Sep 04, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Fewer and fewer living artists today can claim to be songwriting men-of-all-seasons like brothers Ron and Russell Mael, the creative force behind Sparks. With a career spanning 46 years and almost two dozen genre-bending studio albums, you'd have to turn to the likes of David Bowie to find a musical approach more chameleon-like.  More

Sep 01, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

"Does it make you uncomfortable?" More

Sep 01, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) have the amazing knack for releasing new music and having it always sound like it can only be OMD. And very good OMD at that.  More

Mogwai

Every Country’s Sun

Temporary Residence Ltd.

Aug 31, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Much has happened in Mogwai's self made sphere since their last proper studio album, the sub rosa assault Rave Tapes, three years ago. Guitarist John Cummings bid farewell in 2015 and the four remaining dark knights of Scotland have turned their music to cause of late, having composed scores for conscience leveling documentaries Atomic and Before the FloodMore

Aug 30, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

After The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's self-titled 2009 debut album, leader, vocalist, and only constant band member Kip Berman has moved further away from the fuzzy indie-pop sound that brought him and his band well-deserved attention.  More

Aug 29, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The sixth LP by this San Francisco band doesn't break any new ground as much as it encapsulates the churning, off-beat guitar rock they've nurtured since 2009's Grey-Eyed GirlsMore

Oh Sees

Orc

Castle Face

Aug 28, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Oh Sees? Thee Oh Sees? Orange County Sound? Oh, well. More recycled Roky Erickson-isms and smoky garage-rock riffs pollute the ears along with the most odious proggy lyrics this side of Genesis' The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayMore

Aug 25, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

"The Way You Used to Do" marks maybe the darkest chapter for Josh Homme's Queens of the Stone Age. The direct-input guitar, pumped full of pulpy funk is the sound of a band satisfied with themselvesand that's dangerous. You can picture it now: Homme hip-slinging, leather jacket wrapped around his towering shoulders, cigarette hanging from his lips.  More

Aug 25, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Sam Beam has stepped away from the brass. He's once again returned to the Sub Pop of his youth, and surrendered to the embered hues of his storytelling, relying less on an overlay of funk and more on an undercurrent of hushed tête-à-tête. More