Sirens (CD)
The Weepies are indie pop-folk duo of married singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. Their harmonies and intoxicating pop melodies are in full effect on their latest and their live shows are NOT to be missed! Read more
The Story So Far (CD)

Pop-punk lives with SoCal’s The Story So Far, whose critically acclaimed, self-titled third album is their best yet, 30 minutes of pure emotion filtered directly into heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll.

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The Silver Lake Chorus (CD)

Aussie singer/songwriter Ben Lee produces this stirring performance by The Silver Lake Chorus, who perform choral arrangements of songs written exclusively for chorus by such artists as Sia, Aimee Mann, The New Pornographers & more. Heavenly.

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All Possible Futures (CD)

These disco-lovin’ Aussies craft modern, electronic takes on the genre. This is the kind of music that has filled dancefloors for decades and will continue to do so, thanks to bands like Miami Horror.

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Lucifer I (CD)
The Oath's Johanna Sardonis returns with an awesome new band, her operatic vocals soaring over rousing doom-metal riffs. A perfect band for classic metal fans and and younger devotees alike. Read more
Have You In My Wilderness (CD)
The great L.A. singer/composer returns with a new album that’s lighter on its feet than her previous work, with jaunty songs like “Feel You” and “Sea Calls Me Home” that sound as enlightened as her earlier work but with a newfound focus on breezy pop hooks. Read more
We Cool? (CD)
Thirty-six minutes of punk/songwriter fury from the former lead singer of ska-punkers The Arrogant Sons of Bitches. Moving away from his ska past, Rosenstock’s songs brim with energy and heart. Read more
Chaos And The Calm (CD)

Earnest, big-hearted singer/songwriter material comes to us from James Bay, the U.K.’s latest hot export, who sounds much wiser and better than his 25 years should allow.

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Painted Shut (CD)

Young Philly band revisits the twisted guitar sonics of early ’90s acts like The Breeders and Pavement, with stunning results.

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Multi-Love (CD)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra continue their transition into the best funk band from another dimension with Multi-Love. The title track sounds like Stevie Wonder on a space-rock kick, as frontman Ruban Nielson raspily sings of polyamorous affairs over proggy movements and danceable beats. “Like Acid Rain’s” disintegrated R&B dazzles and melts in your ears. “The World Is Crowded’s” lockstep groove accompanies lush soul vocals singing quizzical lyrics, asking “did she blow my brains out?” like a robot waking up from a one-night stand. And “Ur Life in One Night” takes the psychedelic-leaning funk and soul of the ’70s and making it sound truly interstellar, as though Curtis Mayfield and Funkadelic records were transmitted via satellite to an alien galaxy, and this was the responding message. But however proudly UMO wave their freak flag, Multi-Love is still rooted in reality. “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone” begins on a film-noir opening, with cinematic horns, booty-shaking jungle drums and 007 riffs growing into curious melodies that curl into an earworm chorus on perhaps their best song yet. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s particular universe is perplexing only until you get your footing; then you’ll never want to leave. It’s truly one of the best things we’ve heard all year.

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