Articles tagged alternative rock

9 Dec 2016 // 12:00 PM

Mondo Cozmo - “Shine” (Live at Bardot) (video) (premiere)

Mondo Cozmo blends anthemic Britpop and Americana into a winning stadium-ready sound.

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7 Dec 2016 // 9:07 AM

Papa M: Highway Songs

Considering the circumstances, Papa M’s latest is an unexpectedly unburdened record.

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Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger (Deluxe Edition)

Twenty-five years on, the populace gets a renewed look at Soundgarden’s contribution to the year punk broke with a fully loaded reissue of their career-changing Badmotorfinger.

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Klimt 1918 - “It Was to Be” (audio) (premiere)

Hear new track from Italy's Klimt 1918 in advance of the group's new release Sentimentale Jugend.

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Grunge Fans Pay Homage to Temple of the Dog in San Francisco

It’s moments like these where music fans can rightfully feel genuine hope for humanity at a time when the world seems to be going mad.

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The Pack A.D.: Positive Thinking

The Pack A.D. deliver their most hard hitting, personal and overall best work to date.

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The Wedding Present: Going, Going…

More than 30 years on, David Gedge and the Wedding Present remain a vital voice in the world of noisy indie pop.

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I’ve Waited Ages: An Interview with Wire’s Colin Newman

With the influence of rock group Wire still ringing large, Colin Newman talks about the haphazard, almost casual way that his first three solo albums emerged (now finally re-released).

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2 Nov 2016 // 10:50 AM

Ani DiFranco - “Play God” (Singles Going Steady)

The beauty of the song lies in its ability to act as a unifying rallying call while still being a memorable song in its own right.

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Former Cure Man Finds Peace On the Road to Recovery

This volume is more than a day-to-day account of life inside the band: It's the story of how Lol Tolhurst came back from the brink and emerged a fuller man.

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1 Nov 2016 // 10:30 AM

Radiohead - “The Numbers” (Singles Going Steady)

Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and a CR78 drum machine are back to treat fans now to a minimalist take on the song.

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31 Oct 2016 // 1:20 AM

Alabama 3: Blues

Alabama 3 show once again why they're the sheriffs of this two-bit blues-rock town.

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Eyeless in Gaza: Picture the Day (A Career Retrospective 1981-2016)

This career-spanning anthology reveals not only Eyeless in Gaza’s import to the development of synthpop but also their ongoing commitment to exploring and even breaking the boundaries of that genre in consistently rewarding ways.

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28 Oct 2016 // 1:10 AM

July Talk: Touch

Toronto quintet crafts fantastic sophomore LP fusing primeval blues, post-punk clamor, and sexual dynamism.

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Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues

Arizona's power-pop emo heroes are back with a diverse new album full of sonic riches and emotional maturity.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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“You Can’t Plan a Jam”: An Interview With Dean Ween

"If it's going somewhere, it might get a bass solo and a drum solo for two minutes. But that's jamming, you know?"

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18 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Mike Watt - “Big Train” (audio) (premiere)

Legendary punk rocker Mike Watt returns with a crackling new live album, "ring spiel" tour '95, in November.

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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

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14 Oct 2016 // 1:10 AM

Jah Wobble: In Dub

This collection of selections and collaborations spanning 30 years confirms Jah Wobble as the foremost interpreter and practitioner of dub on the global scale. He is a consummate musician to boot.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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