Bully

Feels Like

Startime International/Columbia

Jul 02, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

If there is one aspect of Bully's breathless, hyperactive sound that befits their moniker on Feels Like, it is Alicia Bognanno's gloriously ragged power-tool of a voiceshrieking and rasping from amongst the dark corners and feedback of the record to force your ears against the lyrics in a way that the most compelling singers always do. More

Outfit

Slowness

Memphis Industries

Jul 01, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

With their debut Performance, Outfit opened two possible creative paths. They easily could have cranked it up a notch and followed it up with a dance-fused electronic record brimming with melody and pop bliss. Or turned their sound inward, for a more focused and elegant exploration of the darker musical themes introduced on their debut. More

Jun 30, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe Vince Staples is only 22. His interviews sound like they're coming from a tired, middle-aged man who's seen it all. More

Jun 29, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Everything Everything is a U.K. band that makes the kind of music now championed by slightly younger groups like alt-J and Adult Jazz. Their first two albums, 2010's Man Alive and 2013's Arc, were experimentally-minded approaches to pop that took pure melody and shoved it through a digital filter of off-kilter chord progressions and unusual, reverb-less falsetto vocals courtesy of frontman Jonathan Higgs. More

Refused

Freedom

Epitaph

Jun 26, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Refused were a Swedish post-hardcore punk group who split up in 1998 after failing to overthrow capitalism. Eventually, they succumbed to temptation and embraced the whole lucrative reformation package.  More

Jun 25, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

As a sort of kabuki take on early aughts emo, Desaparecidos satisfies. But that baseline satisfaction is like a single coat of paint that wears thin over an entire LP's length. More

Jun 24, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

It is easy to think that Paul Weller gets a harsh deal from music critics. After all, he's one of British music's touchstones; from his revolutionary and genuinely original work with The Jam, via the enjoyable, breezy pop of The Style Council through to his solo career, which produced Stanley Road and Wild Wood—two of the more passable albums of the Britpop fad of the '90s. More

Jun 23, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

In 2004, Sweden's Moonbabies, the duo of married couple Ola Frick and Carina Johansson Frick, quietly released one of the best indie pop albums the genre had seen in The Orange Billboard, a full-length that exploded with vibrancy and life, its melodies, harmonies, and musical interplay creating an album that has far outlived any hype that the Swedish indie scene was experiencing at the time. More

Jun 22, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Plagiarism may be considered the greatest form of flattery, but it's never a good look for the perceived offender. It's something Cayucas know only too well.  More