Moonface

City Wrecker EP

Secretly Canadian

Oct 08, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Spencer Krug's fifth recording as Moonface, the 5-song EP City Wrecker, continues along the path he walked on 2013's Julia With Blue Jeans On: it's simply Krug's voice and a piano. More

Oct 08, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

Oct 07, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway's first solo outing, 2010's Familial, contained none of the ruthless musical invention and exploration that had been paying his bills for the previous two decades. More

Johnny Marr

Playland

Warner Music Group

Oct 06, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It is rare to find universal goodwill for a musician like that which Johnny Marr receives. More

Oct 03, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

Oct 02, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The impact of Oasis' 1995-released second album is still prevalent today. Given the reissue treatment like its predecessor, the juiced up, remastered version accentuates the quality of this batch of songs. More

Oct 02, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Perhaps no label has been as sneakily influential on pop culture in the last decade as Hyperdub. The dubstep they helped popularize went mainstream, the clattering melancholy that was their trademark found its way into indie rock and hip-hop, and R&B in 2014 would sound out of place if it didn't have some dustiness to it. More

Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Regardless of what The Smashing Pumpkins have been up to in the past few decades—side-projects, sanctimonious public dismissals of one another, misguided attempts at keeping the band together and defending its legacy while appearing too smug to actually redeem themselves (all of which, like the band, was mainly Billy Corgan's doing)—the music should really speak for itself.  More

Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

White Lung is pissed and we better listen. More