Jan 17, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Toronto-based Austra's third album, Future Politics, pushes their modus of uptempo mystic darkwave permeated by airy goth song. At home in the frosty confines continuing to surround her, lead singer, keyboardist, and producer Katie Stelmanis soars over a bolstered field of production and through spirited themes addressing the forces that prompt reaction.  More

Jan 13, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Over the past half-decade, The Flaming Lips have given their less obliging fans reasonable cause to hold their breaths and approach new releases with a twinge of trepidation.  More

Jan 11, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Let's Go Down and Blow Our Minds: The British Psychedelic Sounds of 1967 features three CDS, 80 tracks and nearly four hours of some of the best lesser-known British psychedelic music from 1967. More

The xx

I See You

Young Turks

Jan 09, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Five years since their sophomore album CoexistThe xx has taken their sound in a new direction. While the band stuck to stripped down singles like "Angels" on their last record, the trio have taken things in a more dynamic direction this time around. More

Jan 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Despite seeming wholly dysfunctional, Pete Doherty releases a lot of music, either with his group Babyshambles, or with his original iconic group, The Libertines. Hamburg Demonstrations, however, is Doherty's first solo album in seven years, one he is releasing with an added "r" to his first name, presumably an indication of a makeover of sorts. More

Jan 03, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

The latest ambient work from sound wizard Brian Eno is one long examination of the spaces in between. The practical intention appears to be to hang on to high range note accents long enough to lull you into a gravity free zone.  More

Dec 30, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Tove Lo's new album trades in the dynamic, hedonistic pop of her debut Queen of the Clouds for icy, downtempo club hits. More

Papa M

Highway Songs

Drag City

Dec 28, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

David Pajo's first album since his suicide attempt in 2015 assures it a high gravitas no matter the content.  More

Dec 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Rhino revisits Stevie Nicks' solo debut in a three-disc set that, in addition to the album proper, explores its creation and a concert from the short solo tour that followed its release. More