If I have learned one thing in my lifetime, it’s that Sonic Youth (pictured above) will–nine times out of 10–put out a better album than pretty much any band who they have influenced in their nearly 30-year career. Their new album (on indie label Matador) drops next week. And if past experience is any indication, The Eternal is sure to be a necessary addition to the Sonic Youth library of classics.
The hits from ’90s icons just keep coming with the latest from Dinosaur Jr., who are about to release their second album with the iconic lineup of J. Mascis, Lou Barlow and Murph.
Check out: "I Want You to Know"
Sick of Wasting
Sage Francis is one of those rappers who pretty much everybody can get behind, and, on June 16th, he drops the third free mix in his Sick of… series.
Go here to download the track "Strange Fame."
Born on Flag Day
If you think the alt-country well has dried up, you obviously haven’t heard of Deer Tick. This Rhode Island band has just put out a disc replete with a blend of gruff anthems that go from tears-in-your-beer-Hank-Williams to certified gold country punk (Think: Against Me! or Lucero).