Apr 17, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Although its creator describes this new record as "an ecstatic work of negativity," it is always a positive thing when a new Robyn Hitchcock album appears in the universe.  More

Apr 14, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's been three years since Little Dragon blessed the scene with an album, 2014's Nabuma Rubberband, and honestly, it has felt like much longer. The brilliant Swedish indietronica group's presence in the world of sexy night out, fashionista club grooves has always provided a sophistication to its extravagance that has been sorely missed.  More

Apr 13, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

We are familiar with the nostalgic bulbousness of Timber Timbre, the weeping willows' long tentacles waving high above our heads creating a stage for front porch cracklers crafted from the wafts of simpler times. More

Guided by Voices

August By Cake

Guided By Voices Inc.

Apr 12, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

August By Cake is Robert Pollard's 100th album, and a double album to boot. Not only that but a great double album. It's amazing how Pollard still manages to mine new ground in the classic rock and pop vein, here big on the '70s, without simply rehashing old material.  More

Happyness

Write In

Bar/None

Apr 11, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

It's normal for precocious young talent to first emulate those who have inspired them to follow in their footsteps.  More

Apr 11, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Diet Cig's candidness is enthralling. Like their 2015 EP Over Easy, the New York duo's debut full-length album Swear I'm Good At This is loud, blunt, and totally fun. More

The Big Moon

Love in the 4th Dimension

Startime International/Columbia

Apr 10, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Buzz has long been building around London four-piece The Big Moon, and their debut demonstrates it wasn't misplaced enthusiasm. The album starts already revved up, the all-female band led by Juliette Jackson flying straight into 2015 single "Sucker," the first of a dozen sculpted tracks. More

Apr 07, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

No one in recent memory has crushed a late-night TV performance the way Future Islands did with "Seasons (Waiting on You)" on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2014, in support that year's album, SinglesMore

The New Pornographers

Whiteout Conditions

Collected Works/Concord

Apr 06, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The New Pornographers' first release on their own Collected Works label and without longtime mainstay Dan Bejar (also of Destroyer), but also with new drummer Joe Seiders as a permanent member, Whiteout Conditions continues very much in the same vein as 2010's Together and 2014's Brill Bruisers. More