Sep 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

There are artists who experiment relentlessly and continuously release a totally different sounding album from the one before it, breaking new ground and challenging their audience in the process. And then there are artists like The ClienteleMore

Sep 21, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Midnight Sister sound like a lot of things, but the one constant is their swagger. The debut collaboration between singer and lyricist Juliana Giraffe, and classically trained composer Ari Bazoulian is a kaleidoscope of colors pulled off with a beautifully baroque strut. It's experimental art-pop that doesn't forget to entertain along the way. More

Sep 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

On the cover of Moses Sumney's long-awaited debut full-length album Aromanticism, Sumney is levitating about a foot off the ground; his head is not visible. Given that his hands are clasped behind his back in tangled prayer, perhaps Sumney's head is bowed. More

Sep 20, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

M.C. Taylor has always been a songwriter unafraid to mark the starkest contrasts of human emotion. In an interview with The Washington Post last November, Taylor described his last record Heart Like a Levee as a "reflecting pool" for people to view their own emotions in his words and music. More

Sep 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Like II, the third entry from METZ makes no compromises. The Canadian hardcore trio have an uncanny knack for capturing lightning in a bottle. Their sound lays the ferocity and unrelenting power of their live shows onto tape. To sacrifice that for more expansive, appeasing sounds would be to give up what makes METZ, METZ. More

Sep 19, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

After two albums, Cold Specks, the stage name used by Canadian singer/songwriter Ladan Hussein, still felt like a talent in search of a sound. Fool's Paradise doesn't do much to alter this situation, but it does allow Hussein to showcase the reason her embryonic style remains worth sticking with. More

Sep 18, 2017 Music Issue #61 - Grizzly Bear

Phoebe Bridgers' debut album is best listened to on starry midnight walks, head reeling with thoughts of lovers old and new. More

The Blow

Brand New Abyss

Self-Released

Sep 18, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Since the release of The Blow's self-titled long player in 2013, the world has turned decidedly maximalist. Pop music, politics, sex, food, fashion, feelings, thoughts, even fucking coffee have had their dials ramped up to deafening. If we can't hear you in 2017, you don't exist. More

Rostam

Half-Light

Nonesuch

Sep 15, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to believe Rostam Batmanglij is only now releasing his debut solo album. A vital cog in Vampire Weekend until recently, he also collaborated with Hamilton Leithauser on last year's excellent I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, and scored The OA, a stylish and baffling Netflix sci-fi show co-written and directed by his brother. But believe it or not, Half-Light is the first time he's ventured out on his own. More