Mar 23, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

When The Jesus and Mary Chain reunited in 2007, it was unexpected given the acrimonious breakup that brothers Jim Reid and William Reid experienced while touring for their 1998 album MunkiMore

Temples

Volcano

Fat Possum

Mar 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The difference a couple of years can make. Sun Structures, the 2014 debut album by the English band Temples, often took its cues from '60s psychedelic rock while at times brushing shoulders stylistically with contemporaries like The Last Shadow Puppets. More

Mar 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Australian trio Middle Kids blazed out of the gates with debut single, "Edge of Town," which ticked up millions of streams before the band had even played a show.  More

Mar 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Situated on a hillside overlooking Sunset Boulevard, Chateau Marmont has long been a preferred hideaway for Hollywood high society. It's a hotel with a thousand tales, both sordid and scintillating, where the walls and décor breathe cinematic history. More

Depeche Mode

Spirit

Columbia

Mar 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's rare for any musician from the '80s to smoothly transfer its appeal past that era without seeming like they're trying too hard to update themselves. The alternative is embracing their '80s-ness to such a degree it's almost pastiche. Depeche Mode has avoided both these pitfalls with a musical and visual style so individual it transcends trends.

Mar 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Some ideas are repeated a million times for a good reason. Take, for instance, the line about how easy it is to take a new Spoon album for granted. When a band releases four near-perfect records in a row, from Girls Can Tell in 2001 to Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga in 2007, even an excellent record like 2010's Transference (which is better than people gave it credit for at the time) can start to suffer due to the band's remarkable consistency.  More

Mar 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

As he croons away with that weather-beaten voice and twinkle-eyed cynicism, it's easy to forget Conor Oberst is only 37. A ubiquitous figure on the indie scene for decades, the man from Nebraska has released roughly an album every year since his 1993 debut.  More

Mar 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

For a bunch of barely 30-year-olds, the members of Real Estate sure know how to make some stellar soft rock. That's not meant as an insulttheir last album, Atlas, is one of the best albums of the last several years, drenched in mid-tempo melodies and lyrics about returning to a home that doesn't quite fit anymore.  More

Mar 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The sophomore album from New Zealand's Nadia Reid is a hushed recordingakin to an intimate conversation over coffee on a lazy Sunday morning. The majority of the songs on Preservation are languid reflections on relationships and the self, brushed with religious imagery and steeped in sadness. More