Flying Lotus –...

Flying Lotus is a laptop musician in a style which I would liken most to instrumental hip-hop. Cosmogramma is his third full-length album and second for Warp. It was released May 4th. YAY : I feel like at times this album is searching for an identity, then I realize this is instrumental...

Yeasayer – Odd...

Yeasayer is an ‘experimental’ rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Odd Blood is their second full-length album and first for Secretly Canadian. It was released February 8th. YAY : It’s a pretty different album from most things you’re going to hear on a daily basis. By different I...

Joanna Newsom –...

Folksy, avant-garde singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom’s triple album Have One On Me is her third full-length. It consists of 18 songs totaling about two hours overall. It’s also arguably her most diverse effort, bringing in a variety of other instruments across different tracks to...

Caribou – Swim

Caribou(Dan Snaith) is an electronic artist from Ontario, Canada. Swim is Snaith’s third album as Caribou, having previously called himself Manitoba before the threat of a lawsuit. This is his second album on Merge. It was released April 20th. YAY : It has a nice dance-y vibe to it. It...

MGMT – Congrat...

MGMT is essentially two guys that met in college who ended up writing music together.  The two main members write all of the songs, but they tour as a 5-piece band. Congratulations is their second full-length album, both being on Columbia Records, and was released April 13th. It was recorded...

Red Sparowes –...

Red Sparowes is a five-piece instrumental band from Los Angeles featuring members of Isis and Pleasure Forever. This is their third full length album, and first for Sargent House. It was released April 6th. Some day I’m going to figure out whether it’s required to have a long...

Trans Am – Thi...

Trans Am is a synthesizer-using Kraftwerk-esque band from Maryland. The same three guys have been playing together as Trans Am for 20 years now. Thing is their ninth studio LP as well as being their ninth for Thrill Jockey. It was released April 20th. YAY : Don’t be fooled by the fact...

Tunng – …...

Tunng is a folk-band from London, England.  …And Then We Saw Land is their fourth full-length album, and second for Thrill Jockey. It was released in the United States April 6th. YAY : It’s not great, but it’s far from bad. This is a fine album. Tunng apparently isn’t...

The Living Sisters &...

Love to Live is the debut album by The Living Sisters. It is a side project of sorts for the three members, Becky Stark, Eleni Mandell, and Inara George. It was released March 30th on Vanguard Records. The Living Sisters use a multiple vocalist style complete with a lot of...

Black Rebel Motorcyc...

Beat the Devil’s Tattoo is Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s (BRMC) fifth studio album. It is their first released under Abstract Dragon, which is their own label in partnership with Vagrant Records, and was released March 9th. I’ll admit I’ve been a big fan of BRMC for a...

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