Sep 19, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Axel Willner, better known as The Field, is one of those acts who mastered his craft so quickly that he had completed the hard work almost immediately. His debut From Here We Go to Sublimeremains a recent landmark record not just in electronic music, but in general as a masterstroke of carving one's niche and exploiting it for all it's worth. More

Sep 18, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

With a pair of well-received, commercially viable albums in the shape of 2013's Bloodsports and 2015's Night Thoughts, London's often overlooked glam antidote to Britpop have turned what looked like a brief and beautiful comeback into an ongoing concern. More

Sep 18, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

We Were Promised Jetpacks have released a multi-headed monster of an album for anyone who cares to notice. And if you play this fourth full-length studio album by these Scottish rockers only once, you will certainly take notice. More

Sep 17, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Brisbane's The Goon Sax were lovable amateurs on the road to maturity. And there's some merit to thatthough still a jangly tangle of adolescent nerves, We're Not Talking bumps the trio into even brighter paisley territory as they explore the friction and ache of a couple's first breakup.  More

Sep 14, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

UK modern soul collective Jungle make suspiciously uncontroversial music. On their self-titled debut, their brand of moody mid-tempo funk was meticulously-crafted to soundtrack festival coverage and sports montages.  More

Sep 14, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

It's hard to deny someone's personhood when they're going through the same struggles you are. Katherine Paul, known musically as Black Belt Eagle Scout, is a self-described "queer indigenous radical feminist," but this trait could be easy to miss if not for her artistic moniker and her song titles (such as "Indians Never Die"). More

Devon Welsh

Dream Songs

You Are Accepted

Sep 14, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

What unites the faithful? Many folks who attend a place of worship await the moment when the leader of the congregation invites his flock to open their prayer books and sing; even the most adamant non-believer can sense the sublime in the simple melodies of hymns in flight. More

Sep 13, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The charming father of Western pop music, Sir Paul McCartney has had a remarkable career. Not many songwriters can claim to have been in one of the most influential bands in history, written some of the most successful tunes in living memory, and still be going some 55 years later.  More

Sep 13, 2018 Music Issue #64 -  Kamasi Washington

This is the same Waxahatchee that gave us the splendidly energetic buzz rock of Out in the Storm last year. But you won't believe it when listening to Great Thunder. More