Articles tagged art rock

2 Feb 2016 // 2:30 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 // 2:15 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 // 1:20 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 // 1:15 AM

JOBS: killer BOB sings

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

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Tim Bowness: Stupid Things That Mean the World

So few of Bowness’s peers show the same level of artistic integrity and fearlessness, not to mention boundless creativity and precise expressionism.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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Odd Hours — “SWTS” (video) (Premiere) (interview)

Detroit art-rock quartet Odd Hours unveil captivating video to coincide with release of new EP.

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Rachel Mason - “The White Crow” (video) (Premiere)

The prolific performance artist Rachel Mason explores parallel lives in her ambitious rock opera, The Lives of Hamilton Fish.

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Steven Wilson Brings Songs of Urban Isolation to Chicago - 5 June 2015

The American leg of Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour finds the prolific musician in top visual and instrumental form, and his Chicago gigs at Park West were no exception.

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Tim Bowness - “Great Electric Teenage Dream” (video) (Premiere)

"Great Electric Teenage Dream" opens up No-Man wordsmith Tim Bowness' new studio album with gusto, powered by the booming drums of Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson).

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JOBS - “Patient Angel” (video) (Premiere)

If the Dillinger Escape Plan played brainy art rock, they'd sound something like the Brooklyn-based group JOBS.

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Yes: Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two / Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

Prepare to travel back in time to an era where an eight-minute progressive rock song was a smash hit.

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Tim Bowness Announces New Album, ‘Stupid Things That Mean The World’

The No-Man singer/songwriter Tim Bowness is following up his 2014 solo LP Abandoned Dancehall Dreams rather swiftly with Stupid Things That Mean The World.

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13 May 2015 // 2:20 AM

Sóley: Ask the Deep

As murky as the waters of Ask the Deep can get, the saving grace is always Sóley’s unique and arresting voice, which can conjure fairy worlds all on its own.

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