Nov 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The recent resurgence of interest in the work of electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani is nothing but a good thing, and the Finders Keepers label has played no small role in getting that work back into circulation. More

U-Men

U-Men

Sub Pop

Nov 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

A few years before some provincial Pacific Northwest punks decided that Aerosmith rocked and ruled roughly as much as Black Flag, deigned to commit the scurrilous act of combining those two inputs, and eventually went on to worldwide stardom for said efforts, Seattle had U-MenMore

Nov 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Morrissey sure hasn't made things easy on us. As he stumbles, gracelessly, deeper into the 21st Century, the Pope of Mope has given his fans more than enough reason to wince each time they click on a news item about the one-time indie king: chances are he's made an incendiary, ill-thought-out political statement, or has canceled tour dates.  More

Nov 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Eight years is a long time to wait between albums, but in the case of Karin Dreijer's solo project, Fever Ray, it was worth the wait. Half of successful duo The Knife, with brother Olof, and rooted in the same experimental electro pop, Ms. Dreijer's Fever Ray branches out and explores the darker side of glossy and rhythmic electronic music. Those who liked 2009's self-titled debut will love Plunge. More

Nov 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Charlotte Gainsbourg sings in both French and English on Rest, her first album in seven years. While the actress and singer previously wrote only in English, intimidated by the superstardom of her late father, French musician Serge Gainsbourg, this linguistic duality brings out haunting layers of mystery on her fifth album. More

Cults

Offering

Sinderlyn

Nov 14, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Cults, the duo of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, have made a winning combination of retro synth rock and hazy dream pop since their self-titled debut in 2011. Although releasing only two previous albums, their sound is both familiar and comfortable while only occasionally seeking the adventurous.   More

Taylor Swift

Reputation

Big Machine

Nov 13, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

"Baby, let the games begin," chants Taylor Swift on "...Ready For It?" a track of pummelling synths and undoubted ferocity. More

Angel Olsen

Phases

Jagjaguwar

Nov 09, 2017 Music Issue #62 - Julien Baker

There is something about the way Angel Olsen's voice crackles, howls, and pulsates that gets right into your bones. More

Fits

All Belief is Paradise

Father/Daughter

Nov 08, 2017 Music Issue #62 - Julien Baker

Brooklyn-based bassist Nicholas Cummins found temporary homes in PWR BTTM and Fern Mayo before forming Fits with friends last summer. Their bass-driven melodic ideas and vocal samples eventually turned into fully realized punk constructs-all succinct, all catchy as hell.  More