Apr 16, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

The opening of Makes a King, the third album from The Very Best, sounds like the cries from The Lion King. More

Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks

Team Love/Double Double Whammy

Apr 15, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Quarterbacks are pretty easy to pin down within 30 seconds of their debut album: rough-strummed electric guitar chords, nonchalant tenor vocals, and thundering, barely-controlled drummingall played as fast as possible. More

Apr 14, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

Doldrums are admirable for, if nothing else, a sincere striving. Airick Woodhead is Doldrums, and if at 25 years of age he's not yet setting the world on fire, he's certainly laying down some intriguing kindling. More

Apr 14, 2015 Music Issue #53 - April/May 2015 - Tame Impala

While much of modern pop surrounds itself in bravado, Villagers are a curious anomaly. The Irish quintet are as honest as they come. More

Apr 13, 2015 Music

Lord Huron's songs are steeped in an adventurer's vocabulary. From the initial EPs when Ben Schneider made music on his own to 2012's debut LP Lonesome Dreams, Lord Huron's protagonist is always in tune and at odds with the elements-the darkness and light, mountains and valleys of the earth and soul both. More

Apr 10, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Anyone craving a carbon copy sequel to 2013's exemplary Cerulean Salt should probably re-assess their expectations. Katie Crutchfield was a four-year veteran of punk pop band P.S. Eliot before launching her solo career; now three albums in, she's still only in her mid-20s. More

Apr 09, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Matt and Kim's live shows are riotous, high-flying (literally, in Kim's case) celebrations of pure joy, and whether or not their albums quite match the levels of that buzz, they're exactly the right soundtrack for that experience. More

Apr 08, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

North Carolina-based singer/songwriter John Darnielle has been busy since The Mountain Goats' last album, Transcendental Youth, was released in 2012. In addition to raising two young sons, Darnielle found the time to write his first novel, Wolf in White Van, which was nominated for the 2014 National Book Award in fiction. More

Apr 07, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Chaz Bundick, the recording artist whose music most often bears the name Toro y Moi, is a busy chameleon of a producer. More