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new music 2014


Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans : simplified southern-rock songs
Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks – Wig Out at Jagbags : somewhat standard SM fare; #goodnotgreat
Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire for No Witness : decent ss/folk/indie crossover tunez
Dum Dum Girls – Too True : too-clean indie rock/pop
Black Dirt Oak – Wawayanda Patent : interestingly rambling, folk-inspired meanderings
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn : great blend of indie & psych rock; great tunes
Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes : Morello chops welcome, otherwise just another Bruce outing
Cheatahs – Cheatahs : very compelling rough/sloppy 90s power-pop; #dinojr #grungepower
Cœur De Pirate – Trauma : cute pop-chanteuse covers; #tvsoundtrack #french
Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son : a confusing “concept”, but some solid songs


Delay Trees – Readymade : mostly nondescript ethereal pop
Jezabels, the – The Brink : radio-ready pop; #drivel
Mode Moderne – Occult Delight : tepid outing of Manchester + mild goth
Mogwai – Rave Tapes : elegantly subtle post-rock; #grower #painedrealityatwork
Painted Palms – Forever : perhaps not terribly original, but fun anyway
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings – Give the People What They Want : solid-as-a-rock r&B; #sameasiteverwas
Sleepy Sun – Maui Tears : fairly good psych-rock; #pedestrian
Temples – Sun Structures : fantastically fun breezy-psych
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra – Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything : some chaos, some beauty, some structure, some slack
Warpaint – Warpaint : moody, atmospheric indie-pop; boringness, well-constructed


Young The Giant – Mind Over Matter : standard-issue anthemic indie rock; #movealongnothingtoseehere
Beck – Morning Phase : sincerity in pop form
Black Market Karma – Upside Out Inside Down : cool drone/psych
Broken Bells – After the Disco : extremely pedestrian indie pop; #isboringthepoint?
Cibo Matto – Hotel Valentine : comeback!; very fun and adventurous
Crystal Method, the – The Crystal Method : tight, loud, and bombastic; not sure what EDM is anymore…
Hospitality – Trouble : sophisticated indie-pop; #B&Slite
Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang – Four Foot Shack : stooopid
Math the Band – Stupid and Weird : accurately self-described as “vintage analog synth spazz punk”
Morgan Delt – Morgan Delt : highly adventurous psychedelic craziness; #soundslikefearfeels


Nashville Pussy – Up the Dosage : knuckle-dragging southern rock; #wastedfun
New Mendicants, the – Into The Lime : lush indie-pop full of chiming guitar and melancholy
Pack A.D., the – Do Not Engage : fun frolicking indie-rock
PlusMinus – Jumping the Tracks : decent lush/orch-pop; #nottoomuchtothinkabout
Pontiak – Innocence : solid souther-rock, veering to the hard/punk side
Quilt – Held in Splendor : darn good 60s psych-folk/rock
Ramesh Srivastava – The King : nice, adventurous indie pop/rock
Reverend Horton Heat – Rev : good ol’ knuckledragging psychobilly fun!
Snowbird – Moon : lovely, understated indie/chamber-pop
U.S. Royalty – Blue Sunshine : easy-to-listen indie-pop; #somemeat #nobone


All The Luck In The World – All The Luck In The World : simple, folk-inspired pop
Augustines – Augustines : anthemic indie rock; #overblown
Bombay Bicycle Club – So Long, See You Tomorrow : pedestrian rock, interesting enough…
Doug Tuttle – Doug Tuttle : highly immersive psych-rock; #headphones
Eagulls – Eagulls : propulsive and melodic, but definitely punk rock
Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit : still fun after all this time…
Hidden Cameras, the – Age : highly dramatic, lyrically charged, symphonic pop; #thoroughlymmmeh
Holy Wave – Relax : reverb-drenched psych/garage-rock
Jonatha Brooke – My Mother Has 4 Noses : I <3 Jonatha
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days : groovy and odd-as-hell; #pussy


Neil Finn – Dizzy Heights : in a (nice) surprise, this is more than crappy adult pop
New Madrid – Sunswimmer : tight, well-executed indie-rock; #newathens
Nothing – Guilty of Everything : enjoyably crunchy shoegaze rock
Radar Men From The Moon – Strange Wave Galore : instrumental space/drone rock
Scott H. Biram – Nothin’ But Blood : fun whiskey-growl blues ‘tude
VibraGun – Vibragun : more than a bit shoegaze, adding some martial drum tracks
Wild Moccasins – 88 92 : very intriguing indie-pop; #deeperthanitseems
Work Drugs – Insurgents : groovy, dreamy, synth-pop
Alpaca Sports – Sealed With A Kiss : jubilant lovelorn indie-pop; #twee
Bart Davenport – Physical World : heaping spoonfulls of cheeze


Bleeding Rainbow – Interrupt : adrenaline-filled garage/indie-rock, with some shoegaze moments; #flat #promising
Carsick Cars – 3 : light, bouyant indie-pop/rock, from China
Casket Girls, the – True Love Kills The Fairy Tale : dark, gritty drone-ish “darkwave-pop”; #surprisinglyinteresting
Cloud Nothings – Here And Nowhere Else : tight, fun-loving, guitar rockers
Crosses – Crosses : fairly shit
Greg Ashley – Another Generation of Slaves : like an addled psychedelic troubadour
Joan As Police Woman – The Classic : tepid white-girl-soul; #tamelame
Lorelle Meets the Obsolete – Chambers : interesting drone-y psych; #frommexico
Men, the – Tomorrow’s Hits : at-times-excellent rock-n-roll; #classicrock
Metronomy – Love Letters : dull electro-pop; #noexcitement


Moss – We Both Know The Rest Is Noise : energetic, propulsive indie-rock; a grower; #viaAmsterdam
Natural Child – Dancin’ with Wolves : mildly-(wannabe?)gritty roots rockers
Phantogram – Voices : synth-pop soundtrack to a very boring life
Pharrell Williams – G I R L : funky party fun
Pink Martini & The Von Trapps – Dream a Little Dream : very fun, well executed pop songs
Real Estate – Atlas : soporific, swirling, guitar-haze wrapped in pop songs; no longer lo-fi
Sam Roberts Band – Lo-Fantasy : if only they would ignore “the new hip thing” and just rock; #ignoretheremixes
Shocking Pinks – Guilt Mirrors : highly melancholy glitch, interesting…
Skaters – Manhattan : fun garage-pop songs about nyc; fun debut, good breadth
St. Vincent – St. Vincent : art-pop genius


