Hot New Local Release! Kristian North - The Last Rock N Roll Record A switch in the Earth's polarity has destroyed all traces of 80's Lou Reed or Dire Straits. The effects are severe - no more streaming your favorite Springsteen songs on Spotify. Hell: it even managed to erase that one classic Primal Scream record. Is there anyone out there who is willing to take the necessary ceramic bong hits and recreate the feelings and memories associated with those Dirty Boulevard Glory Days? Cough, Cough - Fear not - this dude's got your back. Blast your mind into hyperspace and kiss the nu-kitsch.
Thundercat & OG Ronc & The Chopstars - Drank Not to be confused with 'Drunk' - Thundercat's 2017 release which blended soul, fusion and yacht rock into a beautiful cocktail. 'Drank' gets the slowed down, dreamy treatment of The Chopstars and OG Ronc that turns the original into a whole new world. Like slowly sliding down a rainbow into a hillside of pillows. LTD copies on our end, so act fast!
U.S. Girls - A Poem Unlimited "Meg Remy is a narrative savant and her glorious, danceable new album is a righteous collection of razor-sharp songs, full of spit and fury, a high-water mark for political pop music." 8.6/10 - Pitchfork Media
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland 12th album from these Aussie Psychonauts. Copies in stock at Phonopolis!
We have a new video series: The Phonopolist. We invite local artists to talk about albums that inspired them through their musical journeys! First video features Max Henry from @suuns_mtl - Link in bio! You can catch Suuns at Le National, tonight, and purchase their album for 10% off at Phonopolis for the remainder of the month!
New Local Release! Helena Deland - From The Series Of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I & II "Deland shows her stripes on this EP. “Perfect Weather For A Crime” is mischievous, a clever balance between a “Like A Virgin” bass line and a pre-Masseduction St. Vincent. “Take It All” recalls Massive Attack with Deland’s exploration of harmony. And in the EP’s closer, “Body Language,” she meditates on the frustration that “body language gets old with time and I can’t read your mind,” a key concept in the theme of the album." - Stereogum
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Cindy Lee - Act of Tenderness Cindy Lee is the diva alter-ego of singer / guitarist / drag queen Patrick Flegel, the one-time captain of heralded Canadian experimental guitar pop act, Women. In Flegel’s working on / as Cindy Lee exclusively over recent years, their songwriting makes a move toward high atmospherics, often achieving a mysterious sweetness rooted equally in beauty and ache. As Cindy Lee’s first long-form statement, Act Of Tenderness makes use of antipodal themes to create a living sound: static with grace, distortion and sugar, all masterfully arranged with crooked nods toward pop classicism.
Kal Marks - Universal Care New release via @explodinginsound "The old version of Kal Marks would be happy to know that the trio's trademark intensity is still present, at least in the lyrics. There's a density in Shane's words here, as he sings about expecting whatever tribulations life hands him; they're a part of growing up. "See, there's nothing to fear / The whole world has turned against you," he sings, anticipating life's inevitable valleys. And come the end, he realizes it doesn't have to get the best of him, which is the most monumental offering he could conclude with. "Still, I'd want to see you tonight / And I can't promise you an answer," he yells. "All I know is it's worth the adventure."" -NPR
Introducing SUPERORGANISM - An eight-piece, internet-formed supergroup whose members hail from five different countries. Pop music for the internet age. From Exclaim Magazine's 9/10 review: "Superorganism essentially operates on two levels: it's an excellent pop album, full of memorable hooks and a great vocal turn from Orono, whose laidback, smoky delivery exudes cool-girl, brat-pop chic with just a hint of the upbeat playfulness of fellow London-ites Kero Kero Bonito; on the other hand, it's an absolute tour-de-force of eclectic, collagist production technique, saturated with samples and assorted strangeness." @dominorecordco #posthuman