Some #longreads that have been carefully selected for your reading pleasure…
We have spent the week blasting Deafheaven’s excellent new album, New Bermuda, over and over again. Before you read our review of the album next week, we recommend you check out this interview with the band from VH-1, which goes into great detail about the making of the follow-up to the universally-acclaimed Sunbather.
Next week sees the release of Deerhunter’s Fading Frontier, and Bradford Cox once again provides an entertaining interview, this time with Observer.
Finally, we have our usual anniversary pieces. First, Allmusic interviews singer Ed Kowalczyk about his former band Live’s massively successful Throwing Copper, and about his current solo acoustic tour in celebration of the album. We are guessing that many of you did not realize that Ed had left the group, and to be honest, we did not know this either. Then you can finish up with this look back at another huge album from 1995, Tragic Kingdom from No Doubt. If anything, this gives you a chance to sing “Just a Girl” and “Don’t Speak” in your bedroom as loud as you can.
A handful of #longreads to help you pass the time this weekend…
This week marked the anniversary of several important albums, and there are of course tributes to these records for those who feel the need to revisit the past. For instance, today marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Facelift, the debut album from Alice In Chains. Loudwire has a recap of the history of one of grunge’s first big hits, an album that has held up surprisingly well after a quarter of a century. There is a surprising amount of diversity on Facelift, especially on the second half of the record, and it is well worth revisiting if you have neglected listening to it in its entirety lately.
Another classic album that was released the same day was Jane’s Addiction smash hit Ritual de lo Habitual, and Rolling Stone has a track-by-track breakdown of the record with singer Perry Farrell and guitarist Dave Navarro. If you have never listened to the album because you have heard “Been Caught Stealing” enough times in your life, you are missing out.