Jul 15, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

MS MR's second album, How Does It Feel, kick-starts with no preamble with the jumpy and escalating "Painted." This signals the extreme highs and lows of the duo's follow-up to 2013's well-received debut, Secondhand Rapture. More

Jul 15, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Now this is a warm surprise. After roughly a 15-year hiatus, Dave Pearce has revived Flying Saucer Attack from the ashesor the cloudswith an album of 15 solo pieces.  More

Jul 15, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Girls Names aren't exactly a band that shy away from reinvention. They wrote off their debut album of rackety surf pop as a disaster before it had even been released, calling it Dead to Me and moving swiftly on to the hypnotic,  More

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Jul 14, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

LA Priest is all over the place. Thank goodness. Sam Dust, the 28-year-old behind the moniker, split with Late of the Pier in 2010 and hopped around the globe playing guitar in Connan Mockasin's band. More

Jul 14, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Who is Brandon Flowers, exactly? If the desired effect of his second solo album is to keep us from getting any idea whatsoever, then mission accomplished. More

Jul 14, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

On first hearing The Darkness' fourth album, this reviewer had to check that Justin Hawkins was still a part of the band. More

Jul 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Returning after five years out of the game, Ratatat's Mike Stroud and Evan Mast have a lot of catching up to do. Since the release of their fourth full-length, LP4, electronic music has evolved as a multifarious beast swallowing up pop, indie, and rock.  More

Jul 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

At first glance, Mwng seems like an odd choice for a 15th anniversary rerelease from the newly reformed Super Furry Animals. Sung entirely in Welsh, with an unpronounceable title, it's probably fair to say that this isn't their most beloved album.  More

Jul 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

You can see why Shamir Bailey is hot stuff right now. The Las Vegas native's debut LP is a luminously cool engineering of synths and beats that will no doubt furnish the dancefloors of hipster hangouts across the globe. More