Se Delan

The Fall

K-Scope

Jun 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

They say all the good band names have already been taken, which accounts for why so many post-millennial acts have resorted to daft monikers such as Freelance Whales, Com Truise, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and We Were Promised Jetpacks.  More

Jun 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

That Andrew Bird has chosen to record an album entirely of Handsome Family covers will surprise very few. The Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist may not fit the profile of a natural iconoclast, but he's hardly known for playing things by the book. For the most part, he does whatever he feels like, whenever he feels like it. More

Jun 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Before Turn Blue I thought I'd be fine never hearing another Black Keys album again. When I was first introduced to their blues-infused indie rock nearly a decade ago, I couldn't get enough of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney crunching through raunchy riffs with a dusty, vintage swagger. More

Jun 16, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For those of us expecting that The Antlers would continue on the path of their 2012 Undersea EP, a drawn-out batch of psychedelia, Familiars is an unexpected turn. More

Jun 13, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

"The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fuckin' world." The Streetwise-sampled words found on Tom Krell's second full-length album as How to Dress Well have lost no potency in the two years since we first heard them. More

Jun 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hundred Waters' new album is one of those that functions best under specific circumstances: in particular, late at night, with headphones on. Listening alone is probably best, too.  More

Craft Spells

Nausea

Captured Tracks

Jun 11, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

After a couple long years of quietude, Craft Spells (the songwriting vehicle of dream pop scholar Justin Vallesteros) reemerge with Nausea. The album shares a name with a Sartre novel about existential angst. More

Jun 10, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Up to this point, just about every new release from The Fresh & Onlys has offered us the singularly bittersweet pleasure of greeting new, unexpected sonic gestures while melancholically waving goodbye to certain tics we've grown fond of. It was a peculiarly rewarding give-and-take, with each successive album and EP betraying glimmers of The Onlys' prior recorded lives, yet bravely looking onward. More

Jun 09, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound somewhere between the dark, enveloping trip-hop of Massive Attack and weirdo groove-makers Alt-J. More