Articles tagged art rock

10 Jun 2016 // 12:30 PM

PJ Harvey - “The Orange Monkey” (Singles Going Steady)

PJ Harvey's "The Orange Monkey" dovetails an indie rock melody with a Warren Zevon-like lyrical predilection for strange characters and situational ambiguity.

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6 Jun 2016 // 9:16 AM

Wild Beasts - “Get My Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

It was only a matter of time until Wild Beasts would fully embrace a more electronic sound.

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16 May 2016 // 2:08 PM

Radiohead - “Daydreaming” (Singles Going Steady)

"Daydreaming" sounds exactly like what you would expect Radiohead to sound like in 2016.

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Chris Cohen: As If Apart

As If Apart isn’t that much different than his debut, 2012's Overgrown Path, though it lends an additional vivacity that enhances Cohen’s knack for compositional balance.

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Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool

After the longest absence between studio albums in their career, Radiohead returns with yet another studio triumph.

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6 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Radiohead - “Burn the Witch” (Singles Going Steady)

"Burn the Witch" itself is quintessentially Radiohead, suffused, from the first burst of pizzicato string-twitches to the final chorus-swirl of orchestration and anxiety, with the band's ethereal crypto-rock aesthetic.

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5 May 2016 // 9:09 AM

Xiu Xiu - “Into the Night” (Singles Going Steady)

Xiu Xiu bring their characteristic experimental noise to a Twin Peaks soundtrack tribute.

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PJ Harvey: The Hope Six Demolition Project

Harvey's ninth album buzzes with energy, but her stories, for the first time, often make her sound like a tourist unable to scratch the surface of the places she documents.

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30 Mar 2016 // 2:35 PM

Little Scream - “Love As a Weapon” (Singles Going Steady)

Kiss"-era Prince updated for the 21st century... "Love As a Weapon" is a bright, shiny jolt of dance-pop heaven.

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23 Mar 2016 // 8:30 AM

PJ Harvey - “The Community of Hope” (Singles Going Steady)

The killer melody, punkish urgency, and lyrical relevance make this the track to hear and video to see for 2016.

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2 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Field Music: Commontime

David and Peter Brewis dexterously bend funk, R&B and Top 40 radio to fit their distinct regional post punk dialect.

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PJ Harvey and the Inherent Ambiguities of Music Video as a Genre

One of Abigail Gardner's PJ Harvey and Music Video Performance main strengths is its impressive command of the scholarly literature.

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7 Jan 2016 // 3:15 AM

Harmonia: Complete Works

Brian Eno loved them, and probably would not have made those beloved Bowie albums the same way without them.

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The Henry Millers - “Ready” (audio) (premiere)

The New York band might have little to do with Henry Miller the writer, but their music does hold up exceptionally well.

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Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

The companion to the film of the same name, Heart of a Dog is a welcome and beautiful story from an American great.

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The Secret Storm - “The Dragon” (video) (premiere)

Lauren Hoffman's latest project takes the singer-sonwriter's music into a darker realm.

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David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)

David Bowie presents a lavish box set containing classic albums that have been carefully remastered for amazing sound clarity.

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11 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Foals: What Went Down

Foals strike familiar territory with cool, relaxed dance grooves and delicate melodies on their fourth studio album.

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Miracles of Modern Science - ‘Mean Dreams’ (album stream) (premiere)

The band continues their quirky and marvellous innovation on their inventive and wonderfully catchy new album

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13 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

JOBS: killer BOB sings

Agile, noisy experimentalists add a vocalist and get both more straightforward and more daring.

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