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Feb 21, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

At this stage, it would be a disservice to merely dub The Smile a “Radiohead side project.” The trio—composed of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet’s Tom Skinner—deserve better than that.


Feb 20, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

This half-speed mastered reissue is the best way to revisit this Who classic.


Feb 19, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

From the time The Feelies released their now classic debut album Crazy Rhythms in 1980 and especially since 1986’s The Good Earth, they have received countless comparisons to The Velvet Underground.





Feb 16, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Over the years IDLES have proven to be a surprisingly divisive band. Derided by some for their earnest lyrics, sloganeering, and self-flagellating portrayal of male angst, they’re celebrated by as many for precisely the same.


Feb 14, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

For Harm’s Way, Ducks Ltd.—the duo of Tom McGreevy and Evan Lewis—met up with a bevy of Chicago’s finest (Ratboys’ Julia Steiner and Marcus Nuccio, Finom’s Macie Stewart among many others) for a cross border recording session in the Windy City.


Feb 13, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Back in the ’90s, Los Angeles-based slowcore pioneers Acetone made some of the finest indie rock of the entire decade, that is until singer/bassist Richie Lee’s untimely suicide in 2001.


Feb 12, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Over the past decade or so, all of R.E.M.’s Warner Brothers era albums (which spanned from 1988’s Green to their swan song, 2011’s Collapse Into Now) have been reissued, typically in chronological order.


Feb 09, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Madi Diaz opens Weird Faith with a question and a confession: “What the fuck do you want?/‘Cause I’ll give you all that I’ve got.” Those opening lines encapsulate Diaz’s sixth full-length album, a record that is often tender and unfussed in presentation, yet full of unsparing honesty.


Feb 08, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Back in 2003, especially coming after Spiritualized’s dual masterpieces of 2001’s Let It Come Down and 1997’s breakthrough Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space, Amazing Grace felt like a bit of a letdown.