AC/DC – Live At River Plate 2xCD/3xLP (Columbia)
Recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over three sold-out nights) thunderously welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina.
Bad Brains – Into The Future CD/LP (Megaforce)
“The DC hardcore legends return with their hybrid brand of punk and reggae fusion – a staple in the punk pioneers’ genetic makeup since the get-go of their colorful career. Despite numerous line-up changes throughout the years, the band have never strayed far from their youthful integrity and Rastafarian principles, all accompanied by London-born frontman H.R’s distinctive vocal drawl throughout.” – List.co.uk
Nathan Bowles – Bottle A Buckeye CD/LP (Soft Abuse)
Bowles’ recent focus on the five-string open-back banjo’s possibilities is on full display here: bowed and drummed textures, clawhammer boogie, and banjo solid sidewinding are all explored.
Brad – Welcome To Discovery Park [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Razor & Tie)
Brad further demonstrate a propensity for musical comfort food, ’70s rock style, on their warm-sounding, soul-infused third album which was originally released ten years ago.
Peter Broderick – These Walls Of Mine CD/LP (Erased Tapes)
An exploration from gospel and soul to spoken word, beatboxing, and rap — this is Peter at his most natural. Best viewed as a collection of lyrical and vocal experiments.
Bvdub – All Is Forgiven CD (n5MD)
Features Brock Van Wey’s signature gauzy layers of enveloping sound and ever ghostly yet soulful vocals where songs are a journey, sometimes via a rewarding path less explored. This time out he’s added some nicely executed experimental beat-work to propel his ever-blurring emotive ambience forward.