This Month's Picks

High Fidelity [OST] (LP)

Various Artists
The soundtrack to the adaptation of Nick Hornsby’s novel is a great rock ‘n’ roll primer, with tracks from 13th Floor Elevators, The Velvet Underground, Love, Bob Dylan, Stereolab and, of course, The Beta Band’s “Dry the Rain.” More
Genre: Soundtracks

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll (CD)

Various Artists
Peter Guralnick, author of numerous books on American music, has delivered perhaps his crowning glory in this book on the nervous but driven man who was compelled to record Howling Wolf, Ike Turner, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis among many, many more. More
Genre: Rock, Oldies

Luys i Luso (CD)

Tigran Hamasyan
Pianist Tigran Hamasyan’s ECM debut is an extraordinary exploration of Armenian sacred music. Hamasyan has selected hymns and sharakans (Armenian liturgical songs), as well as chants by Grigor Narekatsi, Komitas, and more. More
Genre: Jazz

Holdin' The Bag (CD)

The Supersuckers
Veteran rockers continue to make strides into country. The touches of Morricone and Tejano only serve to add to the general baddassery of a band that has never cared much to fit into a genre or scene. More
Genre: Rock

The Suffers (CD)

The Suffers
Crack soul band led by powerhouse vocalist Kam Franklin. Successors to the Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings throne. Get on The Suffers’ train!More
Genre: Soul

Potential (CD)

The Range
Brooklyn producer James Hinton aka The Range scours YouTube for obscure samples of people singing and around them builds stunning tapestries of dubstep, jungle, and ambient music. Brilliant and very much of the moment. More

#Horror (DVD)

Inspired by a true story, #Horror follows a group of preteen girls living in a suburban world of money and privilege. When their obsession with a disturbing online game goes too far, virtual terror becomes all too real. Chloe Sevigny leads an ensemble cast that includes Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, and Timothy Hutton. More

Lost Time (CD)

TacocaT
Tacocat may have an emoji-worthy name, but they utilize their surf-rock licks and sugary melodies in the service of serving feminist realness on tracks like “Men Explain Things to Me.” More
Genre: Rock

Human Ceremony (CD)

Sunflower Bean
Cute, catchy post-punk with a hint of twee. Take the jangling early-’90s sounds of Belly and The Sundays and throw in some of the snarl of a modern-day act like Metric or Lykke Li, and you’ve got an irresistible thing known as Sunflower Bean. More
Genre: Rock

Welcome to Me (DVD)

Of course Kristen Wiig’s comedy work is top-notch and everybody knows it, but she’s also gifted with an amazing acting range as Welcome to Me and other indie dramedies ( The Skeleton Twins , Hateship Loveship ) she’s taken on the past few years have shown. More