Thievery Corporation – Saudade : chilled-out bossa-nova-inspired late night collection
Tycho – Awake : gorgeous, contemplative soundscapes with just enough edge
War On Drugs, the – Lost In The Dream : sits right between sleepy guitars and rock anthems
Axxa/Abraxas – Axxa/Abraxas : pleasant little bursts of guitar-oriented psych-pop
Baby Baby – Big Boy Baller Club : knucklehead party nu-rock; #stupidfun
Black and White Years, the – Strange Figurines : well-executed 80’s synth-rock/pop; #notmycuppa
Bradford Cox – Teenage OST : lots of instumental ‘feels’, but not too compelling overall
Coathangers, the – Suck My Shirt : aggressive and brash garage-punk, with plenty of sense; #overlongsongs #fun
Dexters – Shimmer Gold : decent rockers, somewhere between indie and Britpop
Dollyrots, the – Barefoot and Pregnant : brash pop-punk; #goofy #overloud


Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything : extremely professional s/s; terribly dull
Fair Oaks – This Is The River : sincere, but uninteresting
Foster The People – Supermodel : different and promising, may be worth following FtP
Hold Steady, the – Teeth Dreams : fun HS rockers; #somanywords
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs – All Her Fault : fun alt-country/roots-rock fuck-all belters; #popacoldone
Jack Name – Light Show : highly uneven, but at times delightful art-pop/rock
Johnny Foreigner – You Can Do Better : a ridiculous mess
Kumm – A Mysterious Place Called Somewhere : simple indie rock, cribbing a bit from everywhere; #unsticky
Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle : straightforward indie-rock; #decent
Liars – Mess : headache-inducing EDM (or some shit)


Luther Dickinson – Rock’ n Roll Blues : excellent acoustic blues; lively, sensual, rambling blues fun
Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else : gorgeously executed country-rock with enough sexiness for 10 albums; #winning
Mary Onettes, the – Portico : nice simple dreampop; #noncheesy
Mikey Georgeson & The Civilised Scene – Blood & Brambles : clever, inventive and dynamic pop/rock; #abitofbowie
Motorpsycho – Behind the Sun : excellently weird stylistic-mashup acid/psych-rock
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love : hardcore punk with a heart
Peter Buck – I Am Back To Blow Your Mind Once Again : ramshackle blues-influenced rockers; #superinteresting
Posse – Soft Opening : jangly G500-esque indie rockers
Pure X – Angel : dull “chillwave” pop
Reptile Youth – Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone : goth-y synth-based post-rock


Shy Boys – Shy Boys : slivers of genius pop, wrapped in low quality papers
Soft White Sixties, the – Get Right : fun blues-rockers, albeit very derivative and super safe
Stanley Brinks & The Wave Pictures – Gin : intriguingly shambolic indie/folk/wig-out tunes; #soundslive
Tokyo Police Club – Forcefield : uneventful indie-rock
Tontons, the – Make Out King and Other Stories of Love : very diverse and intriguing; #cantimaginelisteningtothis
Warm Soda – Young Reckless Hearts : deliciously glammed-up power pop
Wet Secrets, the – Free Candy : fun indie-rockers; #deeperthanatfirstglance
Afghan Whigs, the – Do to the Beast : “post-apocalyptic strip club soundtrack”; #worththewait #dontcallitacomeback
Appletop – Brave Mountains : derivative, but quite fun, 90s-ish indie-rock; #france #channelingmalkmus
Architecture In Helsinki – Now + 4EVA : insipid pop idiocy. #notsurewhatdrugsarerequriedforthis


Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Enter the Slasher House : turning down the AC looniness, increasing the pop
Band of Skulls – Himalayan : why bother with a review; #mmmehh
Baseball Project, the – 3rd : sunshine, green grass and love of the sport in one gleaming pop-rock package
Born Ruffians – Birthmarks : all the crappiness of modern rock, poorly aped
Burnt Ones – Gift : loose psych-rock
Colourist, the – The Colourist : cutesy pop from OC/SoCal
Coming Soon – Tiger Meets Lion : forgettable synth-pop
Constant Lovers – Experience Feelings : chaotic, pounding rockers; #needssomesubstance
Coves – Soft Friday : easy-listening lo-fi boy-girl reverb-pop
Crookes, the – Soapbox : soaring personal-content arena-context indie rock


Dirtmusic – Lion City : excellent electro-rock with some Afro-flair; gorgeous soundscapes
EMA – The Future’s Void : excellently solid indie-rock, until it gets over-serious; #rawrockersrule
Faint, the – Doom Abuse : incredibly fucking stupid synth/dance-rock
Foxy Shazam – Gonzo : stupid party-rock; #lackluster #smokenofire
Horrors, the – Luminous : glossy, synth-driven goth-rock; #notterrible
Howler – World of Joy : excellently snotty and fun garage punk/rock; #MPLSrocks #notdeep
Intergalactic Lovers – Little Heavy Burdens : peppy little indie pop numbers, from Belgium
Jamaica – Ventura : solid, safe French indie-pop; #nothingnew #yachtrock
Jimi Goodwin – Odludek : s/s-ish adult pop, some rambunctious fun to be had
John Frusciante – Enclosure : odd electronic-rock; #notbad #notmything


Kaiser Chiefs – Education, Education, Education and War : ultimately forgettable drivel
Kill The Young – Fingers For Guns : dumb indie/alt/rock/pop, from FRA
Lushes – What Am I Doing : intriguing post-rock influenced indie
Manchester Orchestra – Cope : big, loud rock; #nosubtelty #tiringlisten
Mirah – Changing Light : lovely, widescreen emotional indie; #sundaydrive #ezlistening
Natives – Indoor War : very lame arena-wannabe pop-rock
Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love : dumb “blue-eyed soul”, the over-produced bits are paradoxically the best bits
Pixies – Indie Cindy : sounds like a bunch of dinosaurs trying to act like the Pixies; #meh
RAC – Strangers : candy-coated “now” pop; in a week this’ll be so stale…
Secret Colours – Positive Distractions : fun psych-garage-rock/pop; the jangly bits are really great


