Articles tagged indie rock

The Go-Betweens: G Stands for Go-Betweens (Vol.1)

First volume of the Go-Betweens' box set series: four LPs, four CDs, with re-issued albums, rarities and a live concert – a completist’s reverie.

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Talkin’ Bout Evil With the Lower Dens

The Lower Dens' new album is called Escape From Evil, but the way Jana Hunter tells it, recording it was nothing but a joy.

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Ceschi - ‘Broken Bone Ballads’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The New Haven, Connecticut musician Ceschi Ramos says his new album Broken Bone Ballads "feels like purging five years of bile from his guts."

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Fact and Fiction: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle on Wrestling and the Creative Process

The prolific songwriter and now acclaimed author John Darnielle tells PopMatters how he created his wrestling-themed album Beat the Champ, what he calls the Mountain Goats' "most musically interesting record by a country mile".

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Pocket Panda - “There You Go” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest tune by the Seattle band Pocket Panda, "There You Go", brings to mind the music of Ben Howard, albeit with a rock-oriented sound.

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Modest Mouse’s Webster Hall Show Could Have Done With More of the Early Stuff

These indie giants' recent two-night run at New York City's Webster Hall answers the question: what kind of band is Modest Mouse in 2015?

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Death Cab for Cutie: Kintsugi

This isn't the sound of "indie rock", nor is it "dad rock". This is "obligation rock", a forced brand of music that exists just because it has to.

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Palma Violets Announce New Album + Tour Dates

The new LP from this British quartet, Danger in the Club, will be out on 5 May via Rough Trade.

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Passion Pit - “Lifted Up (1985)” (video)

"Lifted Up (1985)" is right and ready to color your next dance party, with a jubilant chorus that's ripe for belting along.

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Colorway - “Come Back July” (audio) (Premiere)

Those still recovering from the bitter winter months, particularly in America's Northeast region, will find much to relate to in Colorway's ode to summertime, "Come Back July".

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Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Even though Courtney Barnett has tightened and punched up her sound, her songwriting still gets stuck in your head because she gets lost in her own imagination.

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Happyness: Weird Little Birthday

UK Next Big Indie Thing loves Pavement, whispering, on US reissue of 2014 debut.

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South By Southwest Music Festival 2015: Wednesday

BØRNS, Ryn Weaver, and Stromae all stand out as artists poised to break out big in 2015 after their stellar performances at SXSW.

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Fireships - “Come Back to Me” (audio) (Premiere)

Folk-inspired vocal delivery and whimsical guitars come together on this cut from the forthcoming debut by the New York based indie outfit Fireships.

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The Demigs - “Melamine” (audio) (Premiere)

Catchy guitar riffs and political acumen make up the new tune by the Denton, Texas outfit the Demigs, "Melamine".

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Of Montreal: Aureate Gloom (take 2)

Aureate Gloom is momentarily great, but it becomes infuriating in a instant.

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Tall Tales and the Silver Lining - ‘Tightropes’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The easy-going vibes of Tightropes may hearken back to the '70s, but those golden tones are just the starting point for what's a current new album by Los Angeles' Tall Tales and the Silver Lining.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2014

Some of the heavy hitters may not have made the cut for the best indie rock of 2014, but newer acts did more than just fill the vacuum left by the usual suspects.

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Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.

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Flake Music: When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return

The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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