B-Sides: Savage Garden

As their biggest hits in the US were love songs, one may forget that much of Savage Garden's music is decidedly dark, especially on their eponymous debut. Major themes on ... Read more »

B-Sides: Sybris

Sybris is a lady-led melodic rock band from Chicago, the kind of band that pairs well with true grit and imaginings of standing tiptoe on top of the highest summit wearing nothing but goosebumps. But it's been a few years since their last album, and quite frankly, it's due time for the next.... Read more »

B-Sides: "Afrodance" by Les Nubians

In Willow's defense, she tries to be inclusive in "Whip My Hair," emphasizing that it "don't matter if it's long or short" all you have to do is "do it, do it whip your hair." But the stark truth is, I can't really whip my hair back and forth; it sort of just goes along with my head which... Read more »

B-Sides: A Wild Flag "Romance"

The debut album from WILD FLAG (say it with me in a Bill and Ted "Wyld Stallyns!" shout-y voice) drops this... Read more »

B-Sides: "I'm [Not Quite] With You"

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, I'm With You... Read more »

B-Sides: The Suicide Notes

If you are also in love with group vocals and surf-punk tunes, check out The Suicide Notes. And if you and your friends were thinking of starting an awesome singing group, do it: The world needs you. Read more »

B-Sides: Razika

Razika is Norwegian power pop made with two scoops of 2 Tone, rainbow sprinkles of '60s garage, and a cherry of jingle-jangle guitars on top. Yum! Bonus: Their album drops today in the US.  Read more »

B-Sides: Jump-start Queer Record Label Punk Start My Heart!

Punk Start My Heart began as a punk booking agency run by Sheana Corbridge and Marlena Chavez dedicated to promoting musicians of color and queer artists for shows around Portland, Oregon. Inundated with requests from superb bands on the Internet, they... Read more »

B-Sides: Sacha Sacket

I first heard Sacha Sacket's exquisite voice in 2004, when he performed on my university campus to promote his then-new album, ... Read more »

B-Sides: Bj

Crystalline opens with the tiny chimes of the Gameleste, the uninhibited MIDI-fied xylophone organ box with handmade bronze tonebars, Björk-comissioned. She sing-talks in apotheosis timbre about feet, crystals, nebulas, and anxiety.  Read more »