Aug 29, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Shockingly, The Rentals' first LP in 15 years may also be their best. Lost in Alphaville finds a happy medium between the heavy fuzz and Moog synths of the group's 1995 debut, Return of The Rentals, and 1999's over-stuffed and too-ambitious left-turnSeven More Minutes. More

Grumbling Fur

Preternaturals

The Quietus Phonographic Corporation

Aug 29, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

When Grumbling Fur released their Furrier debut three years ago there was little indication that they would soon be topping Album of the Year lists (well, one list at least) and collaborating with internationally-beloved musical superstars (well, The Charlatans' Tim Burgess at least).  More

Basement Jaxx

Junto

[PIAS] America

Aug 28, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

What Basement Jaxx presented to the world 15 years ago beginning with their debut, Remedy, is what today's high profile dance music artists are fervently trying to capture. Seven albums down the line, Junto verifies that the British duo is still the leader in sketching the blueprint for house music. More

Aug 28, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The whole premise of Willis Earl Beal's Experiments In Time is that recorded albums are time capsules. Listening to a record is reliving a past moment. Beal takes this concept and explores it in a richly introspective work that is both challenging and thoroughly satisfying.

Aug 28, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasersbasic but visceral.  More

Aug 27, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Since their inception in 2008 we've watched as Tampa five-piece Merchandise have morphed from DIY hardcore punks into reverb-drenched indie merchants on their excellent 2013 mini-LP Totale Night.  More

Aug 27, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Ironically enough, Jack Antonoff's side project, Bleachers, is a lot more fun than the more famous band, fun., for which he plays guitar. More

Aug 26, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

"You're the same as me/You'll never be free," snarls Ty Segall on "The Feels," a Sabbath-informed piece of cosmic bummer sludge-punk. Call it poetic license, because withManipulator, Segall has liberated himself from the strictures of album-length concepts. More

Aug 26, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

There may come a day when we no longer need new material from The Raveonettes but that is not this day. Pe'ahi came out as a surprise release, appearing out of the blue, and what a pleasant surprise it was. More