Flock Of Dimes
If You See Me, Say Yes
In this computer generated augmented reality, we still dream.
Favorite Tracks: Everything is Happening Today; Given/Electric Life; You, The Vatican
Something About April II
Sexy French lounge music within a 70s blaxploitation film.
Favorite Tracks: Memories of War; Winter is Here; Hands of God
Here in the Deadlights/em>
Finding yourself in darkness, buried alive, piecing together how it happened.
Favorite Tracks: Some Voice Other Than Mine; For Comfort Bates; Snowed In
Mother Earth weeping over the state of the world.
Favorite Tracks: Drone Bomb Me; Why Did You Separate Me from the Earth?; Marrow
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon
Jesu / Sun Kil Moon
A melancholy stream of consciousness journal set to amplified tv static.
Favorite Tracks: A Song of Shadows; Last Night I Rocked the Room Like Elvis and Had Them Laughing Like Richard Pryor; America’s Most Wanted Mark Kozelek
Melt Yourself Down
Last Evenings On Earth
[The Leaf Label]
Frantic cosmic afrobeat from a far off universe.
Favorite Tracks: Jump The Fire; Big Children (Gran Zanfan); Communication; The God Of You
Distant whispers echoing from space from the shadows of another dimension.
Favorite Tracks: Folk Arp; Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)
The Impossible Kid
A stoned “Motormouth” John Moschitta weaves together the text of the Oxford Dictionary into dizzying futuristic hip hop.
Favorite Tracks: Shrunk; Supercell; Water Tower
Doing peyote at a dance party in the desert.
Favorite Tracks: Pressures of Mankind; World Goes Away; Vampiro;
Visions Of Us On The Land
He exchanged his earth tones for the most vivid hues he could find, and began painting surreal images of his journey.
Favorite Tracks: Sam & Davy; A.M.AM; QACHINA
You Want It Darker
He welcomed death into his home, and shared everything he had learned from life.
Favorite Tracks: Traveling Light; You Want It Darker; Leaving the Table; If I Didn’t Have Your Love
Dal Niente / Deerhoof
Balter / Saunier
Deerhoof reimagined as an avant chamber group.
Favorite Tracks: Ready; Rapture; Deerhoof Chamber Variations
Jumping the Shark
It was the 80s. He was the king of open mic night at the local dive, and he let everyone know.
Favorite Tracks: Real Bad Lookin’; Mongrel; Internet
They found the singer from the retro 60s girl group in the trunk of a Cadillac parked deep in the woods.
Favorite Tracks: Be Careful Where You Park Your Car; Everything Moves Towards the Sun; Names on the Mountains
Zoos Of Berlin
A bewildered Eno, Bowie and Kraftwerk frantically running around the streets of a futurist world designed by Mies van der Rohe.
Favorite Tracks: Ambition Sounds; Glen Riders; Constitution
A wildly intricate collage of joyful moments, found after a long and extensive search.
Favorite Tracks: Harmony; Frank Sinatra; Live A Lifetime Love
A trio of unique voices coming together in perfect unison.
Favorite Tracks: Best Kept Secret; Song For Judee; Atomic Number
After receiving a standing ovation for his thought-provoking dissertation on the struggles of black youth, our new hero found he still had much left to say.
Favorite Tracks: untitled 03 | 05.28.2013.; untitled 06 | 06.30.2014.; untitled 05 | 09.21.2014.
Happenings And Killings
Many of the best aspects of the 70s, contained within a singer-songwriter record.
Favorite Tracks: These Feathers Count; The Thief of Ideals; Soliloquy
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The psychedelic rock ballads of a hopeless soul.
Favorite Tracks: You Look Like a Sad Painting on Both Sides of the Sky; All My Life; I Am the Lord
Manic episodes of self-discovery through exhausting anxiety
Favorite Tracks: A Burning Hill; Thursday Girl; Fireworks
Pearls To Swine
A divine tearjerker.
Favorite Tracks: Where I’m Calling From; High Lonesome; Mountain River
[Boys Don’t Cry]
A stream of conscious plea of self-expression.
Favorite Tracks: Ivy; Self Control; Solo
Blood drips from an unknown source within the obsidian chamber
Favorite Tracks: The Great Undressing; Conceptual Romance; Secret Touch
A preacher from the future screaming hellfire and brimstone.
