Ultima II Massage

Ghostly International

May 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Thomas Fec, or TOBACCO, releases his third solo album Ultima II Massage, named after a massage parlor in Fec's home state of Pennsylvaniathough as an album it's less a relaxing backrub and more a microdermabrasion treatment for your eardrums. More

Kevin Drew


Arts & Crafts

May 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Kevin Drew has always operated as the leader of the pack, governing a large group of friends he also called bandmates for the past decade. His band, Broken Social Scene, cultivated a following that developed beyond rabid fandom into something more like a relationship with the Toronto collective. More

Amen Dunes


Sacred Bones

May 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On his third studio album as Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon has created a melting pot of inviting tones rooted in the traditions of soul king Sam Cooke, the spirit of jazz's First Lady Alice Coltrane, and the romance of Motown man Marvin Gaye.  More


To Be Kind

Young God

May 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Only when it's too late do you realize that "Screen Shot," the opening track on Swans' new magnum opus, is the sound of being stalked. More

May 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

We're All Young Together is the kid-friendly, guest-bloated solo debut from Walter Martin, who served as a multi-instrumentalist in The Walkmen for nearly 15 years. More

May 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Brooklyn's Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the pop vehicle for songwriter Kip Berman and a rotating circle of musician-friends, continues to shift and contort its sound three albums deep into its discography. More

May 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Iggy Azalea has been working on and touting her debut record for over two years. More

May 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The eighth album from stoner folk quartet WoodsWith Light and With Love is their first recorded in a professional studio. Next to the digitized, future-slicked sounds of other latter-day psych totems such as Lonerism orMerriweather Post Pavilion, it feels like a reverent, immersive ramble through the corridors of lysergic pop history. More



Touch And Go

May 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Slint. You've heard of them, one assumes. The scope of their influence is difficult to overstate. In fact, you've heard it stated every which way, haven't you? They invented post-rock. They invented math-rock. They invented math. They invented prefixes. The sheer act of invention? Yeah, that was them, no bigs. More