Four Tet / Mala “Nothing To See / Don’t Let Me Go” 12″

Two heavy hitting producers team up for a split 12″ from the Soul Jazz Records label. Both Four Tet and Digital Mystikz (Mala) have released essential albums this year, and based on the clips below, this will be another essential slab of wax for all of the heady beat heads out there. Pick it up […]

Demdike Stare “Liberation Through Hearing” LP

The 2nd of three albums coming from Demdike Stare in the 2010, first of which was the excellent Forest of Evil, which hopefully you picked up a copy of. If you did, then you know all about Demdike Stare’s harrowing mix of deep, dense drone and menacing techno mutations. Fantastic stuff this is, I’ll now […]

Box of Baricua 12x45rpm

Hmmm… this is interesting. So while Numero Group was working on tracking down tunes for a new compilation they are working out – featuring “Chicago-by-way-of-Puerto Rico Salsa, Latin funk, Guaguanco, Guajira, Merengue, Bolero, and Rumba” – they happened across a storage spaced filled with 152 copies each of 12 different original 45s from the Ebirac […]

The Sword “Warp Riders” LP Pre-order Package

I’m all for extravagant pre-order bundles. It gives the super fans a chance to stock up on tons of exclusives and promos from their favorite bands – but maybe make an option available to those of us who just want to pick up an LP? If you are one of the former and not the […]

whitesand/badlands “Seeding The Clouds” 2xLP

I got incredibly excited when this debut full-length from Minneapolis’ whitesand/badlands hit my doorstep, mostly based on the strength of the 7″ that came before.  On the surface, this record is a dark, melancholy affair, but it offers so many things that you just don’t hear from indie rock anymore, it is sure to transport […]

Tjutjuna “S/T” LP

Woodsman’s Fire Talk label keeps delivering the Colorado goods for the world to enjoy.  Their newest release comes from Denver’s Tjutjuna.  This band plays a catchy form rhythmic, driving psych, just like their labelmates Woodsman.  Between Woodsman, Tjutjuna, and Tennis, Colorado really seems to be heating up.  Preorder the 180 gram LP (edition of 500) […]

Mogwai “Burning” Virtual Screening HERE Today at 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm GMT

Mogwai will debut their brand new live film, “Burning”, across the internet today, including right here!  At 12pm PST / 3pm EST / 8pm GMT, just watch via the player window below.  It will start with an introduction, then the film will play, then a question and answer session live with the band (use the […]

Converge “On My Shield” 7″

Not sure I’ve ever been this excited about a one-sided 7″ but considering I am still blasting Axe To Fall like it came out yesterday, some new Converge is basically a must have. The packaging and artwork by Jacob Bannon looks terrific, as does the b-side etching (another thing I won’t usually get excited about). […]

Raglani / Outer Space “split” LP

As the cassette market becomes more and more over-saturated, it’s nice to see some of these artists break out onto the vinyl format. This is, I believe, the first vinyl outing for John Elliott’s Outer Space project. Apparently John plays in some other group called Emeralds and shares a side here with like-minded artist Raglani. […]

Games “Everything Is Working” 7″

The Hippos In Tanks label has just released pre-orders for this brand new 7″ single from Games aka Joel Ford hittin’ keys alongside Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never. Catch all that? If you haven’t jumped on this blazing hot synth bandwagon yet, now is the time. A month from now it’ll be hip to […]