- Bad As Me by Tom Waits from Bad As Me [Anti]
- Fallout by Neon Indian from Fallout / Polish Girl 7″ [Mom & Pop]
- Gotta Get Up by Harry Nilsson from Nillsson Schmilson [RCA]
- Get Up by Washed Out from Life Of Leisure EP [Mexican Summer]
- New Theory by Washed Out from Life Of Leisure EP [Mexican Summer]
- Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins from Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadn [Virgin]
- Matter Of Time by The Chain Gang of 1974 from Wayward Fire [Modern Art]
- A Question Of Time by Depeche Mode from Depeche Mode 101 [Mute/Sire]
- Surgeon by St. Vincent from Strange Mercy [4AD]
- Changes (Bagarre Cover) by Twin Shadow from Changes [4AD]
- Into The White by Pixies from Complete B Sides [4AD]
- Ace of Hz by Ladytron from Gravity The Seducer [Nettwerk]
- We Share Our Mother’s Health by The Knife from Silent Shout [Mute]
- Load Your Eyes by I Break Horses from Hearts [Bella Union]
- In My Head by Dum Dum Girls from Only In Dreams [Sub Pop]
- Hearts Of Love by Crocodiles from Sleep Forever [Fat Possum]
- Fortunate Son by Sleater-Kinney from BBC Sessions [BBC]
- Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine by The White Stripes from Elephant [V2]
- Electric Band by Wild Flag from Wild Flag [Merge]
- Idiot Heart by Sunset Rubdown from Dragonslayer [Jagjaguwar]
- Raconte-Moi Un Histoire by M83 from Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming [Mute]
- Chicago by Tom Waits from Bad As Me [Anti]
- Sugar Kane by Sonic Youth from Dirty [Geffen]
- Bad As Me is the first studio album from Tom Waits in eight years. Holy Mother of Tom is it good.
- Slave Ambient by The War On Drugs is out on Secretly Canadian. Pitchfork liked it. I finally had to order a copy on vinyl from the label and pay shipping (ouch). Two days later, my local record store tells me it’s back in. Blerg.
- Only In Dreams, the latest album by Dum Dum Girls is out as of 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.
- Midnight City by M83 (on Youtube)
- 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.
- Changes (by Bagarre) as covered by Twin Shadow, is available at his site for the price of an email.
- You didn’t hear it from me, but Sleater-Kinney’s BBC Sessions are somewhere on the net. I don’t know where. Maybe here?
- 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.
- Ollabelle + Count This Penny will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Thu, 27 Oct 2011, 8pm, tix-$20, seated show, 21+
- Neon Indian & Kreayshawn (Presented by WUD Music) will play The Sett at Union South in Madison, WI, on Fri, 28 Oct 2011, Free. More Info via Facebook Page
- Freakfest will be held on State Street in Madison, WI, on Sat, 29 Oct 2011, tix-$10, adv-$7, featuring, All Time Low, The Ready Set, The Big Strong Men, Locksley, Neon Trees, MURS, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Quiet Corral, DJ Will Calder
Sebadoh + Mazes will play the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Mon, 31 Oct 2011, 8pm, $15, 21+
- Cold War Kids + Julian Lynch will play the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Tue, 01 Nov 2011 @ 8:30, doors @ 7:30, , Tix-$19, Adv-$17
- Blue Scholars + Bambu + Grynch will play The Frequency in Madison, WI, on Fri, 04 Nov 2011, 10pm, Tix-$12, 18+
- Star Slinger w/ Shlohmo + Shigeto will play The Sett, Union South in Madison, WI, on Sat, 05 Nov 2011, 9pm show, Free
- tUnE-yArDs will play Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, on Fri, 11 Nov 2011, doors @ 8pm, tix-$12
- Memoryhouse + The Loom + Cat Martino will play Der Rathskeller, UW Memorial Union on Sat, 12 Nov 2011 @ 9:30pm, Free
- Deer Tick + Guards + Thomas Hardy (of Dead Confederate) will play the Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI, on Sun, 13 Nov 2011, @ 8pm, Tix-$10
- WU LYF, will play at the Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL, on Mon, 14 Nov 2011
- WU LYF, will play at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis, MN, on Tue, 15 Nov 2011
- M83 + Active Child will play First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, on Wed, 16 Nov 2011,
- M83 will play two shows at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 (SOLD OUT)
- The Avett Brothers will play at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, on Fri, 18 Nov 2011, 7pm, tix – $35
- Ra Ra Riot + Delicate Steve + Yellow Ostrich will play The Sett, Union South, on Sat, 19 Nov 2011 @ 9pm, Free