Aug 15, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

You may have an opinion on Kreayshawn's hit song "Gucci, Gucci": It's either the worst song ever or a subversive takedown of consumerism. But regardless, you will likely hate Kreay's debut album Somethin' Bout Kreay. More

Nude Beach

II

Other Music Recording Co.

Aug 14, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Nude Beach has been kicking around Brooklyn for four years now, with a couple DIY albums to its name, but this re-release of its stellar II might raise its profile.  More

Aug 14, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Bloodstreams is loud. And by loud, I mean noisy. After The White Stripes and Japandroids, you would think one would be desensitized to the idea of so much noise coming from two people. More

Aug 13, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

It's a bit of a curiosity that in the past year or two, Fleetwood Mac has turned into a cornerstone of influence in indie-rock. Certainly many of those in their 30s grew up with their parents playing Rumours and Tusk, but 20-somethings today would be lucky to even have been born by the time Fleetwood Mac released the last of their first run Buckingham/Nicks-era albums, Tango In the Night. More

Aug 13, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

The second Modeselektor-curated release for their own Monkeytown Records boasts an angry monkey for its cover arta stark contrast from Vol. 01's more abstract and, well, cute rendering. This is so you know that Vol. 02 is serious shit. More

WHY?

Sod in the Seed EP

Anticon/City Slang

Aug 10, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

WHY?’s last stretch in the studio produced a powerful one-two punch—the genre-bending Alopecia and its downbeat sister record, Eskimo Snow—that’ll be a challenge to top. Their long-awaited return to recording has similarly produced two releases: a thus-far untitled album seeing release this fall, and this taste-whetting EP. More

Aug 09, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Every band has a choice: break up or get old. Breaking up means no more music. Getting old means making music people will probably stop caring about. Somehow, over the course of their 50-plus year career, The Beach Boys have managed to do both. More

Aug 09, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

At the time of this writing, the 2012 London Olympics are just around the corner and, despite this release fairly coinciding with the announcement of the Team GB athletics squad, most of the talk on these shores still seems to center on how the opening and closing ceremonies will showcase the best of British culture. Blur will headline a closing ceremonies concert in London's Hyde Park, and to celebrate, they continue to consolidate their status as the band that matured post-Britpop with a new single. More

Aug 08, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Is there any more rightly despised genre of music than singer/songwriter? For most listeners, the very mention of the genre brings to mind some awful hours spent trapped in a college coffee shop, trying to stomach the "great new singer" a significant other is obsessed with. Too often, the genre is populated by earnest musicians who lack a good voice, good lyrics, interesting instrumentation, or some combination of the three. More