On Indiecast, Ian Cohen and I talk about indie rock and occasionally television and sports and things that have nothing to do with indie rock. This week, we delve into the world of mainstream rock and assess the state of major-label bands waving the flag for guitars in a pop-dominated world.
In the “meat” portion of the episode, we review the recent album by the viral Italian band Måneskin, who make their (mostly) English language debut with Rush! Is this record enjoyably dumb or just plain dumb? We report, you decide! We also talk about the latest LP from White Reaper, Asking For A Ride, a lovable one-time indie act who made the transition to the big leagues without losing their sense of humor or ability to write a hearty arena-rock hook.
In the banter segment, I lose my mind talking about the latest news regarding Panic! At The Disco (they’re breaking up) and Fall Out Boy (they’re putting out a new album). I don’t mince words — these are bands I do not care for! And I voice that displeasure in strongly worded language! We then transitioned to talking about a happier topic — the 20th anniversary of Zwan’s Mary Star Of The Sea, a long lost classic worth revisiting.
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