Jul 03, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

For an artist with a moniker as initially indecipherable as Oneohtrix Point Never, accessibility of both himself (real name Daniel Lopatin) and his music have never really been high priorities for the 35-year-old Massachusetts native.  More

Jul 02, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Could you be Palberta? The simple difference between you and any of the three misfits from New York is that you're not trying to swindle ordinary entropy into a "rock" band. Like the gang's last two misadventures, Roach Goin' Down continues to bounce raucous, Fire Engines-esque mayhem inside the many walk-in closets of The Raincoats; minute-long snapshots catch Palberta whizzing through moldy budget inns and cracked computer screens.  More

Jun 29, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The first go-around felt like a gimmick, at least at first glance. A world abuzz about She & Him was bound to result in myriad knockoffs, just like anything exciting in the industry, which immediately placed Pete Yorn's project with actress Scarlett Johansson in a questionable light. More

Jun 28, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Three years after the electronic-tinged rock of their 1995 self-titled debut made them a worldwide name, Garbage returned with its highly anticipated follow-up. If its title suggested Version 2.0 was more of the same, it was actually a starker, darker record than its predecessor.  More

Frank Turner

Be More Kind

Xtra Mile/Polydor UK/Interscope

Jun 27, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Since Frank Turnerformerly of U.K. hardcore outfit Million Deadlaunched his solo career in the mid-2000s, he has very regularly been described as "folk-punk troubadour." As a one-dimensional description, it serves its purpose well, neatly condensing Turner's love of punk and the fact that, at the start, he was really just a solo act playing acoustic guitar. More

Jun 26, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

In the gilded palace of pop, young stars often push themselves to pass as "mature." But two years ago, Norwich, England-based teens Let's Eat Grandma spoke to troubled kids their age, as debut album I, Gemininestled Katy Perry-worthy pop hooks deep in a witch's forest of deranged sound.  More

Jun 25, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Jim James' latest blend of scruffy, lo-fi riff rock is a very specific philosophyinitially inspired by Duane Michal's photo "The Illuminated Man," found in a 1971 issue of The Last Whole Earth Catalogone that James has honed down over the course of his last three solo albums.  More

Jun 22, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Only three years ago Kamasi Washington released an album that was epic by name and in nature. What made that record extraordinary wasn't just it's 170-minute plus running time, but the fact that a long-form genre record could find such a large and varied audience beyond hardcore jazz-heads in 2015.  More

Arp

Zebra

Mexican Summer

Jun 21, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Rhythm-heavy and genre defying, the new release from DJ/artist/producer Alexis Georgopoulos's Arp project is at once a captivating contradiction. The title, Zebra, conjures up images of opposites; a pattern of alternating spectrum-ends.  More