Articles tagged art rock

Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (take 2)

Returning to the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience.

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13 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

The melodies on Hot Thoughts might be Spoon's stickiest in a while, and the album strikes a near-perfect balance between traditional songs and adventurous sounds.

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6 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Mew - “85 Videos” (Singles Going Steady)

Danish indie heroes Mew return with a more toned down, poppier sound that sees them quell the fiery approach of previous albums.

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Oceans Are Zeroes - “Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Boise, Idaho's Oceans Are Zeroes conjure up a vast atmospheric post-rock landscape on their new single "Inside".

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21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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Chick Quest - ‘Model View Controller’ (album stream) (premiere)

Chick Quest makes daring and innovative rock music as you will hear on their new LP Model View Controller releasing this Friday.

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17 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Animal Collective - “Kinda Bonkers” (Singles Going Steady)

Like much of Animal Collective's best work, “Kinda Bonkers” is bursting with ideas.

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17 Feb 2017 // 3:20 AM

Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon

Big Balloon’s many highs don’t owe much to either trends or the tried-and-true.

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Dirty Projectors - “Cool Your Heart (feat. D∆WN)” (Singles Going Steady)

D∆WN sounds as smooth and rich as she ever has, and David Longstreth brings his ever-sincere emotion to the table.

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‘Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes’ Is Supposed to be Hypnotic

The Reflektor Tapes is 66 minutes long but feels like three hours of pretension. The bonus concert film Live at Earl's Court is nearly two hours long but breezes by.

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Wondering, Maybe: An Interview With Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu

"Okay, we'll just go forth and not think about it at all. Hold the hand of the musical universe and see where she takes us."

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Tim Bowness on Exploring (and Avoiding) the ‘Ghost Light’

Tim Bowness is putting out some of the most inspired music of his career. But on his new solo album, he tells the story of a musician "locked into one point in history".

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9 Feb 2017 // 2:00 PM

Wild Beasts - “Alpha Female” (Singles Going Steady)

The freedom of the women cuts through the whole video with clean energy and confidence that lifts spirits and is undeniable.

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They Still Believe in Love: An Interview With Elbow

Elbow producer and keyboardist Craig Potter talks about the band's new album, the importance of writing simply, and the departure of long-time drummer Richard Jupp.

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1 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Elbow - “Magnificent (She Says)” (Singles Going Steady)

As always Guy Garvey manages to distill life's grand themes into more relatable, domestic ones with his lyrics streaked with humility.

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1 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Elbow: Little Fictions

Over seven studio albums and 20 years as a band later, Elbow hasn't lost an ounce of skill, charm, or joie de vivre.

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Iggy Pop: Post Pop Depression - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Half a century into an improbably long career, the original punk continues to deliver, offering up a DVD/CD combo of a riotous performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

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25 Jan 2017 // 12:00 PM

Xiu Xiu - “Jenny GoGo” (Singles Going Steady)

"Jenny GoGo" is a tormented industrial nightmare, with Jamie Stewart's hushed, unsteady vocals proving far creepier than any of the screeching, ominous electronic noise could ever be.

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In Celebration of Life: An Interview with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra / “Scintilla” (video) (premiere)

Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra offers an insightful and honest look into the making of Scintilla, among other things.

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Kate Bush: Before the Dawn

Kate Bush presents her Before the Dawn performances on a lavish new box set that should thrill fans.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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