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Feb 05, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

First records are often the culmination of years of build-up. Where does a band go next? For Norwegian pop punk four-piece Sløtface, the answer seems to be more of the same, only better. More

Feb 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Mystic FamiliarDan Deacon's first new album since 2015's Gliss Riffer, is far and away his most personal work yet. A single cursory listen reveals several surprising new elements at play.  More

Frances Quinlan


Saddle Creek

Feb 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

For its strong humanist streak, ironically Hop Along leader Frances Quinlan's solo album, Likewise, opens with an array of teeth and bones. More

Jan 31, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Crimson Tide; a 1995 blockbuster drama somewhat inspired by the Cuban Missile Crisis, perhaps inspires the name, if nothing else, for the opening track of Destroyer's 12th album Have We Met. More

Jan 30, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It's been a torrid few years for Mackenzie Scott, better known by her creative alter ego TORRESThree Futures, her third album and her first for 4AD, was released in September 2017 to substantial acclaim from critics and fans alike. More




Jan 29, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

ALA.NI has certainly made a massive impression entirely on her own terms. Her unique take on DIY has seen her develop a sparse sound made from sampling voices, beat boxing, strings, and brass to create intricate, if not slightly bizarre, songs with delicate arrangements which has been a huge hit with the critics.  More

Jan 28, 2020 Music Issue #66 - My Favorite Album - Angel Olsen and Sleater-Kinney

The music on this self-proclaimed psych-funk band's fifth studio album Presto draws from a variety of genres and sits comfortably between the jazz-rock stylings reminiscent of Frank Zappa and the rhythmic grooves of modern jam bands.  More

Jan 27, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

On their third album, Nashville's Colony House return to the colossal, yet pensive indie rock anthems of their debut with a mix of old tricks (hope-filled lyrics, thundering soundscapes) and new ones (playful beat switches, danceable grooves).  More

Bombay Bicycle Club

Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

Mmm.../Caroline International/Island

Jan 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

An ingratiating warmth washes over, and at times threatens to smother, Bombay Bicycle Club's fifth albumthe band's first since their loosely-defined hiatus from 2016 to 2018. The English four-piece took a surprisingly adventurous path to indie-rock fame in their first spell, evolving from spiky post-Arctic Monkeys rock to lush-indie pop over their first three albums.  More