Apr 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Craig Finn has a way of making the connection from ordinary moments to extraordinary meanings. When we first met him in Lifter Puller and then in The Hold Steady his more-is-more, shot-gunned exuberance blew us away.  More

Apr 19, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached (see "The Deal"), though all the songs are pleasant enough. More

Apr 18, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Tara Jane O'Neil's new self-titled LP is a simple, stately singer/songwriter affair, and among her least experimental output to date.  More

Apr 17, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Although its creator describes this new record as "an ecstatic work of negativity," it is always a positive thing when a new Robyn Hitchcock album appears in the universe.  More

Apr 14, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica group's presence in the world of sexy night out, fashionista club grooves has always provided a sophistication to its extravagance that has been sorely missed.  More

Apr 13, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted from the wafts of simpler times. More

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Apr 12, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in the classic rock and pop vein, here big on the '70s, without simply rehashing old material.  More


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Apr 11, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's normal for precocious young talent to first emulate those who have inspired them to follow in their footsteps.  More

Apr 11, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Diet Cig's candidness is enthralling. Like their 2015 EP Over Easy, the New York duo's debut full-length album Swear I'm Good At This is loud, blunt, and totally fun. More