Heavy Rotation

Visionist, “I’m Fine, Part II”

By Louis Pattison on 09.19.14

Placed next to the output of his grime peers, the music of London producer Louis Carnell is light, spectral, almost weightless — but his tunes have a way of hanging in the memory, keep drawing you bac...

Ariana Grande, “My Everything”

By Claire Lobenfeld on 09.10.14

My current internal monologue is A$AP Ferg rapping, "It's your birthday, e'ryday with me/ And I make her hand rocky A-S-A-P." (Although, this would be a much more clever way to say he wants to wife up...

Hookworms, “Pearl Mystic”

By Louis Pattison on 09.10.14

Hookworms hail from the same Leeds DIY scene that spawned the likes of Eagulls and Pulled Apart By Horses, but little to their sound is what you might call definably punk rock. Instead, last year's Pe...

Earth, “Primitive and Deadly”

By Louis Pattison on 09.01.14

Rare is the Earth album that features vocals - last by my watch was 1996's Pentastar: in the Style of Demons, which saw drone-guitar guru Dylan Carlson at the mic for a most atypical road-rock riff-ou...

Buck Owens, Hot Dog!

By Tess Duncan on 08.29.14

Not long after his best friend and collaborator Don Rich passed away in a motorcycle accident, pioneer of the Bakersfield sound Buck Owens stopped recording. Fellow country star and long-time fan Dwig...

Xeno & Oaklander, “Par Avion”

By Louis Pattison on 08.26.14

A couple of months on, and the Ghostly International debut from minimal electronic duo Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo is still holding up nicely. As Xeno & Oaklander, the pair make music more compl...

FKA twigs, ‘LP1′

By Lindsay Hood on 08.22.14

There's so much to say (and has already been said) about FKA twigs' debut album LP1, but what caught and held my attention is the amount of space on this record; the frequent pauses between words and...

Allison Crutchfield, “Lean in to It”

By Tess Duncan on 08.21.14

It was just a matter of time before Allison Crutchfield went solo, if only for a hot minute. Her punk, rock ‘n’ roll band Swearin’ is far from defunct, so it was a little surprising for her to spring...

Moiré, “Shelter”

By Louis Pattison on 08.18.14

One one hand, you can hear Shelter, the debut LP from enigmatic UK producer Moiré, as soulful, organic club music in the lineage of Theo Parrish, Moodymann, et al. But Moiré himself is eager to define...

Memories, “Crash on My Heart”

By J. Edward Keyes on 07.29.14

It's only four songs long, but the new cassingle from The Memories packs more melody into that brief running time than albums four times its length. Issued by OSR Tapes (whose owner, Zach Phillips, is...