The Shins

Heartworms

Aural Apothecary/Columbia

Mar 10, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's been five years since James Mercer and co. debuted new music to The Shins' vast fanbase. On their fifth studio album Heartworms, the (now) six-piece shows them going a long way from their folky indie-rock beginnings crooning "Caring Is Creepy" and "New Slang" on the idolized indie soundtrack from Garden StateMore

Surfer Blood

Snowdonia

Joyful Noise

Mar 09, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After their 2010 debut Astro Coast became a much deserved breakout indie hit, Surfer Blood hit some unexpected and tragic stumbling blocks. Their 2013 major label debut and sophomore LP Pythons was widely viewed as a disappointment and 2015's 1000 Palmsdidn't do much to dissuade naysayers and retrieve their lost momentum.  More

Mar 09, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

With Graveyard WhistlingOld 97's frontman Rhett Miller is his most comfortable self, mic-slinging in the stirrups of a rowdy, fleshed-out sound.  More

Mar 08, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Tim Kingsbury has done pretty well for himself as the bassist (amongst other things) for reigning champions of indie rock, Arcade Fire. With a new Arcade Fire record due, you'd expect time to be at a premium.  More

Mar 07, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Following last year's sophomore LP Welcome the Worms, this brand new Bleached EP continues in a similarly slick but not too slick power-pop/pop-punk vein, although it's unclear whether these are outtakes from those sessions (they sound like it) or brand new recordings.  More

WHY?

Moh Lhean

Joyful Noise

Mar 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Resignation isn't hinted at in the words sung here by WHY?'s Yoni Wolfone of indie's most under-celebrated lyricistsbut woven extensively throughout. More

Mar 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The cover of Impermanence is a blurry self-portrait of The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman. Silberman lost hearing in his left ear a few months prior to the release of The Antlers' last album, 2014's Familiars.  More

Grandaddy

Last Place

30th Century

Mar 03, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Mar 03, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have always done things on their own terms and The Tourist, the band's first release in three years and fifth overall, is no different.  More