Split Single – Fragmented World : great balance of bubbly power-pop and rocking indie
Summer Peaks – Saturday : simple, lo-fi, summery indie-rock/pop
Tweens – Tweens : peepy garage-tinged pop-punk
We Invented Paris – Rocket Spaceship Thing : sweetly sappy; #tryinghard
Wolfmother – New Crown : rough and tumble stoner-60s-metal; #recordedwithapotato
Woods – With Light And With Love : hooky, ramshackle psych-rock/folk
Wussy – Attica! : rich, lush, rock fun
Wye Oak – Shriek : excellently executed synth-pop; #itsanadventure
Amazing Snakeheads, the – Amphetamine Ballads : slinky, goth-infused rockabilly-punk
Augustana – Life Imitating Life : radio-ready piano-pop; #lifeless #diapercommercialready


Black Prairie – Fortune : AOR-style country/classic/folk-rockers; #everywheredecemberists
Boozoo Bajou – 4 : sophisticated downtempo headphone-masterpiece; #musictosleeponplanes
Both, the – The Both : promising by underwhelming; sounds like a band, not two solos
Brian Eno and Karl Hyde – Someday World : minimally interesting
Buffalo Killers – Heavy Reverie : crunchy, power-trio-style classic rockers
Ceres – I Don’t Want To Be Anywhere But Here : paint-by-numbers indie rock-pop-punk; #notterrible
Coloured Clocks – All Is Round : hooky lo-fi psych-pop
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain : everyone’s favorite sad-sack teenager, at 34 y.o.
Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots : B-O-R-I-N-G
Dan Wilson – Love Without Fear : Lovely little lilting professional pop songs


Dead Horse One – Without Love We Perish : spot-on-classic psych/shoegaze; #FRA, #onweed
Echo And The Bunnymen – Meteorites : uneven and somewhat “dated-sounding”, a few nice high spots; #notembarassing
Eels – The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett : fairly mmmmeh addition to the otherwise excellent Eels catalog; #boringtropes
Eric Hutchinson – Pure Fiction : extreme BASIC pop
Ex-Cult – Midnight Passenger : no-prisoners post-punk
Fireflies – In Dreams : C64/Sarah records inspired dream/twee-pop
Folk, the – We All Say : adventurous in content, modest in delivery
Forests – No Fun : super-fun, mildly chaotic, lo-fi indie-surf-rock; #taipei
Fujiya And Miyagi – Artificial Sweeteners : bleck
Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, the – Midnight Sun : very, very interesting blues-psych-pop-rock record; #agrower


Gold-Bears – Dalliance : indie/noise-pop; #needssomerefining
Gruff Rhys – American Interior : typicaly weird indie-pop/rock/folk; #strangebutgood
Guided by Voices – Cool Planet : middling overall with some great high points, aka “standard GBV”
Honeyblood – Honeyblood : cute blast of Best Coast -esqu bittersweet pop/rock; #femvox
Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing : nicely executed guitar-rock; #countryremoved
Le Butcherettes – Cry is for the Flies : super-compelling, mildly-chaotic art-punk
Mando Diao – Aelita : very professional, and mostly dull, adult genre-spanning pop-rock
Andrew Jackson Jihad – Christmas Island : either dumb anti-folk, or I’m not smart enough to “get it”
Ben & Ellen Harper – Childhood Home : boring adult pop; #musictoeuthanizeto
Black Keys, the – Turn Blue : pointedly tame and pedestrian; #notbad #MILESfromtheirbest


Brock Zeman – Rotten Tooth : swampy, gravel-throat folk-blues
La Sera – Hour of the Dawn : delightfully varied power-pop/indie; #femvox
Moaning Cities – Pathways Through The Sail : guitar-driven psychedelic rock, with just a touch of sitar; #bestofbelgium
Natalie Merchant – Natalie Merchant : could not stay awake
Nine Black Alps – Candy for the Clowns : mostly-not-very-good guitar-based indie-rock
Old 97’s – Most Messed Up : good batch of O97 stompers
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the – Days of Abandon : pure pop
Paws – Youth Culture Forever : energetic, fuzzed-out rockers ; #freshandfun
Pink Mountaintops – Get Back : sounds like an older rock record collection; #someridiculousmoments
Plague Vendor – Free To Eat : frantic, restless post-punk noise++


Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive : damn-near-genius guitar riffing
Singles, the – Look How Fast a Heart Can Break : garage rock intended for the sunshine; #shockinglynotswedish
Smoke Fairies – Smoke Fairies : at-times-delightful etherial folk-pop, #justatouchofsmoke
Sonic Avenues – Mistakes : gloriously li-fi sloppy punk/powerpop;
Sweet Apple – The Golden Age of Glitter : simple, fun, power-pop
Thee Oh Sees – Drop : (another) excellent Motorik+Nuggets punk gems; #moreconsidered
Total Slacker – Slip Away : stupid-fun 90s rockers; #wellnamed
Treefight For Sunlight – Pizza : cool alt/psych-pop; #DanishPizza #touchofAnCo
tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack : sounds like the end of this sentence: “a bunch of hipsters throw up into a rock tumbler …”
Twin Speak – Twin Speak : #bemused; post-rock instrumentals


Valery Trails, the – Buffalo Speedway : simple, straightforward indie-rock; #notnew #notbad
Watter – This World : excellent (!!) post-rock instrumentals; #nocheese #deepdarkandcompelling
We Cut Corners – Think Nothing : When “go big or go home” leads you straight to bed; #soundandfurysignifyingnothing
Whigs, the – Modern Creation : fun, uncomplicated garage/power-pop; #windowsdown
Wooden Wand – Farmer’s Corner : very contemplative JTT “folk-rock”
Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate : lyrically/conceptually dense post-sludge ancient-folk/blues caterwaul; #baritone
Young Magic – Breathing Statues : boring (whatevs)-wave
Youngteam – Fading Into Night : dark, goth-y, shoegaze; #deepwinter
Aerofall – Aerofall : reverb-laden shoegaze; #fromrussiawithgaze
Archie Bronson Outfit – Wild Crush : raucous indie-rock adventures


