Jun 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Throughout In a Mood, Simon Okely (Slow Dancer) untangles a relationshiphe mourns and celebrates it. What's fascinating about this deconstruction, however, is that he does not separate his feelings in a way that makes one song distinctly happy and another sad.  More

Jun 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Algiers' self-titled debut revealed a politically conscious band not afraid to use music to deliver a message.  More

Jun 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Like any self-respecting Boston resident, Ellen Kempner can't resist namechecking Dunkin Donuts. More

Jun 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Over the years we've probed Ride again and again about the possibility of new music. Kudos to them for keeping coy through all of our haranguing (which, no doubt, they've received from everyone they've ever spoken to in the 20 years since their dissolution.) More

Jun 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The first four songs on Weather DiariesRide's first album in 21 years, nod to the shoegazing band's early '90s output. Feel-wise and melodically, the intention is there but unfortunately the songs aren't.  More

Lorde

Melodrama

Republic/Lava

Jun 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

For artists like Lorde who kicked off their career with a legendary record, the anxiety surrounding the sophomore slump is usually there. But Ella Yelich-O'Connor has managed to bypass that notion with the follow-up to her 2013 debut Pure HeroineMore

Com Truise

Iteration

Ghostly International

Jun 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Remember a few decades back when synthesisers took over, heralding the sound of the future? That sound has diluted now, ironically becoming a past artefact modern electronic musicians turn to. More

Jun 16, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The past has not been smooth sailing for The Drums. What began as a band seems to have reduced to only Jonathan Pierce. A promising start also came unstuck with a move away from the pure indie-pop that brought them to notice in the first place. More

Jun 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Long unavailable except as streams on their Bandcamp page, the Washington D.C. band Priests has fulfilled the demand for the re-release of some of their earliest material by reissuing both of their early cassette releases on a single LP for Record Store Day. More