Music News

Moving Units: Radio-Active Records' Top Five Releases for September 7-13

Dungen puts a time machine on the turntable.
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.

Dungen's albums sound like the psychedelic background to one of the freakiest parties that ever happened before many of us were born -- or ideally, nine months before we were born. Skit I Allt -- translated as "fuck it all" in Swedish -- continues this tradition of vocals in the native tongue, a disregard for typical time signatures, and gorgeous guitar riff fusillade. On the video for the title track, the party we all were imagining is actualized, which seems to support the theory that Gustav Estjes and his band own a time machine and have a lot of really randy friends.

Radio-Active Records' Top 5 Releases for September 7-13

1. Interpol - Interpol (Matador) "Interpol recovered from their previous major-label effort with a record that is their best since Antics. The limited-edition LP version is pressed at 45 speed for maximum sound, and you can get an Interpol 'branded' 45 spindle while supplies last."

2. The Sword - Warp Riders (Kemado)

3. Jenny & Johnny - I'm Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.) "Jenny Lewis and Jonathan Rice team up for their version of duets along the lines of Nancy and Lee as well as Mark and Isobel. Poppy, cute, and simple sums up this collaboration, and although their are no surprises, it's a quirky record that will please fans of both artists."

4. Dungen - Skiit I Allt (Mexican Summer) The aforementioned video:

Dungen - Skit I Allt from Mexican Summer on Vimeo.

5. Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher (Saddle Creek)

Which albums will we be discussing next week?
"Next week is looking to be a monster with these major releases in the pipeline: Weezer's Hurley (Epitaph), the Drums' self-titled album (Moshi Moshi), Robert Plant's Band of Joy (Rounder),

Grinderman's 2 (Anti-), the Black Angels' Phosphene Dream (Light in the Attic),

Chromeo's Business Casual (Vice),

Azure Ray's Drawing Down the Moon (Saddle Creek),

Of Montreal's False Priest (Polyvinyl),

Blonde Redhead's Penny Sparkle (4AD), and more!

Predicted top sellers: Grinderman, Of Montreal, the Drums, the Black Angels, and Blonde Redhead."

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Reed Fischer
Contact: Reed Fischer