Jul 07, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The differences between HAIM's debut record Days Are Gone—released four years ago—and Something to Tell You are subtle. The band's sophomore album is driven by the same staccato vocal delivery and percussion and quick guitar riffs that electrified their debut. Underneath this, however, you can hear Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim beginning to stretch out and play with new sounds. More

Jul 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Rarely do album names manage to sum up a sound as aptly as Hug of Thunder does for Broken Social Scene. The Canadian collective can switch seamlessly between a rolling crash of noise and sparse intimacy, often within the same breath. More

Jul 05, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

By now, the story of bizarro rock outcasts The Monks has become one of the most celebrated in all record nerd lore, because how could it not be?  More

Jul 04, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After nearly a decade spent exploring post-noise American Primitive guitar moves on a dubiously functional acoustic with missing strings, Bill Orcutt finds its titular protagonist dragging electricity back into the mix. More

Jun 30, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Beware the B-sides and rarities album. Hardly an attempt to woo new fans, and commonly a ploy to keep devotees entertained between albums, B-sides and rarities albums may include some intriguing material but usually contain half-baked tracks that weren't good enough to make it off the cutting room floor in the first place. More

Washed Out

Mister Mellow

Stones Throw

Jun 29, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It must be awfully constricting for an artist to be one of the forefathers of a genre.  More

Jun 29, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The Cranberries have given us Something Else to help them celebrate the band's 25th anniversary. That something else is a hand-picked selection of favorites from the back catalog, re-worked and re-recorded in orchestral and acoustic versions. More

Jun 29, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Like many of us, it's safe to say 2016 will not go down as Chris Baio's favorite year on the planet. Opening with the death of his favorite artist David Bowie, the Vampire Weekend bassist's annus horribillis was compounded by the Brexit shitstorm hitting the fan in his adopted homeland of England in June.  More

Bedouine

Bedouine

Spacebomb

Jun 28, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Great albums originate from fortuitous circumstances. Bedouine's Azniv Korkejian, the Aleppo-born Armenian singer/songwriter by way of Boston, Houston, and eventually Los Angeles, went to Gus Seyffert's studio in hopes of purchasing a reel-to-reel tape machine.  More