Jan 21, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

For their eleventh studio album (including the re-recordings for 2013's retrospective Across Six Leap Years), Tindersticks further redraw a sound that has previously touched on chamber pop, soul, lounge jazz, and other areas. More

Jan 20, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

What's left for John Cale? The guy has spent decades making extraordinary avant-garde, classically-inspired rock records in New York and helped to reinvent rock music as part of The Velvet Underground. He is now 73 years old and few would begrudge the curmudgeonly genius his retirement.  More

Tortoise

The Catastrophist

Thrill Jockey

Jan 19, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Post-rock quintet Tortoise hasn't released a new album in six years. It's the longest break the band has taken between albums, but on first listen of The Catastrophist, one could be forgiven for thinking it had only been a year or two.  More

Jan 19, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

After 22 years with ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, Conrad Keely releases his debut solo album, if we can call it that. You could view these 24 tracks as value for money but Original Machines is an overwhelming and inconsistent listen; less a professionally-minded album, per se, than a sheer outpouring of the entire Keely vault.  More

Jan 18, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

"No man is good three times" reads the sticker that adorns the cover of Ty Segall's latest full-length solo record, Emotional Mugger. It's the mantra that was at the heart of the reaction to Franklin D. Roosevelt's controversial victory in the 1944 U.S. Presidential election. More

Jan 17, 2016 Live Web Exclusive

Not long after news of David Bowie's death shocked the world last week, Arcade Fire and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band announced a second line parade through New Orleans' French Quarter to honor the late musician. (Traditionally, a New Orleans funeral involves two lines-the first, a somber march to the cemetery; the second parade is an animated, musical celebration of the deceased's life.) More

A Perfect Day

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Fernando Leon de Aranoa

Jan 15, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

There is an outstanding scene at the center of A Perfect Day, a new film about foreign aid workers stationed in the Balkans. More

Jan 15, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

When Savages broke through in 2013, the world was not as impressed as it should have been. Live, the snarling all-female quartet were armed to the teeth with slaughtering throbs that sounded like a release of rabid bats inside the ear canals. More

Jan 14, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Some of indie rock's most notable acts have married couples at their core: The White Stripes, Yo La Tengo, Low. All of these (barring perhaps the Stripes) have a record of remarkable consistency; maybe there's something in the simultaneous pursuit of both romantic and musical bliss. Add to this tradition The Besnard Lakes More