May 01, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It shouldn't come as a surprise to longtime Drive-By Truckers fans that the Athens, Ga.-based band's 10th album sees another lineup change. More

Apr 30, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It's been 13 years since the release of Elbow's debut album, Asleep in the Back, and the Mancunian outfit's track record of understated success is long established.  More

Wye Oak

Shriek

Merge

Apr 29, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Wye Oak fans who were on board with Jenn Wasner's Dungeonesse project from last yearon which she tackled '80s and '90s R&B and pop tropes with a clear love for the formmay not have realized its prescience. More

Apr 28, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe 20 years have passed since Britpop turned the U.K.'s music scene on its head. In the following two decades, many of the movement's mainstays have either accepted defeat and returned to their day jobs or tried to rekindle their burned-out careers through shambolic reunions. More

Fear of Men

Loom

Kanine

Apr 25, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Fear of Men's proper debut comes on the heels of last year's singles collection, Early Fragments. Judging by Loom's militant drum loops, lusciously layered vocals and rippling, backward guitar textures, the gloom pop quartet has been taking notes on Loveless' obscure passages. More

Mac DeMarco

Salad Days

Captured Tracks

Apr 24, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

If past releases from Canada's indie rock class clown Mac DeMarco proved anything, it's that he's not shy about playing the fool or writing songsand even entire EPsabout nothing much in particular.  More

Apr 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It has been only a year since The Mary Onettes released its last album, Hit the Waves, and the Swedish four-piece is back with the brand new mini-album, Portico:. More

Jimi Goodwin

Odludek

Heavenly/[PIAS] America

Apr 22, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Maybe Jimi Goodwin got bored. Best known as frontman of post-Britpop outfit Doves, the Manchester veteran spent much of his career producing expansive guitar sounds that rarely deviated from type. More

Apr 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Eels' Mark Everett has never been known for his optimism. Even in its sunniest moments, his music is always cut with an element of spiraling introversion. So with a title like The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, it's pretty clear album number 11 isn't going to be all shits and giggles. More