May 04, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

The fourth LP from Bristol, England’s Gravenhurst is another exercise in rootsy yet fractured indie folk. There’s been a steadfast consistency in the act’s work through the years, and Daylight is no exception. More

Light Asylum

Light Asylum

Mexican Summer

May 03, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

You'll rarely come across a band that shows off its influences so readily, yet at the same time makes them so difficult to pinpoint. Does this song remind you of Pretty Hate Machine-vintage Nine Inch Nails, or Speak & Spell-era Depeche Mode? Is that a throwback to Kraftwerk you hear, or is it more in tune with a thumping Grace Jones dance mix? More

May 02, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Kwes' ambient pop is beguiling in the same way a warm caress from your favorite drink can bring a glow to even the coldest skin. More

Mohn

Mohn

Kompakt

May 02, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Wolfgang Voigt and Jörg Burger, the electronic duo known as Mohn, are at their best when at their least conventional. "Schwarzer Schwan" manages to be simultaneously entrancing and unsettling, with drum beats booming at the pace of incoming thunder while voices drift in and out like unboxed specters, and "Einrauschen" finds a dark crossroads between Throbbing Gristle and Kraftwerk. More

May 01, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Father John Misty is Josh Tillman, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, and for the heightened level of likeminded approach to his previous band mates displayed here, Tillman could be pegged as a blood relative. More

Lower Dens

Nootropics

Ribbon Music

Apr 30, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

What might have taken place following the release of Lower Dens' 2010 debut album to produce an organism like Nootropics? It's a question that's intended as a compliment. More

Apr 27, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Taking a record rife with compelling ideas as its focus, a remix redux of Battles' 2011 album Gloss Drop is an intriguing prospect, though creative license sometimes translates here as unbridled indulgence.  More

Bernie

Studio: Millennium Entertainment
Directed by Richard Linklater

Apr 26, 2012 Cinema Web Exclusive

Richard Linklater has traversed a stunning stylistic breadth over a sublime filmmaking career spanning more than two decades. Bernie, the director's 15th feature film, feels oddly safe for the iconoclastic visionary. More

Apr 26, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

As evidenced by June 2009a collection of early recordings now finding a proper releaseToro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick didn't spring fully formed from the head of Zeus. While his brainwaves would go on to launch a sea of chillwave thought pieces, early songs showed an artist more interested in Ariel Pink-style experimentation than the retro-tinged dance pop he'd come to embrace. More