Julianna Barwick

Will

Dead Oceans

May 02, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Julianna Barwick has occupied a unique space in music since her breakthrough, 2011's The Magic Place. She makes music that isn't quite electronic, because it's too organic; isn't quite instrumental, since it features voice; and isn't quite ambient, since her music isn't all drones and tones.  More

Apr 29, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Brian Eno's intentions will never cease to be helplessly rooted in discovery. Strikingly modest for a man with such colossal cultural impact and a production résumé boasting John Cage, David Bowie, and John Cale to name a few, Eno is unrivaled in his influence on the dynamics of modern electronic music.  More

Chris Cohen

As If Apart

Captured Tracks

Apr 28, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

On Chris Cohen's second solo LP, As If Apart, the singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist seems to be wandering through the gullies and gulfs of his own interior world, intermittently stopping to examine strewn fossils of '60s baroque pop, vintage AM gold, and the most placid strains of psychedelia. More

Apr 27, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

After a three decade long career featuring stints as the original singing voice of Jem in the '80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms followed by Belltower; Ultrababyfat; the recently reunited Luna; and Dean & Britta, her ongoing band with husband Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips has finally and remarkably released her debut solo album.  More

Apr 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Three years after 2013's sparser, more tentative Nightingale FloorsRogue Wave come roaring back with an album that reasserts them as major, albeit under-recognized, players in the world of 21st century indie rock. More

Apr 25, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

2016 has been a bit of an oddity to date. How many other years can you think of where, even only at the quarter-year mark, so many of the best albums have been released by artists over 60? David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and John Cale are now joined by Wire. More

Apr 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

When Lush disbanded in 1997 after drummer Chris Acland's tragic suicide, it was assumed that a reunion would be impossible, especially with Miki Berenyi out of music since then.  More

Apr 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The minimal acoustic music of My Bubba, the Scandinavian duo of roommates-turned-bandmates My Larsdotter and Guðbjörg (Bubba) Tómasdóttir, takes an even sparser turn on Big Bad Good. More

Suuns

Hold/Still

Secretly Canadian

Apr 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

As Hold/Still's penultimate track shakes off its bewildering, oddball electronics and settles into a sinister rhythmic strut, all vocalist Ben Shemie can do is croon the track's title: "Nobody can save me now." More