May 26, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) is no stranger to stylistic overhauls. Even before her current incarnation as Kristin Kontrol, Dum Dum Girls started as a lo-fi home recording project in 2009 and ended (for now) with 2014's stunning Too True, a record that married the best aspects of dream pop, New Wave, goth, and even '60s psychedelia to some of the most memorable material she'd ever written.  More

Yak

Alas Salvation

Octopus Electrical/Kobalt

May 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Yak has built a reputation as a thrilling, unpredictable live band prone to throwing guitars crowdward during feedback-squelched noise pileups. More

May 25, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

To those who've ignorantly discarded her as a one-season wonder on the back of 1996's (still excellent) Trailer Park, whisper it quietly: Beth Orton has been continuing to deliver work of significant quality over the past 20 years. 2006's Comfort of Strangers was an overlooked, subtle gem of a record and 2012's Sugaring Season was as intriguing, deep and richly layered as her previous work. More

May 25, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

British Road Movies is a strong, confident debut from the former Long Blondes frontwoman. And why wouldn't it be? Kate Jackson has always had flair and talent to match, and this new collection of 10 songs was co-written and produced by Bernard Butler. More

May 24, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

How to pay tribute to the group with perhaps the most obsessive, meticulous, and passionate fans in music history? Not to mention a group with a ludicrously expansive discography: Grateful Dead recorded 22 studio albums between 1967 and 1990, and put out more than 140 in total. More

May 24, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

"Good luck and do your best!"the parting wishes of a Hiroshima taxi driver to producer Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) on a recent trip to Japan. Little did that driver know that his simple politeness would be the catalyst for a new album for the English electronic artist. The title was the genesis of the record, with what followed becoming Gold Panda's most optimistic album yet. More

Holy Fuck

Congrats

Innovative Leisure

May 23, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Let's face it, there's nothing particularly subtle about Holy Fuck. From that firewall-jousting moniker to the stomach-crunching sounds emitting from their back catalogue, the Toronto ensemble have rarely been the type of band you can just ignore. More

May 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

I was recently trying to describe LUH's excellent debut album, Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing, to a coworker, and he asked what kind of music the band plays. Even after several listens, I was a little baffled: "Rock, sort of... but with mostly electronic instrumentation? I think?" More

May 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Trashcan Sinatras are not what one might call prolific. After the eight-year gap between 1996's long out-of-print A Happy Pocket and 2004's career zenith Weightlifting, it took five years for 2009's In the Music to emerge.  More