Devon Welsh

Dream Songs

You Are Accepted

Sep 14, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

What unites the faithful? Many folks who attend a place of worship await the moment when the leader of the congregation invites his flock to open their prayer books and sing; even the most adamant non-believer can sense the sublime in the simple melodies of hymns in flight. More

Sep 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The charming father of Western pop music, Sir Paul McCartney has had a remarkable career. Not many songwriters can claim to have been in one of the most influential bands in history, written some of the most successful tunes in living memory, and still be going some 55 years later.  More

Sep 13, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

This is the same Waxahatchee that gave us the splendidly energetic buzz rock of Out in the Storm last year. But you won't believe it when listening to Great Thunder. More

Sep 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Fresh off a six-year break from 2012's Sweet Heart Sweet Light, Jason Pierce's acclaimed space-rock outfit, Spiritualized makes a lush return with their seventh full-length, And Nothing Hurt. More

Fred Thomas



Sep 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Fred Thomas is the kind of storyteller that you seem to meet through his music. For many listeners who hadn't seen the 15-year veteran freewheeling across the northeast, Polyvinyl introduced us to the songwriter and his gushing monologues. More

Sep 11, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

Incredibly, 2018 marks Low's 25th year in existence. The Duluth, Minnesota trio have continued to steadfastly craft their niche and throughout remained a steady pair of hands to guide you through their traverses of dark and light alike.  More

Sep 11, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

If you missed the Mothers hype two years ago, chances are you forgot that Athens' biggest deal in the blogosphere existed. No problem: these slowcore web-weavers aren't even the same band anymore.  More

Sep 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Finding a theme to hang a compilation album on is key to the whole endeavor. Veteran musician Marc Ribot makes no mistakes on Songs of Resistance - 1942-2018, combining and updating classic protest songs for the Trump era. More

Sep 10, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

A funny thing happened after February. The month before, you could count four separate Ought T-shirts at a Snail Mail gig in Atlanta. But a month after, suddenly no one wanted to talk about what used to be the underground's favorite post-existentialist saviors from Montréal.  More