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Secretly Canadian

Aug 20, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Sometimes an album is so much more than its music. It represents something that extends further that what we hear. Forevher, the second album from English synth-pop artist Shura, is one of those releases.  More

Aug 20, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

South London's Kate Tempest has been something of a revelation over this decade. The success of this spoken-word poet has been unparalleled in the UK, to the extent that she even received a fair amount of backlash from some corners of the Internet.  More


Galaxy I


Aug 19, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Crafty Swedes Amason have remained relatively quiet since 2015's debut album Sky City, but they're making up for lost time with plans to rapid fire release two albums in a row. More

Aug 19, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

One year in the last decade, I had what can only be described as a "moment" with the band Narnia at a festival in leafy England. If you don't know the band, they play symphonic, almost operatic Scandinavian metal, of the sort not often appreciated these days. More

Aug 16, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The ability to surprise is a valuable commodity, one too often in short supply. Enter King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, combining one of the best names in music with a prodigious work ethic and an unerring knack for leftfield diversions. More

Russian Circles

Blood Year

Sargent House

Aug 16, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Reviewing a Russian Circles album is always a fun privilege. By this point in the band's storied career, we know what we're getting when we press playtaut intensity, finely-wrought emotion, and every ounce of technical proficiency which can be called forth from a dynamic post-rock ensemble.  More

Aug 15, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

When the news broke in January that Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, would be producing the new album from the now-legendary feminist punk-rock trio Sleater-Kinney, the reaction was overwhelmingly positive.  More

Aug 15, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

From the moment the metronomic "An Itch" opens the set of Fever Ray's latest release, Live at Troxy, the crowd responds in recognition to a favorite from Karin Dreijer's most recent studio album, PlungeMore




Aug 15, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Skillet have been around so long it is hard to know which phase their career is in. Having outgrown the insular Christian rock scene and finding themselves sharing stages with some of the titans of their genre, the band emerge with more positive, hard, and heavy anthems of hope.  More