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Oct 01, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t curtailed, its creativity where great art is concerned. Take Hull, England sextet Low Hummer for example.

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Sep 30, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Boy Scouts is a juxtapositional stage name for Oakland’s Taylor Vick. On the one hand, she arranges her tracks with the earthy innocence of campers. But, on the other hand, Vick’s lovesick lyrics are far more mature than anything a troupe of keener scouts would ever discuss.

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Sep 29, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Asheville, NC-based five-piece Wednesday are purveyors of what some have termed “Southern Shoegaze.” It’s a description that makes perfect sense on their viscerally chaotic second album Twin Plagues.

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Sep 28, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

“Will you ever get used/To the sound of yourself,” Mac McCaughan asks on the title track of his latest record, only the second one released under his own name. The question doubles as the first lines sung on The Sound of Yourself, which follows the unexpected instrumental opener “Moss Light.”

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Colleen Green

Cool

Hardly Art

Sep 27, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Colleen Green is endlessly cool, as she has proven over three albums, all adorned with her ever-present sunglasses and references to old Descendants records. 2015’s I Want to Grow Up, her last record of punk-tinged guitar pop, set expectations high for her follow-up, expectations that Green has been all too happy to put aside.

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Sep 24, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine’s A Beginner’s Mind is as brilliant in execution as it is in design. Stevens and the similarly voiced De Augustine decamped to Upstate New York and proceeded to write songs inspired by movies they watched the evening before.

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Sep 24, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Montreal’s Alexandra Levy, performing as Ada Lea, has a story to tell on her sophomore album, one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden. Rules of verse, cadence, song structure, melody, and other such genteel things, take a distant backseat to what she has to say.

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Sep 23, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

The dramatically transitional nature of this newborn decade, coupled with that of the reality that numerous genres and subgenres of popular music have inevitably, and quite literally, exhausted themselves over the past decade or so has left some listeners wondering exactly what may lie ahead in terms of a “post-pandemic” sound.

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Bad Waitress

No Taste

Royal Mountain

Sep 22, 2021 Music Web Exclusive

Visceral, unapologetic, raw, powerful, and right in your face. That’s perhaps a somewhat simplistic overview of the oeuvre of Toronto-based four-piece Bad Waitress.

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