March 2021’s archived staff picks.
Alex, Brandon, Cleo, Dan, Hannah, Jon & Justin’s picks for the month.
Greyhound is a solo recording project based out of one of Metro Detroit’s most damaged zones Pontiac MI . On this recording he utilizes a wide range of influences to create earthy sound [...]
Label Description: The early, solo-project era of PD had two concurrent but intentionally separate behaviors; the all encompassing genre-hybrid for which is most commonly known, and another [...]
Roscoe Mitchell: reeds Mike Reed: drums, electronics Recorded by Michael Huon at the Oorstof concert series Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium, October 22, 2015. Live concert produced by [...]
Label Description: Psychic Liberation proudly presents Acid For Babies, the latest full-length from Mexico-based artist Ñaka Ñaka (AKA Jeronimo Jimenez). Acid For Babies is a glistening [...]
End Of The Attic ‘Five separated tracks of detailed, sensory textures, and atmospheres, each a self-contained narrative. Like psychological profiles, each seems to end mid sentence, as if [...]
‘Stunning, hauntingly beautiful mountain music. Free, yet impeccably played gorgeous acoustic dulcimer, viola, banjo and guitar instrumentals that are both serene and transcendent. [...]
Featuring members of hardcore juggernauts, Regional Justice Center and Seattle’s New Gods, Shine channels the noise and driving aggression of the these bands, but through a more playful, [...]
2021 repress. “Bursting into the 1980s on a new label (the then-upstart, now-legendary Rough Trade) and with an augmented, audibly panicked lineup, The Fall’s Grotesque is the true [...]
“First time available since its original release on the Italian Ri-Fi label, Maria Monti’s 1974 LP Il Bestario is a rare item even in its native country. Monti is an Italian singer [...]
Jenny Hval’s conceptual takes on collective and individual gender identities and sociopolitical constructs landed Apocalypse, girl on dozens of year end lists and compelled writers everywhere to [...]
“With Plum, the songwriting partnership rooted in the creative rapport between bandleader Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas continues to expand on shared visions, delving [...]
60s pop, soundtrack & avant masterpiece from Broadcast. One of the greatest bands of the Warp Records catalog. A must have!
“The story of South African singer and dancer Penny Penny is fit for Hollywood. A nearly homeless janitor with no education gets a record deal, becomes a multi-platinum-selling pop star, [...]
Totally stunning double LP record from the elusive The Balsam Flex legendary catalog is now available again thanks to Jan Van Toorn Slowscan imprint. Balsam Flex was a cassette label run by the [...]
First vinyl reissue of Alarm by the Peter Brötzmann Group, originally released on FMP in 1983. Harry Miller: bass; Louis Moholo: drums; Alexander von Schlippenbach: piano; Peter Brötzmann: [...]
180 gram vinyl version. Imagine finding a message in a bottle, forty years after it was dispatched. That is what it feels like when you listen to Kluster‘s Klopfzeichen for the first time, [...]
Two couples plan a trip into the forest, but they didn’t count on a killer on the loose with a taste for human flesh! The maniac is haunted by the ghosts of his children who come to aid of the [...]
From Sam Peckinpah, the legendary director of Ride the High Country, The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Getaway and Convoy, comes this audacious crime drama starring the great Warren Oates [...]
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood [...]
The Stray Cat Rock series stars Meiko Kaji (Lady Snowblood, Blind Woman’s Curse) who with these five films began her reign as the badass action queen of the era. In these five tales of rebellious [...]
March 10, 2021 | Staff Picks