Sunday, December 11, 2011

The Black Keys - El Camino (Nonesuch; 2011)

I broke both knees yesterday from scaling the gator that ate the monster mask and drove off in the van.

The Strange Boys - Live Music (Rough Trade; 2011)

In a lucky habitat, we could form a band to grow a rose.

Emika - Emika (Ninja Tune; 2011)

Somewhere under the rainbow lies a dove's coat, waiting with feathers.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Co La - Daydream Repeater (NNA Tapes; 2011)

Hidden drums in burning cafes alter the tiger to the nightlife in each candle.

U.S. Girls - U.S. Girls on Kraak - (K-RAA-K; 2011)

In a jungle of dead radios, I witness an empty swimming pool and a cross-eyed diver.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

North Highlands - Wild One (Self-Released; 2011)

Shaky hands clutch a cigarette as the black train injects this mountain.

Boris - New Album (Daymare; 2011)

Step inside this electric bungalow if you want to know why the electric bees clap.

Blouse - Blouse (Captured Tracks; 2011)

You never wanted my videotapes to reflect you, brave as the sun crackling under the cellophane.

Cave - Neverendless (Drag City; 2011)

Tasting this bridge has never felt better to my footprints, alive with the coral.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler/The Dream (In The Red Records; 2011)

I beseech thee: rock into the thunderous shock of UFOs pulling puppet strings.

The Bees - Every Step's a Yes (Polydor; 2011)

Stings this winter rose when campfires' last embers reveal a jolly carnvial, tiny as a bee.

The Loom - Teeth (Crossbill Records; 2011)

Frost-bit grass after dusk pulls the birds from the feathers.

Childish Gambino - Camp (Glass Note; 2011)

Grinding minds text messages to make sure your heartbeat remains in your Night Jacket.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Atlas Sound - Parallax (4AD; 2011)

Triplet ghosts carry the hosts and hide the living from the dead.

Kurt Vile - So Outta Reach EP - (Matador; 2011)

Creatures touch and take but the many flitting tongues of iguanas soothe our bed.

Sigur Ros - Inni (XL Recordings; 2011)

Sugar roasting upon a timing belt lives under the ice it's shredding.

Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica (Software; 2011)

Through broken CDs, I glimpsed my likeness malfunctioning the music through the skeletal trees.

The Black Belles - The Black Belles (Third Man Records; 2011)

Through the ashes of
fallen bands and blurred visions, a purple light emanates from a new volcano.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

King Blood - Eyewash Silver (Permanent Records; 2011)

I went to the ironing factory to find my twin cast in steel.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Nurses - Dracula (Dead Oceans; 2011)

Fever dreams spread me too thin as when rats gnaw my feet and neon makeup clutters us all asilver.

Prince Rama - Trust Now (Paw Tracks; 2011)

What new tricks have you overturned in your attic while trusting mechanical kids to the buttons?

Zola Jesus - Conatus (Sacred Bones; 2011)

Vessels spread the daily bread for each alien hovering within the cylinder of fire.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lolly Jackson - He Shall Teaze No More

Lollipops should never be scattered near graves where nuns wait to unchain the beasts from Cyprus trees.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Mastodon - The Hunter (Reprise; 2011)

I burned out my eyes because the black tongue flapped like no other eel.

Twin Sister - In Heaven (Domino; 2011)

Swamps grew delicate as the rocks aged to green emeralds.

Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams (Sub Pop; 2011)

Mazzy got toasted in an electric crown of thorns.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Christopher Ryan Smith - Undead Safari

Yes, I travel far and wide and though I may be hiding: safaris of the mind bring ominous chidings.

Maria Minerva - Caberet Cixous (Not Not Fun; 2011)

Kate Bush encountered this poisonous octopus on the way to sucking out her shoe from the inside-out cattle.

Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation (Fat Possum Records; 2011)

Misery entraps a cyclone until no more stars can spread our voices.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sumanto's Prime Rib: Dewi Perssik

Before the snake can eat thee, Sumanto will sharpen his fork and fangs unto eternity.

Ernesto Bustamante - Teaching The Pet

The beast taught the psycho how killers make letches into leeches.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wooden Shjips - West (Thrill Jockey; 2011)

Lazy skeleton bones chase dreams around a track on the ocean floor.

I Break Horses - Hearts (Bella Union; 2011)

Let us fly over this silo on wounded longing beats with the horses of our eyes' fire.

The Weeknd - Thursday (Self-Released; 2011)

Michael found Prince beneath a bridge of glittering starlight where even the trolls spun hearts into gold.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Louis Chao Chen - Doctor Doom

Being caught in one's own crossfire is the danger of some unraveling disease making all the plants droop.

Brent D. Zubek - On The Lam

Robbers and racoons are stripes in the night of garbage puppets barking foul odors.

Yashesh S. Desai - Voices in the Weeds

Weeds grow where no light can shine beneath the sneakers of a ghost and demon.

Larry King - Poisonous Valentine

Each one of us stood estranged, yet only one of us left the noose to hang with poisonous roses.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dougherty Siblings - Myspace Losers

Stings and beetles knew how to sizzle when Rocky Mountains flickered from deprivation of exposure.

Steven John Carlson - Wicked Curses

Even as the hairs go gray, thirteen Fridays circulate through the blood of this unfortunate loophole ... or Tina's last shortcut.

Kali - Cantankerous Viola

Ducking beneath electric fences with weasels as the tricycle looms on ... and roams for a dead rainbow.

John “Little John” Keyes III vs. Momma Monstra

Never run away down this same old street again when making friends with paper dolls ... and the scissors still warm in your back-pocket.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beddie Walraven - Related Fossils

Deserts hide a raven's bones ... but the hands sanded around our final resting point.

Jason W. Smiekel - Contracts for Killers

You act like twenty thousand dollars could pay the guilt of a screaming albatross.

Lisa and Robert Mazzola - Shreds or Tears?

You came home late last night ... and my endless letter was tucked in my waistband, writing my skin.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Le Corbeau - Moth on the Headlight (Fysisk Format ; 2011)

If it were a birthday party with stirrups and a crackling snake for a guitar, then we might cut up the candles with this axe. 

Austra - Sparkle (Remixes) (Domino ; 2011)

Sparkle because there is no dee jay alive who can touch this flaming beast when anything can break and the crowd is getting sweaty.

Teen Daze - A Silent Planet (Waaga (Lefse) ; 2011)

If you thought you were a different snowflake ... or falling pine needles ... but, of course, only crocodiles can sleep through this.

Alias - Fever Dream (Anticon ; 2011)

Alone we scream soulful when laughter knocks the clouds and briny scents this nightclub of gnarled oaks.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Autre Ne Veut - Body E.P. (Hippos in Tanks ; 2011)

Dancing in your clothes until dimes are diamonds and the pearls applaud in their sealed shells.