Jun 27, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor's second solo release is a record for sleepless nights, an introspective wandering that shoots off incoherent musings at nobody in particular. It's spacey and big, but delicately intimate. Everything sounds so close, while leaving room to breathe. More

Jun 26, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Working Out, the debut LP from London quartet Arthur Beatrice, doesn't rush into anything. It takes its time building a quiet atmosphere to dwell in for a while, and then it just kind of stays there. It envelops the listener in a hazy fog of dreamy pop. It's not weighed down by effects or gimmicks. And it's a really gorgeous record that ultimately doesn't go anywhere. More

Jack White

Lazaretto

Third Man

Jun 25, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Jack White's latest is chock full of bluesy soul and steps right into that blurry territory between Detroit rocker and Nashville troubadour that White has staked out as his own. More

Lana Del Rey

Ultraviolence

Interscope/Polydor

Jun 24, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Over the past half decade, there have been few singers more polarizing than Lana Del Rey. Her debut effort, 2012's Born to Die, was inconsistent and confusing, fueling her skeptics' fire. More

Jun 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Sometime in the late 2000s, The Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe moved to Germany, built his own studio, and proceeded to continue doing basically whatever he wanted, this time farther away from the haters, the detractors, and the naysayers. More

Tycho

Awake

Ghostly International

Jun 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Scott Hansen, the mastermind behind Tycho, was first a graphic designer, and he still balances his visual work with his growing reputation as a musician. More

Röyksopp and Robyn

Do It Again

Cherrytree/Interscope

Jun 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The pairing of Röyksopp and Robyn first happened with Röyksopp's 2009 album, Junior and "The Girl and the Robot." The following year, Röyksopp featured on Robyn's, "None of Dem," from her Body Talk trilogy. Now they come together for Do It Again, a five-song mini-album. More

Jun 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hercules and Love Affair's self-titled 2008 debut was exciting, in large part, because of the way it exemplified, not to mention totally refreshed, modern disco-house music.  More

Se Delan

The Fall

K-Scope

Jun 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

They say all the good band names have already been taken, which accounts for why so many post-millennial acts have resorted to daft monikers such as Freelance Whales, Com Truise, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., and We Were Promised Jetpacks.  More