CDs + Vinyl:
Chasing Safety – Nomad CD (Cooking Vinyl)
Hailing from Cherry Hill, NJ, Chasing Safety is a captivating band best known for delivering a barrage of ferociously intricate guitar riffs, explosive choruses, and hauntingly cinematic flares.
Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory CD/LP+MP3 (Dropkick Murphys)
The Dropkick Murphys’ new album contains moments of ass-kicking Celtic punk attitude, ball-busting wisecracks, tear-jerking confessions, and upbeat words of wisdom.
Brian Eno – Reflection CD/2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
“Reflection is the latest work in a long series. It started (as far as record releases are concerned) with Discreet Music in 1975… The pedigree of this piece includes Thursday Afternoon, Neroli (whose subtitle is Thinking Music IV) and LUX. I’ve made a lot of thinking music, but most of it I’ve kept for myself. Now I notice that people are using some of those earlier records in the way that I use them — as provocative spaces for thinking — so I feel more inclined to make them public. Pieces like this have another name: they’re GENERATIVE. By that I mean they make themselves. My job as a composer is to set in place a group of sounds and phrases, and then some rules which decide what happens to them. I then set the whole system playing and see what it does, adjusting the sounds and the phrases and the rules until I get something I’m happy with. Because those rules are probabilistic (often taking the form perform operation x, y percent of the time) the piece unfolds differently every time it is activated. What you have here is a recording of one of those unfoldings.”
Janeane Garofalo – If I May CD (Comedy Dynamics)
Janeane Garofalo’s If I May, her first special in five years, takes on society’s intolerance of gluten and House Hunters International. With her unapologetic attitude, Janeane proudly states her AARP membership, her love for Febreze but the disdain for their commercials, and her disinterest in doctors.
Gone Is Gone – Echolocation CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)
Gone Is Gone is a “supergroup” featuring members of Mastodon, Queens Of The Stone Age, and At The Drive-In. [Limited edition white color vinyl pressing also available.]