Battles – Dross Glop (Remix Album)
Setting a new standard for remix albums, Battles have chosen an eclectic group of artists to take another look at songs from their most recent album, Gloss Drop. From Hudson Mohawke to Shabazz Palaces, and The Alchmist to The Field, a whole host of big names but their own inimitable spins on Battles’ own songs with great results.
Maps & Atlases – Beware And Be Grateful
After grabbing a spot on our list of Chicago Artists You Should Know About, math-rockers Maps & Atlases are back with an album full of angular, poly-rhythmic pop.
Moonface – With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
Spencer Krug, the enigmatic genius behind Sunset Rubdown and some of the best Wolf Parade, has teamed up with Siinai to create a sometimes psychedelic, sometimes grandiose, always slightly weird rock album that is a testament to the limitless power of imagination.
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
Jason Pierce has been known for producing grandiose (but often depressing) music as Spiritualized, and while Sweet Heart, Sweet Light doesn’t deviate much from that vein of orchestral backed blues, that’s no bad thing.