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Dinner Party

Dinner Party

Sounds of Crenshaw/Empire

Jul 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The phrase supergroup tends to get thrown around a lot in reference to any collaborative project. In the case of Dinner Party however, the hyperbolic moniker might just be accurate. Terrace MartinKamasi WashingtonRobert Glasper, and 9th Wonder are all on the forefront of the blurred boundaries between jazz, soul, and hip-hop. More

Hum

Inlet

Polyvinyl

Jul 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Hum toured a bit in 2015, began working on new material in 2016, and in 2018 were reported to be finishing up a new album. There was ample warning that Inlet was coming, but long-awaited records like these don’t always materialize as promised.  More

Jul 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Brighton, England-based trio Dream Wife’s second album is a much less raucous affair than their eponymous 2018 debut. The band have toned down the incendiary guitars and combative vocal roar in favor of a more considered approach but there’s still much to enjoy here.  More

Jul 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If you were to take a telescope and point it out into the clear night sky, you would see the stars, the moon, maybe a planet or two. While the visible light from these celestial bodies is, in reality, minutes-to-decades old, that does not diminish the glow or your viewing of it. You can bask in that light. And in this same way, music fans can now—finally—bask in the music of Homegrown, the 1974-recorded and 2020-released “new” record from Hall of Fame songwriter, Neil Young.

Melkbelly

PITH

Wax Nine

Jul 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Melkbelly are self-described “noise-rock,” but I’d like to propose a modification. Theirs is music of passion, beauty, compositional complexity, and trickery, with plenty of discordant flourishes flying about.  More

Jul 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

What’s next from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard? Oh, just another in a series of live albums released in 2020. After three January live records (with proceeds going to Australian bushfire relief), this fourth one, Chunky Shrapnel, tells a different story. More

Ocean Alley

Lonely Diamond

UNIFIED Music Group

Jul 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Australian rockers Ocean Alley broke through with 2018’s Chiaroscuro, introducing wider audiences to its vintage blend of surf, psych rock, and blues.  More

Jul 06, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

In just 36 minutes, on Migration Stories M. Ward examines the spiritual side of migration: as descendants of our ancestors and as a species adjacently above animals in the wild.  More

Jul 06, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

There’s something truly special and exciting about discovering a new band, finding that you love their vibe, and on top of it all learning that they have been around for years and have loads of great records, including a 15th anniversary reissue of Giant on the Beach. More