Melted Toys

Melted Toys

Underwater Peoples

Sep 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The first song post-intro on Melted Toys' self-titled debut album, "Bummed Out," has a good chunk of instrumental which can pretty much be considered a peppy cover of The Smiths' "Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before." More

James

La Petite Mort

BMG Chrysalis

Sep 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

"Everything old is new again," as the saying goes. This applies as much to '90s Britpop groups as it does to anything else. Pulp reunited, Suede released a comeback record (which is arguably better than David Bowie's of the same year), and Blur played Coachella alongside The Stone Roses. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that La Petite Mort, a new record by James, has entered the fray in 2014. More

Sep 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Electronic minimalism is often a difficult thing to master. If the artist gets it right, it can capture that human emotion that computers are so prone to sidestep. If they get it wrong, however, the listener is left wanting something more substantial, something meatier to get their teeth into. More

Lia Ices

Ices

Jagjaguwar

Sep 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

For her third LP, Lia Ices has traded the delicate folk of her first two records for a more adventurous, percussive sonic palette. More

Sep 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On first glance, Syd Arthur is a band aware of its own potential. Sound Mirror harkens back to '70s progressive rock as much as it glances toward modern folk revivalism. More

Sep 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Marketa Irglova, the female half of The Swell Season of Once fame, wrote her new album Muna with God in mind. More

Sep 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Shara Worden has been quietly carving out a niche for herself as a unique voice for some time now. Her projects have certainly been varied; aside from releasing music under the My Brightest Diamond moniker, she's contributed to everything from last year's The Blind Boys of Alabama release I'll Find a Way to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's Death Speaks, a classical composition that truly sculpted beauty from morbidity. More

Sep 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

After a four-year breakin which Russell (aka Rustie) Whyte's star has ascended into the stratospherethe Glaswegian producer/DJ returns with a sophomore effort which more than equips itself as a follow-up to his stellar debut. More

Sep 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Vocalist Rosie Blair made a firm statement on her label's homepage: Ballet School is "not a synth band." She clarifies that they're a guitar band interested in pushing their setup and, in turn, producing what amounts to a singular mainstream/indie pop music hybrid. More