An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

“A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?” -Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” Captain Beefheart’s acclaimed 1969 double album Trout Mask Replica isn’t as good as some might think. Regardless of it being ahead of its time and purposely pushing the limits of traditional music, the album is mostly unlistenable … More An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Let’s face it, Interpol hasn’t been the same band since their key founding member and bassist, Carlos Dengler, left the band in 2010. Since then, Interpol has released a couple of mediocre albums, including their atmospheric dark self-titled album in 2010 and the safe “returns-to-form” El Pintor in 2014. However, given the sound of their … More Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Interpol Previews Upcoming Album, ‘Marauder’ With New Single, “The Rover”

Interpol have announced their upcoming sixth studio album, Marauder, out August 24 via Matador Records. To preview their upcoming album, Interpol released the first single, “The Rover” which is a nod to the band’s early sound, which has come and gone throughout their career. “The Rover” opens with a sharp and swingy single-string guitar, which … More Interpol Previews Upcoming Album, ‘Marauder’ With New Single, “The Rover”

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

What could be more pleasing for fans than an international tour? A brand new album. It’s been five years, since we last heard from the English rockers, Arctic Monkeys. They recently announced their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, out May 11 via Domino Records. The new album was co-produced by longtime collaborator … More Arctic Monkeys Announce New Album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

Naked Giants Further Their Potential on ‘SLUFF’

Naked Giants’ band logo may look a bit like throwback Nickelodeon show or that popular holographic Finnish band Binky in that episode of “Arthur,” but this quirky Seattle trio playing psychedelic garage punk have already established an aggressively compacted guitar driven and that classic California fuzz-style that can resonate with listeners of Ty Segall and Oh … More Naked Giants Further Their Potential on ‘SLUFF’

Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’

Let’s just get it out of the way. Jack White’s highly anticipated third solo studio album, “Boarding House Reach,” is bizarre. Very bizarre. This is far from what we all expected, right? He shedded his skin of traditional blues rock and developed a whole new layer of music that is mystifying and beyond the rules. This … More Jack White Abolishes the Music Standards on ‘Boarding House Reach’

Albert Hammond Jr. Is Really Feeding Into What Strokes Fans Have Demanded for Years

Fans hate when their favorite bands progress. It’s weird right? How can people love their favorite bands making the same styled album every couple years? Bands need to change. However, when bands change, they need to have their original form still incorporated into their changes. NYC based post-punk revivalist gods, the Strokes are a perfect … More Albert Hammond Jr. Is Really Feeding Into What Strokes Fans Have Demanded for Years