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May 20, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Under his moniker Amen Dunes, Damon McMahon’s music is ever-changing. Even at its most accessible, his work is existentialist, mercurial, and layered.


May 17, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Beth Gibbons’ Lives Outgrown is a weary but resolute dispatch from the back half of existence.




Crumb Records

May 16, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

AMAMA, the new record from New York collective Crumb, is another beguiling chunk of spacey psych-pop, a continuation of their playful experimentation with genre and the possibilities of sound.




Fat Possum

May 15, 2024 Music Issue #72 - The ‘90s Issue with The Cardigans and Thurston Moore

Dehd’s excellent and playlist-worthy single “Bad Love” (from their 2022 album, Blue Skies) had a surf-punk vibe, but the band’s new album, Poetry, largely eliminates the punk in favor of the more relaxed breezy twang of surf.


May 15, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

By now, fans should know exactly what to expect from any new Paranoid Style album and this one, their first since 2022’s For Executive Meeting (and fourth overall full-length since their 2016 debut LP, Rolling Disclosure), is no exception.




Ed Banger/Because

May 14, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Don’t be fooled by the title: Hyperdrama is the most calm and organized Justice have ever been.


May 13, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Los Angeles indie stalwarts Local Natives have long been admired for their rich vocal tapestries and elegant arrangements.



With Love

Take This to Heart

May 10, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

Columbus, Ohio and Surnadal, Norway didn’t quite make the cut for the list of cities mentioned in Huey Lewis’ “The Heart of Rock and Roll.” But no worries, as Snarls (denizens of the first city mentioned above) have made sure “that back beat rhythm” is alive and well in those towns and wherever else they may journey.


May 10, 2024 Music Web Exclusive

It’s rare that covers albums live up to their billing. Typically, they are either boilerplate or staid and boring. Love, LA is not your typical covers album.