The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
We’re still nursing our CMJ hangover, but amazingly it hasn’t soured our taste for loud guitar music. This week we’ve got new tunes from the original lineup of Killing Joke, an ode to parental shame from some Chicago punx with a grotesque name, a Bowie tribute from Terrible Records, and a throwback from a ’90s fetishist.
But first, Jen Goma and James tell us more about the pains of being pure at heart.
If you’re not listening to something new this May, do me a favor and ask yourself this: do you even like music? That’s how jam-packed the month is with new albums. It was difficult to pick just ten, so our “also out” section on the last page really is worth your time. Let’s start with the beginning of the month and work our way toward June.
As much as I secretly love the Pharrell-Johnny Marr-Hans Zimmer salute to Celine Dion, otherwise known as their Amazing Spider-Man 2 song, there’s better stuff for your ears this week. Some options: