Pharmakon

Bestial Burden

Sacred Bones

Oct 20, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

On the eve of her first European tour, Margaret "Pharmakon" Chardiet was admitted to hospital where she had a cyst removed that had collapsed one of her organs. This harrowing experience formed the mind-versus-body concept of her new record Bestial Burden. More

Kindness

Otherness

Female Energy/Mom + Pop

Oct 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Describing Kindness's debut album was no easy task. Was it hip-hop? Was it R&B? Was it dance? Nobody really quite knew. But World, You Need a Change of Mind was such an intriguing record that it didn't matter. Its creator, Adam Bainbridge, was undeniably a star in the making. More

Oct 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Each genre has its gods. Rock has the Stones, pop has The Beatles, but when it comes to electronic music there are few who could rival Aphex Twin's truly individual and pioneering production.  More

Oct 15, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

What was most surprising about Dan Snaith's 2010 album Swim was that it was brilliant and predictable. Really, the sun-setting grooves and hypnotic rhythms of his finest moment as Caribou to date were always going to happen. More

Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop smashing together, but what should sound like chaos ends up (most of the time) as a cohesive whole. More

Oct 14, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Nashville 1995 captures Steve Earle at the tail end of his transition period from more traditional country guitarist to folk singer and roots rocker. More

Kele

Trick

Lilac/Kobalt Label Services

Oct 13, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The Boxer, 2010's solo debut from Bloc Party's Kele Okereke, had all the hallmarks of a one-off, stop-gap release. With Okereke's full-time band becoming increasingly electronic with their third LP Intimacy, it seemed a time-lapsed outlet for the singer to exercise his creative whims. More

Oct 10, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

In an interview just before the release of their official debut full-length, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic, Foxygen's lead singer Sam France said, "On our next album we're gonna completely promote it like I've gone insane or I'm in a mental institution." More

Tweedy

Sukierae

dBpm/ANTI-

Oct 09, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Wilco's first big splash as a band came with their sophomore release, 1996's Being There. A double album stuffed to the brim with varying styles, moods, and themes, it remains an enjoyable and eclectic listen as a tour through rock and roll and alt-country history. More