The Jesus and Mary Chain ‘Damage and Joy’ Review: the Reid brother’s successfully reconjure their signature sound on long-awaited reunion disc. Tryna win your interest back/But you ain’t having none of that/You’re just like a ship in a bottle/Kiss today but fuck tomorrow/I don’t know, I guess that we’re all through. That’s the opening verse from […]
My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless Turns 25: my recollection of pissing off MVB’s frontman. November 4th marks a significant date in alternative rock history: the 25 anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s 1991 shoegaze epic Loveless. Click here to see where Loveless ranks on my list of best 1991 albums At this point it’s hard to give any more insight […]
Primal Scream ‘Chaosmosis’ Review: Scottish iconoclasts return with a slick electro-pop makeover. Primal Scream never sit still for long. Their discography shows the Bobby Gillespie led outfit veering seamlessly from acid-house (Screamadelica) to roots rock (Give Out But Don’t Give Up) and all things in-between (XTRMNR, Vanishing Point). 2013’s More Light saw them refocus on […]
The Cult Announce New Album ‘Hidden City’, Release New Song ‘Dark Energy.’ Band’s 10th studio release due early February. British Alt-rock veterans The Cult will release their new album ‘Hidden City’ on February, 5th 2016. The release will be their tenth studio album, and the fifth with longtime producer Bob Rock. They’re streaming the first single […]
Austin 2015 Psych Fest Lineup Announced: Levitation event features an epic lineup. The official 2015 lineup for Austin’s annual Psych Fest, featuring the best in trippy guitar fuzz goodness has just been announced and it is massively impressive. The Flaming Lips will be headlining the event (which is being dubbed /renamed Levitation 2015), and other artists of […]
Primal Scream Announce North American Tour Dates, Release ‘Goodbye Johnny’ Video Slicing Up Eyeballs has announced that Scottish alt-rock band Primal Scream will be headed to the U.S. and Canada for a short tour to promote recent album ‘More Light.’ The tour is set for Spring of 2014. Click here for my recent review of […]
40 Most Underrated Alternative Rock Albums Part 1: Counting down some of the best alt-rock records that never got their due. Declaring an album underrated is always subjective, but it seems Alternative Rock is a genre where some truly great albums often fall through the cracks. The reason is simple; when you have an all umbrella […]
Album Review: Primal Scream make their strongest album since 2002’s ‘Evil Heat’ with ‘More Light’. There are few bands more erratic than Scottish alt-rock band Primal Scream. For every strong effort (Vanishing Point, XTRMNR, Evil Heat), there are moments that fall flat (Give Out, But Don’t Give Up, Riot City Blues). For whatever reason, the […]
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