Blondie – Ghosts Of Download : simply terrible
Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin : great mid-90s indie rock
Brian Jonestown Massacre, the – Revelation : less ridiculous messiness; more cohesion and groove
Buzzcocks – The Way : songs pretty good, mix pretty bad
Cairos, the – Dream Of Reason : promising indie-pop/rock
Eastern Hollows – Eastern Hollows : fun Manchester-ish shoegaze/fuzz-pop
Fresh & Onlys, the – House of Spirits : mellow-ish folk/rock/psych
Fucked Up – Glass Boys : super-dense, hardcore-ish punk/classic-rock
Haley Bonar – Last War : delightful sonics; #greatsound #sodour
Jolie Holland – Wine Dark Sea : rub a little dirt on it and something magical happens


Joseph Arthur – Lou : delicately stark acoustic covers
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Dereconstructed : loud, stomping, Southern-rock; #overloudorbadencode
Matt Wertz – Old Flames : lite s/s adult-pop/rock; #movingon
Monks of Mellonwah – Turn the People : terribly cheesy Muse-lite; #anyonewhosaysRHCPisanidiot
Neighbors – Failure : synth-pop; #movingrightalong
Northeast Party House – Any Given Weekend : extremely groovy fun; #partystarters #quiteTVOTR
Orwells, the – Disgraceland : thoroughly fun, scruffily-haphazard, guitar-based indie rockers
Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal : very excellent, loose, indie-psych-rock; #bringingbackcollegerock
Peter Murphy – Lion : interesting industrial goth (pop)
Pujol – Kludge : messy glam-pop anthems; #needsdanger


Pussywarmers, the and Reka – I Saw Them Leaving : uniquely adventurous Euro-surf-garage pop/rock
Roots, the – …and then you shoot your cousin
Sea Wolf – Song Spells, No. 1: Cedarsmoke : pleasantly simple s/s
Shelling – Aquarium Sympathy : modern somnambulist alt-electro; #inoneouttheother
Spanish Gold – South Of Nowhere : cross-genre, very-easy, rock/pop/soul; #overprogrammed
Stone Cold Fox – Memory Palace : mildly interesting, highly derivative, indie pop; #swingingforfame
Sébastien Tellier – L’Aventura : richly sensual, experimental, quasi-Brasil; very French
Wheelies – Never Die : simple melodic indie guitar-rock
Andrew Bird – Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of : excellent set of Handsome Family covers/tributes
Beverly – Careers : 90’s-style, 60’s-influenced, lo-fi girl-group rockers; more depth than expected


Big Blood – Unlikely Mothers : dark, hypnotic drone-folk
Black Bananas – Electric Brick Wall : chaotically blown-out hard-rockin’ lunacy with an EDM bent
Braid – No Coast : emo/power-pop, by the numbers; #tryinghard
Camper Van Beethoven – El Camino Real : pedestrian
Casper & the Cookies – Dingbats : jittery oddball pop structures
Centro-Matic – Take Pride In Your Long Odds : refreshing and exciting Centro-; #mostlystandardfare
Cherry Glazerr – Haxel Princess : chaotic (almost)metal fused with girl-vox pop-punk; #burger
Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm : (still) a strong and distinctive vox; album overall is pretty mmeh
Circulatory System – Mosaics Within Mosaics : hundreds of great little pop nuggets, assembled with love; #E6!
Comet Control – Comet Control : kool stoner rock


Comet Gain – Paperback Ghosts : nicely diverse indie-pop; #nocheese
Deadwood Floats – Three Years : oh-so-serious indie folk
Delphines, the – Hush : interesting retro-ish garage+post-punk
Donkeys, the – Ride The Black Wave : chill indie-rock with a touch of psych and folk
Dune Rats – Dune Rats : what do the stoned punk-rock kids listen to at the beach?
Each Other – Being Elastic : very odd leftfield pop; #mathy
Eno & Hyde – High Life : experimental pop; loads of rhythms
Felice Brothers, the – Favorite Waitress : nice “Americana”; prefer the upbeat rockers
Fink – Hard Believer : angsty, hypnotic English folk-blues-s/s
Fire Mountain – All Dies Down : easy-on-the-ears southern/heartland/bar rock


First Aid Kit – Stay Gold : supremely executed indie-country-folk; honest, brave and excellent!!
Gemma Ray – Milk For Your Motors : very nice pop-noir
Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun – Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun : poet meets rustic psych visionaries; #ubercanadian
Graham Colton – Lonely Ones : indie “easy listening”; #allbeigeandtan
Greg Gives Peter Space – Greg Gives Peter Space : weird space-dub
Gum – Delorean Highway : moody psychedelia; from the Tame Impala/Pond family tree
Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours : varied and mildly interesting; best taken in small doses
Happyness – Weird Little Birthday : superb 90s-sytle lo-fi/jangle-gaze; #chanellingPavement
Jack White – Lazaretto : is it possible to be arena AND interesting? we’re gonna try; way uninspiring but still messy-good
Jad Fair and Danielson – Solid Gold Heart : oddball but fully formed


Jandek – Ghost Passing : 5 hours of acoustic piano and theramin squiggles; #didnotlistentoitall
Kasabian – 48:13 : intensely stupid, but still some arena-size fun
Killers Walk Among Us – Killers Walk Among Us : meh post-rock/shoegaze; #sadIRLstory
Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence : pitchfork review nails it; #nufsaid
Las Robertas – Days Unmade : lo-fi/garage/girl-group indie rock; nothing new but some fun high spots; #CostaRica
Miniature Tigers – Cruel Runnings : over-the-top pop
Mystic Braves – Desert Island : very 60s kaleidoscopic psychedelic; #authenticsoundratherthanimitation
Alvvays – Alvvays : delightful debut! C86 shines on. #loveit
Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq – There Is Calm To Be Done : lovely
Dead Rabbits – Time Is Your Only Enemy : a throbbing, dark, psychedelic fever dream


