Chicago, IL based Alternative Heavy Rock Band ALIVE ALONE has announced the release of their upcoming new album, Therapy. Due out June 30, 2020, Therapy was produced by Grammy winning record producer Dave Schiffman (Weezer, System of a Down, Vampire Weekend).
“Therapy is an exploration of human emotion, journey through depression & mental health treatment. It tells a story that starts with loss, spite, & hopelessness, and leads toward hope and healing.” – ALIVE ALONE
ALIVE ALONE is a 4 piece alternative heavy rock outfit from the southside of Chicago, Illinois. They have toured the United States & Canada for the last five years with acts such as I Set My Friends On Fire (Warner Music Group), Knockout Kid (Bullet Tooth Records), CHALLENGER (Standy Records), & Neurotic November (Victory Records). They have also been featured on publications such as Bus Invaders, Musically Fresh, & New Noise Magazine.
The music world – specifically rock and metal – was far different in 1994 than it is now. The 90’s in particular was a hotbed for landmark albums in the realm of pop-punk, indie rock, and especially alternative rock. Irish three-piece Therapy? were at the forefront of this movement, and their 1994 album Troublegum is likely the magnum opus in the band’s discography, adeptly blending alternative rock with noise rock and metal like few bands of the time were doing.
The album, which turns 23 today, can be streamed below. Its influence was strongly felt in the later crop of alternative metal bands that followed – bands like Deftones and Thrice surely were influenced by it. If you’re unfamiliar, get acquainted. Troublegum is still a masterpiece.