Articles tagged indie rock

Nap Eyes: Thought Rock Fish Scale

There is a sense throughout that we’re sitting spellbound listening to a storyteller, even though part of our being is never completely sure we follow or even trust the yarns he’s spinning.

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5 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

Mass Gothic: Mass Gothic

Noel Heroux crafts a genre-blending record of infectious creativity in debut as Mass Gothic.

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4 Feb 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bloc Party: Hymns

Over a decade since their classic debut Silent Alarm, Bloc Party's fifth album does nothing to change the downward trajectory of each album they've released since.

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Jason Collett: Song and Dance Man

A versatile assemblage of roots and country-influenced singer/songwriter pop, with splashes of '70s AM soul.

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The Pines: Above the Prairie

The Pines give us a record that is artful and imaginative and in many ways defies easy classification. In others, it's pure joy Americana.

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3 Feb 2016 // 2:05 AM

MONEY: Suicide Songs

A Manchester band who create some beautiful music. But the singing is not on the money.

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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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1 Feb 2016 // 2:20 AM

DIIV: Is the Is Are

The Brooklyn-based band seems either unwilling or incapable of taking the artistic steps to make music that isn't just more of what they've done before.

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Cian Nugent: Night Fiction

On Night Fiction, guitar maestro Cian Nugent navigates the world beyond the blues.

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26 Jan 2016 // 10:31 AM

Paper Lions - “Believer” (video) (premiere)

Paper Lions' new music from Full Colour, releasing this April, is jam packed with arena-sized pop nuggets that could easily see some major chart success worldwide.

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Eleanor Friedberger Channels Her Inner ‘70s for ‘New View’

The Fiery Furnaces’ member Eleanor Friedberger talks to PopMatters about her sublime third solo record.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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21 Jan 2016 // 2:20 AM

Half Japanese: Perfect

The consistently strange, dependably wonderful Jad Fair has gifted fans with a concise, enjoyable and, as always, bizarre, new Half Japanese record.

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Eleanor Friedberger: New View

New View is best appreciated with a deep and unhurried engagement, as the full album in full fidelity offers many distinctive pleasures.

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The Besnard Lakes: A Coliseum Complex Museum

A deep love for texture and amplification is what gives Besnard Lakes' records their distinctive flair, manifesting a capacity to engage with a kaleidoscopic resonance.

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Shearwater: Jet Plane and Oxbow

Jet Plane and Oxbow is a remarkably polished, alluring, and dignified accomplishment.

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Nigel and the Dropout feat. Passalacqua - “Rearrange” (audio) (premiere)

Detroit’s Nigel and the Dropout have been a genre-bending outfit since their inception.

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Martin Courtney: Many Moons

While Many Moons doesn’t veer from the band’s template, its lush arrangements and baroque influences make every track a joy to listen to.

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11 Jan 2016 // 2:00 PM

Eleanor Friedberger - “Sweetest Girl” (Singles Going Steady)

“Sweetest Girl” highlights Eleanor Friedberger's knack for crafting an aggressive yet appealing and catchy rocker.

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11 Jan 2016 // 1:00 PM

Wild Nothing - “Reichpop” (Singles Going Steady)

“Reichpop” is the triumphant shedding of Wild Nothing's previous C86-obsessed jangle-pop tropes.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 12 - "Don't You Forget About Me"

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"In another stand-alone episode, there's a lot of teen drama and some surprises, but not much potential.

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