Flying Nun

May 11, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Amelia Murray is exactly what bedroom pop has been crying out for. Too often, records of this ilk-centered around fleeting shoegaze guitar lines and hushed musings on seclusion-have little to offer beyond invitingly human aesthetics. More

The Gift


La Folie

May 11, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Altar has all the makings of a brilliant release. The Gift, an established, yet somewhat obscure, DIY band hooked up with revolutionary producer Brian Eno and renowned engineer Flood for their sixth album. More

May 10, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Alexis Taylor is best known as a member of Hot Chip, but the British musician has also released solo albums, and he's now released the same solo album twice.  More



Fat Possum

May 09, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana's Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their absolutely terrific and addictive debut full-length album. More

May 08, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

No one can accuse Blondie of not trying its hardest to create an album that fits into some aspects of the current musical atmosphere. The iconic group enlists a glittering list of Jumbotron names in songwriting to help shape Pollinator, its 11th studio album in over 40 disjointed years of existence. More

May 05, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Happiness never sounded as haunting as it does on the new Perfume Genius record, No Shape. Everything, including contentment, comes at a cost, and those emotional debts will leave their mark.  More


The Weather

Marathon Artists

May 04, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Australian psych-rockers POND have often been seen as Tame Impala's slightly weirder, more unruly younger brother. Their sense of humor, compounded with the almost unhinged performances that popped up on albums like 2015's Man, It Feels Like Space Again, ensured that POND had a personality that set them apart.  More



Dead Oceans

May 03, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

After their breakup following 1995's PygmalionSlowdive reunited after almost 20 years in 2014. Following a slate of well-received live shows comes this, their first full-length or new music of any kind since the aforementioned Pygmalion and in many ways their first true full-band album since 1993's SouvlakiMore

Kendrick Lamar


Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope

May 03, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

On "PRIDE.," Kendrick Lamar declares: "I can't fake humble just because your ass is insecure," his vocals subtly but unmistakably distorted into haunting whisper gusts and booming echoes over tightly looped funk grooves.  More