Alvarius B – Alvarius B [Reissue/2006] 2xCD (Abduction)
Dark, twisted and apocalyptic w/ith razor twang acoustic guitar and vocal delivery. Includes six bonus tracks, and a booklet with lyrics to all 45 tracks.
The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter CD (Universal)
Produced by Rick Rubin and recorded in North Carolina and Malibu, this new 12-song set follows the group’s 2009 breakthrough release I And Love And You. Vinyl version due next week.
Marco Benevento – TigerFace CD/LP (Royal Potato Family)
New album featuring guest appearances by drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness).
Billy Talent – Dead Silence CD (Last Gang)
Fifth studio album by Canadian rock band.
Lewis Black – In God We Rust CD (Comedy Central)
A rant-filled, cathartic ride through the issues of our baffling world, from inept politicians and the shortcomings of technology to the absurdity of social media. Also available on stand-alone DVD and Blu-ray.
Blaqk Audio – Bright Black Heaven CD (Superball Music)
Second studio album by the electro-pop side-project of AFI’s Davey Havok and Jade Puget.
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Love This Giant CD/LP (4AD)
A collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. Love This Giant centers around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.
Calexico – Algiers CD/LP (Anti)
22 years and six albums since forming as a band, Calexico presents their new album Algiers, recognizably classic Calexico but with a style that has been revitalized and reborn by the experience of recording in New Orleans.
Culture – From The Vault CD (Eulogy)
Classic mid/late-‘90s hardcore from Florida, celebrated for, among a handful of others, helping to cultivate the burgeoning metallic hardcore sound that became synonymous with the era.