Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop smashing together, but what should sound like chaos ends up (most of the time) as a cohesive whole. More

Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More

Kele

Trick

Lilac/Kobalt Label Services

Oct 13, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The Boxer, 2010's solo debut from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, had all the hallmarks of a one-off, stop-gap release. With Okereke's full-time band becoming increasingly electronic with their third LP Intimacy, it seemed a time-lapsed outlet for the singer to exercise his creative whims. More

Oct 10, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our next album we're gonna completely promote it like I've gone insane or I'm in a mental institution." More

Tweedy

Sukierae

dBpm/ANTI-

Oct 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Wilco's first big splash as a band came with their sophomore release, 1996's Being There. A double album stuffed to the brim with varying styles, moods, and themes, it remains an enjoyable and eclectic listen as a tour through rock and roll and alt-country history. More

Dinosaur Feathers

Control

Ernest Jenning

Oct 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

While Brooklyn duo Dinosaur Feathers claim acts as diverse as Harry Nilsson and Drake as influences, on second album Control this supposed manifold of era-defining sounds is nowhere to be seen. Instead, the end result is something of a post-Foster the People/Phoenix pastiche of chirpy guitar pop.  More

Moonface

City Wrecker EP

Secretly Canadian

Oct 08, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Spencer Krug's fifth recording as Moonface, the 5-song EP City Wrecker, continues along the path he walked on 2013's Julia With Blue Jeans On: it's simply Krug's voice and a piano. More

Oct 08, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

Oct 07, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the previous two decades. More