Clark, ‘Iradelphic’ (Warp)

On his sixth album for Warp, former IDM outfielder flits between idiosyncratic synth warble and dreamy folk pop.
Philip Sherburne / April 2, 2012

Xiu Xiu, ‘Always’ (Polyvinyl)

Jamie Stewart’s cutting art-rock (rape, murder, abortion) still reflects life’s cruelty, but also provides pop escape.
Josh Modell / April 2, 2012

Mirrorring, ‘Foreign Body’ (Kranky)

Grouper and Tiny Vipers join for pastoral guitar introspection; emerge with dry, affectless float.
Christopher R. Weingarten / April 2, 2012

DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles, ‘The Kolexxxion’ (Gracie Productions)

Bumpy’s tales of “the Gang Starr Bus” and bitchmade MCs save an hour of drab boom-bap.
Mosi Reeves / April 2, 2012

Carter Tutti Void, ‘Transverse’ (Mute)

On May 13, 2011, two generations of noiseniks met at London's Roundhouse to reconcile rhythm with the legacy of the avant-garde.
Philip Sherburne / March 30, 2012

Delta Spirit’s Sold-Out NYC Show By the Numbers

Rootsy indie rockers Delta Spirit are one of those rare groups who sound great on record but sound even better live, their compressed MP3 form…
Kory Grow / March 30, 2012

Zeus, ‘Busting Visions’ (Arts & Crafts)

Canadian prog-poppers giddily pull out all the retro-rock stops (cowbell, handclaps, harmonies, hooks galore).
Melissa Giannini / March 30, 2012

Andrew Bird, ‘Break It Yourself’ (Bella Union)

Genteel aesthete inches near the borders of his tastefully manicured comfort zone, but never past them.
Keith Harris / March 30, 2012

VCMG, ‘Ssss’ (Mute)

Half of O.G. Depeche Mode reunites for post-apocalyptic techno romp. Mutant synths wrestle stark, minimal bass, WWF style.
Puja Patel / March 30, 2012

Steve Lehman, ‘Dialect Fluorescent’ (Pi)

Bopping alto saxist leads tightrope trio through whip-smart originals, Coltrane, Willie Wonka.
Richard Gehr / March 30, 2012
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