David Lynch

The Big Dream

Sunday Best/Sacred Bones

Jul 24, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The 18 months or so since the release of his pop debut, Crazy Clown Time, have apparently not been kind to surrealist indie god David Lynch. More

Mood Rings

VPI Harmony

Mexican Summer

Jul 23, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The debut record from Atlanta-based band Mood Rings is steeped in the nostalgic dreaminess their name suggests. VPI Harmony dives in and out of dreary grunge explosions and shoegazey meditations, and sounds familiar enough without getting tired or unoriginal.  More

Jul 22, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Once upon a time, artists were reliant upon reinvention as their careers progressed; this model was perfected by pioneers like David Bowie and Paul Simon, who somehow managed to traverse myriad musical contexts while maintaining a thread of consistency throughout. It's a remarkable balancing act, and a necessary one if longevity is part of an artist's plans. More

Jul 19, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

They may not have medalled, but for Fuck Buttons, the 2012 Olympic Games in London were a career high. Despite their less-than-radio-friendly moniker, the duo from Bristol, England were catapulted onto the international stage via Danny Boyle's masterful opening ceremony, which revisited the U.K.'s cultural highs and lows in front of an audience of billions.  More

Jul 18, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

It's been less than a year since veteran synthpop wizards Pet Shop Boys released their mellow and moody eleventh studio album, Elysium. Having left Parlophone Records after 25 years, they've quickly returned with a brand new album on a brand new label. More

Jul 17, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

This raspy-throated singer and guitarist has snagged comparisons to fellow Australian Nick Cave, though his dramatic style can bring more of an industrial-smitten Bowie to mind. More

Soft Metals

Lenses

Captured Tracks

Jul 16, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Two years from its self-titled debut, this "synth-pop romance" has entered into a drab second phase. More

Kylesa

Ultraviolet

Season of Mist

Jul 15, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Ultraviolet, the sixth album from Savannah-based heavies Kylesa, took two years to write, and brings with it a democratic shift in band dynamics. Its members now play the roles of multi-instrumentalists, and singer Laura Pleasantswho shares vocal duties with Phillip Copepositions herself closer to center stage here than in previous outings.  More

The Newsroom (Season 2)

HBO, Sundays 10/9 Central

Jul 14, 2013 TV Web Exclusive

HBO's The Newsroom is back, and for now it seems writer/showrunner Aaron Sorkin has taken some of the criticism of its first season to heart. It's still plenty Sorkin-yfull of witty banter between media elites who are ever so brilliant at economics and foreign policy, but can't manage to maintain a steady relationshipbut the long, wordy, politically thick conversations are more seamlessly interwoven between dramatic moments. More