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Feb 24, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Shopping is more than just Rachel Aggs, but it comes as no surprise to find the British post-punk trio's fourth record opening on her distinctive guitar work. She plays with a glorious sharpness, fluidly precise, jarring without turning discordant. More

King Krule

Man Alive!

True Panther/Matador

Feb 21, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Three years ago, Archy Marshall (aka King Krule) announced himself as one of this generation's most omnipresent and perceptive songwriters. On 2017's The Ooz, the then-23-year-old offered us a scuzzy, messy, caustic glimpse at his London-centric existence. More

Feb 20, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

"GUARANTEED REAL TEENAGERS." That was the promise on the back cover of Trailer, Ash's 1994 debut mini album. In the first week of 1995, the NME deemed the trio from Northern Ireland an up-and-comer poised to break out that year, claiming that Ash were "the only band in the world who've turned down supports with Green Day and Pearl Jam because of homework."  More

of Montreal

UR FUN

Polyvinyl

Feb 19, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Kevin Barnes has been doing this a while. As the brain behind of Montreal, he has been creating colorful psychedelic pop for over two decades. Yet the band's latest release, UR FUN, instantly conjures a different image from its previous work. More

Mush

3D Routine

Memphis Industries

Feb 18, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

If nothing else, Mush are a lot of fun. Hailing from Leeds in England, the post-punk four-piece barrel through each of the songs on 3D Routine, their debut record, with an exuberance that's hard not to find infectious. More

Feb 17, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Algiers promise more than they deliver. The quartet stand apart from the vast majority of their peers in their desire—nay, compulsion—to use every moment of their presence in the public space to challenge the status quo. More

Tennis

Swimmer

Mutually Detrimental

Feb 14, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Some 80 years ago, John Steinbeck and his longtime friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, put out into the Sea of Cortez (aka the Gulf of California for you modernists) on an expedition to collect marine invertebrates.  More

Feb 13, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The members of Wolf Parade should be commended for following their instincts instead of following trends. Since their debut album in 2005 they have been creating a distinctive and interesting indie rock sound with perhaps Modest Mouse a sonic touchstone.  More

Field Music

Making a New World

Memphis Industries

Feb 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The recent 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice has led to a revival in popular interest in the period. English art-rock group Field Music added its voice to the mix with performances at the Imperial War Museum last year. The songs they wrote formed the basis for Making a New World, their latest album. More