This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes's second album as Blood Orange, reminds me of The Chronic. Hynes's lush and silky bedroom-pop is obviously light years…   Read Story »
For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they're only getting friendlier with time. The band started out as the resident mystics of the Bay Area…   Read Story »
At what point does mastery become boring? Cut Copy are now almost a decade deep into a career of nothing but dizzy starry-eyed dance-rock anthems, and their sound has evolved in tiny fits and starts…   Read Story »
The music business is full of potential Sky Ferreiras. Imagine being one of the first two girls who got fired from Destiny's Child, or being the one guy in this Mickey Mouse Club video who didn't go…   Read Story »
Time to retire "cloud-rap." The term, coined by a friend of the site who would probably rather not be chained to it anymore, once served as a useful descriptor for a thing that was happening on rap's…   Read Story »
This week, in this space, I expected to be writing about Big Wheel And Others, the sprawling new double-album from Cass McCombs, one of the greatest songwriters currently existing in the indie rock…   Read Story »
For its vision and audacity and pure sonics, Yeezus is a great album. I've been calling it my favorite album of the year for months now, and all of a sudden I'm not so sure anymore. In any case, even…   Read Story »
I am absolutely outing myself as a lame sentimental dad here, but I can't think about HAIM, the young and ridiculously talented band of California sisters, without imagining how proud their parents…   Read Story »
Long ago, a group of gnarled Midwestern studio-rat veterans hit upon a winning formula: Find a charismatic Scottish lady and stay the hell out of her way. They called this endeavor Garbage, and they…   Read Story »
The fourth song on Soma, the new album from the Richmond, Virginia doom metal band Windhand, is a quiet psych-folk lullaby called "Evergreen." It's a stark and sad and pretty song, one that…   Read Story »