Great releases this week: Jack White goes solo with Blunderbuss, Death Grips are back for more madness on The Money Store, The Dandy Warhols remind you they are still around; Psychedelic rock monsters Ty Segall and White Fence team up on Hair; The Raveonettes release a 4-track EP while working on their next full-length.
This Week: new material from Janis Joplin’s classic Pearl Sessions; Hip-Hop hottie of the moment Azealia Banks’ first EP; Jason Pierce and company are back for Spiritualized seventh album; Sébastien Tellier’s transcendent synths; Spencer Krug is Moonface with Siiani.
This Week: Matthew Wars leaves She & Him and Monsters of Folk for his own sound; Alabama Shakes drop a great debut and pick up a spot on Jack White’s new tour; A collection of early 7-inches and LPs on The Dawn of Eternal Summers; Bassnectar’s speaker-splitting dubstep; Sisters Cristi Jo and Jezzica Zambri’s second effort.
This Week: Guitarist Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter steps out of the shadow as Atlas Sound; Brooklyn’s Bear In Heaven bring a pulsing second release with I Love You, It’s Cool; The 60’s indebted scuz-rock of White Fence; Nick Zammuto of The Book’s solo project; Gerard Love of Teenage Fanclub’s lush Electric Cables.
This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.
This Week: The Shins are back with their first album in five years and only James Mercer; White Hills bring another stoner monster; Sonic Youth guitarist Lee Ranaldo explores the singer / songwriter element; Brooklyn electronic duo Tanlines bring heart to the dancefloor.
This Week: Americana rockers Delta Spirit make a sonic leap; Spoek Mathambo’s arty, left-field hip-hop keeps your interest; Nick Cave’s Grinderman gets remixes from members of The National, UNKLE and A Place To Bury Strangers; Decemberists fans rejoice – a double live album; Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood teams up with a personal idol, Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki.
This Week: Yellow Ostrich grows up a bit but keeps it catchy; Folk-Rock superstar Andrew Bird’s sixth release, Break It Yourself; Brooklyn’s White Rabbits pull it all together on LP #3; Nite Jewel’s One Second of Love: clarity, charisma, disco lite; The Boss is back with socially charged rock on Wrecking Ball.
This Week: Trust’s debut of gothy synth; Memoryhouse make the transition from bedroom project to full-fledged band with The Slideshow Effect; School Of Seven Bells’ first album without a twin; Mouse On Mars keep chirping and glitching on their 10th album; An imaginative and catchy effort from Fanfarlo.
This Week: Sleigh Bells power chord their way back with Reign Of Terror; Claire Boucher Visions as Grimes; Ex-Ponytail guitarist Dustin Wong transcends; Indie-folk virtuoso Damien Jurado’s releases album number ten.
This Week: Sunny duo Tennis get a welcome rock edge with production from The Black Keys’ Pat Carney; High hopes for synth-elite Chromatics’ first release in five years; Islands’ album of loss, memory, forgetting and dreaming; Shearwater’s first release on SubPop finds balance; Field Music’s new one requires an active ear.
This Week: South Africa’s intriguing weirdo rave / rap crew Die Antwoord bring TEN$ION; A darker, draftier Of Montreal; Blondes DIY electronica; Dr. Dog is on album number seven; Sharon Van Etton has guest spots for Beirut, The National and The Walkmen.
This Week: Chairlift return as a duo; Porcelain Raft delivers on last year’s promise; Steve Albini produces Cloud Nothings; Swedish sisters First Aid Kit take on American folk; 90s rockers Nada Surf drop album number seven.
This Week: The Big Pink bring more anthemic pop; Headcage is not an ironic name for Matthew Dear’s newest EP; NYC’s Expensive Looks; Howler’s dangerously catchy power pop; Kathleen Edwards’ fourth album gets a Bon Iver boost.
This Week: The Back Keys finally cross over; all that Amy Winehouse left behind; The Roots tell the story of a child who grows into a drug-dealer; Poland’s Jacaszek combines classical and electronic; Auto-crooner T-Pain is back with club jams and guests.