Nov 09, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The "acoustic" album, more often than not, is a risky move. Yet, on J Mascis' latest solo, "acoustic" album, Elastic Days, the immortal indie shredder regresses into a catastrophically vulnerable state of mind. More

Richard Swift

The Hex

Secretly Canadian

Nov 08, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The western frontier was an unforgiving place. Each town you rode into seemed to come with its own set of rules you had to navigate and adjust to immediately on arrival. And while this punishing and unpredictable environment often broke people down, it also was animated by a triumphant spirit of discovery and possibility.  More

Nov 07, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Ty Segall is a restless, erudite insomniac. Since January of 2018, Segall has dropped two full-length studio albums. Freedom's Goblin, a monstrous solo effort, and Joy, a full length with longtime creative buddy White Fence.  More

Nov 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Imagine a wanderer, and you'll probably conjure images of an aimless solo traveller, trudging along a dusty, sun-beaten track, guitar slung over one shoulder; it's a word synonymous with rootlessness, with the rejection of a fixed home, certainty and structure.  More

Nov 05, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

One of the otherworldly bands that made eclectic record label 4AD so appealing in the '80s, Dead Can Dance, the duo of multi-instrumentalist Brendan Perry and surreal vocalist Lisa Gerrard, are still going strong and celebrate the end of a 6-year hiatus with another ethereal and haunting, yet upbeat recording. More

Nov 02, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Within the first offering of Spencer Krug's towering swan song album as Moonface before he moves on with his solo composing sans alias, there is a signature stroke that nods to why he is one of the great musical outliers of this century.  More

Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam

Blackout Cowboy

By the Time It Gets Dark

Nov 01, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Birmingham-based and ludicrously named, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam are a prolific bunch indeed. With over 100 songs posted online in the last couple of years, they've plenty to choose from when it comes to their debut album proper. More

Oct 31, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Another gem of a reissue from the David Bowie vault, Loving the Alien, comprises Bowie's three major hit albums from the '80s: a decade which, for Bowie, was perhaps his most varying, commercially successful, critically inconsistent, and adventurous era. More

Oct 30, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Cloud Nothings took a lot of people by surprise with their 2017 album, Life Without Sound. A cleaner, studio-friendly concoction, it was downright soft and tuneful compared with the work that had made them such underground darlings. More