July 23rd, 2016
Today, Iron-Cast delves into a time when alternative music really was an alternative to the mainstream, discussing The Smiths' 1986 release, "The Queen Is Dead". In the thirty years since its' release, "The Queen Is Dead" has become an indie darling, and has been hailed by critics as one of the best albums of the 1980s. However, the album's reception by the public has been modest (at least as far as the US is concerned) and the album has also been a little polarizing. So, what of this album? Is it one of the best albums of the 1980s or is it an album with an over-inflated reputation? Tune in to find out.
July 2nd, 2016
Join us as we take our first look into one of those bands that seemed to be a victim of bad-timing, Pixies. While Pixies paved the way for "alternative music" to dominate the Top 40 in the 1990s, they didn't get to reap the rewards of their efforts due to their break-up in late 1992/early 1993. Here, we delve into Pixies' third studio album, "Bossanova" (released in 1990). Recorded on the heels of their breakthrough album, "Doolittle", this album was a departure from their previous release. But what of this album? Was "Bossanova" a worthy successor to their previous breakthrough or was it a rushed and disjointed effort that took a few steps backward? Tune in to find out, only on Iron-Cast.
February 13th, 2016
Join us as we take a month-long look into some EPs and give them some love or hate. Each episode we will review two different EPs. In this second installment we discuss Ratt's 1983 debut release, "Ratt EP" and R.E.M.'s 1982 debut release, "Chronic Town".
December 19th, 2015
Today we delve into the world of indie rock, discussing the Arctic Monkeys' 2013 release, "A.M.". Is this work the music for a generation, or is it a series of drunken texts to an ex-girlfriend? Tune in and find out.