Various Artists – Everything Comes & Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath – Temporary Residence Ltd.

Everything Comes & Goes

Temporary Res. conceived this Sabbath tribute some eight years ago and has had it on the backburner up until now. They explain its long put-off release as having something to do with the irony of the Osbourne family’s thorny recent resurgence in the cultural ratings; but I doubt there’s much irony; it’s just time to […]

Various Artists – Sprout Soundtrack – Record Collection Music


Thomas Campbell, skateboarder and artist, has moved on to film (and surf.) Dogtown and Z-Boys revealed to the world that skateboarding began as earth’s answer to surfing, and thus come the surf films… Campbell currently has work lurking around the “Beautiful Loser” art show, which I had the pleasure of ingesting at San Francisco’s Yerba […]

Various Artists – Atticus… Dragging the Lake Vol. 3


The only thing you REALLY need to know about the third Atticus compilation is that there’s a Lucero song on it that you can’t buy on any of their currently available records. Therefore, you should buy it and listen to it over and over again until that song is as burned onto your brain as […]

Various Artists – PS2 – Public Service Records


This is the second volume of Denver music that proves once and for all that this town is overflowing with talent in all shapes and sizes. You’ve got the smart, wave punk from The Swayback, sexy vinyl skirt teasing from The Symptoms, a taste of German love for trees from The Czars, the euphoric and […]

Various Artists – Sounds Eclectic 3 – Palm Pictures, LLC

The Sounds Eclectic

What self-respecting, hipster indie kid wouldn’t love the latest iteration in the Sounds Eclectic series? Packed with a bevy of mostly live, in-studio cuts from a variety of acts like The Polyphonic Spree, The Flaming Lips, Radiohead and Interpol, Sounds Eclectic 3 carries on the tradition of compiling the favorite performances on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes […]

Various Artists – Take Action! Volume 4 – Sub City Records

Take Action! Volume 4

“Every 17 minutes, at least six Americans lose a loved one to suicide, for a total loss of life to suicide of more than 30,000 people each year.” That’s what reads inside the cover of this 2 volume compilation of artists, coming together to contribute to The National Hopeline Network, a suicide prevention and crisis […]