Articles tagged alternative rock

Ex Libras - “Leap of Faith” (video) (premiere)

The London band make a strong first impression on their new video.

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Kapitol - “All We Need” (audio) (premiere)

The Chilean band show huge crossover potential on their new single.

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Fall Out Boy: Make America Psycho Again

Fall Out Boy have comfortably nestled themselves on pop thrones, but that does not stop them from hashing out an average remix album.

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Guy Garvey: Courting the Squall

There's not a lot of squall in Elbow frontman Guy Garvey's solo debut, but there are more than enough promising moments to justify this eclectic venture.

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Skyler Cocco - “Some Nerve” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter blends classic grunge sounds with a strong pop sensibility on her new single.

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Oceans Over Airplanes - “A-Game” (audio) (premiere)

The Indiana band return with an infectious new alt-rock track.

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3 Nov 2015 // 1:20 AM

Gazpacho: Molok

Molok is another masterful excursion into the magnificent splendors and sorrows that make Gazpacho such a one-of-a-kind act.

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Coheed and Cambria - “The Audience” (behind the scenes video) (premiere)

The progressive rock favorites offer an inside glimpse at one of the most compelling tracks from their upcoming album.

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Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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25 Aug 2015 // 1:15 AM

Elbow: Lost Worker Bee EP

Lost Worker Bee can't help but feel like something of a stopgap, but it shows flashes of Elbow's brilliance.

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Nate Ruess: Grand Romantic

Nate Ruess anchors his first solo album by doing what he’s always done best: blowing the roof off the place with astronomically rangy, patently catchy hooks.

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IAMDYNAMITE - “Liz” (audio) (premiere)

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

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Savannah - “A Million Faces” (audio) (premiere)

The Orlando band sounds mainstream-ready on their confident new single.

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3 Aug 2015 // 11:00 AM

All Dogs - “Skin” (Singles Going Steady)

All Dogs' “Skin” sounds like it’s beamed from the mid-'90s golden age of alternative rock.

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Late Night Friends - ‘What I Think I’m Not’ (album stream) (premiere)

Los Angeles' Late Night Friends eschew a sunny Cali vibe for a greyer, heavier, northern British aesthetic that recalls '90s shoegaze.

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Agent Fresco - “Wait for Me” (video) (premiere)

The Icelandic band gets personal on its latest video.

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Eleventh Dream Day: Works For Tomorrow

Works For Tomorrow is not just a nice reminder of the Chicago rockers’ early vitality, it often feels as urgent and careening as any of their previous high-water marks.

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17 Jul 2015 // 1:30 AM

Ratatat: Magnifique

Five years after Ratatat's bloated experimental effort LP4, the Brooklyn duo have are back with the more focused and accessible Magnifique, which finds them returning to a guitar-centric approach.

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Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues)

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

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The Velvet Teen: All Is Illusory

It's good to have them back, if only for the promise of the next album.

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