Molly Burch

First Flower

Captured Tracks

Oct 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Oftentimes, sequels don't mess with the formula that made the original a hit. Molly Burch knows what works for her—with a breezy country outfit, the Austin transplant lends her commanding, jazz-trained croon to tunnel-vision love songs. More

Oct 11, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Hot on the heels of last year's Night Night at the First Landing, Oakland, CA native Madeline Kenney returns with a kinder, gentler, and more eclectic collection of songs she calls Perfect Shapes. More

Lonnie Holley

MITH

Jagjaguwar

Oct 11, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Anyone who's ever been in the same room as master craftsman Lonnie Holley has surely felt his shamanic presence. His debut from six years ago, Just Before Music, bottled that cosmic essence without any earthly interference; ever since then, guests have hopped on to shape these otherworldly jams into slightly more familiar forms.  More

Cursive

Vitriola

15 Passenger

Oct 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

There is a subset of Cursive fans for whom 2003's The Ugly Organ remains one of the most vital and visceral indie rock offerings this side of the millennium. Pretty cool for said subset to scroll through the preemptive press on Vitriola and see a few mentions of it.  More

Hippo Campus

Bambi

Grand Jury

Oct 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get with Bambi, the sophomore album by Hippo Campus. Both high tech and lo-fi with a DIY mentality, it's a quirky, somewhat angular dream pop mixture with introspective lyrics.  More

Adrianne Lenker

abysskiss

Saddle Creek

Oct 09, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

How does folk music pacify the way it does? All it is is centrally a combination of a guitar and a voice. Actor Sam Elliott's character makes the fundamental observation in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born that, "Music is essentially 12 notes between any octave.... More

Oct 09, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Many know him as "Professor Boogie" in Kamasi Washington's live band, but few might be familiar with Brandon Coleman's solo work. With his debut solo record, Resistance, the keyboardist has etched out a corner of the R&B/funk genre in style.  More

Oct 08, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Amber Arcades seemed to be on a trajectory to indie rock fame, building a reputation with  a satisfying mix of dream pop and motor driven guitar pop over a couple of EPs and 2016's LP Fading Lines. Less of a band and more of a solo project of Dutch singer/songwriter Annelotte de Graaf, Amber Arcades has now veered off target.

Oct 05, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Five and a half years have ticked over since Phosphorescent's last album, Muchacho, a punishing period for many. The warmth and comfort of Matthew Houck's records somehow seemed to make more sense back in the halcyon days of spring 2013, but upon this return, perhaps his presence has never been more needed.    More