Charlie Swanson

Connectivity and the colossus: Swedish metal mavens Meshuggah on alternate musical pathways

Meshuggah’s constantly shifting approaches to making brutal, esoteric music are instinctively multi-rhythmic and uncompromising. ...

Tallest Trees

Tallest Trees: Electro-Indie Duo Crafts Music as Colorful as its Packaging

Don't be fooled by the minimalism of Tallest Trees’ external cover art: the Technicolor ...

Judgement Day

Judgement Day: String-Metal Trio Commissions Intricate, Improvised Art to Match its Music

With its 2010 magnum opus, Peacocks / Pink Monsters, Bay Area string-metal trio Judgement ...

French Miami

French Miami: Self-Reliant Post-Punk from the Bay

Bay Area post-punk trio French Miami is focused on the integrity of its art. ...

Battles

Battles: Experimental Rockers Rally After a Shake-Up

During the recording of Battles' new album, integral multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton left the group ...

Man Man

Q&A: Man Man

Man Man: Life Fantastic (Anti-, 5/10/11) Man Man: “Knuckle Down” [audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Man-Man-Knuckle-Down.mp3|titles=Man Man: “Knuckle Down”] ...

Todd Reynolds

Q&A: Todd Reynolds

Todd Reynolds: Outerborough (Innova, 3/29/11) Todd Reynolds: “Transamerica” [audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Todd_Reynolds_Transamerica.mp3|titles=Todd Reynolds: “Transamerica”] Violinist, composer, and ...

Maggie Björklund

Q&A: Maggie Björklund

Maggie Björklund: Coming Home (Bloodshot, 3/22/11) Maggie Björklund: “The Anchor Song” [audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Maggie_Bjorklund_The_Anchor_Song.mp3|titles=Maggie Björklund: “The ...

Blonde Redhead

Blonde Redhead: Undiscernable Origins, Discomfort Zones, and an Electronic Twist

Assembled with Swedish electronic producers Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid, Blonde Redhead's newest ...

Deerhoof

Q&A: Deerhoof

Deerhoof: Deerhoof vs. Evil (Polyvinyl, 1/25/11) Deerhoof: “The Merry Barracks” [audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/03-The-Merry-Barracks.mp3|titles=Deerhoof: “The Merry Barracks”] ...

Mount Eerie

Mount Eerie: Naturalistic Black-Metal Folk

For his 2009 album, Wind's Poem, Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie explores "feelings in ...

Avi Buffalo

Avi Buffalo: Rock Prodigies’ Trial by Fire

Avi Zahner-Isenberg traded in his skateboard for a guitar at age 12. A short ...