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

GN

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

Jul 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After an EP in 2012 and several singles released in 2015 and 2016, we finally have the full-length debut from the Brooklyn-based Cigarettes After Sex. The first thing the listener notices is vocalist Greg Gonzalez's androgynous voice (with many thinking it is a woman singing).  More

Jul 14, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Ever since starting as a bedroom recording project and debuting with American Weekend in 2012, Katie Crutchfield has edged closer to a full-band sound. On this, her fourth album as Waxahatchee, she and her bandmates not only achieve that, but produce what is unquestionably their best album to date.  More