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Jan 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Forget the naysayers who'll tell you it was too polished and kitsch, the 1980s spawned some of the most innovative sounds in the history of music.  More

Jan 17, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Imagine creating a mixtape whereby it wasn't a case of simply selecting tracks, and deciding on the running order, but you actually began recording and producing a selection of much-loved songs enlisting the services of some of your favorite artists.  More

Jan 16, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It is an unmistakable fact that Bill Fay's rise to prominence in recent times is one of the greatest stories of contemporary music.  More

Jan 15, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

James Alex' ongoing, fireworks-beautiful, heartfelt and heart-worn tribute to Rock 'n' Roll & The Spirit of The Replacements (TM) reaches its potential peak here on his fourth full length (taking into account 2018's sometimes transcendent Quiet Slang record).  More

Pinegrove

Marigold

Rough Trade

Jan 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The fragrance of a marigold is anything but subtle. In fact, the flower's pungency is believed to have the strength to lure the dead back across the threshold to the living. Many of Evan Stephens Hall's songs on Pinegrove's third studio album, Marigold, seek that same path out of stasis and back to normalcy. More

Jan 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Georgia Barnes' second album was due to be released last summer. That was until she managed to secure a spot on the BBC Radio 1 A-List with her single "Started Out," a rare and bracing achievement for an independent dance producer, much less one that prefers to use exclusively analogue recording equipment, less still for a female artist that writes and produces in her own studio. More

Jan 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Since Mikal Cronin has been playing fresh rock music—whether writing songs solo or in a backing band with friends—for 10 years, I've got a nickname for him: Cronin the Conquistador. More

Jan 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Cigarettes After Sex (aka Greg Gonzalez) brought the sensuality back to indie rock with his 2017 self-titled debut, an album that, across swaying dreams like "K" and the unmatchable "Apocalypse," brought an unexpected edge of sexiness, open-heartedness and musical transportation to a rather staid scene. More

Jan 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The latest in an ongoing series of ballets scored by everyone's favorite angel, Sufjan Stevens, was Justin Peck's The Decalogue in 2017.  More