Alvvays

Alvvays

Polyvinyl

Jul 24, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

In John Green's The Fault In Our Stars, eye cancer patient Isaac expressed his love for his then-girlfriend Monica by incessantly exchanging the phrase "always," indicating their devotion to one another. It's a word that's often drenched in hyperbolized romance, one that simultaneously signifies yesteryear and hopes for tomorrow. It also makes something of a perfect name for Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced "always").

Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Anna Calvi shares her creative reinterpretations of others' music on this five-song covers EP, and in turn shows us another side of herself as a performer.  More

Pixies

Indie Cindy

Pixiesmusic

Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Pixies are an incredible band, when you really think about it. They emerged at a time in rock and roll when glam was the norm, punk was homogenized, and everything else was gloomy and self-absorbed.  More

Jul 22, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Only in the dust-caked, film grain world of Tim Presley could recording in Ty Segall's garage be considered a major fidelity upgrade. More

Jul 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It feels criminal that this collaboration between the frequently-phenomenal Deltron 3030/Handsome Boy Modeling School producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winsteadan actress we love, from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Smashedproduced an album so lacking in chemistry. More

Jul 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder, the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A.  More

Teleman

Breakfast

Moshi Moshi

Jul 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Rising from the ashes of small-time indie intellects Pete and the Pirates, Teleman have caused quite a stir in the U.K.'s trendsetting circles lately. Since debut single "Cristina" breezed its sleepy Kraut-pop aesthetic through the nation's airwaves, the Brighton-based quartet have been hotly tipped as the next big thing. More

Jul 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Morrissey is one of those artists now—inarguably not in his peak era, still adored by an (incredibly, near-sycophantically) fervent fanbase, and still cranking out music with some degree of a predictable pace. He's one of those living legends, to some degree, iconic of an older form of popstar, iconic of an era of alternative and college radio to which many contemporary bands are indebted.  More

Jul 15, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Greg Cartwright finds a new home on Merge for the latest incarnation of Reigning Sound, and continues his heart-on-the-sleeve, southern-fried mining of '50s and '60s R&B, '60s Nuggets psych and garage rock fodder, and—still, despite the softening edges and string arrangements—a sprinkling of punk swagger. More