Cold War Kids take Nick Cave’s song and do their best getting a smile out of his grim number. Continue reading
Author Archives: NINA CORCORAN
Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading
The National keep the same atmosphere present and repeat it as an echo, letting their vocals and spaced guitar offer a hug to Perfume Genius, albeit several years later Continue reading
Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens happened to be a highly religious cult member, but he’s run off to California to make the country music that’s always been in the back of his mind. With three Girls albums and two solo albums, the 35-year-old musician is making the most of his life – exactly how he wants to. Continue reading
Friendly Fires made “I’m Good, I’m Gone” a sultry dance track to end your evening on the perfect note. Make sure to use it as such. Continue reading
RISE AGAINST APATHY: IN OUR GOLDEN AGE OF MCACTIVISM, HOW MUCH CAN ONE ICONIC BAND IMPACT THE SOUND OF DISSENT?
While peers like Taking Back Sunday and Anti-Flag are riding the nostalgia factor, touring on the merit of their classic albums having anniversaries, Rise Against are selling tickets off their new material, the bulk of which brings a decisively more radical message than most of younger, more vapid apolitical punk rock with a significant fanbase. They’re giving voices to those enduring emotional abuse and taking down child hostages in one fell swoop. Continue reading
To put it simply, she’s a photographic magician. Continue reading
The Growlers don’t just bark; they full-on bite. Continue reading
Greys have raised the standard: more punk bands should cover Stereolab.