After several decades of being a premiere source for alternative music, Alternative Press held their first AP Music Awards last month on July 21st. Current chart toppers Fall Out Boy, A Day to Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, New Found Glory, along with rock legends such as Slash and Joan Jett, were only a few of the big names present at this highly ambitious celebration of “underground” music.
In an effort to bring something new forward, and become more confident in making different music, Sam Ray AKA Ricky Eat Acid has released the Sun Over Hills EP, dropping the drones for drums and danceability, but not leaving the homespun feel behind.
The temperatures are rising, tank tops are popping up in droves, flower crowns and smoke clouds are abundant in the air; it must be festival season.
The comeback of Swans after 13 years of absence was remarkable for the sheer event of it, but the fact that they decided to create a new legacy for themselves instead of retreading old material and sounds—and succeeding greatly at it—is phenomenal.
The Millennial’s Evan Miller interviews Brooklyn band Big Ups
Throughout the soul-crushing vortex of this past winter, I found it appropriate to fall into the numbing lull of drone and ambient music. (This was mostly the doing of Daniel Lopation [aka Oneohtrix Point Never], whose latest work and shows spawned this phase). With this in mind, it is fitting that in reacquainting myself with sunlight, I’ve gravitated toward the debut full-length LP from Syracuse noise-punks Perfect Pussy.
by Evan Miller Artist: St. Vincent Album: St. Vincent Label: Loma Vista Watching Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent)’s artistic progression through the years has been quite a show. Since her debut LP Marry Me in 2007, her music has grown more complex, more wry, more aggressive and more forward. This is made evident by the …