Side projects of musicians that are part of iconic acts tend to be fairly unremarkable (Broken Bells
a notable exception). We all want Radiohead not Thom Yorke alone on Eraser
[Ed. Note: Speak for yourself!
]. Imperial Teen
is one of indie rock's most long-lived side acts to the point that frontman Roddy Bottum is now more associated with this than his original group, 90s alternative metal pioneers Faith No More. Imperial Teen's newest album Feel the Sound
is more a combination of power pop and New Wave post-punk, but whether you're long time fans of these queer alt-rock trailblazers or just hearing about them for the first time, Feel the Sound
is a fun escape into the sort of playful and self-aware rock that isn't as popular in today's overly serious indie market.