Spin of the Day
Colorado folk rockers release a stunning debut four years in the making. Read story.
As a ghostwriter for the dominators of mainstream R&B, Frank Ocean lost the reason he moved to Los Angeles. Read story.
"Voyeur" has the confidence of an encore track and the earnestness of a debut effort. Read story.
"Gossamer" builds nicely upon Passion Pit's successful foundation with more busy music that’s light on the acoustic, heavy on the electronic. Read story.
Plant's greatest accomplishment is the sense of optimism and genuine happiness that slides off of his acoustic guitar strings Read story.
It took an early morning motorcycle ride through the hills above Los Angeles for George Lewis Jr. to realize his life, his love, his mission. Read story.
No one relays the dark corners of a young imagination quite like Purity Ring. Read story.
The Temper Trap
There really isn’t any groundbreaking equivalent to “Sweet Disposition,” but this record does find the band on the verge of placing its new sound. Read story.
Songs of Patience
Swedish/British rock outfit Alberta Cross drops their first full-length album in three years on Tuesday, July 17. Read story.
Leaving Me Dry
It’s been nearly three years since Natalie D-Napoleon’s last EP, Here in California, fell across my desk. Read story.
On the title track to The Mynabirds’ latest, Laura Burhenn instructs her listeners to “put your black boots on.” Read story.
The Tarnished Gold
It’s hard to picture roving cowboys wandering about in modern times, but if they did exist and possessed musical abilities, they would probably sound something like Beachwood Sparks Read story.
The Idler Wheel
“How can I ask anyone to love me / When all I do is beg to be left alone?” Fiona Apple sings on “Werewolf,” the second single from her jarring fourth album. Read story.
There's No Leaving Now
"There’s No Leaving Now" is an expansion of sounds that finds Swedish songwriter Kristian Matsson moving beyond solitary acoustic guitar songs. Read story.
In Our Heads
Hot Chip’s new album, In Our Heads, plays out like a jubilant disco-funk house party. Read story.