Surfer Blood have announced a June 11 release date for ‘Pythons,’ the follow-up to their critically lauded 2010 debut, ‘Astro Coast.' The West Palm Beach, Fla.-based indie rockers also have followed up ‘Weird Shapes,' a 'Pythons' track they unleashed in January, with 'Demon Dance,' another track that we expect will appear on the disc.
What are yesterday's rock stars up to today? More importantly, how do they look? Ever curious and nostalgic, we decided to check in with Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, Chris Cornell and some of our other favorite '90s alt-rock superstars to see what they're up to these days. Many have weathered the years much better than you may expect. Others, well ... scroll through our list of '90s Rock Stars Then and Now and see for yourself.
Former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has released a fully acoustic version of his solo debut album, 'Lysandre,' which first surfaced in electric form in January. The unplugged edition is now available for free via his website, while a physical version, 'Lysandre Acoustic,' will arrive on 10-inch vinyl on May 20. Pre-order it here.
Many a rock star has learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues. And while most indie and alternative rockers can only wish to amass the kinds of fortunes that bands like the Beatles and the Stones can boast, m
Two seemingly opposite musical titans, electronica mastermind Moby and gruff-throated rocker Mark Lanegan, have teamed up for the new song 'The Lonely Night.' Both are veteran musicians -- Moby the DJ behind 1999's diamond-certified 'Play,' Lanegan a former Screaming Trees/Gutter Twins member and serial collaborator whose list of credits includes the Twilight Singers and Mad Season -- and each brings his distinct sound on the slow-burning electronica ballad, which will be released Saturday as a Record Store Day 7-inch single, with the flip side featuring a remix from Phoenix.
Youngblood Hawke release their debut album, 'Wake Up,' on April 30, though eager fans should take note: It will be available exclusively via iTunes one week earlier, starting April 23. In advance of the disc, the Los Angeles indie-pop quintet is now offering its upbeat, catchy number 'Dannyboy,' which fans can download free in exchange for their email address here or listen to in streaming format via Soundcloud below.
Somewhere in between muscular riffing and robotic electronica lies Trans Am, the veteran Washington, D.C.-area trio featuring guitarist Phil Manley. Manley has taken a step back from his main project with Life Coach, a duo rounded out by Jon Theodore, formerly a drummer for Mars Volta and now a member of Queens of the Stone Age.