Who else would spend so much time talking about something they mostly view as useless?
Welcome back, guys. Seriously.
The Arcade Fire follow up their Grammy winning smash, and more…in this week’s new release column.
Circa Survive’s Anthony Green is back, with young legs. And “Young Legs.”
On afireinside’s ninth long-player, Burials, the band properly shows us why goth-emo-punk was better in small doses and the rest better off left for dead. It would seem that once a band like a.f.i. got a taste for arenas (much light Twilight vampires get a taste for teenage blood) it became hard to put that cat back in the bag. The band has chased that cat heavily on 2006′s decemberunderground and 2009′s Crash Love – wearing Joy Division, Duran Duran [...]
This edition of Songs in the Key of Life begins with a confession: I’d completely forgotten about this song for over a decade. It wasn’t until a few years ago when a student DJ played it on WIUP that I reacquainted myself with the New Radicals’ 1998 hit, “You Get What You Give.” The music video emphasizes youthful mischief-making in the face of authority and impending adulthood, and sure enough, a portion of the song’s lyrics reflect a similar sentiment. But [...]
The space lords from Red Bank, NJ have returned. They are a band that has survived into the 21st Century, are in their 24th year together and have just released their 10th, and possibly best, studio album to date. The Last Patrol, while not as trippy and psychedelic as earlier works, is every bit the signature stoner-mixed-with-classic-rock sound they’ve created their own niche for. The standard album is a taut nine songs of pure ‘Power Tripping.’ The album begins on [...]
Nirvana, welcome to the rock hall (oh, like they won’t get in…)
Fittingly, on a Monday to cure the blues away, Alt-Rock super-group A Perfect Circle return with their first new studio output in just under a decade. It’s both shocking and makes me feel incredibly old to know that it’s been that long since one of my favorite atmospheric rock band’s has made new music. I also long for them to return to the studio and continue to release beautiful music together. This track is no exception. While its emergence can [...]