Mar 19, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

"Come on fellas, we gotta pay respect," announces the self-proclaimed "funkiest man around." What are Jon Spencer and his Blues Explosion comrades paying respect to, exactly? Well, to New York City, of course. More

Mar 18, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The first thing that needs to be said about Moon Duo: if you can't bear repetition, they're probably not for you.  More

Mar 17, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Modest Mouse return from years of silence with maturity and sophistication, but maintain their established patterns of building worlds within their songs. Strangers to Ourselves is an album noticeably moodier than their groundbreaking '00s output. More

Twin Shadow


Warner Bros.

Mar 16, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Almost a year ago, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis, Jr.) released "To the Top," a sonically massive, emotionally direct ballad that foretold a new direction for his in-progress third album. More

Tobias Jesso Jr.


True Panther

Mar 13, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Perhaps 2015 is the year that Dad Rock becomes officially cool as opposed to a running gag. Steely Dan is a featured band at Coachella, Billy Joel is headlining Bonnaroo, and Kanye West has fallen hopelessly in love with the melodic charms of Paul McCartney. More

Mar 12, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Yannik Ilunga aka Petite Noir may have grown up in Cape Town, but the musical inklings on his debut EP, The King of Anxiety, reveal roots spanning across the globe. More

Mar 11, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Purity Ring's debut was one of 2012's most lauded releases. A sublime future-pop gem, Shrines combined astral beats, ethereal electro, and deceptively dark lyrics; surviving the tsunami of hype that surrounded it, by turning out to be a genuinely great record. More

Mar 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

"Nobody in this world is better than us," sings Matthew E. White part way through his sophomore LP Fresh Blood. From anybody else it would sound like impossible bravado, but from the Virginia-born song man it works on two levels: a bold proclamation and a strangely self-deprecating statement. More

Mar 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

It's an odd decision for Carl Barât to be releasing what is essentially his second solo album not long before the release of the eagerly anticipated album from his perennially popular reformed group, The Libertines.  More