Golden Void - Berkana

Available: Fri, Sep 18 2015

Golden Void is the new face of Bay Area psychedelic music. It's a rich tradition and like many of the traditionís greats, Golden Voidís songs are firmly rooted in melody and not afraid of exploration. The bandís hooks get stuck in your head and their riffs transport you to the astral plane. Golden Voidís undeniable twist, setting them apart from their cityís lineage, is the influence of classic bands like Sabbath and Pentagram. The quartet, Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless) on guitar and vocals, Camilla Saufley-Mitchell on keyboards and vocals, Aaron Morgan on bass and Justin Pinkerton on Drums,...

Dan Friel - Life

Available: Fri, Oct 16 2015

Dan Friel creates intense, colorful and intricate instrumentals that, for all their complexity, are melodic pop songs. Equally at home in the DIY scene and the contemporary art world, Friel has been at the forefront of a movement of musicians who create dance music with a clear affinity for the extremes of noise and metal, eschewing the traditional dance clubs and adhering to the ethics of the underground. On his sophomore Thrill Jockey album Life, Friel uses his surprisingly small arsenal of gear to distort and maneuver his beloved Yamaha Portasound into an expansive sound that i...

Dave Heumann - Here In The Deep

Available: Fri, Oct 16 2015

Dave Heumann, leader of the beloved Arbouretum, branches out with his debut solo record, Here in the Deep. While Arbouretum was on a year-long hiatus, Heumann continued writing, finding himself with a collection of material that displayed a different style of songwriting than in his past efforts. The recording of these songs gave Heumann a chance to play with a talented group of friends, including Walker Teret of Lower Dens, drummer/percussionist Mike Kuhl, Wye Oakís Jenn Wasner, and accomplished pianist Hans Chew, among others. The songs on Here in the Deep were arranged with a mind to exp...

Matmos - Ultimate Care II

Available: Fri, Oct 16 2015

Wrekmeister Harmonies - Night of Your Ascension

Available: Fri, Nov 13 2015

Nearly a year in the making, and including a cast of 30 musicians, J.R. Robinson delivers his towering third album as Wrekmeister Harmonies entitled Night of Your Ascension. As with previous Wrekmeister albums, the ensemble is made up of an all-star cast of musicians from the metal, new music and rock communities. Musicians include Lee Buford and Chip King from The Body, Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Cooper Crain (Cave), Marissa Nadler, Mary Lattimore, Olivia Block, Eric Chaleff (Bloodiest), Dylan OíToole and Ron DeFries of Indian, Bruce Lamont, Sanford Parker (Twilight), Mark Solo...