As news of drummer Jimmy Chamberlain's recent departure from the Guns N' Roses of 90s alternative rock surfaced a month ago, the words "Smashing" and "Pumpkins" found themselves coupled together and tied to some noteworthy relevance.
Thinking about Billy Corgan and realizing that I'd only ever thought of the Smashing Pumpkins as an act whose welcome had probably been overstayed, they did a couple things right, namely "Cherub Rock," whose thick, arena amplified riffs still give me a nostalgic jolt whenever I hear them.
Letters From A Tapehead
New Selections — Spotlights, Alice Phoebe Lou, Daniel Thorne, spoony bard, Noisem, Francie Moon, Wand, Inter Arma
No more silence! Behold! Spotlights : "The Age of Decay" (via Rarely Unable / Ipecac Recordings / YouTube) Via Rar...
The Austin-based experimental sextet known as The Young Mothers are releasing their second album this week, Morose . Currently b...
New Selections — Tera Melos, Wume, Zealotry, Under, Daniel Carter-Patrick Holmes-Matthew Putman-Hilliard Greene-Federico Ughi, Mackenzie Davis-Carrie Coon-Andrew BrassellSome songs to end the week. Enjoy! Tera Melos : "Lemon Grove" ft. Rob Crow (via Us-Them Group / Sargent House / YouTube) ...