Mac DeMarco

This Old Dog

Captured Tracks

May 01, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

At 26 years old Mac DeMarco is a far cry from an old dog. But with his third full-length album he's sounding older and wiser, containing his cadence, cutting the crusts off, his voice unapologetically and contentedly strolling through the stops in his mind.  More

Gorillaz

Humanz

Warner Bros.

Apr 28, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

There are many reasons why Gorillaz are a fascinating band, foremost of which is the way they skirt the question of identity.  More

Mew

Visuals

Play It Again Sam

Apr 27, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Danish trio Mew are hipsters outside the cool scene; prog-rockers more interested in creating epic, dreamy pop than singing about ancient monuments More

BNQT

Volume 1

Dualtone

Apr 26, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Before listening to Volume 1, first banish all expectations as to what this so-called super-group might sound like. Trying to figure out what a band featuring members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Franz Ferdinand, Travis, and Grandaddy will sound like is enough to give you a popsicle headache.  More

Sylvan Esso

What Now

Loma Vista

Apr 25, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Undeniably, the respective talents of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn, the team that is Sylvan Esso, were made for each other.  More

Feist

Pleasure

Interscope

Apr 24, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Nearing a 20-year music career, Leslie Feist has proven herself to be a force of nature since the release of her debut record Monarch in 1999. Flaunting raspy vocals and an emotionally raw look at love and longing, Feist has become a universal voice for the intimacy of relationships.  More

Joe Goddard

Electric Lines

Greco Roman/Domino

Apr 21, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Joe Goddard cuts the kind of record that disbands physical limitations. Granted the Londoner's already got a strong track record, with his defining work from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, but his second solo album is taking those heights and magnifying them, as we are ricocheted between smoky soul, verdant groove, and tantalizing pop-electronica. More

Apr 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Craig Finn has a way of making the connection from ordinary moments to extraordinary meanings. When we first met him in Lifter Puller and then in The Hold Steady his more-is-more, shot-gunned exuberance blew us away.  More

Apr 19, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Americana is a collection of comfortable rock 'n' roll songs detailing Ray Davies' relationship with, and travels across, America. When he does satire it's too safe and detached (see "The Deal"), though all the songs are pleasant enough. More