Eugene McGuinness – Chroma : occasionally excellent psych-pop, chanelling Britpop, 60s rock, and blue-eyed R&B
Gulcher – Cocktails : solidly groovy Parisian indie-rock; #jangle #slacker
Gulp – Season Sun : fun, polished, synth-driven psych-folk/pop; #summerfun
Half Japanese – Overjoyed : angular and jagged art-rock; #rocketride #postpunk
Magic Man – Before the Waves : barely-skin-deep synthpop
Manic Street Preachers – Futurology : solid, non-formulaic, indie-rock, fails to grab me
Peter Matthew Bauer – Liberation! : mildly interesting psych-rock; #tepid
Poliça – Shulamith : pointedly executed indie-pop
Reigning Sound – Shattered : fun, rambunctious, garage-R&B/rock; #goodcleanfun #oldrecordcollection
Shield Patterns – Contour Lines : nice tunes, nice execution, production is too cold and disconnected


Sin Shake Sin – Lunatics and Slaves : largely uninspired electro/industrial-rock; #ninwannabe
Skygreen Leopards, the – Family Crimes : nice, jaunty psych-rock summer-pop; #sfsimaginarysound
Sleepy Kitty – Projection Room : exciting (young) indie-rockers; #stl
Slowness – How To Keep From Falling Off A Mountain : hypnotic psychedelia, in two parts; #raga
Space Daze – Follow My Light Back Home : hazy, summery, daydream indie-pop; #quitegood
Tijuana Panthers – Wayne Interest : genre-jumping fun-bomb; not innovative, not deep, still a fun ride
Timbers, the – Lawless : everyone wants to be Mumford …
Towns – Get By : indie/shoegaze/britpop-inspired rockers: #welldone
TV Girl – French Exit : playful summer-pop; #socal
Unicycle Loves You – The Dead Age : poorly produced pop/punk/rock, endless rip/nod to everyone


Vertical Scratchers – Daughter of Everything : oddball; running up and down the pop aisle
White Hex – Gold Nights : cold and mechanical slythering synth-drone/pop; #thecomedown
White Lung – Deep Fantasy : awesomely dyi punk blasts
Wife – What’s Between : darkly tense electro-ambient-rock
Wildest Dreams – Wildest Dreams : swinging psych-rock; #backstory
Wunder Wunder – Everything Infinite : modern Aussie psych, infused with 60s Cali pop
Air – Music for Museum : whatevs, not compelling
Allah-Las – Worship The Sun : cali/beach rock, with a “dark 60s” shadow; #greatinstrumentals
Burnt Palms – The Girl You Knew : garage/surf pop
Christopher Owens – A New Testament : delicate pop, countrified; escaping from an indie-rock cocoon


Cousins – The Halls of Wickwire : messy melange of garage-pop/rock; #bigpromise
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose : diverse and smart 90s-sounding indie rock
David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights – End Times Undone : delightfully lively jangle-rock/pop; #theclean
Dead Stars – Slumber : awesome in the background, just OK if you listen closer; tugs the 90s-indie heartstrings
Full Ugly – Spent the Afternoon : jangly, summery slacker-indie-rock
Gaslight Anthem, the – Get Hurt : a blob of cliche-rock
Goat – Commune : gritty, throbbing, polyrythmic, psych-infected freak rock
Got a Girl – I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now : Automator+French Pop+James Bond; #loungerevival
Grumbling Fur – Preternaturals : insanely great, and preternaturally odd, pop songs; full of space, harmonies, and snazzy melody
Hive Dwellers, the – Moanin’ : loose, rockin’, CJ rockers; #wacky


J Mascis – Tied To A Star : very good, mostly acoustic, subdued rockers
Japanther – Instant Money Magic : super-hooky art-punk; #bouyant #happypunks
Jenny Lewis – The Voyager : simple indie rock; the “radio rock” bits are horrid
King Creosote – From Scotland With Love : nice pastoral folk, with enough of an odd edge to stay ineresting
La Hell Gang – Thru Me Again : gritty drone/psych/shoegaze indie, from Chile; #AS17
Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Neon : shoegaze-y, synth-y dream-pop; #ATX
Monomyth – Saturnalia Regalia! : kaleidoscopic melange of styles and sounds; #theressomethinggoodinthere
Muffs, the – Whoop Dee Doo : super-fun 60s-influenced power-pop/punk; #femvox #notacomeback
New God – Firework : lush pop harmonies and mildly-druggy-instrumentation; #lightsummerfare
Nightmare And The Cat – Simple : solid widescreen indie; #overproduced


Pomplamoose – Season 2 : cute.
Projects, the – Elektrichka’s Favourite Party Record : motorik electro rock; bits of damn fun
Raveonettes, the – Pe’ahi : fuzzy, overdriven summer pop-rock, with added subtlety; #funelectro @expandforlife
Rosebuds, the – Sand + Silence : very light indie-pop; #takenochances #beige
Spider Bags – Frozen Letter : fun, semi-twisted, take on garage rock
Sugar Stems – Only Come Out at Night : sticky-sweet power-pop; #mmmeh
Tape Waves – Let You Go : straightforward, beach-ready dream-pop; #samesongonrepeat
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye : very, very solid rockers; #riffs
Twin Peaks – Wild Onion : rockin’ power-pop, heavy rather than sweet; #veryfun
Ty Segall – Manipulator : awesomely tight set of classic/glam-rock tunez; #loveitloveitloveit


We Need Secrets – Melancholy and the Archive : reverb and fuzz filled shoegaze; some solid high spots, overall uneven
White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent : very solid late-60s psych freakout; #wellproduced #dumbfakeaccent
Wooden Wand – Azag-Toth : gorgeous folksy s/s
Young Dubliners, the – Nine : anthemic Celtic-rock, moving on…
Apache Dropout – Heavy Window : sloppy, super-lo-fi garage rockers; also, fun!
Aphex Twin – Syro : anxiety glitch, hooray for no drops!! ;#doesnotcompute
Avi Buffalo – At Best Cuckold : delicate indie-pop, full of tension and loneliness; #tryinghard
Basement Jaxx – Junto : very enjoyable; #idontknowshitaboutedm
Blonde Redhead – Barragán : pretty darn boring…
Brian Setzer – Rockabilly Riot All Original : rockabilly-by-the-numbers, still fun


