May 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

ukimi Nagano's voice is a force of nature, but not in the way you might think. As the frontwoman for Sweden's Little Dragon, Nagano has a smoky, sultry R&B voice that is instantly recognizable. She's backed by a band that knows how to meld and shape minimalist electronica into the pop landscape, throwing in a good measure of classic soul.  More

May 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

As part of the ongoing 25th Anniversary reissue series from Merge, The Clientele have reissued their 2000 quasi-debut album, Suburban Light. The original was a collection of singles from 1997-2000, a hodgepodge that nonetheless had a surprising cohesion.

May 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Cult noise-pop act Vivian Girls might have broken up this past January, but fans of the expired Brooklyn band have plenty of spin-offs to sink their teeth into.  More


Ultima II Massage

Ghostly International

May 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Black Moth Super Rainbow frontman Thomas Fec, or TOBACCO, releases his third solo album Ultima II Massage, named after a massage parlor in Fec's home state of Pennsylvaniathough as an album it's less a relaxing backrub and more a microdermabrasion treatment for your eardrums. More

Kevin Drew


Arts & Crafts

May 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Kevin Drew has always operated as the leader of the pack, governing a large group of friends he also called bandmates for the past decade. His band, Broken Social Scene, cultivated a following that developed beyond rabid fandom into something more like a relationship with the Toronto collective. More

Amen Dunes


Sacred Bones

May 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On his third studio album as Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon has created a melting pot of inviting tones rooted in the traditions of soul king Sam Cooke, the spirit of jazz's First Lady Alice Coltrane, and the romance of Motown man Marvin Gaye.  More


To Be Kind

Young God

May 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Only when it's too late do you realize that "Screen Shot," the opening track on Swans' new magnum opus, is the sound of being stalked. More

May 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

We're All Young Together is the kid-friendly, guest-bloated solo debut from Walter Martin, who served as a multi-instrumentalist in The Walkmen for nearly 15 years. More

May 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Brooklyn's Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the pop vehicle for songwriter Kip Berman and a rotating circle of musician-friends, continues to shift and contort its sound three albums deep into its discography. More