Aug 25, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Listeners never know what a new Destroyer album will sound like. Much of that is by design, of course-mastermind Dan Bejar is known to try to totally revamp the act's sound with each record. But from album to album, that uncertainty can grow frustrating, particularly in follow-ups to well-received and well-reviewed albums.  More

Aug 24, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Oh, the burden of expectations. After a promising self-titled debut, and then two consecutive knockouts in 2010's Teen Dream and 2012's Bloom (which must go on the shortlist of most beautiful albums of the 21st century), one could forgive Beach House a clunker. More

Aug 21, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

As if he hadn't blessed us enough already with January's beautiful Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper LP, Noah Lennox is back again already with a sweet little surprise Panda Bear EP of additional material.  More

Aug 20, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

For such an overwrought moniker, Oberhofer makes psych pop far simpler than frontman Brad's last name suggests. The Brooklyn band returns with Chronovision, the follow-up to 2012's Time Capsules II, with sunny victories similar to forgotten '80s covers.  More

Royal Headache


What's Your Rupture?

Aug 19, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Heirs to the jangly garage-pop throne, Australia's Royal Headache show sublime restraint with High, delivering on the romantic promise of their fantastically unhinged 2011 self-titled debut.  More


Hermits on Holiday


Aug 18, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

The collaboration of White Fence's psychedelic erraticism and Cate Le Bon's nursery-rhyme charm isn't one that initially springs to mind as a natural pairing, yet the prospect is certainly an intriguing one.  More

Gardens & Villa

Music For Dogs

Secretly Canadian

Aug 17, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Gardens & Villa's Music For Dogs comes less than a year and a half after the band's sophomore album DunesMore

Aug 14, 2015 Music Issue #54 - August/September 2015 - CHVRCHES

Relative newcomer Briana Marela's latest album—the follow-up to her 2012 self-produced and self-released Speak from your Heart-has been a long time coming.  More

Aug 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The fifth album from Ohio-to-Texas transfers Heartless Bastards is the expected serving of blues-flavored garage rock, characterized by crunchy guitar tones and Erika Wennerstrom's big, impassioned vocals.  More