Articles tagged indie rock

La Sera: Music for Listening to Music To

Music for Listening to Music To is commendable in its display of sadness within a boxed-in life, speeding through the road before hearing its praise.

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26 Feb 2016 // 11:08 AM

Minor Victories - “A Hundred Ropes” (Singles Going Steady)

Minor Victories are an agglomeration of new-century post-punk wanderers, and their sound, elusive yet in-your-face, is an anxious stagger through the streets of some urban labyrinth.

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The Donkeys: Midnight Palms

This mini-album sounds like a band taking stock, returning to their strengths, and pushing at some new angles.

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School of Seven Bells: SVIIB

SVIIB is the light show to the perfect dream, one where acknowledgements of life's strife become that which makes celebration possible.

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17 Feb 2016 // 12:31 PM

Night Lights - “Take My Hand” (video) (premiere)

"Take My Hand" shows off Night Lights' arena rock potential with hook-filled melodies and super melodic bass line.

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Ra Ra Riot: I Need Your Light

Besides the Rostam tracks, I Need Your Light is trapped in limbo between indie and pop.

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15 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

TEEN: Love Yes

TEEN take a significant step forward with a third album full of articulate, deeply felt but undeniably fun pop music.

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Walter Martin: Art & Leisure

Walter Martin returns with Art & Leisure, an album of breezy tunes that captures the self-assured feelings of finding your place in the world.

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Kevin Morby - “I Have Been to the Mountain” (Singles Going Steady)

Nice vocal harmonies and brass accents do a lot to add to "I Have Been to the Mountain's" atmosphere.

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11 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Wild Nothing: Life of Pause

Jack Tatum’s third album doesn’t chase new horizons so much as it absorbs their reflection into his fondly familiar dream pop bubble.

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Tindersticks: The Waiting Room

The world's most cinematic band has invited a collection of film directors to interpret their latest record, to stunning effect.

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9 Feb 2016 // 11:55 AM

PUP - “DVP” (Singles Going Steady)

PUP primes themselves for a future that would benefit for a revival in hardcore music.

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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 // 3:20 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 // 3:30 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 // 3:05 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 // 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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1 Feb 2016 // 3:20 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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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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