This is the case for the 1992 hit that put UK alt-rock icon Radiohead on the map for music fans with their song Creep. Considered one of the best rock songs of the 1990s, it helped establish Thom Yorke and company as alternative rock superstars.
Now 23 years later, the music landscape of alternative rock (or alternative music) has shifted significantly. Most alt-rock bands have much-of-the-same production sound, with many new artists seeming to copy from the same well-worn presentation style.
Enter Postmodern Jukebox, a band you probably wouldn’t consider “alt-rock” upon hearing them, but who provide a stark alternative to the sameness in much of the modern era’s offerings. With a jazz band sound of the 1930s and 40s, Postmodern Jukebox breaths new life into this now classic alternative hit, while also showcasing the amazing chops and vocals of Haley Reinhart, a past American Idol finalist.