Feb 102016
 
Yuck

It’s hard to say how responsible Yuck‘s excellent 2011 self-titled debut was in launching this decade’s ongoing ’90s revival, but songs like “Get Away” and “Georgia” were compelling reasons to trade in your turntables for guitars and revisit Clinton-era rock music. Five years later and on the eve of their third album, Stranger Things (February 26th via Mamé Records), the London-based punk band is still going strong by taking everything that was great about ’90s guitar rock – J Mascis’ fuzz pedal, Stephen Malkmus’ sunny melodies, and Kevin Shields’ blissful use of noise – and finding new avenues to make their own way through alternative music’s ever-changing landscape. Continue reading »

May 232011
 

Last night a slew of alt-indie heroes descended on New York’s Bowery Ballroom to pay tribute to the bands featured in Michael Azerrad’s era-defining tome Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991. Ted Leo covered Minor Threat, Titus Andronicus did the Replacements, and, strangest of all, Dirty Projectors played Black Flag. Continue reading »