Apr 23, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Back with their second full-length on legendary British imprint Rough Trade, Alabama Shakes have spent the last three years building even bigger, bolder blues riffs than on their 2012 debut, Boys and Girls. More

Apr 22, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Speedy Ortiz came out of the gate in a big way with 2013's Major Arcana. It had a lot of blissful fuzz and clever, off-kilter guitar lines, and it drew inevitable comparisons to Pavement. More

Apr 21, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

With seven albums already under their belt, Built to Spill know their strengths and have no desire to fuck up a formula that works. More

Apr 20, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Jackrabbit's path to existence is different enough from that of San Fermin's self-titled debut that it's worth noting. More

Passion Pit

Kindred

Columbia

Apr 17, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

It's easy to forget that Passion Pit's first two records of critically acclaimed ebullient, stadium-ready synth pop, 2009's Manners and 2012's Gossamer, harbored lyrics that shaded much darker. More

Apr 16, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

The opening of Makes a King, the third album from The Very Best, sounds like the cries from The Lion King. More

Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks

Team Love/Double Double Whammy

Apr 15, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Quarterbacks are pretty easy to pin down within 30 seconds of their debut album: rough-strummed electric guitar chords, nonchalant tenor vocals, and thundering, barely-controlled drummingall played as fast as possible. More

Apr 14, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Doldrums are admirable for, if nothing else, a sincere striving. Airick Woodhead is Doldrums, and if at 25 years of age he's not yet setting the world on fire, he's certainly laying down some intriguing kindling. More

Apr 14, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

While much of modern pop surrounds itself in bravado, Villagers are a curious anomaly. The Irish quintet are as honest as they come. More