- Hold On by The Chain Gang of 1974 from Wayward Fire [Modern Art]
- Love In Vain by The Big Pink from A Brief History Of Love [4AD]
- Radio Free Europe by R.E.M. from Murmur [IRS]
- Glass Tambourine by Wild Flag from Wild Flag [Merge]
- Black Tambourine by Beck from Guero [Interscope]
- Tambourine by Little Girls from Concepts [Paper Bag]
- Mr. Tambourine Man by Teenage Fanclub from Ruby Tracks: The NMEs Roaring 40 [NME]
- White Gold by Ladytron from Gravity The Seducer [Nettwerk]
- Start Together by Sleater-Kinney from The Hot Rock [Kill Rock Stars]
- A Good Idea by Sugar from Copper Blue [Ryko]
- Breaking Bones by VHS Or BETA from Diamonds And Death [Krian Music Group]
- Caffeinated Consciousness by TV On The Radio from World Cafe Live EP [Interscope]
- Ball And Biscuit [Live] by The White Stripes from Under Great White Northern Lights [Third Man / Warner]
- Lazy Bones by Wooden Shjips from West [Thrill Jockey]
- Always Looking by Dum Dum Girls from Only In Dreams [Sub Pop]
- Radio Friendly Unit Shifter by Nirvana from In Utero [DGC]
- To Have And To Hold by Depeche Mode from Music For The Masses [Mute/Sire]
- Hazel by Weekend from Red EP [Slumberland]
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go? by The Clash from Combat Rock [Epic/Sony]
- Fake Empire by The National from Boxer [Beggars Banquet]
- Money by The Drums from Portamento [Frenchkiss]
- Lit Up by The National from Alligator [Beggars Banquet]
- Heroes And Villains by Brian Wilson from Smile [Nonesuch]
- The Garden by Cut Chemist from The Audiences Listening [Beatdown]
- New Health Rock by TV On The Radio from New Health Rock [Touch And Go]
- Only In Dreams, the latest album by Dum Dum Girls is out today, 27 Sept 2011, on Sub Pop records. You’re going to hear a lot of this one in the coming weeks. The pink vinyl (pictured above) is only 1/2 the story. It also came with a white 7″ record. Word.
- The Whole Love, the latest album by Wilco, is out today, 27 Sept 2011.
- The self-titled debut by Wild Flag is out on Merge Records. This supergroup includes Mary Timony (Helium), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia), Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders). This may have officially replaced Skying by The Horrors as my favorite record of the year.
- All Hours by Ivy is out. You can sample the album over on Nettwerk’s Soundcloud Page.
- Hysterical by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is out. The band has self-released packages available via their website.
- Freaking Out is the new EP from Toro Y Moi . It’s out on Carpark Records. It is on green vinyl. It is very cool. If you get it from Insound.com, it comes with a free keychain.
- Slave Ambient by The War On Drugs is out on Secretly Canadian. Pitchfork liked it. Still trying to find a copy on vinyl in town. Apparently, the first pressing is all sold out.
- The new album by Handsome Furs is one of my favorite albums of 2011. It’s out now on Sub Pop Records.
- Rainbounce by Reptar (on Vimeo)
- Runtime by Cassettes Won’t Listen (on Youtube)
- Brokendate by Com Truise on Vimeo.
- Bedroom Eyes by Dum Dum Girls (via Pitchfork).
- Fffunny Friends by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, on Youtube (via Stereogum).
- Marked by EMA on Vimeo.
- Honey Bunny by Girls on NYTimes.com (via Pitchfork).
- Amor Fati by Washed Out on EW.com.
- I Surrender by Ford & Lopatin, on Adult Swim.
- Circulation by Thurston Moore, on Youtube.
- Still Life by The Horrors, on Youtube.
- All Alone by Toro Y Moi is available at his blog for the price of an email.
- Changes by Twin Shadow is available at his website for the price of an email address.
- Hold On by The Chain Gain Of 1974 is available at their site if you give them your email.
- Thankful by Caveman is available at their website for the price of an email.
- New Ladytron album teaser for Gravity The Seducer on Youtube.
- Amber Hands by S.C.U.M. is available via Mute (UK) Records’ Soundcloud Page.
- Gangsta (Ad Rock Remix) by Tune-Yards is available via Beggars Group.
- Wilco will play the Overture Hall in Madison, WI, on Wed, 05 Oct 2011 @ 7:30pm, tix – $40 adv/dos, seated show, all ages. (SOLD OUT)
- Cut Chemist, Man Mantis, Vilas Park Sniper, will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on on Thu, 06 Oct 2011, 9pm show, tix for ages 21+ $22. tix for ages 18-20, $24.
- Grouplove will play The Frequency in Madison, WI, on Thu, 06 Oct 2011 @ 9pm, $10.
- The Head And The Heart will play the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Fri, 07 Oct 2011, 9pm show. Also playing: Thao with the Get Down, Stay Down; and The Devil Whale.
- Man Or Astro-Man? and Jaill will play the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Sun, 09 Oct 2011, 8pm show.
- Dick Dale will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Mon, 10 Oct 2011 @ 7:30, tix-$25
- Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Thu, 13 Oct 2011, 8:30pm, tix – $14, $12 in advance, 18+ show.
- Primus will play The Orpheum in Madison, WI, on Thu, 13 Oct 2011 @ 8:30pm, tix-$37.
- CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Sun, 16 Oct 2011 @ 8:00pm, tix-$12.
- Man Man will play the High Noon Saloon, on Tues, 18 Oct 2011 @ 8:00pm – tix-$15. 18+
- Das Racist will play High Noon Saloon, on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 @ 8:30pm, tix-$14/adv-$12.
- Gang Gang Dance will play at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 @ 8:30pm, doors 7:30pm, tix – $10
- The Avett Brothers will play at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, on Fri, 18 Nov 2011, 7pm, tix – $35