Feb 05, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

"So I made a mistake/How many hours can I spend silently in one room?" So begins the debut album by Mass Gothic, a new solo project by former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux. More

Field Music

Commontime

Memphis Industries

Feb 04, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Field Music, the musical collaboration of brothers Peter and David Brewis, are known for getting their hands into numerous other projects. We've heard a handful of co-produced projects and solo albums from them since 2012's Plumb, so it is fitting that their fifth record,Commontime, sounds like a stable homecoming after a chaotic few years.  More

DIIV

Is The Is Are

Captured Tracks

Feb 03, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Three and a half years have passed since the release of DIIV's excellent debut, Oshin, (not an unreasonable amount of time) and it appears from the sheer size of Is The Is Are that the band has certainly been hard at work: 17 tracks all under six minutes apiece, an hour and four minutes in total.  More

Walter Martin

Arts and Leisure

Ile Flottante Music

Feb 02, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

When your longtime band calls it quits, it can be a challenge setting off on your own and finding your own voice. The Walkmen's Walter Martin took a fairly unconventional path, first with his 2014 solo debut, We're All Young Togetheran album geared towards families with farfetched stories about things like rattlesnakes and chimpanzeesand next with this year's largely arts-centric Arts and Leisure. More

Feb 01, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Back in early 2006, Jenny Lewis' solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat was an absolute revelation and one of the finest albums of that year. On this tenth anniversary reissue, it still holds up marvelously.  More

MONEY

Suicide Songs

Bella Union

Jan 29, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

MONEY are Manchester's most treasured secret. Whilst fellow residents Everything Everything and, defiantly, WU LYF took the plunge from arty college kids with guitars to globe-trotting underground iconography of the city, a modest tour off the back of MONEY's debut LP The Shadow of Heaven struggled to keep them away long enough for their Manchester rain-drenched morbidity to dry off. More

Jan 28, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

Sometimes it's good to get out and mingle. Nevermen brings together Tunde Adebimpe of TV on the Radio, Adam "Doseone" Drucker (Anticon label/collective founder), and Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and more), with a genesis stretching back to early 2008.  More

Bloc Party

Hymns

Infectious Music/Bmg/Vagrant

Jan 27, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

The fifth album from Bloc Party never quite gets off the ground. Though they long ago downshifted from the up-tempo energy of their debut, Hymns feels less like a purposeful pace than a drag.  More

Jan 26, 2016 Music Issue # 56 - Best of 2015 - Father John Misty and Wolf Alice

A sequel to 2007's wryly-titled Yes, I'm a Witch, this latest batch of remixes and collaborations sees various trendy youngsters modify Yoko Ono's compositions with refreshing, if not entirely radical, results. More