What We're Listening To
If last year’s Star Wars was Wilco’s surprise party record, Schmilco feels like its lonely complement. Schmilco is an often sad record reminiscent of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Read more.
Groenland’s sophomore album elevates the band from quirky indie pop musicians to potential indie pop stars. It’s an indie pop record we can all embrace. Read more.
Beach Baby’s debut record shows off an impressive talent with a lot of rock swagger — and might be the shot in the arm that indie rock needs this year. Read more.
Ben Wendel doesn’t reinvent jazz on What We Bring, but he takes a carefully considered look at where the genre’s been and where it’s going. What We Bring is a stylistically gorgeous record that’s influenced by both John Coltrane and modern indie rock. Read more.
Angel Olsen remains as enigmatic as ever on My Woman — no doubt her best record yet. Read more.
Local Natives go in surprising — but not unwelcome — new directions on their third record, Sunlit Youth. Read more.
Longer Notes On Music We Love
Why Music Lovers Should Be Excited About La La Land
Damien Chazelle made a film for jazz lovers with Whiplash. La La Land is a film that will make us all jazz lovers.
Firefox AK’s Video for “Heart of Mine”
Firefox AK's first new song in five years is accompanied by a video about a deaf-blind teenager "experiencing God".
This Is How Frank Ocean & Streaming Will Save Music
Frank Ocean’s new album has caused upheaval at Universal Music, damaged the music industry’s relationship with streaming companies, and could get him sued. But it might actually be a massive victory for both musicians and fans.
Orijin Releases a Pokémon-Themed Video
Orijin's newest music video is perfect for those of us who can't get enough Pokémon Go in our lives.
A Few of Our Favourite Things
Each of the guys in Fresh Snow pick their favourite improv and experimental records.
In celebration of Homme’s new record with Iggy Pop, we take a look at the best five records from one of rock’s most prolific statesmen.
Better late than never: our list of the best twelve records of 2015 (because we couldn't decide on ten) includes Grimes, Kendrick, Father John Misty, and a few surprises.
Issue 146September 25, 2016
- Review • Wilco: Schmilco
- Review • Groenland: A Wider Space
- Review • Beach Baby: No Mind No Money
- Review • Ben Wendel: What We Bring
- Feature • Why Music Lovers Should Be Excited About La La Land
Issue 145September 18, 2016
- Review • Angel Olsen: My Woman
- Review • Local Natives: Sunlit Youth
- Review • St. Paul & The Broken Bones: Sea of Noise
- Review • Izzy Bizu: A Moment of Madness
- Review • Karmin: Leo Rising
- Video • Firefox AK: “Heart of Mine”
- List • Fresh Snow: 13 Experimental / Improv Albums We Love