Articles tagged indie rock

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe's bombastic hippie-folk utopianism takes a darker hue in PersonA

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Rogue Wave: Delusions of Grand Fur

Zach Rogue's namesake wash over us with tune after tune on Rogue Wave's first album in three years.

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27 Apr 2016 // 10:50 AM

The Kills - “Heart of a Dog” (Singles Going Steady)

"Heart of a Dog" is a chugging roots-punk stomper that showcases Alison Mosshart's charred, vindictive, and cyanide-laced vocal acuities.

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Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland

Kyle Craft has no right to make a debut album this damn good.

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Guided by Voices: Please Be Honest

Guided by Voices keep doing whatever it is they've been doing.

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WhoMadeWho: Body Language, Vol. 17

The Danish indie trio jump into Get Physical's DJ mix series and come out with a pretty nice comedown soundtrack.

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Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex - “Mountain” (Singles Going Steady)

"Mountain" implements a simple rhythmic foundation on which Hagerty stretches out his Violent Femmes-esque vocal whine.

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20 Apr 2016 // 9:45 AM

The Loom - ‘Here in the Deadlights’ (album stream) (premiere)

Brooklyn indie rock band the Loom is releasing their second album on Friday, but you can hear it now on PopMatters.

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18 Apr 2016 // 3:10 PM

Car Seat Headrest - “Fill in the Blank” (Singles Going Steady)

Car Seat Headrest's new single is like Dinosaur Jr. meet the Kinks in a dirty garage.

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Tibet - “I’ll Put You in My Pocket” (audio) (premiere)

Cardiff's Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant.

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Singing Saw is a breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” (Singles Going Steady)

Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces—addiction, abuse, fear—that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time.

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14 Apr 2016 // 1:05 PM

Blue Healer - “Only the Rain” (video) (premiere)

Austin's Blue Healer use distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums in their blending of indie rock with dance elements.

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Eric Bachmann: Eric Bachmann

Eric Bachmann continues to age gracefully without sacrificing his youthful essence.

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Damien Jurado: Visions of Us on the Land

A culmination of his stoner tryptich with fellow merry prankster Richard Swift, a spiritual narrative on getting lost to become found.

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6 Apr 2016 // 12:37 PM

Steve Gunn - “Conditions Wild” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Gunn's "Conditions Wild" is a pretty slice of psychedelic power pop.

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Punk Band Bleached Embraces Life’s Darkness, With an Almost Beachy Exuberance

"I feel like being a punk," says Jennifer Clavin, leader of the trio Bleached, "meant we were almost anti-beach culture."

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Wrestling With the Replacements’ Legacy in ‘Trouble Boys’

Based on Mehr's plethora of interviews, it seems that most of what seemed grist for the rumor mill about the Replacements was, if anything, understated.

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

The Brooklyn quartet's latest album is incredibly broad in its sonic palette and focused in its approach.

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