This Month's Picks

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

PeteStrumentals 2 (CD)

Pete Rock
Everything you’d expect from a Pete Rock album. Instant classic. More
Genre: Hip Hop

Hommage À Eberhard Weber (CD)

Pat Metheny
Poignant and righteous, this live recording celebrates the 75th birthday of jazz bassist and ECM institution Eberhard Weber, whose floaty, elastic bass tones and lush, icy production have proven hugely influential within jazz and beyond. More
Genre: Jazz

Link Up & Suede [EP] (CD)

Singer Anderson .Paak partners with producer Knxledge for this delicious EP that takes vintage soul samples, chews them up and spits out recombinant future-leaning R&B. Don’t sleep on Anderson .Paak’s excellent Malibu either! More
Genre: Hip Hop

Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule [Box Set] (LP)

Neko Case
This LP is the perfect gift for a Neko Case fan. It contains every single LP that she’s released to date, most of them long out of print. Amazing packaging to go with the amazing music. More
Genre: Country

Vitals (CD)

The New Orleans band skillfully walks the line between cool minimalism and psych-pop indulgence. The resulting album teams with life and style, terrifically catchy and tasteful at the same time.More
Genre: Rock

Three Men & A Baby (CD)

Mike & The Melvins
Goofy band/album name, kickass sound. Mike Kunka of godheadSilo and Enemymine teams with sludge masters The Melvins for a delightfully f*cked-up blend of Sabbath chords and maniacal vocals. More
Genre: Rock

Livin' On A High Note (CD)

Mavis Staples
This record is timely and powerful. Through her many albums with the Staples Singers and on her own, Mavis remains a stirring and reassuring voice. Her warmth and spirit come through in this collection of hand-crafted songs from Nick Cave, Neko Case, Bon Iver, M. Ward, and more. More

Midwest Farmer's Daughter (CD)

Margo Price
Margo Price takes tales of hard times and weaves them into country-pop glory on her stunning debut record. Echoes of Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams ring through Price’s knowing voice and solid songcraft. More
Genre: Country