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Mar 27, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Dua Lipa didn’t feel destined for superstardom. At some point between the release of the “New Rules” video and her triumphant night at the 2018 Brit Awards, Lipa’s rise seemed not only inevitable but necessary.  More




Mar 26, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Based around the creative nucleus of best friends Asha Lorenz and Louis O’Bryen, Sorry have steadily been gaining a reputation as one of the most innovative new artists to emerge from the flourishing London underground scene in recent years. More

Mar 26, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It’s said that the initial stages of falling in love can induce a euphoric biological state similar to being high on Cocaine. The surge of dopamine, adrenaline, and serotonin produces an addictive, dizzying rush of emotions. And yet with every high comes the inevitable low, More

Mar 25, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The opening track of Waxahatchee’s (aka Katie Crutchfield) latest album, Saint Cloud, is titled “Oxbow.” Like its name implies, the song gently wends its way through boomy drumbeats and modulating synths to empty out into an alluvial plain of Crutchfield’s relationships with friends, family, lovers, and herself.  More

Mar 25, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Eric Elbogen returns as Say Hi with a synth-driven album featuring a significant sonic evolution and some of his strongest work to date.  More

Mar 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Guitar music is dead, long live guitar music. Or something like that. More

Rose Cousins


Outside Music

Mar 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

On her 2017 album Natural ConclusionRose Cousins really pulled out all of the stops. Desperate to leave behind the lazy comparisons to Joni Mitchell (these basically boiled down to “well, they’re both girls from Canada who sing, right?”), she cultivated a brooding, plush, refined record that served as an overlooked masterpiece in a year of gargantuan statements.

Mar 23, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The truth about music criticism is you don’t spend that much time with the record in question. Some huge bands have events where journalists cram into a room in New York or LA and listen to the album, take their notes, and write their reviews based upon that. More

Mar 20, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Ever since the Arctic Monkeys burst onto the music scene nearly 15 years ago, British indie rock has enjoyed something of a renaissance.  More