Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Album Watch :: Jeff Rosenstock - POST-

Like his breakthrough 2015 solo album We Cool? and its 2016 follow-up, WORRY., POST- is packed with hooky pop-punk jams that beg for singalongs and fray at the edges. According to Rosenstock, it was recorded with friends in secret, and finished just before it was released. You can hear all of that in these songs, which crackle with urgency and fun. POST- feels less like an album and more like a document of tightly knit people working hard to make something that feels cathartic and good. —Ben Salmon // PASTE


Out as Vinyl/CD on Polyvinyl Late March 2018

New Album Watch :: Anna Burch - Quit the Curse

Though the deceptively complex pop of Quit the Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, it’s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere along the way a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form.

[Backstreet nerd note: the little bit of Liz Phair we hear in Burch's delivery makes us smile]

The 1 Hundred :: Eleanor Friedberger - New View

Just as there are certain records that continually sell year after year, there are some titles that are continually either just under the radar of popularity, or maybe just need a bit of a highlight to remind you they are still out there waiting for new ears. As an experiment we are going to build a list of one hundred titles, all currently in stock, that we think you should lend an ear to.

 Eleanor Friedberger - New View (French Kiss, 2016) // New Vinyl

Eleanor Friedberger was half of the brother / sister (with occasional appearances by grandmother) group Fiery Furnaces. That band's outfit was prone to, shall we say, fits of fancy? At the very least they were an acquired taste with a few albums that really merit your time and energy. As a solo artist Friedberger still has some idiosyncracies, but her focus is tighter and her way around a song that seems to have fingerprints from every decade and genre from 60s pop to current experimental rock is indisputable. This third solo effort proves her staying power.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New Album Watch :: Soccer Mommy - Clean

Following a few Bandcamp releases, Soccer Mommy, aka 20 year old Nashville musician Sophie Allison and her band, are releasing their debut album, Clean, out March 2 via Fat Possum.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Second Chances

Twenty titles in our Used CD New Arrivals that should be in your collection (If they aren't already)

  1. Alt-J - Awesome Wave 
  2. Arab on Radar - Stolen Singles
  3. Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands, Child
  4. R.L. Burnside - A Ass Pocket of Whiskey 
  5. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
  6. Eminem - Recovery
  7. Emmylou Harris - Blue Bird
  8. Ladytron - 604
  9. Daniel Lanois - Acadie
  10. Midnight Oil - Red Sails in the Sunset 
  11. Modest Mouse - Sad Sappy Sucker
  12. Nirvana - Nevermind
  13. Portishead - S/T
  14. Portugal the Man - Church Mouth
  15. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
  16. Amon Tobin - Permutations
  17. Tragically Hip - Music @ Work
  18. Tycho - Dive
  19. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  20. XTC - Fossil Fuel

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

New Album Watch :: Brigid Mae Power - The Two Worlds

Ireland's Brigid Mae Power returns with a new album, 'The Two Worlds'. The album will be released worldwide in all formats February 9th, 2018 on San Francisco's Tompkins Square label.