Cape Race, the – Home, Truths : not terrible arena-leaning rock, just boring as shit
Dark Horses – Hail Lucid State
Darlings, the – Made Of Phantoms : sad combo of terrible hardcore and crappy classic rock
Dead Soft – Dead Soft : fuzzed-out, grungy indie-rock
Delta Spirit – Into The Wide : no mo indie, this is straight mainstream rock; #prettygood
Dirt Farmer – Free BBQ : fun, loose, (mildly countrified) rockers; #quitegood!
Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons : ambling, widescreen psych-rock; #sitar #complex #awesome
FKA Twigs – LP1 : excellent, diverse modern pop/r&b
Interpol – El Pintor : pretty much exactly what I’m NOT looking for in a rock record; #snobitup
Joel Gion – Apple Bonkers : interesting (enough?) 60s psychedelia, ala BJM


Magic Numbers, the – Alias : very safe radio rock; #boring
Michael Cera – True That : silly vanity
New Pornographers, the – Brill Bruisers : super-fun summer power-pop; #swoon #thatvoice
Raglans – Raglans : not-terrible glossy pop-punk
Royal Blood – Royal Blood : bombastic two-piece blues-punk-indie; #dfa79
Shiny Joe Ryan – Shiny Joe & the Cosmic Microwave Background : contemplative psych rockers; #pond #tameimpala
Sinead O’Connor – I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss : better and more fun than I ever would have expected
Sleeping Bag – Deep Sleep : keep it simple, keep it rock; nice!
Spoon – They Want My Soul : awesome…
Stardeath and White Dwarfs – Wastoid : slow-burning, dark psychedelic rock


Tricky – Adrian Thaws : occasionally moderately interesting
Wax Witches – Center Of Your Universe : fun blast of snotty lo-fi (pop)-punk; #burger
Young, the – Chrome Cactus : indie rock with lots of guitar sound-and-fury; #notmuchdepthhere
Alt J – This Is All Yours : middling pop, aiming for the current-popular niche; #amitoocynical
Better Than Ezra – All Together Now : fun 90’s-style rock; not too cohesive
Connections – Into Sixes : straightforward modern power-pop; #quitegood
Death from Above 1979 – The Physical World : great dance-punk sound, mediocre songs
Drums, the – Encyclopedia : NOTHING to pause for…
Generationals – Alix : nice psych-ed indie-electro-pop
Growlers, the – Chinese Fountain : delightfully loose, jangly, lazy-Sunday hangover tunes


King Tuff – Black Moon Spell : awesome, diverse, glam-inspired rockers!!!
Kooks, the – Listen : ho-hum indie pop; some seriously terrible moments
Love Inks – Exi : very-minimalist pop; #isthereanythingthere?
Mazes – Wooden Aquarium : pop hooks bred with psych riffs; #fairlydarngood
Minus 5, the – Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror : tons ‘o’ fun
Murder City Devils, the – The White Ghost Has Blood On Its Hands Again : fair PNW post-grunge; #lackssomething
MV & EE – Alpha Lyrae : trip-folk?
Needles//Pins – Shamebirds : fun, snotty pop-punk; #vancouver
Pulled Apart By Horses – Blood : decent attempt at riff-rock
Robert Plant – lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar : “fun old hippy tunez; dude has a good voice”


Robyn Hitchcock – The Man Upstairs : sensitive and sweet covers-originals s/s; #actuallyquitenice
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams : nice enough jangly rock; #wellexecuted
Sondre Lerche – Please : nice, sensitively jazzy indie-pop; (lyrically) a bit heavier here
Tennis – Ritual In Repeat : the interesting has been “radio ready”-’ed out
Trance Farmers – Dixie Crystals : strange, lo-fi psych with a country bent
Vines, the – Wicked Nature : great big gobs of greasy grimy riffs; #dumbfun
Wand – Ganglion Reef : motorik psych rockers with a heap of riffage/fuzz on top
3rdEyeGirl & Prince – PlectrumElectrum : cool, funky rockers
Bass Drum of Death – Rip This : cleaned-up sound, retains plenty of punk and sweat
Christian Bland & the Revelators – The Unseen Green Obscene : great psychedelia; +folk -rock


Cowbell – Skeleton Soul : retro-ish garage rockers, 60s to 00s; #fadesfast
Ex Hex – Rips : ripping fun power-pop; #femvox
Foxygen – …And Star Power : fever dream set alight
GRMLN – Soon Away : fun and rambunctious power-chord garage-rock/pop
Grouper – Ruins : very delicate ambient/post-rock
Hiawata! – The Darkside : jaunty power-poppers
Jamie T – Carry on the Grudge : decent brit s/s-rock
Jaws – Be Slowly : all those old “baggie” tropes revisited (stone roses, cure, new order, …); #tepid
Joe Ely – B4 84 : interesting birth of ‘lectro-’mericana
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny : tepidly ‘adventurous’, fairly lame


M185 – Everything Is Up : very fun motorik-indie-rock; #Austria
Niagara – Don’t Take It Personally : difficult electro-psych-pop; #Italia
Peaking Lights – Cosmic Logic : remove all the dub, add all the “electro”; #headache
Prince – Art Official Age : some good-Prince-imitator, some bad-Prince-imitator
Shellac – Dude Incredible : it’s supposed to hurt a little
Tweedy – Sukierae : some very good folk-rock tunes here
Vaselines, the – V for Vaselines : decent, but not exciting, outing; #dimthelights
Wampire – Bazaar : solidly fun psych-pop; #dirtyintherightways
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – IX : another bombastic adventure in indie/prog
49 Swimming Pools – Songs Of Popular Appeal : catch-all indie rock; #frogs


Ariel Pink – pom pom : wacky as usual; #notterriblycompelling #overlong
Beautiful Girls, the – Dancehall Days : tepid roots/dance
Billy Idol – Kings Queens Of The Underground : the lows are Mariana-deep, but the highs are decent
Cold War Kids – Hold My Home : professionally fucking stupid
Coral, the – The Curse Of Love : a bit more “weird”, also less “pop”
Dads – I’ll Be the Tornado : so so emo
Dead Milkmen, the – Pretty Music for Pretty People : gramps is still cranky (and funny); #funsnark #oldpunksneverdie
Deerhoof – La Isla Bonita : so much art-rock genius
Dirty Beaches – Stateless : #latenight #comedown
Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends : the delightful amalgam of weird and compelling that is the FLips


