Books & Magazines

ALARM 41For over twenty years savvy readers have found ALARM buried under the mountains of mainstream enablers, hype mags, and gear journals. Our unwavering dedication to uncovering the best and most progressive bands of the contemporary rock landscape — from space rock to psychobilly and from grunge to grindcore — places an emphasis on the artists who actually move music forward.

High on Fire


Trans Am

William Elliott Whitmore

Praise for ALARM:

“ALARM has been the go-to source for everything in music.” – Indie Rock Reviews

“ALARM succeeds over the online portals — and the coffee-table mags fronting for event planners — because they eschew elitism for inclusion. Everything from the writing to the art to the physical design is inviting. The participants genuinely want to share their discoveries with enthusiasm, as opposed to keeping them buried under a veneer of smug hipster fronting.” – Jason Pettigrew, Alternative Press

“[ALARM’s] type of diligent attention to what percolates beneath the usual ‘new releases’ as worthwhile, challenging, and stubbornly independent art bodes well for the future of criticism.” – John L. Murphy, PopMatters

“Drop the mouse and step away from the computer. ALARM will make you fall in love with print music journalism all over again.” – Matthew Fernandes, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Praise for Chromatic:

“A riot of ideas sure to engage anyone interested in visual communication.” – Buzz Poole, The Millions