Gem Club

In Roses

Hardly Art

Feb 06, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Gem Club's songs are spacious, graceful, and sad, the sort of music you'd hear drifting from a hidden PA system in an empty cathedral. More

The Lego Movie

Studio: Warner Bros.
Directed by Chris Miller & Phil Lord

Feb 05, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Lego Movie presents one of the brightest-colored dystopian nightmares ever marketed to children.  More

Feb 05, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Painted Palms got the psychedelic experimentation out of its systemfor the most parton its Canopy EP. On the eagerly awaited debut full-length, Forever, the duo taps heavily into pop music, that of half a century ago.  More


Held In Splendor

Mexican Summer

Feb 05, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Quilt's sophomore album finds the Boston three-piece on the surer footing only time and touring imbue in a band. More

The Pretty One

Studio: Dada Films
Directed by Jenée LaMarque

Feb 04, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

A very dark twist separates The Pretty One from the lesser screwball identity comedy it could have easily been.  More


Rave Tapes

Sub Pop

Feb 04, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Sadly, post-rock heroes Mogwai continue to plod along by either replicating their former triumphs in a less effective, less effecting, and generally sheeny-shinier manner or by loafing around with the cack-handed utilization of "progressive" electronic elements. In the latter category, "Remurdered" sees the band half-heartedly fumbling for a new direction down the back of Errors' couch while listening to Kraftwerk. More

Sun Kil Moon


Caldo Verde

Feb 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Mark Kozelek's career has been filled with twists and turns. As a member (and primary songwriter) of Red House Painters, his work fit semi-comfortably under a broad "alt-country" umbrella, but even then, there were hints that Kozelek's interests were a little different than the average songwriter of the early '90s. More

Feb 03, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

For his follow-up to last year's debut album, former Washed Out keyboardist Phil Jones (aka Dog Bite) operates in a hazy field where shoegaze and '80s goth intersect. More

Jan 31, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

First time round, Broken Bells wasn't the trip everyone expected. On paper the coming together of The Shins' James Mercer and hip-hop producer and sometimes-Gorillaz corroborator Danger Mouse had the potential to be a beat-smothered indie behemoth. Yet their 2010 debut LP was a lukewarm wash of psychedelic pop that resembled a less glamorous and more earthly of Montreal. More