Jan 23, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Mike Krol makes tight, grimy garage rock that sounds as panicked as it does informed. Krol's latest full-length album, Power Chords, is appropriately titled11 ravenous pop songs that sound like they were thrown through a wood chipper and then stepped on with metal cleats.  More

Pavo Pavo

Mystery Hour

Bella Union

Jan 23, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

On Pavo Pavo's second full length, Mystery Hour, the band finds itself a new sense of determination in the middle of a crossroads. The album is a shared document expressing the bittersweet tension and release of the six-year romance of Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg. More

Jan 22, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Ten years ago, Tim Presley was playing guitar on a stage in Brooklyn as a member of Darker My Love; their set was sandwiched between All the Saints and headliner These Arms Are Snakes. All three of those rock bands bit the dust a long time ago, but Presley is alive and well. More

FIDLAR

Almost Free

Mom + Pop

Jan 22, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Almost Free finds FIDLAR, the SoCal corporate-punks that at one point made endearing and charming pop-punk, ripping off Beastie Boys' worst tendencies and creative scapegoats.  More

Jan 21, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

As one of the key figures in the birth of the musical genre that came to be known as shoegaze, not to mention one of Creation Records' pivotal signings during the label's halcyon era, Swervedriver'slegendary status is already cemented.  More

Jan 21, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

I feel like I should level with you at the outset of this review. I love the music of David Bazan. Whatever he puts out is, almost without exception, great in my eyes. He is a truly generational songwriter, the kind who sadly is often only really appreciated once their best days are behind them.  More

Jan 18, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

It's been five long, eventful years since Sharon Van Etten put out her magnificent, troubling, infinitely gorgeous Are We There, during which time the Brooklyn troubadour has ventured into both motherhood and television acting, while we've patiently waited for album number five from one of the more important songwriters and performers of the 21st century. More

Jan 17, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

"Why can't you remember me? I've seen it all before" goes the refrain of "(10 Good Reasons For Modern Drugs)" the pulsating opener of It Won/t Be Like This All the Time, the taut and emotional new record from The Twilight SadMore

Jan 17, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The Chills have been on something of a roll since 2015's bold Silver Bullets, which was swiftly followed by the following year's deluxe reissue of the suitably titled Kaleidoscope World (1986)NowMartin Phillips' crew appears to have crafted the most light-hearted, optimistic of the legendary Dunedin, New Zealand band's recent line-up offerings. More