At the risk of sounding like that guy who liked the popular band before they were popular, but doesn’t care much for them now, I liked my Black Keys before they hit their arena rock phase on 2011′s El Camino. That record lasted in my collection for a month, maybe two, at tops. The cheeky, […]
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Believe it or not, it is possible to be in a rock band and be funky and do so without playing slap bass. Really, it is. “The Lottery,” the second preview track from the Afghan Whigs upcoming release, Do the Beast (4.15 on Sub Pop), does just that. The opening is the funky part, the […]
International Record Store Day happens this April 19th, & to celebrate, Tame Impala will be releasing an 8-track live recording from a 2013 show in Chicago, simply titled Live Versions. Have a sneak peek at the limited edition vinyl, in the form of live fave, “Be Above It”.
Additionally, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker drops a home recorded cover of Michael Jackson’s ballad “Stranger In Moscow”. Hear the dream weaver below while reading the interesting backstory of the song’s mid-90s origins.
Fucked Up’s “Paper the House” is not your uncle’s pop-punk anthem. For one thing, Fucked Up have always had better things to do than watch tv and rub one off, you know, like writing exceedingly long songs about the sex trade. And while, lead howler, Damian Abraham may question his life in a rock […]
Ruined Fortune Ruined Fortune Hozac Records For the past five-plus years, Australian rock music has been on an incredible upswing. It began with Melbourne’s Eddy Current Suppression Ring, who released three well-received albums of post-punk, garage rock and trash on Goner Records. From the Eddy Current Suppression Ring sprang side-projects, like the more […]