Mar 18, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

Mar 17, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Modest Mouse return from years of silence with maturity and sophistication, but maintain their established patterns of building worlds within their songs. Strangers to Ourselves is an album noticeably moodier than their groundbreaking '00s output. More

Twin Shadow


Warner Bros.

Mar 16, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Almost a year ago, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis, Jr.) released "To the Top," a sonically massive, emotionally direct ballad that foretold a new direction for his in-progress third album. More

Tobias Jesso Jr.


True Panther

Mar 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Perhaps 2015 is the year that Dad Rock becomes officially cool as opposed to a running gag. Steely Dan is a featured band at Coachella, Billy Joel is headlining Bonnaroo, and Kanye West has fallen hopelessly in love with the melodic charms of Paul McCartney. More

Mar 12, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Yannik Ilunga aka Petite Noir may have grown up in Cape Town, but the musical inklings on his debut EP, The King of Anxiety, reveal roots spanning across the globe. More

Mar 11, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the tsunami of hype that surrounded it, by turning out to be a genuinely great record. More

Mar 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

"Nobody in this world is better than us," sings Matthew E. White part way through his sophomore LP Fresh Blood. From anybody else it would sound like impossible bravado, but from the Virginia-born song man it works on two levels: a bold proclamation and a strangely self-deprecating statement. More

Mar 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially popular reformed group, The Libertines.  More

Mar 06, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

As the lesser-known sibling of indie rock royalty, Will Butler has it made. Away from his brother Win's every-day obligations of leading one of the globe's most revered bands, the Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist can focus on his own whims without too much pressure. More