- Just One Fix by Ministry from Psalm 69 [Sire]
- The New Style by Beastie Boys from Licensed To Ill [Grand Royal/Capitol]
- Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash from At Folsom Prison [Sony/BMG]
- Haze Interior by Tamaryn from The Waves [Mexican Summer]
- Talking At The Same Time by Tom Waits from Bad As Me [Anti]
- The Walk by The Cure from Japanese Whispers [Fiction]
- Lyf by Wu Lyf from Go Tell Fire To The Mountain [LYF]
- The River by PJ Harvey from Is This Desire? [Island]
- Nice Day For A Sulk by Belle & Sebastian from Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Lik [Jeepster]
- Patriarch On A Vespa by Metric from Live It Out [Last Gang]
- Hoover Dam by Sugar from Copper Blue [Ryko]
- Finest Worksong by R.E.M. from Document [IRS]
- Something Came Over Me by Wild Flag from Wild Flag [Merge]
- Plymouth Duster by Count This Penny from Gone [Duster Records]
- Police And Thieves by The Clash from The Clash [Drastic Plastic]
- Vessel by Zola Jesus from Conatus [Sacred Bones]
- Illuminine by Thurston Moore from Demolished Thoughts [Matador]
- The Choke by Austra from Feel It Break [Domino / Paper Bag]
- My Machines (f. Gary Numan) by Battles from Gloss Drop [Warp]
- Careless Whisper by George Michael from Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael [Epic/Sony]
- Devil Is A Lady by The Chain Gang of 1974 from Wayward Fire [Modern Art]
- Satan Gave Me A Taco by Beck from Stereopathic Soul Manure [Flipside]
- Everyday Is Halloween by Ministry from Everyday Is Halloween Single [Wax Trax!]
- Conatus by Zola Jesus is currently blowing my mind. Out on Sacred Bones.
- 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.
- Sleep Dealer by Oneohtrix Point Never (on Youtube)
- Sexy Sax Man featuring the riff from Careless Whisper by WHAM/George Michael.
- 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).
- Sleep Dealer by Oneohtrix Point Never is available at Stereogum.
- Blow Your House Down by U2 is available over at Stereogum.
- Where Eagles Dare by The Misfits, as covered by Superchunk available at You Ain’t No Picasso.
- 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.
- Amber Hands by S.C.U.M. is available via Mute (UK) Records’ Soundcloud Page.
- 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