Favorite Tracks: King of Chrome; Do Your Bones Glow At Night; In The Nightfall
Heartbreaking melancholy ala Patsy Cline singing Roy Orbison tunes in a dimly lit nightclub.
Favorite Tracks: Intern; Shut Up Kiss Me; Sister
A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
The mass injustices of the world lead to an uprising led by familiar faces.
Favorite Tracks: Kids…; We The People; Dis Generation
The Blue Swell
Fond memories of carefree summertime fun provided a nice distraction from troubles of the world.
Favorite Tracks: The Smokey Pines; Crooked Cop; Victoria
A contemporary update on Lee Hazelwood’s cowboy psychedelia pop of the 60s.
Favorite Tracks: Sorrow (For Leonard and William); Valerie Leon; Maybe Remember Me
All of the best aspects of Moonshake, Enon, My Bloody Valentine, Sparklehorse, etc were placed into a blender and combined with the world’s best rock drummer.
Favorite Tracks: Hamster Suite; Anonymous; Becker
Wading through the sludge of melancholy in search for eternal happiness.
Favorite Tracks: Every Night You’ve Got To Save Me; Want To, Bad; Subway Phone
[Run For Cover]
The moment when the of free-spirited attitude youth is overtaken by the self-awareness of adulthood.
Favorite Tracks: Old Friends; Aphasia; New Friends
The Hope Six Demolition Project
The helpless feeling of seeing the pain of the world firsthand but not being able to make a difference.
Favorite Tracks: River Anacostia; Dollar Dollar; The Ministry of Defence
Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
Former Walkmen frontman is still the powerhouse crooner who’s magnificent voice will carry you home after last call.
Favorite Tracks: A 1000 Times; When The Truth Is…; 1959
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White
Hella Personal Film Festival
Hanging around, passing a joint, and talking about life with a good friend.
Favorite Tracks: Admitting the Endorphin Addiction; Insecurity; Check to Check
Catchy indie rock informed by the Canterbury scene and comprised of Icelandic grandeur.
Favorite Tracks: Bask; Sun Gun; Knife
The Dreaming Room
A funkified contemporary Nina Simone brings dance floor grooves.
Favorite Tracks: Bread; Show Me Love; Angel
An intricately arranged sugar high.
Favorite Tracks: Last Rose; Taken; The Vapours
Danny Brown is to acid, what ODB was to crack, an unhinged rhymeslayer that is as incomparably fun to listen to as is disorienting.
Favorite Tracks: Ain’t It Funny; Golddust; Dance in the Water
Buoyantly floating through space towards an oddly colorful abyss.
Favorite Tracks: Heavy Days; Acid Ali Khan; Golden Simon
The acerbic wit of the soft-spoken man leaves the room in a daze.
Favorite Tracks: Low Flyin’ Bird; Medusa’s Outhouse; Run Sister Run
Seductively touching upon race and identity politics without losing his shit.
Favorite Tracks: With Him; Augustine; Best To You
Chapters Of My Life
A look into the life of a Cameroonian who sounds like an otherworldly combination of Manu Dibango and Nina Simone.
Favorite Tracks: Wild Wild Ways; Ma Masse; A Bone To Grind With Einstein
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
[Bad Seed Ltd]
Desolation. Devastation. Pain. Loss. Tragedy.
Favorite Tracks: I Need You; Skeleton Tree; Girl in Amber; Rings of Saturn; Jesus Alone
If Nico put out a politically-driven krautrock record in the 21st century.
Favorite Tracks: Orlando; Disco Glove; No More Parties in the Attic
Feelin Kinda Free
[Tropical Fuck Storm]
An unhinged Australian slurring his political grievances with vivid detail.
Favorite Tracks: Boredom; Taman Shud; Tailwind
A Moon Shaped Pool
When all those paranoid delusions become reality, depression sets in.
Favorite Tracks: Ful Stop; Decks Dark; Identikit
Witnessing a cult ritual in a prismatic forest.
Favorite tracks: I Sing in Silence; Trouble in the Streets; Psychedelic Lover
A 70s singer-songwriter with slight lisp sings about his night at a party.
Favorite Tracks: Quite Like You; The Magician; Eyes of Them All
Bowie’s masterful swan song was the prophetic opening statement for a truly awful year in which the constant reminders of the mortality of our idols seemed trivial but nonetheless metaphorical to the state of the world.
Favorite Tracks: Sue (Or In A Season of Crime); ‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore; Blackstar