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US Alt Rock

These undefinable records serve as a sprawling ode to rock’s most dynamic offshoot – an alternative to the mainstream. An inspiration to those who believe art is precious.

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The definition of alternative can encompass so many things: hard rock thrashers like Badflower and their OK I’M SICK album; 20/20 Vision, a collection of political anthems by legendary punk rockers Anti-Flag, the bubbly indie pop of Sunflower Bean’s Twentytwo in Blue. Even Young Jesus’ post-rock epic Welcome To Conceptual Beach.

The one thing that unites these daring, brilliant records is personal expression. You can almost feel that this music that had to be made by its creators.

What you’ll be listening to...

Your box will include a handpicked selection of two or three albums from this collection of eight:

Lit

A place in the sun

A place in the sun

Lit

A Place in the Sun was a huge success for Lit. Winning the Billboard Music Award for having the biggest hit of 1999 on the modern rock charts with My Own Worst Enemy.

In 2000 Zip Lock and Miserable were among the most played songs of 2000. Having enough fame to have Pamela Anderson in one of their videos.

Playing over 286 shows world wide to promote A Place in the Sun Lit also landed a coveted spot in Woodstock 1999, and played with such bands as The Offspring, Garbage, and No Doubt.

Tracklist

A1 - Four
A2 - My Own Worst Enemy
A3 - Down
A4 - Miserable
A5 - No Big Thing
A6 - Zip-Lock
B1- Lovely Day
B2 - Perfect One
B3 - Quicksand
B4 - Happy
B5 - The Best Is Yet To Come Undone
B6 - A Place In The Sun

Grey Daze

Amends

Amends

Grey Daze

A great modern rock record fronted by one of the best vocalists in the game

Before there was Linkin Park, there was Grey Daze. Helmed by the same frontman, the late Chester Bennington, the former’s gigantic 2000 debut ‘Hybrid Theory’ remains one of the best-selling albums of all time and sparked a rock revolution. But it came at a price for former band, Grey Daze.

‘Amends’ echoes the raw angst that made Chester a superstar with those early Linkin Park albums but also leans into his desire to speak to as many people as possible. Adding to his legacy but dealing in more than cheap nostalgia, ‘Amends’ is a powerful record that offers comfort, motivation and a sense of belonging.

Tracklist

A1 - Sickness
A2 - Sometimes
A3 - What's In The Eye
A4 - The Syndrome
A5 - In Time
A6 - Just Like Heroin
B1 - B12
B2 - Soul Song
B3 - Morei Sky
B4 - She Shines
B5 - Shouting Out

Soundgarden

Live at the Artists Den

Live at the Artists Den

Soundgarden

Listening to this monumental concert feels like a celebration of Soundgarden's legacy.

At this point, they've been together for 29 years and the setlist beautifully captures this. Though it's always thrilling to hear their biggest singles, the deep cuts show the numerous hidden gems in their catalog.

Tracklist

A1 - Incessant Mace
A2 - My Wave
A3 - Been Away Too Long
B1 - Worse Dreams
B2 - Jesus Christ Pose
B3 - Flower
B4 - Taree
C1 - Spoonman
C2 - By Crooked Steps
C3 - Blind Dogs
C4.- Rowing
D1 - Non-State Actor
D2 - Drawing Flies
D3 - Hunted Down
D4 - Black Saturday
D5 - Bones Of Birds
E1 - Blow Up The Outside World
E2 - Fell On Black Days
E3 - Burden In My Hand
F1 - A Thousand Days Before
F2 - Blood On The Valley Floor
F3 - Rusty Cage
F4 - New Damage
G1 - 4th Of July
G2 - Outshined
G3 - Black Hole Sun
H1 - Ty Cobb
H2 - Slaves & Bulldozers
H3 - Feedbacchanal

Sunflower Bean

Twentytwo in Blue

Twentytwo in Blue

Sunflower Bean

The Brooklyn band’s second album offers a reverent spin on the alt and indie-rock canon.

Sunflower Bean are a proper charm offensive: They're young, but come off as experienced beyond their years. They're stylish, but not styled. They're clearly a rock band, but they're also kinda chill and never sound like they're here to do either to an extreme.

Tracklist

A1 - Burn It
A2 - I Was A Fool
A3 - Twentytwo
A4 - Crisis Fest
A5 - Memoria
B1 - Puppet Strings
B2 - Only A Moment
B3 - Human For
B4 - Any Way You Like
B5 - Sinking Sands
B6 - Oh No, Bye Bye

Young Jesus

Welcome to Conceptual Beach

Welcome to Conceptual Beach

Young Jesus

On ihis album the L.A.-based four-piece feel like a different band in both subject and sound, and that evolution results in a moving, intensely rewarding listen.

Over four full-lengths, Young Jesus have built up a modus operandi of terse tracklists, extended instrumental workouts and satisfying buildups

Tracklist

A1 - Faith
A2 - Pattern Doubt
A3 - (un)knowing
A4 - Meditations
B1 - Root and Crown
B2 - Lark
B3 - Magicians

Gaslight anthem

59 Sound

59 Sound

Gaslight anthem

The Gaslight Anthem are enamored with Springsteen, Social Distortion, and the Clash, and their wholehearted embrace of familiar rock'n'roll tropes winds up being a huge part of their charm.

“It had all the markings of a classic. Every song was great. It was fresh and rich and newly discovered. A lot of spirit, a lot of soul. Those things have a tendency to last.” When Bruce Springsteen has that to say about your record, you know you’ve made something special. And with their second album, The ’59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem made something very special indeed.

Tracklist

A1 - X Ana X
A2 - The Jester
A3 - Ghost
B1 - We're In Love
B2 - Promise Me
B3 - Daddy
B4 - 24
C1 - Heroin
C2 - Die
C3 - Murder Games
D1 - Girlfriend
D2 - Wide Eyes
D3 - Cry

Badflower

OK, Im Sick

OK, Im Sick

Badflower

Seriously, this album is an absolute masterpiece

Badflower clearly aren't censoring themselves for radio play or watering down their message, and it's a refreshing turn from how homogeneous and dreary so much modern hard rock can be, especially when they take a more personal pivot and highlight how important the nonchalance of the title is, bringing attention to the

Tracklist

A1 - X Ana X
A2 - The Jester
A3 - Ghost
B1 - We're In Love
B2 - Promise Me
B3 - Daddy
B4 - 24
C1 - Heroin
C2 - Die
C3 - Murder Games
D1 - Girlfriend
D2 - Wide Eyes
D3 - Cry

Antiflag

20/20

20/20

Antiflag

Anti-Flag continue to fight against uncertain times on 12th album, 20/20 Vision…

Anti-Flag is not just a punk rock band, but an organizing vehicle and the liner notes carry on the long tradition of punk bands highlighting social justice literature.

Articles from Jeremy Scahill and Robert Reich, book recommendations with topics ranging from feminism to socialism to prison abolition, ruminations from Sane, and links to get involved in organizing spaces. It's great to see the band take the time to do this.

Tracklist

A1 - Hate Conquers All
A2 - It Went Off Like A Bomb
A3- 20/20 Vision
A4 - Christian Nationalist
A5 - Don't Let The Bastards Get You Down
A6 - Unbreakable
B1 - The Disease
B2 - A Nation Sleeps
B3 - You Make Me Sick
B4 - Un-American
B5 - Resistance Frequencies

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