Mar 22, 2019 Music Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

It's difficult to envisage any other music scene in recent years that's stood the test of time less than Britpop. Rooted in nostalgia and an arrogant sense of its own importance, most of its key players' music already sounded dated long before the decade turned into a 21st century full of hope, adventure, and Coldplay. More

Mar 21, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

This Canadian indie rock collective needs no introduction as they have been creating a sophisticated and multi-layered indie/art/prog rock hybrid sound that has influenced artists and entertained the masses since 2001's Feel Good Lost. More

Sleaford Mods

Eton Alive

Extreme Eating

Mar 20, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Parting ways with Rough Trade following the mild disappointment of their 2017 English Tapas platter, the Nottingham austerity-punk duo Sleaford Mods have, for their fifth album "proper," formed their own imprint and made a new record that is as bleak as it is bold, as funny as it is despairing, and as surprisingly tuneful as it is atonal and hard. More

Mar 19, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Any doubts that one may have about Karen O (enigmatic lead singer of Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and artist/producer Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley, Broken Bells, Gorillaz, etc.) making strange bedfellows are quickly dismissed upon hearing the imaginative and gratifying Lux Prima. More

Mar 18, 2019 Music Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

In a robotic world, genuine rock 'n' roll is still worthy of acclaim. These days, the household names are Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, and Courtney Barnett, but we might want to add Strand of Oaks to that list.  More

Mar 15, 2019 Music Issue #65 - Mitski and boygenius

While listening to this latest dour record from UK art-rockers Foals, it is tempting to wonder what might have happened if they'd lent into the goofier side of their sound ("Cassius, it's over!"/"One step!  More

Mar 14, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The Exbats distill the vibrant history of pop music into 2- to 3-minute anthems that recall everything from The Archies to The Ramones. More

SPELLLING

Mazy Fly

Sacred Bones

Mar 13, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

SPELLLING, aka Chrystia Cabral, Sacred Bones' new radical star, is full of extraterrestrial vibes. Mazy Fly, Cabral's second album, is total '80s, but also The X-FilesThe Twilight Zone, or a more fucked up version of The Sound of MusicMore

Mar 12, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

In an era of laptop DJs and SoundCloud rappers, how on earth can a guitar still sound cool? Well, if you're asking yourself that question, you've obviously never heard the singing axe of Steve Marion.  More