Monday, September 14, 2015 - 2:58pm
Stereolab, The Studio Album Collection 1992-2004 - Of the myriad of bands that briefly found their way into the ear-holes of mainstream listeners during the 1990s, arguably the most surprising of the bunch - or certainly one of them, anyway - was Stereolab, the critically-acclaimed post-rock outfit whose music was deliciously original but certainly not the stuff that Billboard Hot 100 hits tend to be made of. This, of course, explains why the band never actually made that particular chart, but of the seven albums they released during their time on Elektra, six of them made it onto the magazine's Heatseekers chart, and of those six, four of them made it onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, which is not too shabby a performance at all
Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 2:43pm

So many roads, I tell you
New York to San Francisco
So many roads I know

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:36pm
The term “folktronica” is not one which generally tends to be casually uttered aloud by anyone outside of those who work earn their livings as record store employees or music critics, but that's the term that's been used in the past to describe the late, great Beta Band, who came roaring out of Edinburgh, Scotland in the mid-1990s.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:14am

50 years ago today on September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys,” they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of “The Monkees” debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.

On the 50th anniversary of that fateful casting call, Rhino is excited to announce the upcoming release of the entire series (58 episodes) in stunning high-definition Blu-ray for the very first time, painstakingly restored from the newly located original film negatives. The 10-disc Blu-ray collection with also include the 1968 cult-classic “HEAD,” along with many never-before-seen outtakes from the film. It’s the beginning of many surprises planned to celebrate The Monkees’ 50th anniversary in 2016.

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 11:35am
There are some who say that The Doors ended on July 3, 1971, the day Jim Morrison died, and fair enough, everyone's allowed their own opinion. The fact of the matter, though, is that those individuals are making a statement which is factually inaccurate: the band very much remained an ongoing concern beyond that fateful day in Paris, issuing two further albums which are - for the very first time - available together in a two-CD set.