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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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Cambridge’s Tom Lumley and the Brave Liaison today release a scything and anthemic track, ‘Fake Friends’, that is a scintillating post punk bash filled with energy and attitude. The guitar attack is sparkling and crunchy, the rhythm section insistent and thunderous and the vocals and melodies urgent and indelible. The track is off the band’s …

Sometimes you uproot your life right before a global pandemic, which is to say that it was incredibly unfortunate timing for Canadian Dylan MacDonald when he did that early last year, moving to Toronto where it rapidly became clear that his only option was to focus on writing music – it was a fraught but …

In what is very welcome news for a Tuesday afternoon – or indeed, any other part of your week – the Oakland, CA-based Taylor Vick is back at it. Following the release of Free Company in 2019, she released a standalone single called ‘Wish’ in March of last year, with a high-profile SXSW slot lined …

You know we like a bit of Low around these parts. The Duluth, MN-based duo of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker are on a hot streak at the moment, with their last two albums Ones & Sixes and Double Negative regarded as career highlights. Incidentally the pair worked with BJ Burton for those, and it’s …

If you know New Jersey workhorse Kevin Basko, then you know he doesn’t do things by halves. He’s spent much of the previous decade as the main creative force behind Rubber Band Gun, and put out a fully-fledged album pretty much fortnightly under this name in 2019. All 25 of those records are on his …

The legendary and charismatic Ron S Peno fronted the iconic Died Pretty since the eighties, with time off for bad behaviour and a band hiatus. Having moved to Melbourne, he formed Ron S Peno and the Superstitions while his Died Pretty partner in crime, guitarist Brett Myers, stayed near Sydney, playing with Joey’s Coop. For Peno, 2019 …

Grammy Award-nominated artists Tycho and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service) have released a landmark, anthemic new collaboration Only Love, available now via Mom + Pop Music/Ninja Tune. The track powerfully and meticulously fuses Tycho’s transcendent production and signature arrangements with Gibbard’s cathartic, deeply humanist lyricism. This is the first major electronic …

Craft Recordings celebrates the 20th anniversary of Drowning Pool’s best-selling debut, Sinner, with the album’s first-ever vinyl release. Set for release on September 17, 2021, the nu-metal classic features such favourites as “Tear Away,” “Sinner,” and the band’s platinum-selling signature hit “Bodies.” “Sinner is literally perfect. I remember hearing and seeing it all come together,” says Drowning Pool frontman Jasen Moreno. “We shared the …

Infinity Broke are a band that does not go gently into the night: their new album ‘Your Dream My Jail’ is an excoriating, driven, thunderous slice of post-punk cake that is angular, studded and visceral. Guitars wail and caterwaul, drums crash like waves on an exposed coast and singer Jamie Hutchings (formerly of nineties indie …

Every so often I find myself bored with my current rotation of music and before I know it I am falling down a rabbit hole on streaming platforms trying to find something new to hold my attention. When “Needed A Change of Pace” first dropped on my desk, I remember feeling physically excited to hear …