Tag: Alternative Rock

Song Of The Day: Nymphs, “Imitating Angels”

Taken from the forthcoming Rock Candy Records release, Nymphs.

There’ll Be No Sad Tomorrow: A Conversation With The Muffs’ Kim Shattuck

We sit down with the delightful Kim Shattuck to discuss the making of The Muffs’ seminal sophomore album, Blonder & Blonder.

The Flaming Lips: Heady Nuggs: 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Brothers)

This three-disc set is dedicated to exploring the era of Clouds Taste Metallic, the band’s response to their unexpected hit record, “She Don’t Use Jelly,” and finds them refining their weirdness into palpable, accessible numbers. It’s a transitional record in the face of where they would go next, but twenty years on, none of its charm has been lost.

Garbage: Garbage (20th Anniversary Edition) (UMe)

Twenty years after its release, Butch Vig’s project’s debut album still sounds as fresh and contemporary as it did back then. This expanded edition only furthers the point.

Son Volt: Trace (Rhino)

The breakup of Uncle Tupelo was nasty, and two camps quickly formed. While Jeff Tweedy may have had the more impactful career, Jay Farrar was initially seen as the better artist of the two. This superb deluxe reissue of his band Son Volt’s debut album proves this point.

3AM Eternal: Booth And The Bad Angel, “Hands in the Rain” (1996)

The pairing of alternative rocker Tim Booth with Angelo Badalamenti resulted in a fine one-off album, which closed with this lovely tune.

3AM Eternal: The Flaming Lips, “Frogs” (1992)

Eyeballs and amphibians and polka dotted toilets, oh my!

3AM Eternal: The Church, “Destination” (1987)

The story of a creepy little song on a pen-pal’s enigmatic mix tape, and a years-long mystery.

3AM Eternal: Nirvana, “Heart-Shaped Box” (1993)

Just because you’re on a downward spiral doesn’t mean you can’t produce a masterpiece in the process….

3AM Eternal: dada “Dizz Knee Land” (1992)

A dedication to all those off-season weekend travelers, enjoying “The Happiest Place On Earth” at discounted rates!