Aug 30, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

When this compilation of Chills singles, compilation appearances (the first side consists of their four tracks on the legendary Dunedin Double compilation that helped launch the '80s scene in New Zealand), and other stray tracks first appeared in 1986 on the venerable Flying Nun label on a 12-inch, it was only eight tracks long.  More

Aug 29, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Before they were signed to Capitol, The Beach Boys entered Hite and Dorinda Morgan's home studio in 1961 and recorded nine tracks ranging from songs that would go on to become beloved classics in their canon (particularly "Surfer Girl") and other well-known ones like "Surfin'" to utter obscurities like "Lavender," "Judy," "Beach Boy Stomp (Karate)," and "What Is a Young Girl Made Of" that were only released decades later on collections like the 1991 compilation Lost and Found 1961-2, a set that consisted of 21 songs from these sessions. More

Aug 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Not content to release merely one remarkable album in 2016 (her band La Sera's Music for Listening to Music To), Katy Goodman teams up with Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore) to release her second great album this year. More

Aug 25, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Total Depravity, the fifth album by English indie rock quintet The Veils, is brilliantly haunting and ruefully grim. Fans of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and latter day Tom Waits will find much to love on this album, as the band's chilly instrumentation and frontman Finn Andrews' theatrical vocals evoke the Gothic tinge of the former, while the singer's lyricism hews close to the devilish weirdness of the latter. More

Aug 24, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Morgan Delt's first jam bore the hallmarks of '60s psych so thoroughly that some thought it was unearthed from the post-Woodstock era. Drenched in psychedelia, Phase Zero is dripping with dreamy sounds that ooze from your speakers' pores like day-after LSD sweat. More

Aug 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to imagine how Paul Banks (the brooding lead singer of Interpol) and RZA (the de-facto leader of Wu-Tang Clan) ever came together as friends or musicians, but it's a fairly simple story of admiration and mutual respect.  More

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Aug 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

You know what the biggest problem with the white, male singer/songwriter these days is? They are almost wilfully boring. They will sacrifice personality on the altar of earnestness, lest someone think they might for one second enjoy their job of playing a piano/guitar and crooning for money. If they are not suffering then what they do is not art...for some reason. More

Aug 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Glass Animals proved themselves worthy of all the early-bird hype with ZABA, their psychedelic dance debut from 2014. If you loved that record, How to Be a Human Being is good news. It picks up where ZABA left off with remarkable consistency, nailing the same strides and then some, keeping up with the expectations while completely decimating them. More

Aug 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Aesop Rock reveals the meaning behind his new LP's title on its best track, "Get In the Car." Over a pulsing bass line and a tight, flexing guitar riff (with nary a beat in earshot) the MC spits: "Watch The Impossible Kid/everything that he touched turns promptly to shit." More