Dec 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Guerilla Toss have the perfect name. It sounds exactly like the sort of game one might play under the dome of a multi-colored tent at an outdoor music festival. The simplicity of the game is misleading however, because once all the parts are set in motion you start to lose track of the rules pretty quickly.  More

Dec 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Teaming up for a revitalized take on a set of western folk rock classics, Dean Wareham, of Galaxie 500 and Luna, and Cheval Sombre add their distinctive paisley patterned dye to the ochre hued earthiness of the originals.  More

Dec 11, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Not the former beastly Detroit Lions' wide receiver, Calvin Johnson; the other Calvin Johnson. The Pacific Northwest scenester weirdo (turned 56 on November 1) who has ran a label (K Records) for 36 years while being involved in many bands (Beat Happening, Cool Rays, The Go Team, The Halo Benders, and Dub Narcotic Sound System).  More

Dec 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

On Bill Ryder-Jones' fifth studio album, the ever morose and contemplative singer/songwriter takes on the daily indignities of living through relationships from behind a screen of doubt and detachment. More

Dec 07, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

History is often perceived and represented as past tense. Moments and movements that happened, taught in a way in which we can't change these things, but dissect them, eventually learning how to move forward with what we've extracted from their happenings.  More

Neneh Cherry

Broken Politics

Smalltown Supersound

Dec 07, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Neneh Cherry hasn't really scaled the heights of mainstream chart success since 1988's "Buffalo Stance." The '90s dawned and she side-stepped pop charts: choosing to experiment with jazz and funk on 1992's Homebrew and world music with 1996's ManMore

Dec 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Frantz Fanon once wrote that "each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity." In this framing, the struggles for collective liberation and personal awakening are unified into a single revolutionary project that must begin with the understanding of where we stand. More

Dec 05, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Holding a mirror to today's tumult and a way forward, this reissue of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine arrives at a pertinent time. As stated in the accompanying book: "It's an invitation to political activism in the pursuit of peace, but also to opening our hearts and our lives to one another." More

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Full Moon Fever

Sounds Delicious/Turntable Kitchen

Dec 04, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Over a decade has passed since The Pains of Being Pure at Heart dropped their self-titled debut EP. Massively indebted to bands like The Pastels and The Field Mice, their star shone brightly for a while, even resulting in them headlining several festivals in both Europe and the States. More