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Aug 23, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Emerging from the Philadelphia DIY punk scene in the latter half of the decade, Sheer Mag have been a fun breath of fresh air.  More

Aug 22, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Animated Violence Mild, the fourth full-length from Benjamin John Power's Blanck Mass, builds on 2017's excellent World Eater to deliver his most vicious, focused, and danceable release yet.  More

Aug 22, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Dry Cleaning's debut EP, Sweet Princess, is a kind of angular, wiry post-punk record that concerns itself with lyrical microcosms rather than the bigger picture. More

Jay Som

Anak Ko

Polyvinyl

Aug 21, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The growth of Melina Duterte has been both exponential and unsurprising. After releasing a collection of demos onto Bandcamp in 2015 (with a subsequent re-release of those songs becoming 2016's Turn Into), the artist known as Jay Som dropped her debut LP, 2017's Everybody Works, to critical acclaim.  More

Shura

forevher

Secretly Canadian

Aug 20, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Sometimes an album is so much more than its music. It represents something that extends further that what we hear. Forevher, the second album from English synth-pop artist Shura, is one of those releases.  More

Aug 20, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

South London's Kate Tempest has been something of a revelation over this decade. The success of this spoken-word poet has been unparalleled in the UK, to the extent that she even received a fair amount of backlash from some corners of the Internet.  More

Amason

Galaxy I

Amasonason

Aug 19, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Crafty Swedes Amason have remained relatively quiet since 2015's debut album Sky City, but they're making up for lost time with plans to rapid fire release two albums in a row. More

Aug 19, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

One year in the last decade, I had what can only be described as a "moment" with the band Narnia at a festival in leafy England. If you don't know the band, they play symphonic, almost operatic Scandinavian metal, of the sort not often appreciated these days. More

Aug 16, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The ability to surprise is a valuable commodity, one too often in short supply. Enter King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, combining one of the best names in music with a prodigious work ethic and an unerring knack for leftfield diversions. More