Articles tagged art rock

19 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Warpaint: Heads Up

Warpaint may have crafted their best album yet, one that adroitly harnesses and alchemizes genres, moods, and sounds to suit their many purposes.

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15 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Preoccupations: Preoccupations

Preoccupations is a battlefield survey from the struggle against internal and external impediments that encroach upon life and health.

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7 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Mike Keneally: Scambot 2

The most brilliant multi-instrumentalist you’ve never heard of releases a stunning new album that sounds like a rock opera co-written by Thomas Pynchon and Kurt Vonnegut.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:14 AM

Wild Beasts: Boy King

Wild Beasts’ Boy King is a woefully uncensored portrait of masculine libido woven through their aesthetically tightest record to date.

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Finding the Image: Michael Gira Talks Swans’ Creative Process

Michael Gira discusses the mistake that led to a critical part of the latest Swans album, building a collective mind, and the art of Francis Bacon.

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28 Jun 2016 // 3:57 PM

Pulp - “Common People” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

This ageless anthem was one of those moments when the outsiders took over and everyone wanted in.

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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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20 Questions: Rachael Yamagata

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"After a four year break since her last album, Rachael Yamagata reveals a love of spreadsheets, a love for Streisand, and why it's totally OK to suck at playing guitar.

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