This Month's Picks

Do You Need A Release? (CD)

De Lux
The post-disco electronic grooves of LA’s De Lux would be fitting on the dance floor of a nightclub or in an ‘80s crime thriller. This is no retro rehash - the duo of Sean Guerin and Isaac Franco have taken those elements of the past, woven in complex melodies and vocal harmonies and stylishly reassembled it into a new New Wave of contemporary music. More

Their Satanic Majesties Request [180 Gram Vinyl] (LP)

The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones celebrate their 1967 psychedelic rock classic with a 180 gram vinyl reissue! This is the Stones at their experimental weirdest, dabbling with a variety of styles and sounds before stripping things back down for Beggar’s Banquet . Freshly remastered by Bob Ludwig, songs like “2000 Man” and “She’s A Rainbow” have never sounded better. More
Genre: Rock

Weather Alive (CD)

Beth Orton
UK singer-songwriter Beth Orton 8th album is the self-produced, home-recorded Weather Alive . The hauntingly restrained vocals of Orton resonate throughout, pulling the listener into an intimately close embrace, while melding Nick Cave darkness with Portishead trip-hoppiness. More
Genre: Rock

Denim & Diamonds (CD)

Nikki Lane
One of the finest voices in modern country returns with Denim & Diamonds ! Strutting her rock stuff on tracks like “First High” and the Wanda Jackson-esque foot stomper “Black Widow,” Nikki Lane has brought along a team of heavy hitters with Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) producing, and members of Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Autolux lending their musical talents. More
Genre: Country

The 4th Album '2 Baddies' [Photobook Version] (CD)

NCT 127
K-Pop sensations NCT 127 are back with their fourth album 2 Baddies ! From synthpop to hip-hop with a heavy dose of dance and R&B, the South Korean crew revels in coloring outside the sonic lines. Featuring the smash hit title track “2 Baddies,” and other body-movers like “Tasty” and “LOL (Laugh Out Loud).” More
Genre: World

Solidaritine (CD)

Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello’s Solidaritine showcases the band at their genre-crossing best. Whether they’re importing ska rhythms on “Focus Coin” or fusing folkloric fiddle with gritty punk rock “Forces of Victory,” the band creates effective odes to human survival and possibility. It’s an album informed by frontman Eugene Hut’s background as a native Ukrainian, and with award-winning Ukrainian poet Serhiy Zhadan and electro-folk band Kazka appearing on the aforementioned new version of “Forces,” the war the European nation found itself in earlier this year is never far from mind. Produced by Walter Schreifels (Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits) and with another awe-inspiring guest appearance from H.R. of Bad Brains, this is one of Gogol Bordello’s most raucous, righteous albums in years. More
Genre: Rock

Wilderness Of Mirrors (CD)

The Black Angels
Perpetual psych rock favorites The Black Angels deliver a deliciously hypnotic new album in the form of Wilderness of Mirrors . “Without a Trace” opens the album with a primal, darkly discordant mood that sets the overall tone effectively. “Empires Falling” is your go-to for mesmerizing percussion, gritty guitars, and fuzzed out melodies. “Firefly” starts off as a low-key groove before turning into a masochistic ode to romance, with entrancing female vocals. Wilderness of Mirrors  feels innovative and intoxicating in all the best ways. More
Genre: Rock

Autofiction (LP)

The London Suede
Britpop icons the London Suede return with an excellent, intense new album, Autofiction . Singer Brett Anderson calls the album “our punk record,” and there’s definitely a bristling punk rock energy animating these songs. (There’s also the soaring Brit-pop melodies and melancholic post-punk vibes you’d expect, natch.) It’s one of the band’s best in recent memory: affecting, angular, and absorbing. Autofiction  draws strength from personal experiences (“She Still Leads Me On” was written about Anderson’s late mother) and translates those moments of heartbreak and hunger into epic, emotionally powerful rockers. More
Genre: Rock

5SOS5 [Deluxe Edition] (CD)

5 Seconds Of Summer
The Sydney-raised band’s fifth studio album showcases their multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career. From angsty rockers to break-up anthems with huge sing-along choruses, nostalgic pop punk reign supreme. The Deluxe Edition CD features 5 bonus songs and a 72-page booklet including lyrics, credits, photos, and art. More
Genre: Rock

Forever Sometimes (LP)

Dear Boy
L.A. band Dear Boy’s first full-length album features contributions from AFI’s Hunter Burgan, Passion Pit’s Ian Hultquist, Hazel English and more. The sound is melancholy but often catchy, referencing melodic post-punk, Britpop, and jangle-pop. Singer Ben Grey’s soft voice adds a more modern indie pop touch to the mix, and the band blends its new and old influences well; for example, “Wet Clothes” starts off with a prominent post-punk bassline only to dissolve into swirly indie pop with a hushed chorus.More
Genre: Rock