Sep 12, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

It's been constant flux for Cymbals Eat Guitars since they seemingly came out of nowhere in 2009 with the excellent Why There Are MountainsMore

Sep 09, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Local Natives have, whether through intentional effort or not, established themselves as the go-to band of inoffensive but charming West Coast indie rock.  More

Sep 07, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

The lyrics to the new Teenage Fanclub record should sound familiar to anyone who's sat through a screed of well-meaning but unsolicited advice from an older uncle. More

Sep 07, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Okkervil River hit the roll of their lives during the mid to late part of the '00s, with their albums captivating critics and fans alike. They were the unique act who broadened their fanbase while continuing to expand their artistic horizons, no easy task.  More


Splendour & Misery

Sub Pop/Deathbomb Arc

Sep 06, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Any conversation about experimental hip-hop that doesn't involve clipping. in its discourse is a waste of your time.  More

Sep 02, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There was an advertising slogan in Britain in the 1990s for an alcoholic drink: "good things come to those who wait." In this millennium we are told time and again that the world goes too fast, that society lacks patience these days. Strange Diary, the debut album from Psychic Twin, aka former Headlights vocalist Erin Fein, belies the latter notionfour years in the making, More

Angel Olsen



Sep 01, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Angel Olsen threw a curve ball by announcing MY WOMAN with the "Intern" video. Clad in a silver wig, her unmistakable voice was present, but it was served over a warbling synth backdrop, simultaneously both uneasy and familiar, like an Angelo Badalamenti score. More

The Divine Comedy


Divine Comedy Records

Aug 31, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

In 2010, The Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon put together the music for the musical Swallows and Amazons. This endeavor was a long time coming with The Divine Comedy's albums becoming increasingly more theatrical. More

Aug 30, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

When this compilation of Chills singles, compilation appearances (the first side consists of their four tracks on the legendary Dunedin Double compilation that helped launch the '80s scene in New Zealand), and other stray tracks first appeared in 1986 on the venerable Flying Nun label on a 12-inch, it was only eight tracks long.  More