Aug 28, 2015 Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES
It's pretty much a given by now that Foals are the leading arena-rock band of the indie-rock era. With 2008's Antidotes, they started out as a niche interest—a precise and calculated math-rock band.
Aug 27, 2015 Web Exclusive
When a record is pushed as a 'cosmic ideal' by its PR team, you expect something different. And when that record has been produced by Angel Deradoorian, famed for her work as vocalist and bassline creator for New York progressives Dirty Projectors, there's a pretty good chance it will be.
Aug 26, 2015 Web Exclusive
The Lost Worker Bee EP comes across as the sound of Elbow taking stock of their improbable (though highly deserved) ascent from U.K. indie also-rans to stadium-headlining behemoths, delving into new textures and ideas, yet still recalling the sort of subtle wonderment that made their early records so rich and rewarding.
Apr 01, 2014 Issue #49 - February/March 2014 - Portlandia
Sharon Jones admits that she didn't want to do the video for "Stranger to My Happiness," the second single from her new album, Give the People What They Want.
Aug 20, 2015 Web Exclusive
Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Batman #1 is perhaps the least compelling of the three one-shot comics that set up the characters appearing in the new straight-to-DVD/Blu-ray animated movie Justice League: Gods and Monsters.
Aug 24, 2015 Web Exclusive
With his latest masterpiece, Ta-Nehisi Coates deserves his name to be on syllabuses next to Toni Morrison and James Baldwin.