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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

May 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Will Toledo is a lover of reinvention. His band—Car Seat Headrest—has, at different points, been a lo-fi Bandcamp project, indie darling, and a formidable arena-sized live act. Currently, the project is known best for its indie rock odysseys.  More

Austra

HiRUDiN

Domino

May 01, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It’s hard to get a take on Katie Austra Stelmanis, better known simply as Austra. It’s also hard not to like her sensual, electro-influenced, classical vibe. Her ever-evolving career path has seen a rollercoaster of genre-bending and style-shifting, from the dark and moody to danceable synth-pop to soothing new age and back again. More

Apr 30, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It seems that the millennial generation has officially reached the point of nostalgia for the music of their youth. So far in 2020, we have seen pop auteurs such as Poppy and Grimes going back to the sounds of the early 2000s and recontextualizing them for today. More

Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr

Club AC30/The Reverberation Appreciation Society

Apr 29, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Sometimes, a break is as good as a rest, and in the case of Texan shoegazers Ringo Deathstarr, it’s more than paid dividends. Nearly five years on from their last LP, Pure Mood, and with no imminent sign of any new music for most of that period, it wasn’t amiss for the odd rumor to surface that they’d called it a day. More

Apr 28, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Lust, love, and loyalty: these are the elements encompassed by DevotionMargaret Glaspy’s second LP. The album was recorded at Atomic Sound in Red Hook, Brooklyn with producer Tyler Chester (Blake Mills, Jackson Browne), following up her cheeky, no-nonsense debut full-length Emotions and Math in 2016 and her 2018 EP Born Yesterday. More

Apr 27, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Now where has this come from? Trace Mountains, the folk project of Dave Benton, once of the now defunct LVL UP, had two releases before Lost in the Country arrived. More

Harkin

Harkin

Handmirror

Apr 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Katie Harkin first cut her musical teeth in the mid-noughties with childhood friend Nestor Matthews when they formed Sky Larkin, going on to release a trio of critically acclaimed albums via Wichita Recordings.  More

Apr 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The Heavy Eyes are something of a Memphis blues-rock institution, and it’s high-time the wider world woke up to their storming riffs and killer songwriting with their latest album Love Like Machines. More