Nov 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

As is the case with a significant portion of the Warp Records roster, Clark is one of those artists who is revered in electronic music circles as one of the pioneers of the genre.  More

Nov 19, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The mastery on display here is that the mix comes out as sublime as it does. Even as James Graham sings, once again, about loss and loneliness, it's expertly paired with a hypnotic or compelling mix. A sommelier of emotions, if you will. More

Nov 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The video trailers for Words for the Blind capture a commanding and ethereal performance from two of the most innovative bands performing today: dressed in black, in a black room, and surrounded by white light and haze. More

Nov 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Leave it to Mark Kozelek to outdo Charlie Brown in sad-sappery vis-à-vis the holidays. More

Nov 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Anyone lamenting The Flaming Lips' later work as too experimental and inaccessible might find With a Little Help From My Fwends a refreshing detour. Not because it breaks from that trendit doesn'tbut because the safety of a classic Beatles record allows them to stretch their experimental legs while still producing a grounded experience. More

Nov 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hold My Home moves in several directions at once, each with varying degrees of success. The celebratory New Wave drive of "Hotel Anywhere" and the title track suit Cold War Kids well, like the optimistic side of the more solemn synthpop Lonelyheartscoin.  More




Nov 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It has been two years since the slow-burning perfection of HAERTS' debut single "Wings" emerged; its elegiac vocals, wide-open spaces, and resolutely defiant surges established the template for their EP, which arrived a year later. More


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Nov 11, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Hookworms' debut, Pearl Mystic, was widely feted-our friends at Drowned in Sound named it Album of the Year-so interest is high the second time around. For most fivesomes made up of 20-somethings, the pressure and weight of expectation could be stifling; for this Yorkshire band, the opposite is true. More

Nov 10, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Springtime Carnivore's origin story is one that feels plucked from Dust Bowl-era Americana: a former tightrope walker from a traveling circus troupe rediscovered her family's dusty old piano while rehabilitating from a leg injury. That would have been an uncommon enough tale in 1930, but it's even more so in 2014. More