Articles tagged alternative

Boss Battle - “Ride” (audio) (premiere)

The Austin band cranks out some boisterous and catchy industrial rock on their new track.

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Lexi Scherr - “Not the Kind” (audio) (premiere)

If you're going to take inspiration from a contemporary singer-songwriter, you can't do much better than Natasha Khan.

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25 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

Ryn Weaver: The Fool

An electrifying, although imperfect, debut that rightfully sets the anti-pop princess on the map.

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Luxxe - “Entomologist” (audio) (premiere)

If you want confident, hooky folk pop, this new Arizona band has you sorted.

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The Jean Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean Paul Sartre Experience

New Zealand’s noisy and delightful Jean Paul Sartre Experience, overlooked in their time, are resurrected in this box set for a new generation that should not let them pass by unnoticed again.

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Duncan Sheik - “Birmingham” (audio) (premiere)

Duncan Sheik returns with a vibrant new track from his eighth album.

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Monks of Mellonwah - “Show Me Something More” (audio) (premiere)

The latest single by the Australian band captures the bombast/sensitive dynamic expertly.

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The Zolas - “Molotov Girls” (video) (premiere)

The Canadian band hope to make a big impression with their explosive alt-pop single.

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31 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Elizaveta: Messenger

A cocktail of style, skill and beauty, Elizaveta's second album leaves fans wondering if there is anything this singer-songwriter cannot do.

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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - “Elemental” (audio) (premiere)

The underrated band from New Zealand's legendary Flying Nun label gets the reissue treatment.

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Roses & Revolutions - ‘Torch’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The duo step away from singer-songwriter fare and move towards a broader sound on this winning new EP.

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Ben Lee: Love Is the Great Rebellion

Ben Lee’s latest album unfolds as possibly his most seductive set yet, even despite its series of heady observations.

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Micky Blue - “Submarine” (video) (premiere)

Watch the dreamlike video for singer-songwriter Micky Blue's captivating new track, "Submarine".

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Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water

Allergic to Water, Ani DiFranco's 18th album, lacks the political engagement and sharply hewn wit that distinguished her earlier work.

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Valerie June: Pushin’ Against a Stone

Singer/songwriter Valerie June breaks through capably on Pushin’ Against a Stone.

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The Neighbourhood: I Love You.

Over-enthused eclecticism and a lack of focus cause I Love You. to fall short too often.

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28 Apr 2013 // 11:03 PM

Hands: Synesthesia

With no deal breakers, and a boatload of potential, Hands provides more than enough for some alt-music thrills.

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To Destroy a City: To Destroy a City

A pleasing debut from a Chicago post-rock outfit.

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18 Sep 2011 // 9:58 PM

Gojogo: 28,000 Days

Pushing world music into the post-modern age.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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