “Sun Was High (So Was I)” 7″ available.  If you’re new to this band, today is your lucky day, former Pocahaunted member Bethany Cosentino’s Best Coast project is responsible for some of the absolute best sun-drench garage-pop being played today.  They’re already unbelievably hyped and beyond […]