June CD Of The Month

 Swans: To Be Kind -Young God Records-   For the past 30 years, Michael Gira has been at the forefront of the American avant-garde with his experimental outfit Swans. The group saw a significant boost in popularity in 2012 with their acclaimed, gothic opus "The Seer," and on their latest release "To Be Kind", Gira has managed to top himself yet again with an aggressive yet beautiful song-cycle st...

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May CD of The Month

Death III Over the past few years, Death have seen a revival of their 70s material thanks to Chicago label Drag City, and this rediscovery comes to a close with their new release “III.” Showcasing the softer, funkier side of their proto-punk sound, “III” is further documentation that the Hackney brothers were a crucial part of the development of punk. Originally a trio of brothers from Detroit, Death disb...

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CD Of The Month: Natural Child

The snow is finally starting to melt, and Natural Child’s newest release for Burger Records is the perfect soundtrack for ushering spring into Colorado. On “Dancin’ With Wolves”, Natural Child sound more assured than ever before, adapting a mix of styles to fit their jolly, goofball brand of hillbilly psych.   Flaunting their Nashville roots with pride, the songs on “Dancin’ With Wolves” mana...

02 Mar 5:38 PM 0 Read More...

CD of the Month: Bad Debt

Pulling off the one-guy-with-a-guitar shtick can be a tricky feat, but MC Taylor’s sophomore release as Hiss Golden Messenger, “Bad Debt”, is a tremendous example of folk songwriting that avoids the pitfalls of corniness. Originally planned for release in 2010, “Bad Debt” suffered a major setback when the warehouse containing all prints of the record was burned down, leaving spare few copies in circulati...

30 Jan 6:39 PM 0 Read More...

January CDotM: Burial "Rival Dealer"

It’s rare that we see career-defining albums released in December, yet Burial has made what is possibly his most revelatory work yet with the surprise EP “Rival Dealer”. While still operating within Burial’s usual style of dystopian house music, “Rival Dealer” presents the most diverse array of sounds we’ve heard from the producer yet, and at times actually manages to sound optimistic.   Thou...

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