Gunn-Truscinski Duo “Ocean Parkway” LP Preorder

Three Lobed Recordings just posted the preorder for the newest album by the Gunn-Truscinski Duo, “Ocean Parkway”. If you were at all a fan of “Sand City”, their last release, you’re going to love this one. It takes their brand of Americana psychedelia even further, as guitarist and percussionist have almost melded into one here. […]

The Drum “Heavy Liquid” 12″ EP

We are downright in love with this new EP from The Drum. “Heavy Liquid” is a woozy, ethereal helping of bassed-out, blissed-out, r&b-tinged electronica. Like The Weeknd, Holy Other, and Burial met up for a nightcrawling smokeout. Absolutely top-notch and highly recommended. This comes on white vinyl and is limited to 300 copies for only […]

An Awesome Article About Chicago’s Gramaphone Records

If you’re into dance music at all, you owe it to yourself to read this great article about Chicago’s Gramaphone Records. It’s definitely an institution, there should be more shops like it. Visit SmartBlogChicago.com.

Giveaway: Win a Test Pressing of Lilacs & Champagne “S/T” LP

First of all, huge thanks to Mexican Summer, Alex, and Emil for offering this giveaway up to our readers. We are handing over a free test pressing of the amazing Lilacs & Champagne album we talked about last week. To enter, just comment on this post. A winner will be picked at random in about […]

Four New Records from Thrill Jockey

Thrill Jockey just dropped their first batch of records for 2012…it’s a hot one. First up is Rhyton’s self-titled LP. This improvisational psych trio consists of members of D. Charles Speer & The Helix, Psychic Ills, and Messages. For blown-out trips, it doesn’t get much better than this. The LP is limited to 500 copies […]

IPaintMyMind Interviews Rick Wojcik of Dusty Groove

My friend Evan sat down with Rick Wojcik of Chicago’s Dusty Groove record store, and it’s a great interview. One of the best shops in the nation, read up. Visit IPMM.

Tape Tuesday: Leviathan “True Traitor, True Whore” Cassette

Bit of a controversial black metal title here. Leviathan’s sole member Wrest stands accused of a bit more than the genre’s requisite misanthropic antics, facing charges that pretty much peg him as an absolute scumbag. However, nothings been settled and this really should only be about the music, and if you want to judge that […]

Tortoise “Standards” LP

So, since 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, Thrill Jockey is taking it upon themselves to repress damn near the entire Tortoise catalog on the vinyl format. Starting apparently, with Standards, the group’s standout album from 2001. The post-rock genre has bled out magnificently, but this band’s entire discography still sounds fresh and needless […]

Porter Ricks “Biokinetics” 2xLP

Type continues it’s reissue campaign of classic Thomas Köner titles, this time reaching back to his partnership with Andy Mellwig as Porter Ricks. This album sees the dub techno genre imbued with Köner’s sublime and frosty minimalism. New artwork, 700 copies, absolutely essential – they just don’t make sounds like this anymore. Pick a copy […]

Black Cobra “Invernal” LP

Two-man eardrum destruction unit Black Cobra released a new album last year, and in typical Southern Lord style, it is now available on the LP format. Pick it up at southernlord.com.