In Stores Now 11/6


A long-awaited U-Men 2-CD set has hit the streets. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the compilation “collects the complete 1984-89 recordings of this legendary Seattle band, whose pre-grunge sound was a feral, adventurous blend of pounding post-punk, raucous Sonics garage-rock, psychobilly and more.”

Daphni — the dancefloor-focused project of Canadian producer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Snaith (aka Caribou, aka Manitoba) — deliver what KEXP’s Alex Ruder describes as “cerebral house grooves that fuse hypnotic rhythms with immersive analog synths, crafty looped samples, and body-moving beats. A majority of these songs were previously featured on Daphni’s Fabricelive 93 mix in mixed format.” Portland band Blitzen Trapper share “a solid set of expansive folk-rock inflected with psych-rock, power-pop, country-rock and more.” Danish band Liima — featuring members of Efterklang — share “a fine set of prog-tinged electro-pop.” British experimental electronic producer Bibio releases his eighth full-length studio LP, which he describes as “a collection of mostly improvised musical pieces, that for some years now, have provided me with a mental portal into places and times — some real, some imaginary, some a combination of both.” And Billy Bragg shares a new EP of politically-inspired pop; read an in-depth review on the KEXP Blog here.

Bibio – “Phantom Brickworks III”
from Phantom Brickworks on Warp

Billy Bragg – “Saffiyah Smiles”
from Bridges Not Walls on Cooking Vinyl

Blake Shelton – “I’ll Name the Dogs”
from Texoma Shore on Warner Bros.

Blitzen Trapper – “Official”
from Wild and Reckless on LKC

Bob Dylan – “When You Gonna Wake Up (Oslo, Norway – July 9, 1981)”
from Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 13 1979-1981 on Columbia Records / Legacy / Sony Music

Cannibal Corpse – “Red Before Black”
from Red Before Black on Metal Blade

Converge – “A Single Tear”
from The Dusk in Us on Epitaph

The Cornshed Sisters – “Honey & Tar”
from Honey & Tar on Memphis Industries

Daphni – “Vulture”
from Joli Mai on Jiaolong

Erol Alkan (Tame Impala) – “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind’ (Erol Alkan’s Extended Rework) [Radio Edit]”
from Reworks, Vol. 1 on Phantasy Sound

Ian William Craig – “Requiem for Al Purdy”
from Durbē on Recital

Jonti – “Lotus Street”
from Tokorats on Stones Throw

Kelsea Ballerini – “Roses”
from Unapologetically on Black River Entertainment

Kid Rock – “Tennessee Mountain Top”
from Sweet Southern Sugar on BMG

Lee Hazlewood – “I’d Rather Be Your Enemy”
from Requiem for an Almost Lady on Light in the Attic Records

Liima – “1982”
from 1982 on City Slang

Little Richard – “Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave (take 6)”
from Here’s Little Richard (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Craft Records

Lost Horizons – “She Led Me Away”
from Ojalá on Bella Union

Maroon 5 – “What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)”
from Red Pill Blues on 222 Records / Interscope

Martin Carr – “Future Reflections”
from New Shapes of Life on Tapete Records

Maylee Todd – “Downtown”
from Acts of Love on Do Right! Music

Modern Studies – “Supercool”
from Swell to Great on Fire Records

Phil Seymour – “Baby It’s You”
from Prince of Power Pop on Ace / Big Beat

Sequoyah Tiger – “Punta Otok”
from Parabolabandit on Morr Music

Sondre Lerche – “Soft Feelings”
from Pleasure on Analog Sparks

Stereophonics – “All In One Night”
from Scream Above The Sounds on Parlophone

The Stroppies – “Go Ahead”
from The Stroppies on Tough Love

Throbbing Gristle – “United”
from 20 Jazz Funk Greats on Mute
from The Second Annual Report of Throbbing Gristle on Mute
from The Taste of TG: A Beginners Guide to the Music of Throbbing Gristle on Mute

U-Men – “The Fumes”
from U-Men on Sub Pop

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