DRINKS, “Hippo Lite”
Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley make much with little.
Tinashe is confident and proud, but at the end of thirty-six minutes there doesn’t seem to be a clear understanding of who she is.
Nothing Can Crack Forth Wanderers
Even with members scattered across different cities and schools, Forth Wanderers just keeps getting tighter.
King Tuff, “The Other”
A fuzzy, funky, cosmic party record.
Kylie Minogue, “Golden”
As much fun as all those disco-fab collabs were, it’s heartwarming to hear Minogue pouring her heart out.
PREMIERE: Bee Bee Sea Assume the Throne in “This Dog is the King of the Losers” Video
Rural Italy’s impish garage rock trio opt for misfit royalty over biscuits and loyalty in their cosmic new video.
Hinds, “I Don’t Run”
Hinds created this record with an agenda—theirs, not yours.
Mouse on Mars, “Dimensional People”
An incongruous mixture of songs—some affected, others exceptional.
An American in Osaka: How Traveling in Japan Helped Me Fall in Love with Jazz Again
Amongst the chaos of its busy cities, Japan has been quietly preserving and perpetuating a loyal jazz culture for decades. For an American, it makes visiting feel like going home.
Wye Oak, “The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs”
The album takes all the musicality the duo has mastered to date and builds on it, with “building” being the operative word.
Dave Sardy: A Playlist for Big Brother
With “≠,” the producer known as DSARDY aims to address technology’s dehumanizing effects by enlisting the help of the industry’s preeminent humans.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, “Sex & Food”
“Sex & Food” is at turns both understated and colorful, confident in what it wants to be but not afraid to wander into uncharted territory.
Frankie Cosmos, “Vessel”
A hodgepodge of contemplations on love at its best and worst.
The Voidz, “Virtue”
Impending doom is a theme on “Virtue,” whose title invokes that which seems to be lost in today’s musical climate.
The Vaccines, “Combat Sports”
Despite its energy, “Combat Sports” is more than occasionally boring.
Here Was Your Future: Growing Up with The Thermals
The Portland trio called it quits this week, but for many, they leave behind a fiery legacy that can’t be put out.
PREMIERE: Family of the Year Finds Release on “Let Her Go” for Original Tracks
Whether you’ve been following the band since 2009’s Songbook or you fell for their lilting melodies as one of the few voices on Boyhood’s ’00s-hit-parade…
Holger Czukay, “Cinema”
What’s really on display here is Czukay’s maddening restlessness.