Lucius

Good Grief

Mom + Pop

Apr 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Maybe hearing Lucius' "Turn It Around" on that one Samsung commercial 50 times around when the Super Bowl was broadcast reminded you of what an out-of-this-world, bona fide jam it was, and just how little it had to do with smartphones or football.  More

Apr 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Ten years and five full-lengths in, The Coathangers play midsized clubs, but their snotty denim-punk would still feel at home in your city's finest DIY basements and other assorted ne'er-do-well hangouts.  More

Luke Top

Suspect Highs

Org Music/Grand Gallop

Apr 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Only a few months after releasing an album with his world music collective Fool's Gold, lead singer Luke Top's is back with his solo debut Suspect Highs, a surprising step back from the vibrant howls of his best-known project. More

Apr 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The emergence of Teleman in 2014 felt like something to get excited about. The U.K. quartet's stream of infectious early singlesincluding the sublime "Cristina" pointed to something very special. Yet, while good, debut LP Breakfast was never able to capitalize on this early promise. In truth, it felt like a holding statement for something else. More

Cate Le Bon

Crab Day

Drag City

Apr 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There's greater beauty in imagination than there is in information, and Cate Le Bon knows it. "Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. More

Starwalker

Starwalker

Prototyp/Bang Ehf

Apr 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There is dream pop and then there is Starwalker. As you would expect from a band with that nameas you would expect from a collaboration between Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson  and Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckelthis is music that seems to float on an elevated plane. More

Apr 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Now that budgets for films that reside in John Carpenter's wheelhouse have become all but extinct, the auteur behind iconic films like Halloween and Escape from New York has taken his side hustle as a film composerand popularizer of the analog synthinto the spotlight. More

Apr 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Ten years have passed since Sufjan Stevens released Illinois, a concept album rooted in themes surrounding the U.S. state of the same name, supposedly his second instalment in a series of such records that would explore each state. More

Apr 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There's a beautiful, full-circle moment that brings The Hope Six Demolition Project to a close. Forlorn horns and ghostly organs eventually give way to the sound of children playing in the background, forcing a moment or two of filterless human connection. Listener on subject. PJ Harvey has said her piece. What a visceral piece it is, too. More