Tag Archives: Album

Ratatat offshoot KUNZITE announce debut album, BIRDS DON’T FLY, share the Origins and video for new song “VAPORS”: Watch

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest single. Mike Stroud of Ratatat and White Flight’s Agustin White have combined their talents to form a new band called KUNZITE. The two-piece is grounded in some of the similar electronic rock aesthetics as Ratatat, but with a decidedly

Album Review: Ty Segall Goes Long and Gets Loopy on Freedom’s Goblin

The Lowdown: On his latest (and longest) record, indefatigable rock-god-in-waiting Ty Segall beefs up his sound with a brass section while giving himself over to a bout of anything-goes creativity that hits way more than it misses. The Good: The brass, which adds showband strength to power pop numbers like “Fanny Dog” and “Alta” or

Album Review: Machine Head’s Passion Can’t Carry the Bloated Catharsis

The Lowdown: Machine Head’s ninth full-length marks the California metal stalwarts’ most strident – and discombobulated – record in years, packing in 74 minute of blistering solos, anthemic choruses, nü-metal drug PSAs, Motörhead tributes, and even folksy, election-inspired screeds. The Good: Though its pristine production and predominantly clean vocals deviate from the militant, groove-metal palette

Album Review: Dave East Ruggedly Carries on the New York Rap Tradition on Paranoia 2

The Lowdown: A sequel at least in name to last year’s Paranoia: A True Story, the latest from this Harlem rapper with the Nas co-sign carries on the New York rap tradition. Decidedly less commercial than its immediate predecessor, Paranoia 2 returns to the Kairi Chanel mixtape vibe that initially endeared him to lyrically minded hip-hop

Joe Perry Debuts New Album, 'Sweetzerland Manifesto,' in Concert: Videos, Set List + Photos

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Joe Perry premiered tracks from his upcoming solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto, with a guest star-filled show at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. You can see pictures from the evening below. Perry was backed by Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots on guitar and bass, respectively, Buck Johnson on

How a 1995 Compilation Album with Kate Bush, David Bowie, and Queen Saved Christmas Music

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Nina Corcoran looks back at The Edge of Christmas and how a collection of new wave songs changed the path of holiday music. Growing up, I never understood why people hated Christmas music. It’s

American Nightmare announce new album, share thrashing single, “The World Is Blue”: Stream

Photo by Amy Lee American Nightmare have announced a new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2003’s We’re Down Til We’re Underground. The self-titled release is due out February 16th through Rise Records. The hardcore outfit’s third overall but first since disbanding in 2004 spans nine tracks, including titles like “Flowers Under Siege”, “Gloom Forever”, and “Colder