Posts Tagged ‘Alternative Rock’

throwback thursday: saf

  throwback thursday | saf   The London project proudly bearing the acronym SAF (Sick As Fuck) is so worth our nostalgic attention as the lead band in our weekly Throwback Thursday feature. I long for them like a hungered man fresh out of meaningful and emotive sustenance. SAF doesn’t have a lot of material […]

grizzly bear // will calls + marfa demo

  Grizzly Bear are re-issuing the album Shields not to be vainglorious but perhaps (fingers crossed) as preemptive strike to our hearts and souls to a maybe forthcoming release. This one will be an expanded version with bonus tracks and demos from the Shields sessions, also expect a few remixes and such. Street date is […]

drift wood miracle // mountain

  Maybe it was the quaint piano intro. I’m not sure. More than likely though it was the lyrics sung out from the pit of Bryan Robert Diver‘s tenaciously vulnerable heart. But it all comes unhinged at 1:20 when the bass and drum kick in and you are suspended wonderfully (and fecklessly) in Drift Wood […]

the sherpas // wave to the water

the sherpas  //  wave to the water Sometimes when someone makes a formal introduction in regards to a formally unknown band or artist it can be a fortuitous meeting. Several hours ago the band member  Pierre Roxon  forwarded to me such an introduction, and this review is my formal ‘thank you very much’. The band […]

the new self defense // meet me overboard

New York-based alt rockers The New Self Defense give as good as they get. And what’s better than delivering the goods when it comes to rockin’ out? The band’s music has been described as “face melting,” and although my face is still intact my ears are definitely ringing. The band’s latest EP, Meet Me Overboard, […]

atoms for peace // default

Since 2009 Thom Yorke (Radiohead) has been baiting us, perhaps not intentionally but nonetheless we’re baited. Atoms For Peace to date has only revealed two songs, “Default” and “Judge Jury And Executioner,” there are rumors of war (in the studio) of a February 2013 full-length album ‘Amok’ of which you can pre-order via iTunes. Until […]

tame impala // lonerism // rolling stone’s album of the year

If it seems like another bout of déjà vu well you’d be right on target. The Perth, Australia rockers of psychedelica Tame Impala have garnered yet another album of the year from Rolling Stone. Last year the foursome’s debut album ‘Innerspeaker’ won the  prestigious award. And if you listen to their 2012 sophomore LP ‘Lonerism‘ […]

noah and the megafauna // when you’re down (the slackjaw’s serenade)

the song “When You’re Down (The Slackjaw’s Serenade)” is taken from the debut album Anthem’s For A Stateless Nation, this eerily creepy (The Heliograph Project-directed) video features Noah and bandmate Ms. Emily St Amand Poliakoff together on camera again. And although this is no Oscar-winning performance it gets the job done. peace.

saucy monky // listening to morrissey

what is your ideal of heaven? for many heaven can be pretty matter of fact: a bowl of macaroni of cheese for example. yet, for others it can be more abstract, less specific but still it looms there half-way between one’s subconscious and consciousness. my heaven (one of them), hey who says you gotta’ have […]

afghan whigs | lovecrimes (frank ocean cover)

What is it folks say about imitation being a compliment or something or other? I’m kidding! I know the adage is to express the greatest platitudes of flattery and Cincinnati’s Afghan Whigs have expressed it abundantly with their guitar-ridden cover of Frank Ocean’s “Lovecrimes”. I’d buy this, but as fortune would have it the Lovecrimes […]