Apr 11, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Pitching somewhere between indie rock and jazz, the debut full-length record from New York natives Earthquake Lights is a truly beautiful thing. It is of those albums that comes along as if from nowhere and knocks you sideways with the kind of listening experience which we all dream about having, but in actual fact have very infrequently.  More

Bryce Dessner

El Chan

Deutsche Grammophon

Apr 10, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

On Bryce Dessner's latest orchestral triumph, El Chan, the musical polyglot navigates even more effortlessly within the classical music spaceadding greater distance between his rock "roots" and his current creative output. More

Apr 10, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes and Stephen Ramsay of Young Galaxy have come together to form the ambient duo Light Conductor, one so far removed from anything either of them have done before (to these ears at least) as to make it only right to call it a musical re-invention.  More

Apr 10, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Exploring a sonic path away from the Sheffield scene where Joe Carnall has held court since the early aughtswhen The Milburns, his post-punk quartet were releasing ska-punk singles, selling out local rooms, and eventually landing a deal with Mercury Recordshe sent his new demos to his old mate Matt Helders, before heading to Los Angeles to record Good Cop Bad Cop's self-titled debut. More

Apr 08, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

This indie rock trio from Los Angeles released a promising 6-song EP titled Spring in 2018 that featured some guitar-centric, sunshiny indie pop and smooth, harmonized vocals. More

Apr 08, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

French producer Gesaffelstein (aka Mike Lévy), let too much time go by between album projects. Releasing debut Aleph in October 2013, Gesaffelsteinthe title is a word-blend of Gesamtkunstwerk, a work of art that makes use of many forms, and Albert Einsteinburst onto the dance music scene with a head-trip banger.  More

Apr 05, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The first studio album in 12 years from Ninja Tune stalwarts The Cinematic Orchestra is a thing of beauty. Full of weight, light and shade, even as it contains only seven tracks. More

Apr 05, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

"It's still in San Diego/You can hear a baby cry, as the trains to New York City go thundering down the line." What a couplet with which to begin an album.  More

Apr 04, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Anton Newcombe has been responsible for some of the most invigoratingly exploratory music released over the past quarter of a century.  More