History of Apple Pie, the – Feel Something : curious amalgam of 90’s indie refs; #fadesfast
Karen O – Crush Songs : mostly sounds like a lame MFA project
Kevin Morby – Still Life : Dylan-ish indie-ss/folk/rock
Lamb – Backspace Unwind : pedestrian
Lee Ranaldo And The Dust – Acoustic Dust : decent but highly uneven; #loveLR #suckerforthesound
LVL UP – Hoodwink’d : a mix of power-pop and s/s, dirty and pointedly lo-fi
Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio : excellent gothic-rock/pop
Melvins – Hold It In : deep, dark, disturbing; #alsoweirdasfuck
OK Go – Hungry Ghosts : boring LCD indie; #noadventure
Sea Pinks – Dreaming Tracks : sunshine-y jangle indie-pop


Sex Hands – Pleh : very fun, super noisy garage rockers
Shimmering Stars – Bedrooms of the Nation : super-reverb indie-pop/rock; #nohighlights
Thom Donovan – Canon : mildly interesting; diverse s/s indie
Thurston Moore – The Best Day : thoroughly interesting, THIS is post-rock
Tomorrows Tulips – When : sweetly lo-fi pop; #burger
Tone – Won’t You Come Inside : super fuzzed-out psych rock
Tosca – Outta Here : more r&B, less downbeat ambient, still Tosca
Bigott – Pavement Tree : lovely melancholy pop from Spain
Bots, the – Pink Palms : very fun garage-punk with some blues elements on top; #fundebut
Cancers – Fatten the Leeches : “grunge” + power-pop; #shortandsweet


Ernest Ranglin & Avila – Bless Up : “user-friendly music, world-beat style with a pronounced Kingston accent”
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways : muscular radio-rock, interesting (if underwhelming) concept; #fairlydull
Hookworms – The Hum : quite brilliant!, “gonzo garage-rock, scuzzy psych, and free-form hypno-drone”
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band – United States : original and fresh “adult rock-n-roll”; #apleasure
Lunchbox – Lunchbox Loves You : fun, jaunty, bubblegum poppers; #fuzz
Motel Beds – These Are the Days Gone By : groovy Dayton indie/power-pop/garage; #remaster
Parkay Courts – Content Nausea : sloppy fun times; #Parquet
Pink Floyd – The Endless River : touchingly sensitive instrumentals, not much cohesiveness
Shivery Shakes – Three Waves and a Shake
Team Spirit – Killing Time : fun garage/power-pop; #repetitive #tiring


Tom Williams And The Boat – Easy Fantastic : vintage r&r troubadour; #dull
Trunk Weed – Days of Haze : simple lo-fi beach rock/pop
TV On The Radio – Seeds : veering away from menace toward pop, still kinda interesting
Twilight Sad, the – Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave : like that time you got caught in a thunderstorm with no umbrella; #sodour #sadsackrock
Ultimate Painting – Ultimate Painting : simply-complex, jangly indie-pop; #vu #gorgeousmelody
Useless Eaters – Bleeding Moon : fun, angular garage-punk (+some psych); #lofi #reatarded
White Mystery – Dubble Dragon : fun, sloppy, garage-punk #halfnewhalflive
Work Drugs – Runaways : fun electro-pop; #samey
Baked – Debt
Black Whales – Through the Prism, Gently : enjoyable, mildly-psych, indie-rock/pop


Cracker – Berkeley To Bakersfield : keeping it Cali real; #bestwithbeer
Delta Riggs, the – Dipz Zebazios : raucous and loose fun, veering to “radio ready”; #avoidicarausstageplz
Doug Gillard – Parade On : wildly diverse, and mostly interesting, indie-rock
Drowners – Drowners : the Strokes-like with some fake-English thrown in
Estrogen Highs – Hear Me On the Number Station : lo-fi NZ-ish indie pop
Gong – I See You : thoroughly entertaining motorik prog
Grates, the – Dream Team : full of indie-rock effort, short on results
Memories, the – Hot Afternoon : stoned fun indie-pop/rock; #burger
Noisettes, the – Baubliaia : WAY minimal drone/ambient
Owen – Other People’s Songs : some tunes


Purling Hiss – Weirdon : where melodic pop hooks meet freak-out noise jamz, most excellent!
She & Him – Classics : silly little love songs
Straight Arrows – Rising : raw and promising fuzz-rock/pop; #wellexecuted #goodsongs #strongmelody




 

-live-


Howe Gelb – Normaltown Hall, Athens GA 01-17

Dead Meadow – Bowery Ballroom, NYC 02-11
MV & EE – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn NY 02-17

Temples – Austin Convention Center, Austin TX, WFUV-FM SXSW 03-14
Wussy – Ace of Cups, Columbus OH 03-28

Spoon – City Plaza, Raleigh NC, Hopscotch Music Festival, 09-05
Ty Segall – Webster Hall, NYC 09-17
Wussy (Duo) – Jeni’s Ice Cream Stage, Columbus OH, Independent’s Festival 09-20


Band Of Horses – Acoustic At The Ryman
Spoon – Live on KTRU 1997
Cloud Cult – Unplug
Civil Wars, the – Live At Eddie’s Attic
Frightened Rabbit – Live From Criminal Records Atl
LCD Soundsystem – The Long Goodbye Live at Madison Square Garden
Tame Impala – Live Versions
They Might Be Giants – First Album Live
J Spaceman & Kid Millions – Live at Le Poisson Rouge 09-11-13
Mudhoney – On Top: KEXP Presents Mudhoney Live On Top Of The Space Needle


Lucero – Live from Atlanta
Moon Duo – Live in Ravenna
Wussy – Best Radio Sessions 2009-2014
Howlin Rain – Live Rain
White Stripes, the – Live Under The Lights Of The Rising Sun
Courtney Barnett – Live At Splendour In The Grass
Antony And The Johnsons – Turning
13th Floor Elevators – Live Evolution Lost
Gov’t Mule – Dark Side of the Mule


