Aug 22, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Aesop Rock reveals the meaning behind his new LP's title on its best track, "Get In the Car." Over a pulsing bass line and a tight, flexing guitar riff (with nary a beat in earshot) the MC spits: "Watch The Impossible Kid/everything that he touched turns promptly to shit." More

Aug 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

With the recording of their latest album, English duo Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson of Slow Club embraced the notion that just because someone's not a member of your Club doesn't mean you can't play well together. More

Aug 18, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

They may be just one album down, but you already know what to expect from Factory Floor. Right from the very start, Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey's sonic shtick has been dark, visceral electronica that pulses like the twitching, itching corpse of industrial techno.  More

Aug 17, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to figure out how to feel about music when you don't know how you feel about the people making it. When an artist's image is in disrepute and integrity in question, does this preclude true appreciation of the work he or she creates?  More


Sweatbox Dynasty

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Aug 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Thomas Fec, better known by his stage name TOBACCO, makes music destined for abstract adjectives. Squishy, dirty, fuzzy, vibey, bouncy are each appropriate, if ultimately inadequate to describe the psychic dirge of his fourth solo record,Sweatbox Dynasty. Whatever strange non-musical term comes to mind when you hear it, there is that intangible thing that just makes it buzz with life and animation. More

Aug 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Following the release of All Kinds of You (2014) and Primrose Green (2015), Midwestern troubadour Ryley Walker was met with near universal praise for his fingerpicking dexterity and ability to weave disparate strands of folk, jazz, and blues into a coherent whole.  More

Aug 12, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

What happens to an artist that specializes in youthful exuberance when they're no longer young? On "Suffer for Fashion," the first track from of Montreal's landmark 2007 album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, Kevin Barnes put it thusly: "If we've got to burn out, let's do it together." More

Aug 11, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

When "Book It to Fresno" blasts off to open Brendan Canning's return to a full band affair you realize how dearly Broken Social Scene has been missed in recent years.  More

Aug 10, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There are few more reliably exhilarating sounds in contemporary garage rock than this: John Dwyer's indecipherable vocal delivery steeps in intensity, as does his echo-heavy guitar licks, there's a vicious halt in the rhythm section for a split second before his band of garage-dwelling oddballs launch into a scorching psychedelic hotbed of distortion, feedback and utter, utter otherworldliness. More