Michael Stasiak (Other Music Staff) / Staff Picks

  • Best of 2013

    NEW RELEASES Mazzy Star "Seasons of Your Day" (Rhymes of an Hour) Steve Gunn "Time Off" (Paradise of Bachelors) Queens "End Times" (Dial) Toy Love "Live at the Gluepot, 1980" (Goner/Real Groovy) White Fence "Cyclops Reap" and "Live in San Francisco" (Castle Face) These New Puritans "Field of Reeds" (Infectious Music) Cass McCombs "Big Wheel and Others" (Domino) Crystal Stilts "Nature Noir" (Sacred Bones) Blouse "Imperium" (Captured Tracks) Chicaloyoh "Folie Sacree" (Shelter Press) REISSUES Lee Hazlewood "Trouble Is a Lonesome Town" (Light in the Attic) Fall of Saigon "Untitled EP" (Dark Entries) Bona Dish "The Zaragoza Tapes" (Captured Tracks) Anonymous...

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  • Michael Stasiak's 11:11 of 2012

    Top 11 Reissues Tav Falco's Panther Burns "Behind the Magnolia Curtain" (Fat Possum) Unreleased material is incredible -- whiskey 'n' fried chicken shack-shake sessions, one-take beauty and by God, it's just nice to hear Alex Chilton's guitar again. The Cleaners from Venus "Volume One" Box Set (Captured Tracks) The "Midnight Cleaners" tape should be included with all Tascam Portastudios, as a lesson in how to make perfect pop songs with the barest of means. U.V. Pop "No Songs Tomorrow" (Sacred Bones) An hour's immersion in a cold, harsh, beautiful world. Laurie Spiegel "The Expanding Universe" (Unseen Worlds) Two hours' immersion...

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