Current Releases

A Certain Ratio "ACR LOCO (Mute)"

A Certain Ratio is back! ACR Loco (Mute Records) is their first album in 12 years and their best in even longer. ACR has had a lot of different sounds over the years – with the constant being “post-punk experimental.” This time out it finds the band dipping into every sound they’ve ever tried their hands in. Songs move from low-key Krautrock chill-outs to breakbeat, funkified disco explosions in the blink of an eye. Check out the first song from the album, the multi-tiered “Friends Around Us” or the positively danceable “Yo Yo Gi.”

Jess Cornelius "Distance (Gaga)"

Man oh man, is Distance (Gaga), the new record from Jess Cornelius great-and what a vibe! Late-night, reverie crooner rock with her unique sound that remind me a little bit of Weyes Blood (especially on album standout “Here Goes Nothing”, a little bit of Annie Lennox, and a bit like David Byrne’s solo-output from the 80s (if he was writing music for Twin Peaks). I know, this blurb is all over the place with the references. Well, so is her sound

Bartees Strange "Live Forever (RTP)"

There have been few records we’ve been more excited to share with you this year than the full-length debut of Bartees Strange! There is a reason our record of the week is also Stereogum’s Record Of The Week. An electrifying hodgepodge of genres that finds Bartees excelling at every time. For a man that garnered his original fame by covering The National this is as a unique sound as you are bound to hear this year. Seriously. We rarely (if ever?) say this – but get ready to check out the (wait for it) NEXT BIG THING. It’s rock, it’s rap, it’s country, and it’s all of them in new and exciting ways with an energy that feels like the start of something fresh and unheard of before. Don’t believe us? Ask Ryan Reynolds as you check out the stellar singles “Mustang” and “Boomer.”