Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, comes through with a grand, funny, and gorgeous sophomore release under this recently embraced pseudonym of his.

Kendrick Lamar – “The Blacker The Berry”

TDE’s Kendrick Lamar gives us another taste of his forthcoming album with “The Blacker the Berry.” It’s a lyrically nuanced portrayal of one character’s reaction to the racial tensions that boiled over for much of 2014.

Open Mike Eagle – A Special Episode Of EP

Hellfyre Club’s Open Mike Eagle follows his excellent 2014 LP up with a solid EP.

Matana Roberts – Coin Coin Chapter 3: River Run Thee

The latest installment of Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin series shifts the narrative down a drone-laden, cluttered pathway.

John Carpenter – Lost Themes

Director, screenwriter, and infamous soundtrack composer John Carpenter surprises fans with an album of non-soundtrack material.

Zs – Xe

Zs’ latest album shows the band taking a more stripped back approach to their hypnotically repetitive approach to experimental rock, jazz, and drone.


The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Xibalba – Tierra y Libertad

LA hardcore act Xibalba is back with one of the heaviest, most savage albums you’ll hear this year–though slightly one-dimensional.

Mount Eerie – Sauna

With Sauna, Mount Eerie figurehead Phil Elverum continues in the drone-y, ambient direction he was headed in on 2012′s Clear Moon.

Title Fight – Hyperview

After a couple reputable albums of the post-hardcore persuasion, Title Fight decides to shoot for a dreamier, hazier, more apathetic sound.