Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you deface the Hootie and the Blowfish art installation. Burn it to the ground, then for good measure, burn the ground as well.
A fantastic piece on Hanson. Due to budgetary cutbacks we are now running reprinted articles from back issues of Tiger Beat. Coming next week, we dare to ask which member of All-4-One is the cutest. (Answer: All of them!)
Hanson - "Optimistic" (Radiohead cover!)
It took some time but Luz Elena Mendoza and Y La Bamba finally delivers her debut LP, Lupon.
Y La Bamba - "Juniper"
German superproducer Hendrik Weber—that's Pantha du Prince to you—creates the "gateway drug to club music" for rock fans. You can thank us when you quit your band and move to Ibiza.
Pantha du Prince - "Im Bann"
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone takes his Casio and goes home, ending 13 years of mixtape breakup jams.
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - "Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm (When The Saints Go Marching In)"