Aug 15, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

They say that each generation's cycle is shorter than the last. It was once thought unbearably precocious that a 24-year-old Pete Townshend would compose and release a rock opera, but here we are at the release of the second Lemon Twigs album and the brothers D'Addario are still only 19 and 21. More

Mitski

Be the Cowboy

Dead Oceans

Aug 14, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Mitski Miyawaki has a hard task: She has to somehow produce a follow up to her 2016 album Puberty 2, a master-class of indie-rock with punk and balladeer edges that touched on identity, love, and rage. Mitski's new album, Be the Cowboy, doesn't quite reach those but it almost feels unfairif this wasn't following up such a monumental album, it would a great achievement.   More

Still Corners

Slow Air

Wrecking Light

Aug 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Still Corners, the duo of Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray, have been honing their craft since they dropped their debut album Creatures of An Hour in 2011. Three albums later this sound has evolved into a marvelous mix of sublime dreaminess and smart atmospheric pop-rock. More

Tirzah

Devotion

Domino

Aug 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Although Tirzah might seem to be a newcomer, she's actually been at this for quite some time. Between 2013 and 2015, she released one EP per year, and her songs occasionally managed to get the attention of certain big-name blogs thanks to her strange, thumping fusion of house staples with pop structures and her leisurely, raspy voice. More

Shy Boys

Bell House

Polyvinyl

Aug 08, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

A press release dubs this Kansas City, MO quintet "The Beach Boys on Robitussin." But you won't need any syrup of ipecac listening to Bell HouseThe album's 10 uninspired tracks will take care of it for you.   More

Aug 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

On her fourth album, and first, perhaps, as an international superstar, Florence Welch has decided to strip things back to their essentials. Backing away from the instrumental grandiosity that has characterized parts of her earlier work, Welch is in somber, sober mood here as she reflects poetically, insightfully, often extremely beautifully on the untethered past that informs her current situation. More

Campdogzz

In Rounds

15 Passenger

Aug 03, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Buyer beware: Campdogzz's sophomore record arrives via Cursive's label 15 Passenger, but it's not even close to post-hardcore. In Rounds sounds more like a different idol from Campdogzz's native Chicago: Angel Olsen.  More

Aug 02, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

"Hello, surprise" Tim Booth and co. sang on their Millionaires album almost 20 years ago and with Living In Extraordinary Times they continue to play with our expectations both sonically and melodically.  More

Aug 01, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

After listening to a Tony Molina song, it might take you by surprise that Molina, a West Bay native, has honed his craft within a hardcore milieu, playing alongside local acts such as Dystrophy, Ovens, and Caged Animal, to name a few. Instead, it sounds as if Molina was raised on a rigorous diet of Big Star and George Harrison tapes, in a world where hardcore was only an urban legend. More