Articles tagged alternative rock

Against Me!: Shape Shift With Me

This worthy follow-up to the acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues finds Against Me! tackling a breakup album with the same energy and fury they used to reserve for political and social issues.

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Beware of Darkness: Are You Real?

The second album from Beware of Darkness is as much a pump-up playlist as it is a follow-up to their 2013 debut.

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Grouplove Celebrate ‘Big Mess’ Release with Wild NYC Shows (Photos)

On release day for their latest Big Mess, Grouplove packed Baby's in Brooklyn for a sweaty show.

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19 Sep 2016 // 10:24 AM

Beck - “Wow” (Singles Going Steady)

Opinions are sharply divided on this new Beck track.

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Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Veteran producer Daniel Lanois frees his music completely on the appropriately-named Goodbye to Language.

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree

Much of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 16th album was created before tragedy struck Nick Cave's family, but that loss permeates through every track.

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Tokyo Police Club: Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part One)

Tokyo Police Club were a hype band in 2006. Ten years and multiple full-length releases later, Tokyo Police Club have continued to make pretty much the same music.

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12 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Schmilco

On their tenth studio album, Wilco dial down the noise but remain compelling, edgy and tuneful.

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The Verve: A Storm in Heaven / A Northern Soul

If the Verve had stayed broken up after their 1995 split, leaving behind only the music on these two reissues, it still would have been enough.

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7 Sep 2016 // 1:55 PM

Against Me! - “Crash” (Singles Going Steady)

Against Me! has fun with power pop, stepping back a few decades with Kiss-style face paint and low-budget sci-fi references.

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7 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Teenage Fanclub: Here

Teenage Fanclub sounds timeless as the band upsets the pure melodic centers of these songs with masterful, subtle shifts in layering and tone.

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1 Sep 2016 // 11:00 AM

Placebo - “Jesus’ Son” (Singles Going Steady)

Placebo's new single is an anthem for living life and doing it without fear... maybe.

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“I Had to Step Up My Game”: An Interview with Nels Cline of Wilco

In a candid interview with PopMatters, Nels Cline discusses his new double album, why it took a quarter of a century to come to fruition, and his role in the ever-evolving Wilco.

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Daniel Lanois - “Deconstruction” (feat. Rocco DeLuca) (Singles Going Steady)

Melodic, ethereal, uplifting; if any song could literally take you to another planet, it would be this one.

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29 Aug 2016 // 10:15 AM

Pixies - “Talent” (Singles Going Steady)

"Talent" has an urgent groove, interesting pop culture references and some instantly recognizable Joey Santiago guitar riffs.

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26 Aug 2016 // 8:57 AM

Young the Giant - “Something to Believe In” (live) (premiere)

Young the Giant are headlining tonight's AUDIENCE Network concert with an amazing performance and interview.

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Esben and the Witch - “Sylvan” (audio) (premiere)

Hear the first new music from the post-rock trio Esben and the Witch in three years.

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23 Aug 2016 // 3:01 PM

Green Day - “Bang Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

This sounds more classic Green Day than anything they have done in awhile.

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‘Animal Rights’: Moby’s Attempt to Agitate Everyone Who Refused to Listen

Moby the artist -- and electronic music as a whole -- could not and would not be contained by fans' status-quo-worshipping conservatism.

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Young the Giant: Home of the Strange

Home of the Strange won't convert any naysayers of Young the Giant's straight-and-narrow take on alternative rock, but it underscores what has emboldened their fanbase for so long

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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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