Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Regardless of what The Smashing Pumpkins have been up to in the past few decades—side-projects, sanctimonious public dismissals of one another, misguided attempts at keeping the band together and defending its legacy while appearing too smug to actually redeem themselves (all of which, like the band, was mainly Billy Corgan's doing)—the music should really speak for itself.  More

Oct 01, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

White Lung is pissed and we better listen. More

Electric Youth

Innerworld

Secretly Canadian

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

It's unusual to hear modern Italo Disco outside of the Italians Do It Better umbrella house, but apparently Canadians do it just as well. More

Sep 30, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Does Half-Handed Cloud sound quite a bit like Sufjan Stevens? Yes, definitely. But this is a project put out by Asthmatic Kitty and produced by none other than Stevens himself. More

Sep 29, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Christopher Owens, ex-Girls frontman, has named his record A New Testament despite the fact that it sounds like something you've heard hundreds of times before. More

Sep 29, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most. More

Sep 26, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

We can be honest here. Unless you're somewhat unbelievably hip, we can agree the main reason we know about The Vaselines is Kurt Cobain. More

Sep 26, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The Proper Ornaments are happy-when-it-rains Londoners. Wooden Head, their sophomore album, plays like history's best jangly, nocturnal guitar bands being reduced to whisper levels (imagine the circular, noir-ish surf licks of Marquee Moon,"Just Like Honey," and early Felt emanating from a distant neighbor's window). More

Gulp

Season Sun

Everloving

Sep 25, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Gulp's Season Sun is to psychedelic rock what low-THC marijuana is to psychedelic drugs. More