Woods

Tambourine Light 7”

Captured Tracks

Jul 30, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Acting as an extension of this spring's excellent With Light and With Love LP, this 7" finds smoked-out New York folkies Woods continuing to explore a territory that's lusherand perhaps even weirderthan their earlier lo-fi patchworks. More

Jenny Lewis

The Voyager

Warner Bros.

Jul 29, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Jenny Lewis is one of the rare non-pop artists we've had the chance to grow alongside. Some of us were first acquainted with her as far back as her childhood acting rolesshe'll always be Haley from The Wizard to mewhile many caught up with her in the late '90s with the launch of Rilo Kiley. More

Jul 28, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

For a band whose members never seem to be in the same place at the same time, A Sunny Day in Glasgow manages to create a type of harmonious musical interface that makes their distance seem inconsequential. More

La Roux

Trouble in Paradise

Cherrytree/Interscope

Jul 25, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Uttering "I know the temperature is rising" on opener "Uptight Downtown" or "walking alone on a sunny beach" on "Paradise Is You," La Roux's eccentric, redheaded namesake Elly Jackson quickly makes some claims for the Summer Jam here. More

Alvvays

Alvvays

Polyvinyl

Jul 24, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

In John Green's The Fault In Our Stars, eye cancer patient Isaac expressed his love for his then-girlfriend Monica by incessantly exchanging the phrase "always," indicating their devotion to one another. It's a word that's often drenched in hyperbolized romance, one that simultaneously signifies yesteryear and hopes for tomorrow. It also makes something of a perfect name for Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced "always").

Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Anna Calvi shares her creative reinterpretations of others' music on this five-song covers EP, and in turn shows us another side of herself as a performer.  More

Pixies

Indie Cindy

Pixiesmusic

Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Pixies are an incredible band, when you really think about it. They emerged at a time in rock and roll when glam was the norm, punk was homogenized, and everything else was gloomy and self-absorbed.  More

Jul 22, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Only in the dust-caked, film grain world of Tim Presley could recording in Ty Segall's garage be considered a major fidelity upgrade. More

Jul 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It feels criminal that this collaboration between the frequently-phenomenal Deltron 3030/Handsome Boy Modeling School producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winsteadan actress we love, from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Smashedproduced an album so lacking in chemistry. More