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Staff Picks – June 2021

June 2021’s archived staff picks.

Alex, Brandon, Cleo, Dan, Hannah, Jon, Kobe, & Justin’s picks for the month.


Alex’s Picks

  • Karima Walker – Waking The Dreaming Body
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    Tucson artist Karima Walker has long nurtured a duality within her work as a musician, developing her own sonic language as a sound designer in tandem with her craft as a singer/songwriter. The [...]

  • Caetano Veloso – S/T
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    Originally released in 1968, CAETANO VELOSO’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, [...]

Brandon’s Picks

  • Rendez-Vous – Distance 12″
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    Label Description: It was more than a year ago, in the grey parisian midst that we discovered the first EP of a group that we couldn’t ignore any longer, Rendez-Vous. The band’s first [...]

Cleo’s Picks

  • Eddie & Ernie – Time Waits For No One
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    The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the 60’s and early 70’s. This LP features a couple dance [...]

  • Marc Barreca – The Sleeper Wakes
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    Scissor Tail presents the first vinyl issue of Marc Barreca’s 1986 album The Sleeper Wakes, originally only released on cassette by the Seattle electronic ambient label Intrepid.  Marc Barreca [...]

  • Facit – Beach Music
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    The debut fullength from Facit after a few years of silence. Often working as a duo consisting of Joakim Karlsson and Mai Nestor, Facit released a couple of fantastic EPs between 2013 and 2016. [...]

Dan’s Picks

  • Wire – Pink Flag
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    Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was [...]

  • Donnie & Joe – Dreamin’ Wild
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    Pacific Northwest isolation mixed with wide-eyed ambition, a strong sense of family and the gift of music proved to be quite the combination for teenage brothers Donnie and Joe Emerson. [...]

Hannah’s Picks

  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
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    REISSUED!!! BIKINI KILL’s final studio album originally released in 1996 on Kill Rock Stars.  Bikini Kill was a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming [...]

  • Saved & Sanctified: Songs Of The Jade Label
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    The rawest, DIY gospel ever resurrected. The West Side of Chicago was just an annex of the deep rural South for Gene Autry Cash and his flock of recent Old Dominion transplants looking to cut [...]

Jon’s Picks

Justin’s Picks

  • Roger Kellaway – Mafu Dances
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    Wyrd War proudly presents this previously undiscovered collection of wild improvisational explorations from Emmy award winning jazz composer and film industry veteran Roger Kellaway. Recorded on [...]

  • Revenge of the Bushido Blade (aka The Last Reunion) – Blu-Ray
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    1945: the Philippines. Several members of a platoon of American soldiers not only kill a Japanese general, but also assault and murder his wife. The couple’s son, Kimon, witnesses these [...]

Kobe’s Picks

  • Sonic Youth – Bad Moon Rising
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    Sonic Youth’s second full-length LP Bad Moon Rising was originally released on Homestead and Blast First in 1985. The album is a fascinating examination of “the junction where hippie idealism [...]

  • Sun Ra – Horizon
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    Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s ‘Egypt 1971’ along with the original albums ‘Dark Myth Equation Visitation’, ‘Nidhamu’ and [...]


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