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Apr 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Eels' Mark Everett has never been known for his optimism. Even in its sunniest moments, his music is always cut with an element of spiraling introversion. So with a title like The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett, it's pretty clear album number 11 isn't going to be all shits and giggles. More

Apr 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

A well-titled second album from Toronto's self-described "industrial surf-gazers" Odonis OdonisHard Boiled Soft Boiled sees the band and their walls of noise flitting from the pulverizing to the drunkenly delicate. More

Apr 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Tom Jenkinson, aka Squarepusher, has always been caught between his gifted touch as a composer and his compulsion for spectacle. More

Apr 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Lo-Fang tries to do too much on his debut album, Blue Film. The project of classically trained multi-instrumentalist cum co-producer Matthew Hemerlein, Blue Film packs in every musical tendency and ability he has. More

Apr 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Moving from indie oddballs to pop pleasure-seekers should have been easy for Architecture in Helsinki, but the Australian ensemble are hampered by a desire to be taken seriously on their appallingly-titled fourth LP, NOW + 4EVA. More

Apr 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Animal Collective's Dave Portner said his new solo effort, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, was inspired by horror films, like the name implies. The bad news is that if he meant Enter the Slasher Houseto sound scary, he pretty much failed.  More

Ramona Lisa



Apr 11, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Two albums deep with pop outfit Chairlift, Caroline Polachek has become one of pop's go-to girls for upping a song's seductive power. (See her work with Washed Out, Delorean, and Blood Orange.)  More

Apr 10, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Out Among the Stars is a newly unearthed Johnny Cash album, recorded in 1981 and 1984 but for some reason shelved at the time.  More

White Hinterland


Dead Oceans

Apr 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Pop and indie rock continue to consume each other as the millennium progresses, and Casey Dienel has positioned White Hinterland uniquely between the two, slowly migrating away from her earlier jazz inclinations (although they certainly still permeate her melodic sensibility and ambitious songwriting). More