This Month's Picks

From The Very Depths (CD)

In their fourth decade, singer, Cronos, current drummer Danny "Danté" Needham and guitarist Stuart "Rage" Dixon take you on a demonic journey on their latest. Their black metal is leavened with nods to more classic metal riffs – solid guitars and blasts of mayhem and blasphemy ensue. More
Genre: Rock

Persona (CD)

Various Artists
Mello Music Group’s unparalleled roster of independent emcees and producers gets rounded up on this raw, blistering comp, featuring appearances from Kool Keith, Oddisee, Oh No, L’Orange and more.More
Genre: Hip Hop

Twin Danger (CD)

Twin Danger
Vocalist Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman are Twin Danger. They deliver a neo-noir debut album of jazz-inflected numbers that will evoke rain soaked 2am streets of the dark city. Plus a sublime cover of QOTSA’s "No One Knows." More
Genre: Jazz

Children Of The Night (CD)

On their third album, the Swedish "dark" metal quartet deliver a full-band triumph. The guitarists rule it without ever devolving into metal riff cliches and the vampiric and funerary themed songs coalesce into one of this year’s most solid metal releases. More
Genre: Rock

Hear You (CD)

Japanese indie-rock band Toe return with their first release since 2012. Their math-rocky instrumentation and melodies float with guitars, Rhodes piano, and vibraphones and spare vocals. Highly recommended. More
Genre: Rock

Tangled Up (CD)

Thomas Rhett
Modernizes his well-crafted county songs with soul, R&B and funk in the mix. A smooth crooner with a touch of sandpaper and whisky rounding out the edges. More
Genre: Country

Sirens (CD)

The Weepies
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!More
Genre: Rock

The Story So Far (CD)

The Story So Far
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. More
Genre: Rock

The Silver Lake Chorus (CD)

The Silver Lake Chorus
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. More
Genre: Rock

At Home - Live In Marciac (CD)

Fatoumata Diawara, Roberto Fonseca
Recorded live in 2014 at the Jazz in Marciac festival, Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and Malian singer/guitarist Fatoumata Diawara to produce a moving combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms, funky clavinet, spindly Malian guitars and Diawara’s earthy vocals. More
Genre: World