Wampire

Bazaar

Polyvinyl

Oct 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Wampire look and sound like they're parodying something, but they're too damn good not to be taken seriously. They return with their follow up to 2013's Curiosity with another glam-infused record that boasts as many dance jams as hazy trips. More

Oct 22, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

You're reading a Weezer review. Ergo, you're a geek, you spend time on the Internet, and you know what a troll is. Well, Rivers Cuomo has stopped trolling his fans: this is a return to "serious" (or as close to it as he ever got) songwriting from Weezer. Gone are the gimmicks, the novelty songs, and the bizarre collaborations. More

Oct 21, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Scott Walker began to spread his eclectic compositional wings by poaching the studio orchestra hired for the "square" recordings of his day gig in The Walker Brothers. In his biographical documentary 30 Century Man, one of his arrangers demonstrates an abstract chord Walker presented to the orchestra, a complex dissonance one note shy of terror and one note in excess of tranquility. More

Pharmakon

Bestial Burden

Sacred Bones

Oct 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On the eve of her first European tour, Margaret "Pharmakon" Chardiet was admitted to hospital where she had a cyst removed that had collapsed one of her organs. This harrowing experience formed the mind-versus-body concept of her new record Bestial Burden. More

Kindness

Otherness

Female Energy/Mom + Pop

Oct 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Describing Kindness's debut album was no easy task. Was it hip-hop? Was it R&B? Was it dance? Nobody really quite knew. But World, You Need a Change of Mind was such an intriguing record that it didn't matter. Its creator, Adam Bainbridge, was undeniably a star in the making. More

Oct 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Each genre has its gods. Rock has the Stones, pop has The Beatles, but when it comes to electronic music there are few who could rival Aphex Twin's truly individual and pioneering production.  More

Oct 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

What was most surprising about Dan Snaith's 2010 album Swim was that it was brilliant and predictable. Really, the sun-setting grooves and hypnotic rhythms of his finest moment as Caribou to date were always going to happen. More

Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop smashing together, but what should sound like chaos ends up (most of the time) as a cohesive whole. More

Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More