Friday December 6, 2013
bassist Matt Sharp's subsequent power-pop outfit, the Rentals
, has announced it's releasing a new album in 2014. The full-length, the Rentals' first since 1999's Seven More Minutes
(Maverick), will be on Polyvinyl. The kicker: The Black Keys'
drummer, Patrick Carney, is manning the skins for the album.
Where does Weezer rank in the Top 10 Rock Music Videos of the 1990s?
The Rentals logo courtesy Polyvinyl
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Funkadelic troubadour Beck
is done with his experimental phase (sheet music in 2012?
Really?!) and is entering his Morning Phase
on his new album, out in February on Capitol. It's said to be a companion to his critically acclaimed mellower offering, 2002's Sea Change
-- both of which were helmed by his orchestrally minded father, David Campbell.
Read up on Beck's history here
, and then click the cut for the Morning Phase
tracklisting, courtesy Revolt TV
Monday December 2, 2013
While you were stuffing your face with Thanksgiving leftovers on Nov. 29, Pearl Jam was stuffing Portland's Moda Center stage with history. Seminal '90s rockers Sleater-Kinney reunited to perform Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" with the boys of PJ and Peter Buck of R.E.M.
This was the first time since 2006 that Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss and Carrie Brownstein had played together (the latter two did time in Wild Flag recently, while Tucker forged a solo career). It's heartwarming to see these three at it again - though there are no solid plans for a tour or album - considering Sleater-Kinney is one of our essential women in '90s rock groups.
Album cover courtesy Kill Rock Stars
Tuesday November 26, 2013
It's that time of year again when we all get reflective and rank our favorite music, movies, etc. For a special '90s Rock twist, we emailed some of the era's biggest acts and allowed them to weigh in on their 2013 picks. Check out choices from Pixies, Luscious Jackson and others!
Image: Joey Santiago of Pixies was among the generous musicians to answer our end-of-the-year survey! Photo courtesy Andy Keilen.