Aug 23, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The fourth album from Ghostpoet isn't an easy listen. Obaro Ejimiwe's voice is most often a growl, lingering over his sparse rock beats and guitar-driven melodies with a subtle audacity. More

Aug 22, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

In 2014, indie rock's resident crank Mark Kozelek caused a minor blog uproar over his out-of-nowhere feud with Philadelphia rock band The War on Drugs. Apparently upset The War on Drugs' set had sound bleed with his set at a festival, Kozelek lashed out, referring to War on Drugs as "beer-commercial lead guitar shit" before finally recording a song called "War on Drugs: Suck My Cock." More

Liars

TCFC

Mute

Aug 21, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Liars make pitch-black art-rock that morphs and shifts from album to album, but always retains a core of bitter, urgent darkness. Even 2007's somewhat conventional indie-rock self-titled album and 2012's pretty, Kid A-biting WIXIW feel like examinations of the grimy corners of the soul.  More

Aug 18, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

U.K. art-pop quartet Everything Everything rightfully gained plenty of attention in 2015 for their bombastic third album Get to Heaven. It easily highlighted everything great about the band: propulsive dance grooves, quirky and creative instrumentation and chord progression, cleverly cutting lyrics, and frontman Jonathan Higgs' powerful, unique vocals.  More

Ben Gibbard

Bandwagonesque

Turntable Kitchen

Aug 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Let's be honest here. For most listeners, covers albums are often trite at worst and at best, are faithful reproductions of the work of the artists that they intend to pay tribute to. This applies as well as to many works like these, where an artist covers an album from start to finish.  More

Aug 16, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

David Lynch has suggested that his work, which often eschews narrative sense, offers more to the viewer than they initially realize. What seems inscrutable may actually be made sense of deep within one's brain, like the interpretation of a dream. Much of Grizzly Bear's recorded output invites a similar interpretation, and their fifth LP, Painted Ruins, is no different.  More

Kesha

Rainbow

Kemosabe/RCA

Aug 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

On RainbowKesha sounds breathless. Her third studio album is an album about survival, and if Kesha is exhausted, she has every right to be. The 30-year-old is embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit with her former producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke, and recorded 14 songs for this album while still in rehab.  More

Aug 14, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

It's common to see songwriters start out making simple, traditional, pop-oriented songs, and then over the course of a career evolve to create more complex, refined, and writerly work. It's rare, however, to see that same process in reverse. Steven Wilson, former frontman of Porcupine Tree and the figurehead of modern prog, is doing just that with his new album To the Bone. More

Aug 14, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Pop music today has taken the more is more mentality; it seems almost every track you hear on the radio contains multiple artists reaching for star billing on a stacked lineup. More