Joywave

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Hollywood/Cultco

Jul 27, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Joywave are a band building to success in stages. A collaboration with Big Data gave them a hit song and subsequent singles and a full-length added to the reputation. Now, two albums in, it feels like the potential exhibited in short bursts is finally reaching boiling point. More

Jul 26, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Paranormal, Cooper's first studio album since 2011's Welcome 2 My Nightmare, is a welcome surprise.  More

Jul 25, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

It's worth buying Goodnight Rhonda Lee just for first single, "A Little Crazy." This lush Roy Orbison-esque lament (co-written with Chris Isaak) is one of the best '60s pop ballads released since the '60s.  More

Jul 24, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Dan Snaith has always used his numerous projects to give voice to the sounds that most inspire him. His work as Daphni is perhaps his most freewheeling, proving Snaith can not only write and sing effervescent dance pop (such as in Caribou) but can act as resident club DJ maestro.  More

Jul 21, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Avey Tare's music has always grasped with the ideas of space and nature. From his earliest works with Animal Collective to his 2014 LP as Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, David Portner has used nature as his muse to bring to light his writings about love and loss.  More

Childhood

Universal High

Marathon Artists

Jul 20, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

London's Childhood, with one strong contender of an album under their belts (2014's debut, Lacuna), left Brixton in their rearview mirrors and headed west to mine inspiration from the rich vein of funk-pop in the United States.  More

Cornelius

Waves

Rostrum

Jul 20, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

The master of headphone symphonies returns with his best album since 1997's Fantasma. Keigo Oyamada's Cornelius continues the Shibuya-Kei ethos of pastiche mundi on WavesMore

Ratboys

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Topshelf

Jul 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The ironic universality of American teenage fiction is admirable. Characters cry "nobody gets me," as we sit at home, headphones on, nodding in agreement; blind to the irony. More

Jul 18, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

On their dusty space-rap debut, Black Up, and then on its abstract follow up Lese Majesty, Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces established their output as belonging more to the art gallery than the streets.  More