Jul 14, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth are just 17. More

Deakin

Sleep Cycle

My Animal Home

Jul 13, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Within the moonlit sphere fashioned by Animal Collective's Josh Gibb in this mini solo album as Deakin, his particular influence on that group's one of a kind sound becomes more understood.  More

The Avalanches

Wildflower

Astralwerks/Modular/XL/EMI

Jul 12, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

In the time it's taken Tony Di Blasi and Robbie Chater to follow up The Avalanches' sublime 2000 debut Since I Left You (released in 2001 in the U.S.) the world has somersaulted on its axis more than once. More

PAWS

No Grace

FatCat

Jul 11, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Sometimes, authenticity can trump innovationand for Glasgow, Scotland trio PAWSthat's exactly the case. The band's first two records, Cokefloat! and Youth Culture Forever, were bulging with scrappy, heartfelt, and totally impassioned pop punk dynamics.  More

The Avett Brothers

True Sadness

American/Republic

Jul 08, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The Avett Brothers' ninth studio album, Tue Sadness, is a 51-minute collection of a dozen beautifully and brilliantly crafted tracks. From the opening chords of "Ain't No Man" to the final notes of "May It Last," the record marks the continued progression of a group whose sound has been evolving for 16-years and counting. More

Jul 07, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The members of Arcade Fire have fed off of one another's ambitions to spread their wings and try flying solo. Will Butler, brother of Win, took his opportunity to assert his own musical independence with last year's solo debut, Policy, and has now released a live album of that record, plus a couple of new songs, recorded mainly at a Chicago show last year. More

Mitski

Puberty 2

Dead Oceans

Jul 06, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Though the album's title bills it as a sequel of sorts to puberty, Mitski's Puberty 2 would perhaps be better titled as "puberty infinity." Its explorations of the ways humans love each other, hurt one another and balance soaring happiness with crippling sadness (often brought on by some manifestation of mental illness) suggest the highs and lows of puberty aren't a one time thing felt by teenagersor even a second thing felt by confused 20-somethings. More

Jul 05, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Puzzlement gives way to fascination when absorbing Natasha Khan's new album as Bat For Lashes. The unambiguous titles of the album, The Bride, and opening track, "I Do," lead you to think that maybe Khan devoted an entire project to the subject of her own marriage. More

Jul 04, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

By now, you know whether or not you like Melvins. The sludge-metal titans are kingpins of low-ended, experimental music at his point. A 2016 release, or even two, probably won't change your opinion on them, be it a positive or not so positive one. More