The Killers announce new album, reschedule tour dates

The Killers took to Twitter on Monday to reveal their forthcoming studio album, Pressure Machine, out August 13, 2021. This will be the band’s seventh studio album, and comes only one year after their latest release, Imploding the Mirage. After their 2020 tour was postponed, frontman Brandon Flowers found himself with a lot of spare time. “Everything came to this grinding halt,” Flowers said in … Continue reading The Killers announce new album, reschedule tour dates

John Mayer — ‘Sob Rock’ (review)

At just under 40 minutes in total, John Mayer’s Sob Rock is an enjoyable listen, but not likely something I’ll be revisiting very often. After listening to the album while at work today, and then again in the car, I’ve come to the conclusion that Sob Rock is great for background music, but it feels a bit dull when it’s center stage. The album focuses … Continue reading John Mayer — ‘Sob Rock’ (review)

Ranking the 50+ best Zelda songs of all time

With the re-release of Skyward Sword for the Switch, and the ever-present Breath of the Wild 2 anticipation, gamers the world over are buzzing about Princess Zelda and that guy that always tries to rescue her. The Legend of Zelda series has sold over 100 million copies since its first release, The Legend of Zelda, in 1986. It has one of the largest fanbases in … Continue reading Ranking the 50+ best Zelda songs of all time

Mid-week news report: Mark Hoppus cancer update, MCR makeup line, and tons of releases

Welcome to the Alternative Echo mid-week news report, where we hit you with all the important stuff you missed in the past week while you were out having a life. Here’s what we’ve learned in the last seven days: Celebrate Bastille Day with new music– from Bastille July 14 is Bastille day, which means it’s the day we celebrate all things Bastille– as in, the … Continue reading Mid-week news report: Mark Hoppus cancer update, MCR makeup line, and tons of releases

The 10 best Record Store Day 2021 releases worth waiting in line for

Record Store Day (RSD) is an annual event celebrating all things vinyl. Since 2007, record collectors all over the world have waited in line for hours (sometimes even overnight) to score albums that will either have a limited release, or will never be printed again. Typically there are two RSDs per year– one in the spring, and one on Black Friday. However, for safety precautions, … Continue reading The 10 best Record Store Day 2021 releases worth waiting in line for

SOTD: ‘The Way’ by Fastball

Our recent posts on Matchbox Twenty and The Wallflowers got me thinking about the good ol’ days. Of course, I’m referring to the 90s. The 90s held the best kinds of music. It was the time of punk rock, britpop, grunge, and more importantly, alternative rock (we are named Alternative Echo, after all). It was the perfect decade for lesser-known bands to strike gold and … Continue reading SOTD: ‘The Way’ by Fastball