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Dec 05, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The rise of IDLES over the last 18 months has been heartening to watch. After years of half-focused gestation, the Bristol band had one of the best debut albums of 2017 with Brutalism, but with little U.S. exposure their first North American tour in March of 2018 was a modest four dates at small venues in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and Toronto. More

Dec 04, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

This is a seemingly unlikely re-recording of the Wedding Present album that served as a stop-gap compilation of early singles between the releases of their iconic 1987 album George Best and 1989's definitiveSeamonsters.  More


If We Ever Live Forever

Bodan Kuma Recordings

Dec 03, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Twenty years is a long time in music, especially when half of that time has been spent on hiatus. So when Longwave announced their return last year along with a new bass player (Christian Bongers, formerly of Loudspeaker and Botanica) it was met with gasps of excitement from various corners of the globe, and rightly so. More

Dec 02, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Earlier this year, Charly Bliss' sophomore record Young Enough delivered a polished, near-perfect makeover of the sweet and rowdy power pop Eva Hendricks and co. debuted just two years ago. More

Girl Ray


Moshi Moshi

Nov 29, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

There was a time when any attempt by an indie band to "pivot to pop" would be viewed with deep suspicion and no small amount of cynicism. But since the advent of streaming services and social media music has become a far less tribal affair with people much more open and willing to embrace a wide variety of genres. More

Big Star

In Space


Nov 28, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

In Space, from later day Big Star, might be a mixed bag of an album, but it's one we were lucky to get. More

Nov 27, 2019 Music

In 1997, that dog. released their last LP, Retreat From the Sun. It was brash and delicate, full of distorted guitars and whip-smart hooks and it should have dominated FM radio. But, it didn't, and that dog. quietly slipped off the radar as the new millennium began. More

Nov 26, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

There's a moment on "The Nub," the 12-plus minute eighth track on leaving meaning, the 15th official studio album by Swans and the first with this line-up. More


Everyday Life


Nov 25, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Coldplay knew what they were doing by releasing at the same time the first two singles, "Orphans" and "Arabesque," ahead of their eighth studio album, Everyday LifeMore