Recent Articles in CD Releases

FAC. DANCE, Factory Records Compilation Release Out Now

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Let’s lose it on the dancefloor tonight. FAC. DANCE is a new double album spotlighting the early dance output of Factory Records from 1980-1987. Return to the post-Joy Division, pre-rave years of this important Manchester record label founded by Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and designer Peter Saville. You can hear a track from A Certain Ratio now.

26 Oct 2011 | More

The Elusive Balam Acab to Tour the U.S. This November and December

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Last winter, the songs of BALAM ACAB (aka Alec Koone), were our go-to after hours songs, spun for many a random party in the Sentimentalistmag/S!CK party HQ. That fantastical dark sound! The ghostly voice! The deceivingly catchy beats! The debut Ep See Birds definitely found its fans here. This fall, Tri Angle released BALAM ACAB’s Wander/Wonder, his debut, on September 6th…

11 Oct 2011 | More

States Offer Free Track ‘Timebomb’ and Start Fall Tour

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States, a heavy-hitting, rock perfect quintet led by the lovely Mindy White, have a mysterious website and facebook page that doesn’t reveal where they are from or when the band started, but none of that really matters, does it?

3 Oct 2011 | More

Drive Original Motion Picture Soundtrack in Stores September 13

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Drive. Shoot. Kiss. Thrill. The latest film to star Ryan Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver includes a love story, a sweet kid in danger, and ends in a heist gone wrong.

26 Aug 2011 | More

Sigur Rós to Release ‘Inni’ Live Album This November on XL

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Sigur Rós will release Inni, being called “the definitive Sigur Rós live experience” on XL Recordings this November.

17 Aug 2011 | More

PUJOL Attack with ‘Nasty, Brutish and Short’ EP and a Fall Tour

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As Jack White sees the gritty garage act PUJOL, “It’s a wild abandon inside them. I can see that it’s inside of those guys, and it’s just gonna keep snowballing.” Take it from a Detroit rock master, these guys are going to be big.

11 Aug 2011 | More

Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ 20th Anniversary Edition out September 27

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It’s been twenty years since Nirvana’s groundbreaking 1991 album Nevermind entered our aural history, catapulting the punk trio Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl into their unwanted status as one of the biggest bands of the nineties.

26 Jul 2011 | 1 comment | More

Alex Winston to Release ‘Velvet Elvis’ EP on September 13

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Dive in, chill out. Provocative singer Alex Winston will release her next album in January 2012, yet the title track will be released much sooner, on her 3-track Velvet Elvis EP, due September 13 via Island Records UK.

21 Jul 2011 | More

Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5 Toast Us with a Cover of The Kinks’ “Alcohol”

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For those of us who had one of those carnivalesque weekends rife with episodes that would fit in just fine in a late Fellini film, here’s a cover of the Kinks’ “Alcohol”, by Mr. Lewis and the Funeral 5…

11 Jul 2011 | More

Nick Cave and Neko Case Pair Up in True Blood with “She’s Not There”

What better to stick your fangs into than a duet between the dark crooner, Nick Cave, and smoky-voiced chanteuse Neko Case, fulfilling our most vivid vampire dreams set in the moody, fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana?

27 Jun 2011 | More