Ash

Islands

Infectious Music/BMG

Jun 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Northern Irish rockers Ash formed in 1992, releasing the first of what now amounts to seven albums in 1996. After a steady decline from the high point that was 2001's Free All Angels, it was easy to assume time in the spotlight was done as each subsequent release spiraled closer to irrelevancy. More

Saba

Care For Me

Saba Pivot, LLC.

Jun 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

A lot of big ideas are thrown around on Saba's latest album, Care For Me. So much so that you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was an attempt at 21st Century philosophy—a quick witted series of truths set up to dissect all that is wrong with us in this most modern of times.  More

Mazzy Star

Still EP

Rhymes of An Hour

Jun 05, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

We as a society don't deserve a band like Mazzy Star. Yet, here we are, 25 years down the line, and we're graced with their latest collection of recorded material, Still EP. More

Sam Evian

You, Forever

Saddle Creek

Jun 04, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Summer's here and the time is ripe for a bright and breezy indie pop record with hidden depths to take up residence on our stereos and invade our ears and hearts. As luck would have it, Sam Evianprovides us with just one such record with You, ForeverMore

Jun 01, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Back when he was plain old J. Tillman, the man who reinvented himself as Father John Misty churned out records at quite a pace. The production line slowed since he dropped the earnest folk shtick and turned into cynical, satirical jokester Father John Misty in 2012, but output is ratcheting up.  More

Jun 01, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Following on from 2016's largely glorious three-way collaboration with Laura Veirs and k.d. lang, the sometimes voice of Canadian indie supergroup The New Pornographers has returned with an album that steers her ever further away from pure country and ever closer to the kind of perfect chamber pop currently harvested by the likes of Eleanor Friedberger or Andrew Bird. More

May 31, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The Future and the Past, finds her in full on indie label territory, on New York-based ATO. The Future and the Past, fittingly, celebrates the best of both worlds and sees Prass pay homage to her quirky, cutesy, fragile roots but in a framework that is more robust, more transient and, ultimately, more satisfying. More

May 31, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Some songwriters inspire because they make it seem like what they do is possible for anyone. Of course later, when trying to emulate our heroes, we find out all too often that the supposed simplicity of their work is in fact complex and almost beyond imitation.  More

LUMP

LUMP

Dead Oceans

May 30, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

As spontaneous in process as in final result, LUMP, the new collaboration between Laura Marling and Tunng's Mike Lindsay, is remarkably fresh and hauntingly irresistible.  More