Album Releases: Week of December 9, 2016

Alternative / Indie / Rock Peter Broderick – Grunewald EP (Composer/Singer-songwriter) The Coral – Holy Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues EP (Alternative experimental rock) Rosie Crow – Rosie Crow (Singer-songwriter/Indie electro-pop) Enemies – Valuables (Indie experimental/math-pop) Future PEERS – Future PEERS (Indie electro-pop/Experimental rock) Jeen – Modern Life (Indie pop) Stove – Is The Meat That Fell Out (Indie lo-fi/Shoegaze) Maria Taylor – In the Next Life (Singer-songwriter) Neil Young – Peace Trail (Singer-songwriter) Electronic The Colorist Orchestra & Emiliana Torrini – The Colorist & Emilíana Torrini (Electro-pop) Eli Keszler – Last Signs of Speed (Jazz/Percussion) Nina Kraviz – Fabric 91 (Electronica/House) Raf Rundell – The Adventures of Selfie Boy, Pt. 1…

Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases; even his handful of mixtapes and releases in-between have no real connection to Awaken, My Love!. Instead, Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive.…

In No Particular Order: December 2, 2016

Have you started Christmas shopping? I haven’t started Christmas shopping… I’ll do it tomorrow…there’s still 19 days until Christmas…. Check out the full list of new releases here, and follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more crazy fun in your life…or less, depending on how you look at it. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Alright, forget everything you know about hip-hop for a second – and especially forget Childish Gambino’s 2011 record Camp and 2013’s Because the Internet. This is by no means a follow-up to either of his previous releases;…

Album Releases: Week of December 2, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Beans On Toast – A Spanner in the Works (Singer-songwriter/Drunk folk) Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations (Brit-rock/Indie rock) Marika Hackman – Wonderland EP (Christmas/Singer-songwriter) Kevin Krauter – Changes EP (Singer-songwriter) The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis EP (Alternative rock) Omar Rodríguez-López – Nom De Guerre Cabal (Experimental alternative rock) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome [Covers album] (Rock) Country / Folk Kane Brown – Kane Brown (Country) El Hombre Trajeado – Fast Diagonal (Experimental folk-punk) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 [Covers album] (Indie folk rock) RaeLynn – WildHorse…

Album Releases: Week of November 11, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Blue Rodeo – 1000 Arms (Rock) Chocolat – Rencontrer Looloo (Indie rock pop) Forth Wanderers – Slop EP (Indie rock) The Men – Devil Music (Experimental/Garage rock) Pavo Pavo – Young Narrator in the Breakers (Indie pop) Radkey – Delicious Rock Noise (Hard rock) Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit (Alternative rock/Electro-punk) Sting – 57th & 9th (Rock) Luke Temple – A Hand Through the Cellar Door (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Wolf People – Ruins (Alternative rock/Classic rock/folk) Yama Warashi – Moon Egg (Japanese lo-fi pop) Country / Folk / Blues Daniel Bachman – Daniel Bachman (Slide guitar/Blues) Ronnie Dunn – Tattooed Heart (Country) Kristin…

Album Releases: Week of November 4, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth (Indie lo-fi rock) Birds of Tokyo – BRACE (Alternative rock) Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (Rock/Pop) Cameron AG – Homeward Bound EP (Indie/Bedroom dream pop) Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity (Nu-disco/indie dance-pop) The Darcys – Centerfold (Indie electro-pop) Dante Decaro – Kill Your Boyfriend EP (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Pixie Geldof – I’m Yours (Singer-songwriter/Pop) gobbinjr – Vom Night EP (Singer-songwriter/Indie bedroom pop) Slow Hollows – Romantic (Dream pop/Post-punk) Honeyblood – Babes Never Die (Indie fuzz-rock) Jim James – Eternally Even (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Jaws – Simplicity (Indie rock/Alternative electro-rock) Monomyth –…

Album Releases: Week of October 28, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Lori Cullen – Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs (Singer-songwriter/Jazz) CRX – New Skin (Indie rock/Alt-pop) The Pop Group – Honeymoon On Mars (Post-punk/New wave) Soft Hair – Soft Hair (Indie bedroom pop) Sam Roberts Band – TerraForm (Alternative rock) Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears (Indie rock/Singer-songwriter) Allen Tate – Sleepwalker (Indie rock/Singer-sonwriter) TOY – Clear Shot (Indie psych-rock/post-punk)   Country / Folk Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah (Country) The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land (Indie folk) Kip Moore – Underground EP (Country) Jasmine Rodgers – Blood Red Sun (Folk/Singer-songwriter)   Electronic Empire of the Sun – Two Vines…

Album Releases: Week of October 21, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie American Football – American Football (Indie emo-rock/Alternative rock) Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Singer-songwriter) Crocodiles – Dreamless (Indie rock/Post-punk revival) David Crosby – Lighthouse (Singer-songwriter) Hooton Tennis Club – Big Box of Chocolates (Indie rock) Jimmy Eat World – Integrity Blues (Alternative rock/Emo-rock) The Pretenders – Alone (Alternative rock) The Radio Dept. – Running Out Of Love (Indie/Dream pop) John K. Samson – Winter Wheat (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Savoy Motel – Savoy Motel (Indie funk rock) Spirit Club – Slouch (Indie lo-fi pop) Streets of Laredo – Wild (Indie alt-rock) Syd Arthur – Apricity (Indie rock/Psychedelic jazz)  …

Album Releases: Week of October 7, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Goat – Requiem (Experimental psych-rock) Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee (Singer-songwriter) Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win (Singer-songwriter) Joyce Manor – Cody (Indie rock/Pop punk) Phantogram – Three (Trip-hop/Alternative rock) Glen Phillips – Swallowed By The New (Singer-songwriter) Phish – Big Boat (Rock) Springtime Carnivore – Midnight Room (Singer-songwriter) Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos (Singer-songwriter)   Electronic C. Duncan – The Midnight Sun (Electronic/Indietronica) GTA – Good Times Ahead (Electronic/Dance)   Hip-hop / Rap / R&B / Soul BROOKZILL! – Throwback to the Future (Hip-Hop/international)   Jazz / Blues…

Album Releases: Week of September 30, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Black Marble – It’s Immaterial (Post-punk/Dream pop) Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Experimental singer-songwriter) Boreal Sons – You & Everyone (Indie/Experimental rock) Travis Bretzer – Bitter Suits (Indie bedroom/lo-fi pop) EZTV – High In Place (Indie rock/Garage pop) The Growlers – City Club (Indie rock) Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch (Experimental singer-songwriter/Alt-pop) Kestrels – Kestrels (Indie rock/Nu-gaze) Pixies – Head Carrier (Alternative rock) Regina Spektor – Remember Us To Life (Singer-songwriter) Ultimate Painting – Dusk (Indie psych-rock) Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing (Singer-songwriter) The Wytches – All Your Happy Life (Indie garage/doom rock)   Country /…