Indie Cindy


Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Pixies are an incredible band, when you really think about it. They emerged at a time in rock and roll when glam was the norm, punk was homogenized, and everything else was gloomy and self-absorbed.  More

Jul 22, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Only in the dust-caked, film grain world of Tim Presley could recording in Ty Segall's garage be considered a major fidelity upgrade. More

Jul 21, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

It feels criminal that this collaboration between the frequently-phenomenal Deltron 3030/Handsome Boy Modeling School producer Dan "The Automator" Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winsteadan actress we love, from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Smashedproduced an album so lacking in chemistry. More

Jul 18, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder, the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A.  More



Moshi Moshi

Jul 17, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Rising from the ashes of small-time indie intellects Pete and the Pirates, Teleman have caused quite a stir in the U.K.'s trendsetting circles lately. Since debut single "Cristina" breezed its sleepy Kraut-pop aesthetic through the nation's airwaves, the Brighton-based quartet have been hotly tipped as the next big thing. More

Jul 16, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Morrissey is one of those artists now—inarguably not in his peak era, still adored by an (incredibly, near-sycophantically) fervent fanbase, and still cranking out music with some degree of a predictable pace. He's one of those living legends, to some degree, iconic of an older form of popstar, iconic of an era of alternative and college radio to which many contemporary bands are indebted.  More

Jul 15, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Greg Cartwright finds a new home on Merge for the latest incarnation of Reigning Sound, and continues his heart-on-the-sleeve, southern-fried mining of '50s and '60s R&B, '60s Nuggets psych and garage rock fodder, and—still, despite the softening edges and string arrangements—a sprinkling of punk swagger. More

Woman’s Hour


Secretly Canadian

Jul 14, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Rarely do bands pull off such a marriage of sound and visuals that it's this hard to separate the music from their graphic palette. Gorillaz are probably the most famous recent example of this; Belle & Sebastian's consistently monochromatic artwork worked to a similar, if lesser, degree. More

Jul 11, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Slow Club have never quite got the credit it deserves. Too fey to be hipster, too awkward to be mainstream, the Sheffield, U.K.-formed/London-based duo of Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson has ghosted in and out of popular consciousness since 2006. More