- Only Shallow by My Bloody Valentine from Loveless [Sire/WB]
- I Want To Touch You by Catherine Wheel from Ferment [Phonogram]
- Reverence by The Jesus & Mary Chain from 21 Singles [Warner]
- Taste Of Heaven by The Chain Gang of 1974 from Wayward Fire [Modern Art]
- Wear This Dress by Skywave from Synthstatic [Alison]
- Best Night by The War On Drugs from Slave Ambient [Secretly Canadian]
- 11:11 by Film School from Film School [Beggars Banquet]
- Missing You by A Place To Bury Strangers from A Place To Bury Strangers [Killer Pimp]
- You On The Run by The Black Angels from Directions To See A Ghost [Light In The Attic]
- Intro (f. Zola Jesus) by M83 from Hurry Up, We (a)re Dreaming [Mute]
- Your Own Nothing by Weekend from Red [Slumberland]
- With Age by Karate from Pockets [Southern]
- Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground from Loaded [Atlantic]
- It’s Real by Real Estate from Days [Domino]
- The Shakes by Atlas Sound from Parallax [4AD]
- Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell from Glen Campbell, Greatest Hits [Columbia]
- Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn from Greatest Hits [Columbia House]
- Racehorse by Wild Flag from Wild Flag [Merge]
- Let’s Submerge by X-Ray Spex from Germ Free Adolescents [Art-I-Ficial]
- The Blues Are Still Blue by Belle & Sebastian from The Life Pursuit [Rough Trade]
- Raised Right Men by Tom Waits from Bad As Me [Anti]
- Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from The X Files: Songs In The Key Of X [Warner]
- Flashlight by Parliament from Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome [Polygram]
- I Was Born On Christmas Day by Saint Etienne from Tiger Bay [Warner]
- Collapse by Zola Jesus from Conatus [Sacred Bones]
- Freaking Out by Toro Y Moi from Freaking Out EP [Carpark]
- Parallax by Atlas Sound is out today, 08 Nov 2011. Holy crap. Need more time with this album. You may remember Bradford Cox from his other band, Deerhunter.
- 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. Out on Anti, as you might expect.
- 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.
- The Blues Are Still Blue by Belle & Sebastian (on Youtube)
- 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.
- 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