Bodega

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What's Your Rupture?

Jul 19, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

As is the norm for warm-up bands, audience expectations were low for the relatively unknown Brooklyn band Bodega as they opened for Franz Ferdinand on a leg of their current tour. But eyes and ears perked up instantly on the first note played because Bodega is neither your average warm-up band nor your average post-punk band. More

Jul 19, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

For a genius, Hana Vu is sure young. The 18-year-old's debut EP, How Many Times Have You Driven By, is an incredibly self-assured, individual collection. Her contralto beckon and sour, dissonant guitar lines endow her music with a solemnity that doesn't at all betray her age. More

Jul 18, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees took an unusual path to its latest release, HAWAII. As with most "post-rock"-monikered groups, Collections of Colonies of Bees began in 1998 as a lavishly instrumental side project of Pele's Chris Rosenau and Jon Mueller. More

Jul 17, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Sub Pop are proclaiming this debut album from Jo Passed to sound like "fucked-up Beatles." Such descriptions are sometimes a little lazy and certainly help reviewers like me when they are as crib-able as this one is, but the trouble is, one listen to this frankly astonishing record will confirm that the description is just about spot on. More

Gorillaz

The Now Now

Parlophone/Warner Bros.

Jul 16, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Gorillaz's new album The Now Now is to last year's Humanz as the group's 2010 album The Fall is to its close proximity predecessor, Plastic BeachMore

Jul 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Taking a new Dirty Projectors record for a spin is always a qualified step into uncertainty. The basics will feel the same but that's about it. More

Jul 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The Flaming Lips' back catalogue seems impervious to age, evolving through cutting edge sounds and increasingly psychedelic performances, while consistently appealing to a certain demographic of dazed youth. More

Luluc

Sculptor

Sub Pop

Jul 11, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The fleeting beauty poetically described on "Spring," the opening track on Luluc's latest album, sets the table well. Here and now, we are not only surrounded by wonder, but we are capable of conjuring it ourselves. Simultaneously, these things, yes even ourselves, are also fading. Welcome to Sculptor. More

Jul 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

When Deafheaven—and along with them, the "is it true Black Metal though?" debate—exploded with their 2013 sophomore record Sunbather, there was always a risk they were going to be a mere flash in the pan trend.  More