Travis

Where You Stand

Red Telephone Box

Aug 22, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Travis were championed by Oasis' Noel Gallagher in 1997, back when that might have meant something. These days that doesn't mean much and Travis doesn't either. More

Aug 21, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Loud City Song is that rare, refreshing, and inspiring album that simply aspires to be a world unto itself. Pulling equally from modern classical, Tin Pan Alley musicals, musique concrète, and what can only be described as avant-pop as descendant from forebears such as Kate Bush and David Bowie, the album resists and even violently squirms away from attempts at categorization. More

No Age

An Object

Sub Pop

Aug 20, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Uh-oh, No Age is messin' with the formula. Their sound had its expansion and now it's time to retract a little, to lean toward some of those punk roots rather than reveling in all that blissful guitar/noise wash.  More

Aug 19, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

After releasing their debut single "Born Again" in 2012, DIANA (Carmen Elle, Paul Mathew, Kieran Adams, and Joseph Shabason) got slapped with the descriptor "indie Sade," which is as good a place as any to start describing their impeccably-constructed tunes. More

Aug 16, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Charles Rowell and Brandon Welchez roar back onto the scene with their fourth full-length as Crocodiles. This time they've found the perfect partner in producer Sune Rose Wagner (of The Raveonettes) who tosses a fistful of Hollywood glamour all over their already glorious celebration of sex, drugs, and death. More

Porcelain Raft

Permanent Signal

Secretly Canadian

Aug 15, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Mauro Remiddi returns with his second full-length after last year's Strange WeekendThe title refers to a phone line that's off the hook (remember hooks?) without a connection for a long time, a stand-in for Remiddi's own inability to really connect with loved ones during a year on the road (what would second or third albums be without the rigors of the road?) More

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

Sensibility/Columbia

Aug 14, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The Civil Wars' sophomore album comes as the duoJohn Paul White and Joy Williamsremains on indefinite hiatus due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition." More

Outfit

Performance

Double Denim

Aug 13, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

It takes a certain kind of slick discipline to put something out that is as darkly melancholy as it is excitingly danceable. Outfit, a Liverpudlian quintet that debuted in 2011 with a handful of groovy singles, have done exactly that. More

Aug 12, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The biggest surprise about Washed Out's 2011 debut was just how warm it felt. Buried amongst a clamour of too-cool-for-school hypnagogic popstrels Within and Without was a snug, amiable pleasure; the kind of record that greeted listeners with a beaming smile before dousing them in rich sonic textures and gooey melodies. More