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Somewhere Else

Lydia Loveless' new album Somewhere Else ($7) is amazing in its entirety, but let's talk about our favorite song from this collection. It is called "Wine Lips", and it is playing on repeat in the office, and when it's not playing on repeat in the... [More]

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Little Red

Even if you don't recognize Katy B's name, chances are you've heard her voice before. This Brit singer (as in British, not auto-tuned à la Spears) has been featured on several popular club tracks - like "Perfect Stranger" by Magnetic Man and "Anywhere in the... [More]

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Karen Kilgariff Live at the Bootleg

We had the pleasure of catching Karen Kilgariff at a live comedy show last year and we were quite impressed with her humorous approach to music. On Gilgariff's latest album, Live at the Bootleg ($10), she sings funny tunes about our need to look at... [More]

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Morning Phase

Hands in the air: who's had a big crush on Beck since "Loser" back in '93? Yep, guilty. (Are we showing our age here?) After a long hiatus, Beck's got a new album out, and Morning Phase ($10) is gonna make us fall in love... [More]

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Thelonious Monk Paris 1969

Need a new way to jazz up your evening? Turn off Netflix and pop in this CD/DVD combo ($13). The tunes span Thelonious Monk's career and the DVD shows footage from a live performance in Paris. By the time you reach for disc two, you'll... [More]

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This Is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson (Volume 1)

We hope you're already a fan of Harry Nilsson. The cheeky singer-songwriter (who was a favorite of John Lennon's) has been on rotation for most of our lives but doesn't get nearly enough appreciation, if you ask us. Twenty performers who share the love have... [More]

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St. Vincent

When Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) was on The Colbert Report recently to talk about her new self-titled album ($10), she described her music as being at the intersection of "accessibility and lunatic fringe", and also threw in "technoshamanism." We would have never been able... [More]

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Ceramic Megaphone Sound Amplifier

The technology is as old as the tuba - but it still works. This Ceramic Megaphone Sound Amplifier ($400) pumps up the volume on your iPhone or iPod the old-fashioned way. The wooden base helps optimize vibrations, getting you a louder, clearer sound, and we... [More]

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Valentine's Day: Sinatra, With Love

You've heard 'em all before, but we bet they've never sounded this good. The 2014 compilation of songs on Sinatra, With Love ($9) contains some of the crooner's best love tunes, many recently remastered for crystal-clear sound quality. Dim the lights, prep the table, and... [More]

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The Singing Machine iPad Karaoke System

Love singing? Fear humiliation? Break yourself in easy with The Singing Machine iPad Karaoke System ($130). This compact unit transforms your tablet into the engine of your very own faux rock-star experience. Use it to perfect your Meatloaf or Bonnie Tyler before you end up... [More]

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ROCKI Free Your Music

Let's face it: wireless speakers kind of suck. They're either way expensive, or rely on low-quality Bluetooth technology. It's a combination that leaves many of us forced (gasp!) to cross entire rooms to skip tracks or change playlists - but no longer. ROCKI Free Your... [More]

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Pushin' Against a Stone

If you want some music to warm up your winter blues, look no further than Valerie June's Pushin' Against A Stone ($14). We imagine you'll be hearing more of the Tennessee-bred musician's name around soon, as she's heading out on tour next month with Sharon... [More]

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Frends Layla Headphones

Your taste in music is anything but boring and ordinary, so why should your ear buds or headphones lack pizzazz? They shouldn't, and they won't if you replace them with the Frends Layla Headphones ($150)! With four different metal finishes, the headphones are ultra polished... [More]

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Urbanears Humlan Headphones

It's something close to your body that you wear while you sweat. You stick it on your head even on greasy hair days... and you never, ever clean it. That's why the average pair of headphones is probably far grosser than you suspected. At last,... [More]

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The Invention of Animals

Gen-Xers may know him from cult show Fishing with John, young whippersnappers might know him as one of those quirky old dudes on Twitter, or maybe you just know him for playing the saxophone. Whatever the case, John Lurie has a new record: The John... [More]

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Give The People What They Want

We've been waiting for the drop of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings's new album, Give The People What They Want ($10), for ages! Okay, maybe not ages, but at least since August of last year which was the CD's originally scheduled release date. It was... [More]

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Crosley Cruiser Printed Briefcase Record Player

You've cultivated an epic vinyl collection by scouring the dusty sections of hipster-run music shops and the black hole of eBay, so make sure you're putting it to good use. Sure, your new-to-you Etta Jones LP looks great on your shelf, but it sounds even... [More]

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Scratch My Back/And I'll Scratch Yours

There's no shame in liking a good cover song. But not all covers are made equal - we're betting the songs on Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back/And I'll Scratch Yours ($17), which has a new deluxe edition this week, are better than your local bar... [More]

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Crosley Songbird Portable Radio

Where can you bring this Crosley Songbird Portable Radio ($40)? Stick it in your cart at the grocery store, rest it on that surfboard while you're pretending to look athletic at the beach, or hide it somewhere in the library to transform your study group... [More]

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BackBeat GO 2 Wireless Earbuds

Update your generic pair of earbuds with something sleek, wireless, and expertly crafted to fit flawlessly. The BackBeat GO 2 Wireless Earbuds ($80) from Plantronics are the Cadillac of buds, bringing you a durable, tangle-free cord, four-and-a-half hours of Bluetooth-enabled listening time (before you need... [More]

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