King Tuff, ‘Wild Desire 7″‘ (Suicide Squeeze)

Cuddly glam-garage eccentric has been spikier and catchier elsewhere, but this single is still worth a frug.
By: David Marchese / April 5, 2012

Caltrop, ‘Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes’ (Holidays for Quince)

North Carolina hypnotists give modern Isis-leaning post-metal a shaggy SST make-under.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 5, 2012

Breton, ‘Other People’s Problems’ (FatCat)

Like a dubstep Bloc Party, London collective digitizes post-punk for tuneless über-angst.
By: Barry Walters / April 5, 2012

Kid Koala Holds Science Fair at U.S. Premiere of ‘Space Cadet: Headphone Experience’

The American debut of Kid Koala's "Space Cadet Headphone Experience," held in Brooklyn's Irondale theater, was a triumph of whimsy and trust. "Whimsy" because half…
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 4, 2012

Orbital, ‘Wonky’ (ACP)

Pioneer rave duo return to update bleeps and bloops with a joy so contagious even goth guest Zola Jesus seems happy.
By: Barry Walters / April 4, 2012

Grinderman, ‘Grinderman 2 RMX’ (Mute)

Factory Floor doubles down on Cave & Co.'s murk; Zinner and Homme stick out like red right hands.
By: Kory Grow / April 4, 2012

Adam Cohen, ‘Like a Man’ (Decca)

Rewriting "Suzanne" and other sad songs, Leonard's son now sounds more like dad than Tegan sounds like Sara.
By: Barry Walters / April 4, 2012

Bola, ‘Volume 7′ (Awesome Tapes from Africa)

Mighty-mouthed Ghanaian updates fierce Frafra evocations, two-stringed lute riffage, with dry electric drums and keys.
By: Richard Gehr / April 4, 2012

Dirty Fences, ‘Dirty Fences’ (Volcom)

Party-punk New Bomb Turkeys shimmy their way through 13 minutes of Volcom's poptimist prism.
By: Christopher R. Weingarten / April 4, 2012

Screaming Females, ‘Ugly’ (Don Giovanni Records)

You will never truly grasp the majesty of Marissa Paternoster until you look deeply into her eyes as she solos, which, yeah, good luck with…
By: Rob Harvilla / April 3, 2012
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