The Chapel of the Bear

Joe Manning
ROLLER RINK RAMPAGE

Of all the hair-brained ideas: Manning wants this record to sound like summertime in Kentucky. So he and engineer Kevin Ratterman pack up some gear and head under the bridge at Tyler Park.

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Screaming Secrets

Second Story Man
NOISE POLLUTION

Did you know Carrie Neumayer can scream? Not some like-omg-I-just-went-to-the-mall-bought-a-new-top-and-it’s-sooooo-fab scream.

The Aftereffects of Insomnia

Various Artists
THREE LITTLE GIRLS

We owe a big debt to Ed Lutz and Michael Jarboe: the two men behind this series of tape compilations that are now or at least should be collectors items.

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Poppy

Sunspring
SLAMDEK

Technically, Scott Ritcher’s voice is awful.

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Rusty

Rodan
QUARTERSTICK/TOUCH & GO

Once “Shiner” and “Tooth Fairy Retribution Manifesto” started popping up on locally released compilations and singles, it became clear that Jason Noble, Jeff Mueller, Tara J

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Speed

Crain
AUTOMATIC WRECK CHORDS/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

As much praise as the world piles on Slint, Speed deserves equal time. Where to begin?

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What Is Lovecore?

Albinotron
SELF-RELEASED

The opening track, “My Penis in Sleep Mode,” kicks off like a glitch remix of a herd of elephants barreling down a plastic tube.

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Latin

Holy Fuck
YOUNG TURKS/XL

As hoarders of junk electronics, thrift store keyboards and a variety of circuit-bent thingamajigs, it makes sense that each successive Holy Fuck record gets better and better — each ti

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Following the unexpected success of “Touch of Grey,” the Dead toured to larger audiences in their final eight years.

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Have you ever wondered what manic depression put to music would sound like? No?