Articles tagged indie rock

The Singles - “Sweet Tooth” (audio) (premiere)

Post-punk meets powerpop on the LA band's latest track.

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A Fragile Tomorrow - ‘Make Me Over’ (album stream) (premiere)

The South Carolina band returns with a new album of wondrous powerpop.

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Polyon - “Reserve” (audio) (premiere)

The DC band excels at slow-distorted beauty, as this beautiful track proves.

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Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

As the Portland band continues to log miles across the country, a new collection of tunes proves to be reliably comforting, adventurous, and wildly literate.

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The Dears: Times Infinity Volume One

The power that we’ve come to expect from the Dears isn’t there, and sometimes the songs seem underbaked, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile album.

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Distant Cousins - “Taste of Tomorrow” (audio) (premiere)

Expect to hear this sunny tune at summer festivals in 2016.

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Mishka Shubaly - ‘Coward’s Path’ (album stream) (premiere)

Through great pain comes great art, as this brutally honest album proves.

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Gláss - “Glass(-accent)” (audio) (premiere)

Gothic post-punk meets surf rock on this searing new track.

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Metric: Pagans in Vegas

Indie veterans Metric tone down their stadium rock proclivities for a more sedated take on their spirited pop sound.

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2 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Born Ruffians: Ruff

The Ontario quartet have landed on a fertile middle ground between their spark-and-buzz beginnings and those first wearier-but-wiser bends in life’s learning curve.

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Positive No - “Weird Hugs” (video) (premiere)

Monster attacks and shootouts with shop owners highlight the wonderful new video by the Virginia band.

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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Motel Beds - “Mind Glitter” (video) (premiere)

The fabulous new video by the Dayton rockers celebrates classic moments of American decadence and gluttony.

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The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

A satisfying return from the British indie rock band led by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.

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Kuroma - “Twenty Centuries in Time” (audio) (premiere)

Featuring members of the Whigs and MGMT, this new band heads straight into psychedelic pop territory.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Compiling everything they recorded, I Like Rain makes a case for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience’s influence and continued relevance.

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Adir L.C. - “Dinosaurs” (audio) (premiere)

Written on one side of the world and recorded on the other, the universal appeal of this single is rather appropriate.

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28 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Wand: 1000 Days

1000 Days is the blissed-out soundtrack to a society on the verge of collapse.

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25 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ought: Sun Coming Down

The Canadian post-punk band's second album is just the same, but brand new. The excitement the band generated is still very much present.

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Nadia Kazmi - “Haunting” (video) (premiere)

The searing, dark blues rock of this track lives up to its title.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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