Feb 26, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

"Uptown Funk," the first single off of Mark Ronson's new album Uptown Special, is a funk and Motown track, slickly bedazzled with the coolness of Bruno Mars's attitude and style, and though the album as a whole doesn't totally resemble that track inasmuch as a surface approach, it does seem to be indicative of this sonic painting of a particular time and landscape. More

Feb 25, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Gang of Four returned to relevance in 2010 with Content, and now they've followed it up with What Happens Next, an album that sets out to answer its own titular question. More

Torche

Restarter

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Feb 24, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Florida-based rock band Torche has always confounded expectations. They usually are lumped in with the metal crowd, despite having many pop- and mainstream rock-influenced elements. One is the commitment to soaring, melodic vocals, courtesy of frontman Stephen Brooks. More

Feb 23, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Dan Deacon doesn't do things by halves. The Baltimore-based electro producer has spent a career throwing himself into grey-matter clattering sonic spectrums that sound like they've been rewired by some madcap genius inventor. A half-assed Dan Deacon record simply doesn't exist. Neither does a dull one. More

Dutch Uncles

O Shudder

Memphis Industries

Feb 20, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

Almost as soon as they emerged on to the Manchester scene back in 2010, Dutch Uncles carved a very defined niche into the British independent music world. More

Mount Eerie

Sauna

P.W. Elverum & Sun

Feb 19, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Phil Elverum just can't stop recording music and his latest album as Mount EerieSauna, is proof we should be thankful for that. He's been doing indie folk since before it was even a thing. He's of the same graduating class as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Jeff Mangum, Songs: Ohia, and Sun Kil Moon. More

Feb 18, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Ghostface Killah has gotten around in the last three months. In December came the long-awaited new Wu-Tang record, A Better Tomorrow. A week later, Ghostface delivered his latest album: the quasi-concept LP 36 Seasons.Sour Soul, his third release in as many months, isn't technically his recordbut it's the best of the lot. More

Feb 17, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The huge success of indie crossover acts like M83 and Passion Pit naturally led to a wave of moody electronica and synth-pop that has lasted the past few years. More

Feb 16, 2015 Music Issue #52 - January/February 2015 - St. Vincent

A Place to Bury Strangers' noisy fuzz is its trademark. On the trio's fourth album, Transfixiation, this working noise-rock formula is not much changed. Taking cues from the Brooklyn-based, "nu-gazer" threesome's ear-splitting live shows, which primarily take place in complete darkness, Transfixiation sounds like it was recorded in such a void-and that is not at all a bad thing. More