This Month's Picks

Look What This World Did To Us (CD)

Red Pill
Red Pill produces his own soulful beats, spits verses that are by turns introspective, existential and misanthropic, and never fails to capture your attention on his riveting debut for Mello Music. More
Genre: Hip Hop

Something In The Water (CD)

Pokey LaFarge
The ragtime singer hooks up with JD McPherson’s producer for a deliciously jazzy crossover album. From loungey ballads to the swingin’ title track,  Something in the Water  is non-stop old timey fun. More
Genre: Country, Folk

The Decline of Western Civilization Collection (BLU)

FINALLY! Just in time for The Decline Of Western Civilization. Penelope Spheeris’ unflinching look at L.A. hardcore punk culture. Fear, X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Germs. 2K Scan/commentary/interviews/ never-before-seen original footage/two metal sequels. More

Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer EP (CD)

Old Crow Medicine Show
The Americana string band responsible for helping to inspire the folk-rock revival have managed to always stay themselves, never pandering or adding unnecessary modern elements. Their new EP is led by the rootsy, raunchy title track. More
Genre: Bluegrass

All Possible Futures (CD)

Miami Horror
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. More
Genre: Rock

From Sleep (CD)

Max Richter
One of the longest-ever pieces of classical music,  Sleep  is "an eight-hour lullaby," in Richter’s words. The gorgeous strings and muted pianos on this collection of samples from the album are perfect for lounging, introspection or dozing off — don’t worry, Richter himself wants you to sleep to this! More
Genre: Classical

808s & Dark Grapes III (CD)

Main Attrakionz
The official follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed  Bossalinis & Fooliyones  is the Oakland hip hop duo’s finest work to date, a psych-leaning alt-rap masterwork. More
Genre: Hip Hop

Taranta Project (CD)

Ludovico Einaudi
Tarantella music is hypnotic local dance music from Southern Italy. When Ludovico Einaudi (minimalist composer/pianist) took over a taranta festival, he invited some of his musician friends to add some spice: Justin Adams, Mercan Dede, Ballake Sissoko (kora) and more. More
Genre: World

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.More
Genre: Rock

Pageant Material (CD)

Kacey Musgraves
The bluegrass-inspired country pop star avoids the sophomore slump with an excellent second studio release that stays true to her roots. “Mind your own biscuits, and life will be gravy.” How can you resist?More
Genre: Country