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Monoliths and These Flowers Never Die

Phantom Family Halo
KARATE BODY

Louisville’s Phantom Family Halo return with Monoliths and These Flowers Never Die, a sophomore double-album that is surprisingly both sprawling and focused, an exem

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III

Espers
DRAG CITY

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Emmylou Harris, Rosemary Clooney and The Frames were all thrown into a proverbial blender?

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S/T

Them Crooked Vultures
DGC/INTERSCOPE

Josh Homme and Dave Grohl coaxed Led Zeppelin’s bassist-and-more John Paul Jones into some jams and gigs under a jokey collective name.

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Landing

Githead
SWIM

Some days a record just falls into place. It strikes with the right mood at the right time, slicing a moment out of thin air and setting it into stone.

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The Blanket Party EP

Foor
LOUISVILLE LIP

This record shouldn’t be listened to via conventional means; rather, it should be played at its own midnight screening, with introduction and commentary from Joe Bob Briggs.

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Trailer Tapes II

Chris Knight
DRIFTER’S CHURCH PRODUCTIONS

Trailer Tapes II is the latest offering from Slaughter, Ky., native Chris Knight.

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Sainthood

Tegan and Sara
SIRE/VAPOR

I was out for a Sunday drive when I first slid Sainthood into my player. Autumn’s colorful foliage and crisp, cool air put a relaxed smile on my face.

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Bleach

Nirvana
SUB POP

Oh my.

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World Painted Blood

Slayer
COLUMBIA

There’s something comforting about a new Slayer disc. You know there won’t be anything unwanted.

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Learning to Sail My Ship

C+
SELF-RELEASED

Simply put, C+ is the band Louisville has been waiting for.