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...]

Official Newsletter from Secret Shine

Hello We're now furrowing back into our den and going into winter hibernation, except we won't be sleeping. We will be working hard (until Christmas intrudes) recording vocals, some more guitars and adding some sparkly touches to our new record, with a spring 2010 release in mind. We are finally conceding that CDs are not as popular as they once … [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...]

Fuck Knights – “Kristina!” b/w “Mod/Kilos”

With monikers like Sir Getsalottapus, Sir Fuxalot, and Lord Ballahag, Fuck Knights doesn't take itself too seriously. Neither should you. The Minneapolis, Minnesota based band is about as in-your-face as a crusty garage rock trio could be. Take it or leave it, because the two sirs and the lord don't seem to have time for much else. "Kristina!" … [Read more...]

Everyone Everywhere – A Lot of Weird People Standing Around 7″

When this  7" found its way on to my turntable I was burnt out on listening to too many scrappy punk records. When I saw that Everyone Everywhere is a Philly band, I had to make it my next selection for the afternoon. I didn't want to hear any more punk, and this hometown band definitely delivered on that front. The group plays what I would … [Read more...]

May 2009 Album Release Dates

May 5 Acid Mothers Temple: Lord of the Underground: Vishnu and the Magic Elixer (Alien 8) Akron/Family: Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free (Dead Oceans) Anathallo: Canopy Glow (Anticon) British Sea Power: Man of Aran (Rough Trade) Company Flow: Funcrusher Plus (reissue) (Def Jux) Cracker: Sunrise In The Land of Milk and Honey … [Read more...]

Album Release Dates – March 2009

March 3 The Antlers: Hospice (self released) Bell X1: Blue Lights On The Runway ( Yep Roc) Boom Box Repair Kit: My Dear Antagonist (Kemada) Bosque Brown: Baby (Burnt Toast Vinyl) Buried Inside: Spoils of Failure (Relapse) Neko Case: Middle Cyclone (Anti-) Coheed and Cambria: Neverender (box set) (Columbia) Dish: Ma Raison De Vivre Ton … [Read more...]

Roofwalkers – “Cut Every Corner” b/w “Broken Sticks”

For some reason I always assume recently released 7" records only contain in your face, gritty rock n' roll. I'm not sure where this expectation developed, but I still end find myself at least mildly surprised when I slip a slab of vinyl on the player and hear anything but loud. Such is the case with the new Roofwalkers 7” on Taps and Dies Records. … [Read more...]