May 18, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly impossible.  More

May 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Either Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche isn't quite old enough or he refuses to allow youth to be wasted on the proverbial young. Pleasure, Lerche's latest full-length, arrives in full regalia, a dazzling (and dizzying) display of bleeps and bloops, bells and whistles.  More

May 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Borrowing from the repetitive minimalism of Philip Glass and the ambient stylings of Brian Eno, Penguin Cafe's Arthur Jeffes carries on the tradition that began with his father's Penguin Cafe Orchestra back in 1976.  More

May 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

For legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, the value in creative engagement is bending and transitional, derived from different inspirations at each new point of departure.  More

May 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Every outing with Wooden Wandstage name for James Jackson Tothis an adventure. His music ranges all over the place, centering around a mix of folk, country, and rock, but not without the occasional detour through psychedelia or free jazz. More

May 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Over the course of three (and a half with the inclusion of Occult Architecture Vol. 1) previous albums, Moon Duo have found a fascinating middle-ground between out-there experimentation and tightly constricted music. More

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May 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

David Grellier is a busy man, juggling several projects at once. Of these, the French musician is probably best known for his work under the College name, particularly after "A Real Hero" featured in the 2011 movie Drive, receiving some success as a result. More

May 12, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Girlpool's debut LP, 2015's Before the World Was Big, was something of a declaration of character. The then-Los Angeles duo announced themselves as being openly vulnerable and transparent with a collection of songs that sounded at once goofy, beautiful, and existential.  More

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

The odd pairing of Amanda Palmer (performer of street theater, solo artist, and member of The Dresden Dolls) and Edward Ka-Spel (The Legendary Pink Dots) has created an equally odd album. Funded through Patreon, it's more of a rock-art project than an album of songs. More