Jul 01, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Kan Wakan's debut full-length Moving On cruises along like the soundtrack to a scenic adventure. Often characterized by its lush, cinematic sound, the Los Angeles band started off as the small orchestral project of composer/producer Gueorgui I. Linev.  More




Jun 30, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

The early '90s were a golden age for female-fronted guitar pop bands. Groups like The Blake Babies, that dog, Velocity Girl, or The Darling Buds weren't doing anything as advanced or far-out as what artists like P.J. Harvey, The Breeders, or Liz Phair were up to roundabout the same time, but they filled a need for sunny alternative pop centered on warm, feminine vocals. More

Jun 27, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor's second solo release is a record for sleepless nights, an introspective wandering that shoots off incoherent musings at nobody in particular. It's spacey and big, but delicately intimate. Everything sounds so close, while leaving room to breathe. More

Jun 26, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Working Out, the debut LP from London quartet Arthur Beatrice, doesn't rush into anything. It takes its time building a quiet atmosphere to dwell in for a while, and then it just kind of stays there. It envelops the listener in a hazy fog of dreamy pop. It's not weighed down by effects or gimmicks. And it's a really gorgeous record that ultimately doesn't go anywhere. More

Jack White


Third Man

Jun 25, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Jack White's latest is chock full of bluesy soul and steps right into that blurry territory between Detroit rocker and Nashville troubadour that White has staked out as his own. More

Lana Del Rey



Jun 24, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Over the past half decade, there have been few singers more polarizing than Lana Del Rey. Her debut effort, 2012's Born to Die, was inconsistent and confusing, fueling her skeptics' fire. More

Jun 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Sometime in the late 2000s, The Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe moved to Germany, built his own studio, and proceeded to continue doing basically whatever he wanted, this time farther away from the haters, the detractors, and the naysayers. More



Ghostly International

Jun 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Scott Hansen, the mastermind behind Tycho, was first a graphic designer, and he still balances his visual work with his growing reputation as a musician. More

Röyksopp and Robyn

Do It Again


Jun 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The pairing of Röyksopp and Robyn first happened with Röyksopp's 2009 album, Junior and "The Girl and the Robot." The following year, Röyksopp featured on Robyn's, "None of Dem," from her Body Talk trilogy. Now they come together for Do It Again, a five-song mini-album. More