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May 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If the past decade’s psych rock revolution has seen an influx of bands devoted to the blueprints forged by The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Black Angels—not to mention enabled some long overdue recognition for both of the aforementioned—it’s also introduced a wealth of other angles to this predominantly all-encompassing scene. More

May 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

During a time where many artists are delaying releases and tours are being involuntarily canceled or postponed, Laura Marling instead rushes forward into the breach.  More

May 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Kathleen is one of Warner Records newest signees. Raised in Steamboat Springs, Colorado but now based in Los Angeles, she draws from her poetry and environmentalist background in her conscious spin on the singer/songwriter formula.  More

May 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Hayley Williams is no stranger to attention and the stresses that come with celebrity, rising to fame at a very young age while fronting zippy pop-rock band Paramore. So stepping out on her own with a debut solo album seems less of a chance and more of a challenge Williams is eagerly willing to take.      More

I Break Horses


Bella Union

May 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Sweden’s I Break Horses (aka Maria Lindén) returns with her third album, Warningsdemonstrating her music has lost none of its magisterial artistry during the project’s six-year hiatus.  More

May 06, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Wake Up!, the debut album from Australian-born, LA-based singer/songwriter Hazel English toils in the over-crowded bittersweet, dream pop world from which it is hard to distinguish oneself from the masses.  More

May 06, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Broken Field Runner are an LA based group. Their 2019 record Lay My Head Down explored lead songwriter Tony Bucci’s experiences moving to LA from Upstate New York.  More

May 05, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Diet Cig’s debut, I Swear I’m Good At This, was a colorful coming-of-age story set to scrappy pop punk. While self-effacing, funny, and emotive, it also was very evidently the work of a young band. It delivered a high energy romp with some catchy, heart-on-your-sleeve writing but didn’t shoot much higher than that.  More

May 05, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

My ears have been craving a lovingly concocted amalgam of funk, soul, and psych rock, so it’s a huge delight to be reviewing the new Monophonics album, a group I first encountered at the Nice Jazz Festival in 2015.  More