Oct 29, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Toro Y Moi is the alias of the hyped 23-year-old South Carolinian Chaz Bundick. This preview 7-inch gives a nice bifurcated preview of the musician’s two 2010 albums.

Colin MacIntyre

Island

Future Gods

Oct 28, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Since the solo work of Colin MacIntyre is by and large an extension of his defunct one-man-band Mull Historical Society, one would think the difference between the two would be minimal. More

Oct 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Bevan Smith's refreshing fourth full-length as Signer features some of his most refined and accessible recordings to date.These synth-soaked songs are like a few cool drinks on a warm summer afternoon. More

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Expressions

Secretly Canadian

Oct 26, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Despite their mysterious aliases-band members go by Kamer Maza, Gala Bell, and TORG (yes, all caps)the musicians of this Los Angeles trio sure know how to craft a pop song. Expressions compiles the nine tracks that made up the band's three 12" singles into one, unified debut album. And the greatness of those singles still resonates when played together as one whole-album trip. More

Oct 23, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Fidel Castro's communism had incredible, if often polarizing, effects on the music industry of Cuba. The island employed state-subsidized musicians who earned steady paychecks, and these artists had relatively little concern about their commercial success, giving them free reign to experiment and play from the heart. On the other hand, there was very limited access to recording equipment and the raw materials necessary to record and create albums. More

Boredoms

Super Roots 10 EP

Thrill Jockey

Oct 22, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Super Roots 10 was released by Boredoms in early 2009, quickly selling out despite being completely unexpected and arriving without warning. For those who weren't quick enough to purchase one of the original run or who haven't snatched the record off a file sharing site in the last nine months, a U.S. version has now been released by Thrill Jockey. More

Oct 21, 2009 Music Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

For those about to rock, Kings of Convenience salute you. That's rock as in "rocking chair" or "rock yourself to sleep." More

Oct 20, 2009 Music Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

After Bradford Cox, frontman for Atlanta's Deerhunter and the sole member of Atlas Sound, unintentionally posted a download link to an early, unfinished version of Logos on the Deerhunter blog, he nearly abandoned the project out of frustration. But we're fortunate he didn't. More

Oct 19, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Originally released in 1993, Saint Etienne’s sophomore album So Tough features refined electo-pop accented with a splash of kitsch. 16 years later, So Tough’s reissue—complete with a bonus disc of unreleased and overlooked B-sides—proves that wine isn’t the only thing that ages well. More