Nearly two hour documentary focusing on Amphetamine Reptile Records, responsible for releasing some of the noisiest punk-inspired music in the ’90s, including Helmet, Melvins, and Tar.
Is DIY dead? No, it’s just a bit more convoluted. In Label Launch, Veronika Kalmar attempts to demystify the process of putting out your own record. Rob Walsh has a look.
Blue Hearts (Merge). Review by Scott Adams.
Not unlike fine Swiss clockwork, the duo that calls themselves Yello have been ticking for four decades without missing a beat.
All The Misery Money Can Buy (Soundly Music). Review by James Mann.
20th Century in 100 Songs (Louisiana Red Hot Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
If you think quarantining is a pain, try holding it in when you can’t go out.
M.I.A.. Review by Stacey Zering.
Akashic Books Noir series stops in Addis Ababa for some stories about the dark side of Ethiopia. The stories blend myth, history, memory and regret related to dealing with the county’s traumatic recent past.
Western Swing and Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs (La Honda Records/ Thirty Tigers). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
CWF II (Black Lodge Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.
Origins, Vol. 2 (Entertainment One (eOne)). Review by Christopher Long.