Alt rock

Noisey Guide To

The Guide to Getting Into Pixies, Who Make Rock Music as Perverse as Possible

Here's where to start with one of the most influential bands ever.
Sasha Geffen
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Lil West Is the Delaware Loner Forging Rap’s Strange Future

Holed up in a small town, the 19-year-old rapper and a crew of producers he only knows online are creating a genreless utopia from leftover scraps of trap, emo, EDM, and a whole lot more.
Colin Joyce

Dark Illustrations Show an Artist's Battle with Mental Illness

Derek Hess made his name making poster art for Pearl Jam and Gwar. Now he's breaking down the stigma around bipolar disorder through his art.
Ashley Naftule

Deer Tick Survives, Somehow

After a hiatus nearly broke up the band, Deer Tick’s sixth and seventh albums 'Deer Tick Vol. 1' and 'Vol. 2' find the Rhode Island roots rockers back and better than ever.
Josh Terry
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Diplo's New 90s Alt-Rock Playlist Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Sounds like teen spirit.
Krystal Rodriguez

How Today's Club Music is Influenced by Alt-Rock and Nu-Metal

A look at the electronic producers drawing inspiration from Evanescence, Korn, Linkin Park, and other oft-maligned groups.
Max Mertens
Holy Shit

Ryan Adams Announces His LP 'Prisoner' with His Latest Tune "Do You Still Love Me?"

Oof. This will get anyone who's ever loved in the gut.
Eve Barlow

Toronto Rockers Sights + Sounds Are an Alt/Punk Smoothie on New Song "Within My Reach"

That, or a Reese's cup of the two. Take your pick.
Byron Yan
Longreads Or Whatever

Of Course It's Women Who Have Been Revitalizing Toronto's Rock Scene

"There are women who are going to be playing this type of music. Now let’s look at them for more than just that."
Sarah MacDonald

Meet Big Shiny Tunes, the Canadian Cover Band That Plays Your Favourite Songs from 'Big Shiny Tunes,' the CDs

"If someone yells “Freebird,” we will ask them politely, yet firmly, to leave."
Cam Lindsay

Belly Return from the 90s for One More ‘Sweet Ride’

Tanya Donelly-Fisher is perhaps most famous for co-founding Throwing Muses and The Breeders but she also lead Belly, a band who released two stellar LPs and then split. Now they're back!
Cam Lindsay

Niagara Alt-Rock Outfit Heavy Hearts Find "Bliss" and a Lot of Noise For Their New Track

Listen to the Canadian band's blissfully haunting new track.
Byron Yan