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15 Acts Defining the Jangle Pop Renaissance

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Dehd, UV-TV, and more bands pushing rock music forward by pulling from the past.

May 09, 2022
Melody’s Echo Chamber, “Emotional Eternal”

Melody Prochet’s third LP is more contained than her previous album and more sophisticated than her spirited echo-pop debut.

April 27, 2022
Wet Leg, “Wet Leg”

The duo’s desperately anticipated self-titled debut elicits a too-cool-for-school demeanor and will appeal to any overthinking or underthinking post-millennial.

April 07, 2022
Camp Cope, “Running with the Hurricane”

The Australian “power emo” trio use their latest LP to heal storm scars, allowing themselves a less purposeful indulgence that nevertheless resonates with the same immediacy

March 23, 2022
The Reds, Pinks & Purples, Summer at Land’s End

The latest from Glenn Donaldson’s melancholy outfit is a rewarding release in an increasingly saturated jangle-pop landscape.

February 02, 2022
15 Great Alt-Rock Songs Inspired by Literary Fiction

From Green Day’s homage to “Catcher in the Rye” to Japanese Breakfast channeling Raymond Carver, here are some of the best tracks inspired by literature.

January 21, 2022
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Kids on a Crime Spree, Fall in Love Not in Line

With a fondness for the usual jangling suspects, the band’s first release in 11 years is a cumulonimbus of reverby guitar-pop unconcerned with fitting in.

January 19, 2022