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Sep 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

I was fortunate to be on hand for one of The Walkmen’s last live sets and also catch Hamilton Leithauser solo in one of the best shortened and frenetic festival sets I have ever seen. But here we get Leithauser in the more relaxed and regal setting (jackets required folks) of New York City’s Café Carlyle.  More

The Rentals

Q36

Self-Released

Sep 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Over the past quarter century Matt Sharp and an ever-expanding list of collaborators have transformed The Rentals into the rare kind of pop music project that is miraculously more relevant now than it was when it started in 1994. More

Sep 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The most meaningful reissues are those that offer a collective opportunity to reevaluate, not just celebrate. The Charlatans’ second album was well received by some outlets on its release in 1992, but those who remember the era will recall the British music press generally being down on it, and quick to shunt it aside once the band’s mid-’90s heyday commenced.  More

Sep 08, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It’s no coincidence that the triple whammy of Brexit, Boris Johnson, and Donald Trump has inspired a disenchanted legion of artists and musicians.  More

Tricky

Fall to Pieces

False Idols

Sep 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Fall to PiecesTricky’s illustrious 14th full-length LP, serves as the legendary musician’s reckoning of sorts. Although he’s infamous for being enigmatic, the producer has been letting his guard down more and more recently.  More

Sep 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Throwing Muses somewhat fittingly return with 10 near-perfect tracks to mark their 10th studio album. Sun Racket is all that you’d want from a Throwing Muses album and after a career spanning almost 40 years (30 years with this iteration of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo, and Bernard Georges)—this is an album that is on a par with their very best work.    

Lomelda

Hannah

Double Double Whammy

Sep 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Lomelda’s Hannah Read does what she does best on her latest album, Hannah. Namely, Read peels back the events of her life to reveal open-hearted ruminations on loneliness, long distances, chance encounters, and missed connections.  More

Big Black Delta

4

Self-Released

Sep 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

4 is another bold, brassy, and bionic Big Black Delta album. It smartly advances from 2016’s synthpop standout Trágame Tierra and 2017’s instrumental opus whoRU812 by adding massive hair metal guitars and new romantic mood swings.  More

Sep 02, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

For the perfect introduction to the frustrations Girl Friday explores on Androgynous Mary, look no further than the album cover. When creating the cover of the band’s long-awaited debut LP, the band members drew inspiration from an androgynous portrait of the Virgin Mary. More