Nov 13, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The appeal of Unknown Mortal Orchestraessentially the project of singer/songwriter Ruban Nielsonis largely his expertise as a chemist; on the LP II earlier this year he showed off his ability to use a range of sounds, styles, and influences as elements to cook up a very decent album. More

Nov 12, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Some Things Never Stay the Same is the self-described "self-indulgent sophomore album" from this musical comedy duo. Tim Heidecker is better known for his television work as one half of the madmen behind such concentrated TV weirdness as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor. More

Nov 12, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

"I've got somethin' to say/But it's all vanity," sings Scott Avett on "Vanity." While that may be the case in another context, it's certainly not true of any of the 11 songs on this outstanding release. More

Wooden Shjips

Back to Land

Thrill Jockey

Nov 11, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin of Wooden Shjips recently abandoned San Francisco for more Oregonian pastures. Their latest, therefore, is 50% more donut and 50% less burrito. More

Danny Brown


Fool's Gold

Nov 11, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Old may not be the most easily digestible album you'll hear this year, but if you're willing to take the trip, you'll find its unwavering eccentricity is matched only by its creative genius. More

Nov 08, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Never a man to play things by the book, dream-pop iconoclast Sébastien Tellier has created a sixth album that is an almost entirely instrumental affair. More

Nov 08, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The Kieran Hebden-produced Wenu Wenu is an inscrutable, occasionally delightful, and vaguely infuriating record. More

Juana Molina

Wed 21

Crammed Discs

Nov 07, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Listening to Juana Molina, you would never know she had a strong run as a comedian in her native Argentina. Molina is classed under the singer/songwriter tab. More

Tim Kasher

Adult Film

Saddle Creek

Nov 07, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The subject matter may be dark and thoughtful, but this is no Cass McCombs. Tim Kasher, who also fronts both Cursive and The Good Life, has a knack here for turning murky subjects into full-on bombastic rockers. More