Articles tagged rock

The 1975: I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

Colored with neon synthesizers and a widescreen John Hughes-esque aesthetic, The 1975's second album is a studied indulgence in '80s melodrama.

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3 Jun 2016 // 12:00 PM

Queen - “Somebody to Love” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Somebody to Love" was Queen's take on gospel.

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3 Jun 2016 // 9:06 AM

WRONG: WRONG

If you like heavy riffs and a sound that bridges hardcore and thrash, then WRONG is a good listen. If not, there won't be much to hang onto here.

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The Claypool Lennon Delirium: Monolith of Phobos

Les Claypool and Sean Lennon come together to do their best early ‘70s prog homage. The results are exactly what you’d expect based on the preceding statement.

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Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds: La Araña Es La Vida

Kid Congo comes back with a record filled with hot lickin' and cool pickin'. It's rock 'n' roll through and through, and if it doesn't reinvent the album it'll certainly move you to catch a live show.

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Minor Victories: Minor Victories

The atmospheric British rock super group, which began as an idea for an experimental noise EP, manages to outweigh the heft of potential behind it.

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31 May 2016 // 8:14 AM

Eric Clapton: I Still Do

For a potential end, Clapton brings it back to the start.

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Red Krayola with Art & Language: Baby and Child Care

Long shelved collection of parental advice from Dr. Spock set to art funk rhythms and new wave sheen is finally given the release it deserves.

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Rachael Sage - “I Don’t Believe It” (video) (premiere)

Rachael Sage has created an uplifting and powerful piece of music that speaks to the pain caused to her from a young life filled with bullying.

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25 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Cate Le Bon: Crab Day

Cate Le Bon shows the true extent of her powerfully versatile creative voice on Crab Day.

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24 May 2016 // 8:26 AM

Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven

Down in Heaven is an energetic and indebted collection of highbrow garage rock suitable for mass consumption.

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Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Deluxe Reissue)

Powerful outtakes and soul-searching demos add even greater power to Ryan Adams' iconic debut.

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Various Artists: A Tribute to Pet Sounds

Some of the most respected experimental artists of the 21st century dish up their takes on the Beach Boys' classic album.

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20 May 2016 // 8:44 AM

Bob Dylan: Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels is a touching tribute to Dylan’s continued passion for music, his love of performing and a celebration of some damn good songs.

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Divine Resurrection: An Interview with Divine Weeks’ Bill See

One of the late '80s L.A. scene's most promising and uncompromising bands have reconvened to demonstrate their relevance to the here and now. Lead singer Bill See talks about avoiding nostalgia while remaining engaged in an ongoing spiritual and artistic quest.

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Tom Petty and His Old Rock Group Mudcrutch Re-form for Another Album and Tour

If a filmmaker were to tell the story of Florida rock group Mudcrutch, it would go something like this: Rock ‘n’ roll-loving teenagers form a

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18 May 2016 // 2:00 PM

The Jam - “Town Called Malice” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

"Town Called Malice" is Paul Weller's love letter to soul music, and it's a damn flawless one.

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Hard Working Americans: Rest in Chaos

Hard Working Americans offer up a heaping helping of kick-ass, blues-drenched, old-school American rock and roll served with a side of fuck-all.

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12 May 2016 // 11:00 AM

Hanni El Khatib - “Born Brown” (Singles Going Steady)

Hanni El Khatib comes off as Donald Trump's worst nightmare: he was born brown, he's proud of it, and he's not going anywhere.

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12 May 2016 // 2:20 AM

A Giant Dog: Pile

Pile, the new album from Austin's A Giant Dog, can remind us of other moments in rock music, but this is not revivalism. Instead, it reshapes those pasts into the band's own present.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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