This Month's Picks

Flight (CD)

Hanni El Khatib
Creating samples and beats with producer Leon Michels from scratch, Hanni El Khatib has created a rollicking sampledelic opus with Flight that recalls the beautiful chaos that the Dust Brothers created on Paul’s Boutique and Odelay . It's filtered through the singular lo-fi style that El Khatib has developed over the previous ten years, but it's also like if Dilla and Madlib had come up on The Cramps. Because El Khatib wasn’t concerned with the need to perform the songs live, it unlocked a new level in composition. So rather than blistering guitar attacks, you might hear two drum samples, a live flute, and a weird tape loop that could never be played live. It’s a record both dense and intricate yet direct and spontaneous. It is garage rock, it is hip-hop, it is soul, it is blues, it is psychedelic, but more than anything, it’s a brilliant Hanni El Khatib record. More
Genre: Rock

Emma [2020] (BLU)

Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma . Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. More

Brahms: Boy II (BLU)

Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. More

All Visible Objects (CD)

Moby
Moby’s new dance-heavy album was made in the legendary EastWest Studios in Studio 3 where Pet Sounds was recorded, using the same board that was used in the making of Ziggy Stardu st and the same piano that Sinatra used to record some of his most notable hits. With a pedigree as royal (and diverse) as that, and including a collaboration with Dead Kennedys’ drummer D. H. Peligro and rapper Boogie, Moby’s 17th studio album is as unique as he is. More

The Loves Of Your Life (CD)

Hamilton Leithauser
For his second solo album, Hamilton Leithauser, former frontman of the Walkmen, releases a deeply personal collection of stories about real people he's met over his years living in New York City. His dynamic vocals and well-crafted songs about love and the large impact that strangers, friends, family, and lovers have on you comes at a perfect time, when we need it the most. More
Genre: Rock

Set My Heart On Fire Immediately (CD)

Perfume Genius
Set My Heart on Fire Immediately , the fifth studio album from Perfume Genius, explores masculinity through themes of love, sex, memory, and the body. Mike Hadreas channels American pop music history on this journey with nods to everyone from Cyndi Lauper to Elvis. This stylistically diverse release features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino, and Matt Chamberlin. More
Genre: Rock

Chaotic Good (CD)

Johanna Warren
With Chaotic Good , Johanna Warren transitions away from the folk-ish sound that defined her early solo albums. This is a bold statement piece demonstrating the breadth of her ambition. Warren alternates between crushingly honest declarations over sparse piano and heavy affirmations of independence that have more in common with ‘90s grunge than anything we’ve ever heard from her. More than stylistic flexing, this range of sounds and emotions demonstrates that there’s more to Warren than meets the eye More
Genre: Rock

Show World [180 Gram Vinyl] (LP)

Redd Kross
Legendary punk outfit Redd Kross teams up with Third Man Records for a 180 Gram Vinyl reissue of 1997’s Show World . For the follow-up to their 1993 album Phaseshifter , brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross returned with the same line-up (drummer Brian Reitzell, guitarist Eddie Kurdziel, and keyboardist Gere Fennelly) and their amps turned up. The album starts off with a spot-on cover of L.A. power pop group The Quick’s “Pretty Please Me,” which sets the tone for yet another classic album by the thinking person’s punk rock band. Like all Redd Kross albums before and since, this one is all killer, no filler. More
Genre: Rock

Phaseshifter [180 Gram Vinyl] (LP)

Redd Kross
After some 40 years as an influential force in punk rock, brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald of Redd Kross partner with Third Man Records for a 180 Gram Vinyl reissue of 1993’s Phaseshifter . Redd Kross serves their trademark robust melodies and dreamy harmonies on a platter of psychedelic bubblegum punk metal. The brothers are joined by drummer Brian Reitzell, guitarist Eddie Kurdziel, and keyboardist Gere Fennelly. Every track is a gem, with standouts like “Crazy World,” “Dumb Angel,” “Pay For Love,” and “After School Special.” More
Genre: Rock

Ordinary Love (DVD)

Joan and Tom (Academy Award nominees Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson) have been married for many years. An everyday couple with a remarkable love, there is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their enduring devotion, as they must find the humor and grace to triumph over a year of adversity. More