Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for June 1-7

In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.

To the right is the cover art for the debut Sleigh Bells album -- a work of post-post-postmodern, blown-out pop mastery that is as blisteringly loud as it is catchy. With Florida son Derek Miller buzz-sawing through guitar riffs, and Alexis Krauss' sweet voice coming on siren-style, this album is worth owning on CD. Not only because it sounds fantastic through a cheap pair of Pioneer speakers, coinciding with a car stereo that was installed prior to the formation of Miller's prior band, Poison the Well, but also because it's not yet available on wax.

Get some knowledge on the rest of the albums worth buying instead of a case of Miller High Life this summer after the jump.

Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for June 1-7
1. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening (DFA)

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2. The Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder (Ipecac)

3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat limited edition 12-inch (Mute)

4. The National - High Violet (4AD)

5. Sleigh Bells - Treats (Mom + Pop/N.E.E.T.)

Which albums will we be talking about next week?
"Summer is here and its the time of the reissue. Be on the lookout for deluxe versions of the Cure's Disintegration (Rhino), Refused's The Shape of Punk to Come (Epitaph), Tom Waits' LP reissues -- yes, you heard that correctly -- and high-profile releases: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti's Before Today (4AD), Ratatat's LP4 (XL), Blitzen Trapper's Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop), Foals' Total Life Forever (Sub Pop), Cold Cave's Life Magazine EP (Matador), and Yo La Tengo's Here to Fall Remixes EP (Matador)."

Archive:
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 2-8
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Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 9-15
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Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 16-22
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Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 23-29
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Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for March 30-April 5
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Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 6-12
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 13-19
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 20-26
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for April 27-May 3
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for May 4-May 10
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for May 11-17
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for May 18-24
Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for May 25-31


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