Feist

Pleasure

Interscope

Apr 24, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an emotionally raw look at love and longing, Feist has become a universal voice for the intimacy of relationships.  More

Joe Goddard

Electric Lines

Greco Roman/Domino

Apr 21, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, but his second solo album is taking those heights and magnifying them, as we are ricocheted between smoky soul, verdant groove, and tantalizing pop-electronica. More

Apr 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Craig Finn has a way of making the connection from ordinary moments to extraordinary meanings. When we first met him in Lifter Puller and then in The Hold Steady his more-is-more, shot-gunned exuberance blew us away.  More

Apr 19, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached (see "The Deal"), though all the songs are pleasant enough. More

Apr 18, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Tara Jane O'Neil's new self-titled LP is a simple, stately singer/songwriter affair, and among her least experimental output to date.  More

Apr 17, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Although its creator describes this new record as "an ecstatic work of negativity," it is always a positive thing when a new Robyn Hitchcock album appears in the universe.  More

Apr 14, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica group's presence in the world of sexy night out, fashionista club grooves has always provided a sophistication to its extravagance that has been sorely missed.  More

Apr 13, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted from the wafts of simpler times. More

Guided by Voices

August By Cake

Guided By Voices Inc.

Apr 12, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in the classic rock and pop vein, here big on the '70s, without simply rehashing old material.  More