Palma Violets


Rough Trade

May 20, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Such is the hype emanating from certain parts of the U.K. media around Palma Violets many critics and bloggers must be tempted to shoot them down at the earliest opportunity, to temper their potential egos before the band grows into a kind of musical Piers Morgan. More

Daft Punk

Random Access Memories

Columbia/Daft Life Limited

May 17, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

With an album as hyped as this, Daft Punk's first LP in eight years if you discount the Tron: Legacy score, it's probably worthwhile actually addressing the instantly tossed off online community reactions. More

May 17, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

With Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's best album, eight years behind them now, the Los Angeles trio seems content churning out respectable moody-but-energized rock records that very rarely break the mold. More

May 16, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

As one of the leading luminaries of the glam rock age, Bryan Ferry is not necessarily someone whose forays into the world of jazz you might immediately be intrigued by. More

May 15, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

On Wakin on a Pretty Daze, the tension between self-consciousness and bliss permeates every aspect of every song. More

May 14, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

It wouldn't be surprising to find that Vampire Weekend had worn out their welcome five years after the release of their self-titled debut. After all, they look like the antagonists from a John Hughes movie with their precise outfits and coiffed hair.  More

May 14, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Vampire Weekend is touting their third album, Modern Vampires of the City, as the conclusion of a trilogy. More

May 13, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Still Corners' 2011 debut Creatures of an Hour introduced listeners to a band who built their kingdom on the smallest of details. More

May 10, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Bradford Cox has long maintained that music is for all intents and purposes his boyfriend. Often classifying himself as asexual, he's asserted that a relationship would convolute his single-minded pursuit of music. More