Apr 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Matt and Kim's live shows are riotous, high-flying (literally, in Kim's case) celebrations of pure joy, and whether or not their albums quite match the levels of that buzz, they're exactly the right soundtrack for that experience. More

Apr 08, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

North Carolina-based singer/songwriter John Darnielle has been busy since The Mountain Goats' last album, Transcendental Youth, was released in 2012. In addition to raising two young sons, Darnielle found the time to write his first novel, Wolf in White Van, which was nominated for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction. More

Apr 07, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More

Apr 06, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

"Glitter Recession" was the name of the opening song on East India Youth's 2014-released debut LP, Total Strife Forever. Now, two full-length albums and an EP into his career, it seems that William Doyle, the man behind the London Docklands-themed name, was actually giving us a description of his sound. More



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Apr 03, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

You expect Mew to play the angles, every single one of them. Fortunately none of them are ever obtuse. More

Boxed In

Boxed In


Apr 02, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

In the five or so years since the disbandment of his competition-winning group Keith, British master of all things musical Oli Bayston has been busy learning and growing. He spent a good chunk of time becoming skilled at the ins and outs of the studio, writing songs with Lily Allen and Lianne La Havas, among others, and being a pianist-for-hire. Through these endeavors, the London-based Boyston has formed himself into Boxed In. More

Apr 01, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

On their new album Escape from Evil, it appears as if the Baltimore-based quartet Lower Dens have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.  More

Mar 31, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Godspeed You! Black Emperor may be the first instrumental rock band with an almost anthropomorphic career arc. More

Mar 30, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

KintsugiDeath Cab for Cutie's newest album and the follow-up to 2011's Codes and Keys, takes its title from the Japanese art of piecing broken pottery back together; this is especially apt, given recent changes to the group. More