Jul 31, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Considering the pitiful state of arena country, Jason Isbell is a damn messiah. Something More Than Free demonstrates Isbell's songwriting prowess and the honed power of his band, The 400 Unit. More

Jul 30, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

As a band that made their name at the cutting edge of the post-punk movement, a band revered for sounding genuinely new and original, The Jesus and Mary Chain seem unlikely candidates for nostalgia.  More

Jul 30, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

This is a flowery psych-folk album that musters little more than consistent pleasantness.  More

Jul 29, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

When you've been a band for 15 years, there comes a time to look at your output and decide if it's worth it to keep going. Mates of State's new EP, You're Going to Make It, is the reassurance that comes just before that final quarter of a race. More

Jul 29, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Prinzhorn Dance School's albums never sound as labored as you'd think. Clay Class, the duo's previous release, found Tobin Prinz and Suzi Horn spending 260 consecutive days in the studio without ever once leaving, per their own testimony. More

Jul 28, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Titus Andronicus can never be accused of lacking ambition. They've got a name lifted from a Shakespearean tragedy, wrote a concept album about the Civil War, and interviews with frontman Patrick Stickles regularly include book title references that send rock writers skittering to Wikipedia. More

Jul 28, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Maribou State occupies the no man's/everyman's land between electronic and acoustic sounds. Like its compatriots, Metronomy, the duo springs from the English countryside with a similar pastoral feel on its debut album, PortraitsMore

Little Boots

Working Girl

On Repeat/Dim Mak

Jul 28, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

The Madonna comps were familiar for Little Boots straight out of the gate. On Working Girl, the third LP from the dance-pop songstress, she's leaning into the comparison more than ever. More

Fox Millions Duo

Lost Time

Thrill Jockey

Jul 27, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

While Liars may have declared Drum's Not Dead way back in 2006, Fox Millions Duo are proving that today it's alive and kicking. More