Mar 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The cover of Impermanence is a blurry self-portrait of The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman. Silberman lost hearing in his left ear a few months prior to the release of The Antlers' last album, 2014's Familiars.  More


Last Place

30th Century

Mar 03, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Mar 03, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More

Mar 02, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

As frontman of the Montreal post-punk band OughtTim Darcy often channels eccentrics like David Byrne and Isaac Brock. On Saturday Night, Darcy's first solo release, he aims for something else entirely; the 10-song disc is a tour through alternative rock forms from several decades.  More

The Courtneys


Flying Nun

Mar 02, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

On The Courtneys' sophomore album II, we ride shotgun in a 1986 Chevrolet van with the band as they cruise down the road en route to their next gig. Jen Twynn Payne (drums, vocals) is driving and Courtney Loove (guitar, vocals) and Sydney Koke (bass, vocals) relax in the back seat and stare out the window, squinting at the bright sun. More

Mar 01, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

With Hard Love, the churning, confessional beauty of Strand of Oaks' last album, 2014's HEAL, is present, but there is an added ruthlessness. Hard Love delivers frontman Tim Showalter's hard stuff in exponents. Add this depth of relay onto Showalter's loaded visions, and it sounds as if the universe itself is groaning. We are out of our seats for this one. More

Son Volt

Notes of Blue

Thirsty Tigers

Mar 01, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

From the first moment of the achingly beautiful opener "Promise the World" we capitulate, our minds recalling some of the first moments we heard Anodyne from Son Volt precursor Uncle Tupelo.  More

Feb 28, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Hard-hitting, electric garage-a-billy rounds out the sweet panged steel and prophetic pluckiness of The Sadies' Northern Passages. From the blissed-out inclusivity of "Riverview Fog," to the nice-by-way-of-curt "There Are No Words," we are won over equally.  More

Cherry Glazerr


Secretly Canadian

Feb 28, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's rare that such a young band with all the potential to make a splash actually pull off a cannonball so early in their career. But that's exactly what 19-year-old Clementine Creevy and her bandmates have done.  More