‘Weird Al’ Yankovic: Beat on the Brat
Only the supremely zany KCPR alumni can make “the most upbeat, danceable song about child abuse ever written” even more powerful and amusing.
Various Artists: Other Music Soundtrack
Other Music was the heartbeat of NYC’s 2000s indie scene before closing in 2016. This album features exclusive live recordings from Vampire Weekend, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sharon Van Etten, Yo La Tengo, Bill Callahan, Gary Wilson, Beans, Revl9n, and Animal Collective. It includes a DVD with 25 minutes of bonus material.
The Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks (50th Anniversary Edition)
“Hot Rocks” is filled to the brim with vintage The Rolling Stones tracks from 1964-1971, such as “Paint It, Black,” “Sympathy For The Devil,” “Gimme Shelter,” and “Brown Sugar.” This remastered 2 x LP also features expanded artwork and two lithographs.
Jim Croce: You Don’t Mess Around With Jim / Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
Jim Croce would have been a household name of American music had he not been killed in a plane crash just as he was gaining traction. Groce’s relatable storytelling and harmonious tunes portray a legend straight out of a tall tale. This release also features the original B-sides “Photographs and Memories” and “New York’s Not My Home.”
Frankie and the Witch Fingers: Brain Telephone
The Los Angeles group’s 2017 album is a schizophrenic, psych extravaganza that sounds like an unearthed relic from the past. If you enjoy blasting SLO’s Pancho and The Wizards, you’ll enjoy this volatile album.