Mar 16, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Much like when Sly & The Family Stone first proclaimed the same message, There's a Riot Goin' On, in 1971 in response to Marvin Gaye, Yo La Tengo find themselves relaying the same message 47 years plus later.  More

Mount Eerie

Now Only

P.W. Elverum & Sun

Mar 15, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Under his Mount Eerie guise, Phil Elverum released one of the most powerful albums of recent times, A Crow Looked at Me, laying bare unmanageable grief following the loss of his wife Geneviève to cancer. More

Mar 14, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The Decemberists' allure has always been their ability to sweep the listener away from the doldrums of everyday life into an enchanting universe where old-world characters merged with new-world musical motifs.  More

JB Dunckel


Sony Music France/Jive Epic

Mar 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The individual members of the French duo Air make good use of their time in between albums. Jean-Benoît "JB" Dunckel, in particular, has spread his talents extensively including the collaborative albums Tomorrow's World and Starwalker as well as scoring a few soundtracks. H+ is his second solo album under his own name, following his solo debut, Darkel, over a decade after the fact. More

Nap Eyes

I’m Bad Now

Paradise of Bachelors

Mar 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Some records don't make sense until you hear them in a car, at a party, or over an action movie bank robbery. I'm Bad Now is a walking record, in the best way, timed to the rhythm of a stroll to get you out of the damn house.  More



Play It Again Sam

Mar 09, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Editors have always demonstrated a passion for slick New Wave synth-rock, albeit a little dreamier and a little darker than the type that dominated the airwaves in the '80s. And Violence is no different. But contrary to what the gloomy song titles suggest, the band's sixth record is actually a kinder and gentler Editors album, musically speaking. More

David Byrne

American Utopia


Mar 08, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

It has been some 14 or so years since we last heard from David Byrne on a fully realized solo project. 2004's Grown Backwards saw the now 65-year-old former Talking Heads frontman caught in between staying true to his immensely quirky and individualistic past and the pressures of adapting that to a new audience which, for the first time may have been blissfully unaware of his past.  More

Mar 08, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

A sophomore album of exploration, fusion, and unity, George FitzGerald's All That Must Be is one of the surprises of the year to date. A beautifully balanced harmony of the influences that he has tapped into in Berlin (his home for the last decade or so) and his newfound home environment of London come together to produce a series of club-worthy tracks that you can enjoy just as much when not intoxicated and sweaty at three o'clock in the morning. More

Mar 07, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Of all of the subjects in modern day society to write an album about, the political discourse of the last 18 months has been one of the most fruitful. Artists on both sides of the political aislemostly on the left, but some on the right as wellhave had pieces to say about the increasing popularity of right wing politics in the western world since 2016. More