Friends of DOA – Best of 2011

Damon Krukowski (Damon & Naomi): The Beach Boys – The SMiLE Sessions My favorite release of 2011 was meant to have been released in 1967.  The Beach Boys' SMiLE is completely mad, and a delight to listen to in this new semi-coherent form. I didn't spring for the monster box set, with the 3D artwork and all the additional outtakes (which I'm … [Read more...]

August Release Dates

August 2 Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (Deluxe Edition) (Merge) Archers of Loaf: Icky Mettle (reissue) (Merge) Aristillus: Devoured Trees & Crystal Skies (Fysisk Format) Azari & Ill: Azari & Ill (Loose Lips) Beruit: The Rip Tide (digital release) (Pompeii Records) Boston Spaceships: Let It Beard (Guided by Voices, … [Read more...]

July Release Dates

July 5 *AR: Wolf Notes (Type) Big Spider's Back: Memory Man (Circle Into Square) Biosphere: N-Plants (Touch) Bon Iver: "Calgary" b/w "I Can't Make You Love Me/Nick of Time" (Jagjaguwar) Brian Jonestown Massacre: "Iluminomi" b/w "There's A War Going On" 10"  (A) Bright Archer: Hidden Systems (Bear Island) Bright Eyes: Live … [Read more...]

June Release Dates

June 7 31 Knots: Trump Harm (Polyvinyl) Amorphis: The Beginning of Times (Nuclear Blast) Anathema: We're Here Because We're Here (The End) Ancient Wisdom: Godlike Inferno (Shinebox Recordings) The Appleseed Cast: Middle States (Graveface) Arch Enemy: Khaos Legions (Century Media) Arctic Monkeys: Suck It and See (Domino) Barn … [Read more...]

September Release Dates

September 1 The Apples in Stereo: #1 Hits Explosion! (Yep Roc) AA Bondy: When the Devil's Loose (Fat Possum) Peter Broaderick: 4 Track Songs (Type) Couger: Patriot (Counter) The Entrance Band: The Entrance Band (Ecstatic Peace) Explode Into Colors: "Eyes Hands Mouth" 7" (Kill Rock Stars) Juliette Lewis: Terra Ingognita (The … [Read more...]