Feb 27, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Declaring Pixies-inspired songwriting and naming a track "Black Francis" may get people listening to The Orwells' third record, Terrible Human Beings, but it may not be enough to keep them listening. More

Xiu Xiu



Feb 24, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Ever prolific and avant garde, Jamie Stewart's ongoing noise-pop experiment Xiu Xiu follow up last year's chillingly excellent Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks with their thirteenth studio album, FORGET. More

Feb 23, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Calling Dirty Projectors an experimental band, as they are commonly labeled, tells us everything and nothing about output ranging from obscure cultural references to guitar driven art rock.  More

Feb 23, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

It's been a minute since Los Campesinos! have put out any new music. The last time we got a sampling of new Los Campesinos! tunes was when the band decided to release a Christmas EP in 2014.  More

Feb 22, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Psychedelic indie rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have already released eight records since their 2012 debut. Last year's Nonagon Infinity was an introduction for many to their infectious sound; pounding rhythm guitars and hyper-surreal lyrics and imagery.  More

Feb 21, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

On their fifth albumPissed Jeans offer yet another album full of commentary on the working world and that of interpersonal relationships from guys with jobs and kids. The music is still raw, sludgy, and what Robert Christgau would've called "pigfuck" back in the '80s to describe some of their influences.  More

Feb 20, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

After four albums, the last three with the same lineup as their current incarnation, New Jersey legends The Feelies broke up abruptly in 1992 when guitarist Bill Million left to move to Florida.  More

Feb 17, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Snapping with flashlight disco, percussive tropicalia, palpable visuals, and devastating pomp, Jens Lekman opens the curtains to life's generous swimming pool with his signature singular musical contemplation and invites us to splash around on the ebullient Life Will See You Now. More

Dutch Uncles

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Memphis Industries

Feb 16, 2017 Music Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary

Manchester four-piece Dutch Uncles make twisty art-rock with a unique style, incorporating elements of prog and Talking Heads-esque post-punk into their sound. More