Steve Wynn says that the reunited Dream Syndicate are still finding new territories (musical and otherwise) to explore. Their new album provides evidence of a hungry, vital band that is at peace with its reputation but eager to move forward.
Cass McCombs' Tip of the Sphere is as intricate as any of his work before it. Regardless of his approach and whether or not he intends to share much of it with the public, it's clearly one that works for him and his fans.
Girlpool's What Chaos Is Imaginary reckons with internal struggles that demand, but don't often get external confirmation. More often than not, it's successful in its quest to make sense out of transition and disarray.