 

-re-release/comps/mixes-


Mark Lanegan – Has God Seen My Shadow An Anthology 1989-2011
va – Mojo Presents: The Bad Seeds Jukebox
Arcade Fire & Owen Pallett – Her OST (score)
Ariel Pink – Early Live Recordings
va – Killed by Deathrock Vol. 1
Bill Callahan – Have Fun with God
va – Bloodshot Records Sampler 2014
Silversun Pickups – The Singles Collection
va – A Psych Tribute to the Doors
va – MOJO Presents: Purple Soul


va – Kitsune New Faces
va – Uncut: Hey! Ho! Lets Go!
Medico Doktor Vibes – Liter Thru Dorker Vibes (reissue) : bizarre hand-rolled lo-fi r&b/rock/funk
De La Soul – Smell The DA.I.S.Y
Death – III [Anthology]
Flaming Lips, the – 7 Skies H3 : it’s a crazy ride, welcome aboard; #youreinoryoureout
Green Day – Demolicious
Hiss Golden Messenger – Bad Debt (reissue)
Flaming Lips – The Flaming Side of the Moon
REM – Unplugged 1991-2001 The Complete Sessions : great slice(s)-in-time


va – 14 Tracks: Fugged Out
va – Counter Culture 13
va – Todo Muere Vol. 4
Clientele, the – Suburban Light (reissue)
Mac DeMarco – Salad Days Demos
They Might Be Giants – Idlewild: A Compilation
Calypso Musical Poetry in the Caribbean 1955-69
Late Night Tales: Django Django
MOJO Presents: Death Disco
MOJO Presents: Heavy Nuggets III


Tributes Or Not Tributes Vol 9
Spraynard – The Mark, Tom, and Patrick Show
va – Kitsun‚ America 3
va – MOJO Presents: Small Faces and Friends
va – MOJO Presents: The Black Keys and Friends
Paul Weller – More Modern Classics
Ken Stringfellow – I Never Said I’d Make It Easy
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola – The Cars/Hank Williams/Duke Ellington/Cole Porter
Soundtrack of Our Lives, the – Rest in Piece 1994-2012
va – MOJO Presents: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live 1974


va – God Help the Girl OST
va – Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited
va – MOJO & Jack White Presents: The Best Of Third Man Records
Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop 25
Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop 26
va – Late Night Tales: Franz Ferdinand
va – MOJO Presents: It’s A Wonderfull Life
va – MOJO Presents: The Dreamers
va – Dusty Heard Them Here First
va – The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Cambodia


Mink Mussel Creek – Mink Mussel Manticore : MMC=>Pond=>Tame Impala
Afghan Whigs, the – Gentlemen at 21
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (the Best of David Bowie)
Gun Club, the – Fire of Love (remaster)
Temples – Sun Restructured
Ty Segall – $ingle$ 2
va – I’m Just Like You Sly’s Stone Flower 1969-70
va – MOJO Presents: Brain Damage
va – Dirtnap Records 2014 Sampler
va – Kitsuné Maison Compilation 16: The Sweet Sixteen Issue


va – The Art of McCartney
va – While No One Was Looking: Toasting 20 Years of Bloodshot Records
Jasmine Minks, the – Cut Me Deep The Anthology 1984-2014

 

-singles/EPs-


Death Set, the – King Babies EP : FTW
Parralox – Eye In The Sky EP : such schmaltz
Thalia Zedek Band – Six EP
Creative Adult – Bulls In The Yard EP
Lana Del Rey – Young Like Me EP
Speedy Ortiz – Real Hair EP
65daysofstatic – Taipei EP
Born Ruffians – Acoustic EP
Ex Hex – Hot and Cold 7”
Franz Ferdinand – Fresh Strawberries single


Pixies – EP3
Black Angels, the – Clear Lake Forest EP
Bonobo – Get Thy Bearings 12″
Brian Jonestown Massacre & Magic Castles split single
Bruce Springsteen – American Beauty EP
Conor Oberst & Dawes – Million Dollar Bill – Easy/Lucky/Free split single
Cut Copy – In These Arms Of Love, Like Any Other Day 10″
Damon Albarn – Heavy Seas Of Love single
Deerhoof & Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog split 7″
Devo and The Flaming Lips – Gates of Steel (live) 7″


Dodos, the And Magik-Magik Orchestra – Yours Truly Session 7″
Deer Tick – Eel Bowel 7″
Explosion, The – Red Tape EP
Faces On Film – Elite Lines EP
Jack White – The Worlds Fastest Record 7″
Joy Division – An Ideal for Living 7″ EP
Kooks, the – Down EP
Blood Orange – Uncle ACE single
David Bowie – Rock n Roll Suicide 40th anniv. 7”
Of Montreal – Jigsaw Puzzle 7”


Pixies – Women Of War 7”
Toy – Join The Dubs 12”
Yuck – Southern Skies EP
Courtney Love – You Know My Name b/w Wedding Day single
Dirty Beaches – Neon Gods Of Lost Youth EP
Jake Bugg – Messed Up Kids EP
Warpaint – Keep It Healthy, Discovery (Remixes)
KVB, the – Out Of Body EP
OK Go – Upside Out EP
Jack White – Lazaretto demos


Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the – She’s On It 12”
Karen O – Rapt single
Nirvana – Pennyroyal Tea 7”
Ryan Adams – Gimmie Something Good single
Tanya Donelly – Swan Song Series vol. V EP
Thurston Moore – Detonation/Germs Burn single
Interpol – All The Rage Back Home bw Ancient Ways single
Saint Motel – My Type EP
Tycho – Spectre (Bibio Remix) single
Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band – The Sawyer Sessions EP


Joanna Gruesome and Trust Fund – Split EP
Mark Lanegan Band – No Bells on Sunday EP : all about the baritone #notreble
Jeff the Brotherhood – Dig the Classics EP
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – In The Heat Of The Moment single
Skull Defekts, the – Street Metal EP
Flaming Lips, the – Imagene Peise – Atlas Eets Christmas
Los Campesinos! – A Los Campesinos! Christmas



 

 

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