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Tuesday, August 11th, 2020  

ToBy

The Outside

Magnetic Moon

Aug 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Miami rapper and actor ToBy sketches a warped summer daydream on The Outside. His smooth flow and the sunburnt trap beats set the backdrop for stories that range from reflections on Egyptian mythology to the tolls of excess and meditations on mortality.  More

Moses Sumney

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Jagjaguwar

Aug 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

“I insist upon my right to be multiple,” intones Taiye Selasi’s modulated voice over skeletal percussion and misty vocal samples on “also also also and and and,” one of græ’s interludes.  More

Jaga Jazzist

Pyramid

Brainfeeder

Aug 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The rock-infused orchestral jazz of Jaga Jazzist is somewhat unclassifiable at the best of times, but on Pyramid’s four tracks the band show, if it were possible, yet more willfully abandoned creativity and compositional craft than they have before. More

Aug 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Purple Noon, the fourth full-length album from Washed Out, is built on a foundation of smooth electronics, disarming melodies, and sharp visuals. Musically, it’s a panorama of lush, expressive songs buoyed by Ernest Greene’s penchant for inventing atmosphere.  More

Jenny O.

New Truth

Mama Bird Recording Co.

Aug 07, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

New Truth, the third album by Los Angeles artist Jenny O. (full name Jennifer Anne Ognibene) was written and recorded against the backdrop to an unexpected and cruel twist of fate.  More

Luke Jenner

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Manono

Aug 06, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The Rapture frontman Luke Jenner’s solo debut steps away from dance-punk for a dreamlike, stylistically diverse, autobiographical journey through childhood trauma. More

Aug 05, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Jon Hassell is still in the Fourth World, and boy, it sounds like a better place than wherever the hell we are.  More

Silverbacks

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Central Tones

Aug 04, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The new wave of bands from Ireland enjoying critical acclaim and success in the UK and beyond have often been poetic, brooding, and intense.  More

Aug 03, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Fontaines D.C.’s 2019 debut, Dogrel, placed them among IDLES and Girl Band as rising stars of the post-punk revival, but with an especially literate and distinctly Irish bend to their music.  More