Jun 03, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Every record that Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince have produced together as The Kills has been laden with a palpable tension that simmers between the two writing partners; on 2011's Blood Pressures, that magnetic push-and-pull manifested itself into a superb collection of moody, hair-raising tracks where you can feel Hince and Mosshart feeding off each other's energy. More

Jun 02, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

eve Gunn's virtuosity as a guitarist has made him an in-demand hired hand both in and out of indie rock circles for over a decade, and only in recent years has he defined himself as a raga-influenced singer/songwriter. Eyes on the Lines could be called his first LP as the leader of a straight-up rock-and-roll band, but you'd never guess that from his effortless swagger. More

Jun 01, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

When team-ups form between admiring music contemporaries, there's a one-time potential that's tapped into, yielding unexpectedly potent joint efforts that exist ephemerally, and in their own unique vacuum.  More

Cat’s Eyes

Treasure House

Raf/Kobalt Label Services

May 31, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Lush '60s pop, running almost the full spectrum of all that phrase conjures up. The opening trio of songs really go for the orchestral, baroque side of the era, gliding and swaying through chimerical landscapes.  More

May 30, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Fear of Men's 2014 debut, Loom, was an alluring blend of lo-fi dream pop, straddling an unusual space between the fuzzy, unpolished appeal of classic K Records singles and the more recent wave of ramshackle indie pop typified by bands such as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.  More

May 27, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Amber Arcadesthe thrilling and delectable project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf-revel in the ability to combine textures, sounds, and colors together to create dream-like sounds and sequences; but forever being driven along by a pop heartbeat.  More

May 26, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) is no stranger to stylistic overhauls. Even before her current incarnation as Kristin Kontrol, Dum Dum Girls started as a lo-fi home recording project in 2009 and ended (for now) with 2014's stunning Too True, a record that married the best aspects of dream pop, New Wave, goth, and even '60s psychedelia to some of the most memorable material she'd ever written.  More

Yak

Alas Salvation

Octopus Electrical/Kobalt

May 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Yak has built a reputation as a thrilling, unpredictable live band prone to throwing guitars crowdward during feedback-squelched noise pileups. More

May 25, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

To those who've ignorantly discarded her as a one-season wonder on the back of 1996's (still excellent) Trailer Park, whisper it quietly: Beth Orton has been continuing to deliver work of significant quality over the past 20 years. 2006's Comfort of Strangers was an overlooked, subtle gem of a record and 2012's Sugaring Season was as intriguing, deep and richly layered as her previous work. More