New Music Friday—Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

Duster – Duster One of the most influential indie rock bands of the ’90s Duster are releasing their first official album in 19 years. Long overdue, the new album still sounds like a classic Duster release — filled with spacey and slowcore songs, but sounds trippier than anything they did on Stratosphere or Contemporary Movement. … More New Music Friday—Some Fresh Pop and Resurrection from the Underground

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”

The Crust Brothers’ Buried Live Album ‘Marquee Mark’

At a show at the Crocodile Cafe, in Seattle, WA, on Dec. 5, 1997, former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus teamed up with another indie rock and lo-fi band Silkworm. It isn’t surprising Malkmus collaborated with Silkworm back in 1997, since his group and Silkworm had a lot in common. They were both signed with Matador … More The Crust Brothers’ Buried Live Album ‘Marquee Mark’

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Unfold and Shine on ‘Sparkle Hard’

The fact that Stephen Malkmus has remained relevant than his ’90s contemporaries is pretty unbelievable. You would think an indie musician of such prominence and considered by some to be the Lou Reed of the 90’s, would eventually become irrelevant decades later. However, Malkmus has always been progressive with his music and has been active via … More Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Unfold and Shine on ‘Sparkle Hard’

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 Are a Wrecking Ball of Unchained Rock and Roll 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 they are very much the opposite. This quirky Seattle power trio playing catchy garage punk have already established an aggressively compacted guitar driven and that classic California fuzz-style that can resonate … More Naked Giants Are a Wrecking Ball of Unchained Rock and Roll on ‘SLUFF’