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whitefence

WHITE FENCE LP/CD

Originally released in 2010 on Make A Mess Records, Tim Presley’s White Fence debut quickly went out of print, became very desirable and started to fetch outrageous amounts of cash. Fortunately, the folks at Drag City have reissued this vinyl only gem on their new imprint God?. If you’ve been smart enough to pick up […]

tysegall.twins

TY SEGALL Twins CD/LP

Admittedly, I miss the Ty Segall I was first introduced to in 2008: a fuzzed-out one-man band somewhat recalling Hasil Adkins or Mark Sultan, screaming his head off and instinctively keeping time on his kick drum. His eponymous release from that year, released on Castle Face, quite effectively grasped the energy of his solo live […]

thesetrails

THESE TRAILS CD/LP

All music has a story and the saga of These Trails makes the music—a folky mélange of little interest to anyone outside the most ardent Fairport Convention fan or Renaissance fair attendee. It’s created by a couple of Hawaiians named Margaret and Patrick. They met in the 70s as adolescents on the trails that run […]

bonniebillie.island

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY & THE CAIRO GANG Island Brothers 10" EP

Will Oldham has recorded some of his best music in recent years, especially his pairing with Ashley Webber on Lie Down in the Light as well as his present-day collaborations with Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang). The latter have teamed again to release this two song 10” that will benefit disaster relief in Haiti. The […]

monotonix.notyet

MONOTONIX Not Yet CD/LP

After listening to Not Yet multiple times, and really trying to like it, I’m convinced that Monotonix have once again failed to live up to their live performances. Granted, it’s a tall order to fill but an important one nonetheless if you plan on keeping people interested. Without the ape-shit, frenetic energy that the band […]

highllamas.talahomi

THE HIGH LLAMAS Talahomi Way CD/LP

Each time I start spinning The High Llamas’ latest release, Talahomi Way, all sorts of relatively arcane thoughts and associations pop into my ol’ pumpkin head. First off, it recalls Brian Wilson’s crowning achievements with the Beach Boys, Pet Sounds and Smile; when I first heard High Llamas that’s the only thing I could relate […]

sicalps.napa

SIC ALPS Napa Asylum CD/LP

Out of your speakers spills the new Sic Alps, out and onto the floor, splashing around your feet, up to your ankles, tossing worn clothes over your chair, unfurling like fast-moving slow-motion kudzu over your old records and countertops. Suddenly it’s everywhere, and you wonder if you’re crashing at their place when all along it […]

Black Tusk

DEATH RATTLE #3

With the sunshine-y days waning and bowing to the lengthened nights and the Harvest Moon well behind it is time to shut oneself in for lengthened periods of time and delve deeper and deeper into our favorite homestead habits. For myself, as you may have guessed, that means the music input is doubled and the […]

espers.iii

ESPERS III CD/LP

Drag City again delivers yet another stunning release, this time by the Philidelphia-based band, Espers. I was not previously familiar with this group, but was instantly bowled over by their spider-web delicacy and gorgeously textured folk-pop. Immediately reminiscent of late '60s /early '70s British folk outfits like Fairport Convention and Pentangle, Espers manage to deliver […]

endtables

THE ENDTABLES s/t LP/CD

The only reason I know anything of the Endtables is due to their inclusion on that Bloodstains Across The Midwest compilation from the early nineties. I remember their track sticking out for the simple fact that it sounded more like it should have come out of Los Angeles in the early eighties rather than Louisville, […]