Wednesday, August 27 2014
For those interested in acquainting themselves with alternative rock's rich and diverse early years, Sound Affects has assembled this '80s alt-rock primer.
Thursday, September 12 2013
The first outing from the new project of Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon finds her returning to her experimental roots and sounding fresher than ever before.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Thick Syrup does it again. Twenty years after the fact, they're releasing something mainstream America won't understand for another 20 years... by design.
Monday, June 11 2012
Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.
Thursday, December 8 2011
The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.
Tuesday, November 8 2011
The famed songwriter/producer and Sonic Youth BFF sits down with PopMatters to wax philosophical on the Beatles, tell us what it's like going through Marty Robbins' record collection, and why he bears a characteristic resemblance to Shaft . . .
Thursday, October 6 2011
In this second installment of Sound Affects' retrospective of music videos from the 1980s, we focus on 20 promos that have, remarkably, stood the test of time.
Thursday, September 29 2011
Above all else, musically 1991 will forever be remembered as the year alterna-rock conquered the masses. PopMatters explores how alternative became the dominant form of rock music in the '90s.
Wednesday, May 25 2011
Thurston sounds like Thurston, even when he's acoustic. He's just not nearly as interesting.
Wednesday, March 16 2011
This surprisingly coherent, entirely instrumental soundtrack is a testament to the range and power of a veteran band that, despite what you may have heard, is only getting better.