Brooklyn's DIIV make a very welcome and pretty grandiose return with new seventeen track LP Is The Is Are. It is an album years and many personal struggles in the making for its architect, Zachary Cole Smith, all played out against the swooning, hazy and driving sound sonics that DIIV have made their own.
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This week we had new music from Villagers, Sea Pinks, Guadalupe Plata, our record of the week from Hinds and that massive new David Bowie album... but we're taking the time out to look ahead at the next few months, things that we know about and things that we think we know about.So amongst many many more, we're already pretty exited about;15th JanuaryDaughter, Yorkston / Thorne / Khan, Mystery Jets, Dylan LeBlanc, Suede. 22nd JanuaryHowes, Ty Segall, The Besnard Lakes, De Rosa, Fat White Family, Tortoise, The High Llamas, NZCA Lines, Savages, Shearwater, Promise And The Monster, Eleanor Friedberger, Aidan Knight, Nils Frahm, Jesu/ Sun Kil Moon, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Tindersticks, Chairlift.29th JanuaryMONEY, Astrid Williamson, Bloc Party, Night Beats, Your Friend, Cian Nugent, Walter Martin.5th FebruaryField Music, Jeb Loy Nichols, Benji Hughes, The Prettiots, DIIV, Porches, Sunflower Bean, Mass Gothic, nonkeen.12th FebruaryYou Say Party, School of Seven Bells, Kanye West.19th FebruaryChoir of Young Believers, Animal Collective, Wild Nothing, TEEN.26th FebruaryQuilt, Steve Mason, Sarah Neufeld,... Continue Reading →
In this special 2015 issue; One hundred albums, interviews with Carrie Brownstein, Kamasi Washington and Ryley Walker plus new articles from Jon Savage and Laura Snapes.You can read it in full here.The top one hundred albums list is as follows;1 Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell2 Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear3 Ryley Walker - Primrose Green4 Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness5 Kamasi Washington - The Epic6 Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit7 Badbadnotgood & Ghostface Killah - Sour Soul8 Tobias Jesso Jnr. - Goon9 Kurt Vile - b’lieve i’m goin down10 Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love11 Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love12 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp... Continue Reading →