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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020  

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

Braids

Shadow Offering

Secret City

Jul 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

here’s a certain aesthetic that Braids’ latest album Shadow Offering manages to encapsulate. Its beauty is intentionally layered and ruminative; frontwoman Raphaelle Standell-Preston possesses ethereal vocals that effortlessly elevate their tracks. The Canadian facet specializes in temperamental art rock, and Shadow Offering kindly connects the dots from where 2015’s Deep in the Iris left off. At just nine tracks long, the record unfolds in a brief but stunningly pervasive way. More

Noveller

Arrow

Ba Da Bing

Jul 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Since first picking up a guitar in high school, Sarah Lipstate has relentlessly explored the possibilities of what guitar music can be. She is genuinely a true innovator, and when she performs live under her Noveller moniker, she is essentially a one-woman orchestra. Displaying complete mastery of her instrument combined with a plethora of effects pedals, Lipstate has employed technology to augment and articulate her creativity and enhance her artistic expression. More

bdrmm

Bedroom

Sonic Cathedral

Jul 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Hull, England five-piece bdrmm might be the most consonant-heavy musical ensemble on the planet right now. But what they may lack in vowel usage they more than make up for in the tunes department. More

Porcelain Raft

Come Rain

Self-Released

Jul 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

An ode to wet weather in a time of drought, Come Rain is Mauro Remiddi’s fourth album as Porcelain RaftMore