May 26, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

North American audiences—if they're old enough—might respond hesitantly with "The Only One I Know" if the U.K.'s The Charlatans are brought up. That song from 1990 is arguably the group's high point on these shores. But on their native soil, The Charlatans are not only current and relevant but held in the highest esteem. More

May 25, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Land of Talk, the brainchild of Quebecois Elizabeth Powell, digs fresh and deep on the band's first album since 2010's Cloak and Cipher. We forgot how much Powell could rock in the minor key. More

May 25, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

The Meetings of the WatersFionn Regan's first album in five years, is a gathering place for his folk roots and sonic experimentations.  More

New Order



May 24, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

New Order is not a stranger to the live concert album with five or so underneath its belt to date. The legendary Manchester group's latest live album, NOMC15, is a 19-track affair captured the second of two sold-out nights at Brixton Academy, London, November 2015.  More

May 23, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Since their 2010-released breakout album, King of the BeachWavves has served one main function: as a hook delivery system. This system's been going strong now for several years.  More

May 23, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

ermont native Sam Amidon is the son of two folk artists in the Bread and Puppet Theater. He picked up the fiddle at the age of three and at age 13 started a band with pianist Thomas Bartlett, a prodigy in his own right, called Popcorn Behavior. More

May 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Philadelphia-bred Alex Giannascoli (aka (Sandy) Alex G) has been slyly releasing albums from his bedroom on Bandcamp since the ripe old age of 17.  More

Cold Beat

Chaos by Invitation

Crime on the Moon

May 22, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After her previous band Grass Widow's breakup, Hannah Lew formed Cold Beat in 2014. With two albums and several singles already under their belt, Chaos by Invitation is their third full-length and it's an absolute stunner.  More

May 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

New York City's !!! claim their many years on the road have made them older and wiser. But older and wiser doesn't always mean better.  More