Articles tagged indie rock

Young the Giant: Home of the Strange

Home of the Strange won't convert any naysayers of Young the Giant's straight-and-narrow take on alternative rock, but it underscores what has emboldened their fanbase for so long

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The Ghost of Ingmar Bergman: Peter Bjorn & John’s ‘Breakin’ Point’

Peter Morén and John Eriksson discuss how their musical partnership is as strong as ever -- even if their belief in production dogma isn't.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM

Look Park: Look Park

Fountains of Wayne's lead singer Chris Collingwood's new band sounds like a low-key version of his old band. This is a good thing, regardless of Collingwood's attempts to present Look Park as a distinct project.

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17 Aug 2016 // 11:00 AM

Bell X1 - “The Upswing” (Singles Going Steady)

The Irish indie darlings are back with a simple, soulful track that is wrapped in lovely analog production.

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17 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Carl Broemel: 4th of July

Six years in the making, the second solo offering from the My Morning Jacket guitarist is tender, nostalgic, and often sweet. Neko Case, Laura Veirs, and MMJ buddies are on hand to help.

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Casket Girls’ Ryan Graveface Talks Music Industry, Audience

Graveface label founder and Casket Girls band member talks about being the little guy in the world of rock 'n' roll.

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Ian Ridenhour - “Monsters” (video) (premiere)

There is a certain melodic flair to Ian Ridenhour’s music that comes across as very pop-sensible, but without sacrificing any of the darkly, sometimes Burtonesque gloom of his overall musical persona.

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Sonic Youth: Spinhead Sessions

This collection of unearthed sessions from the band's peak period finds them in a consciously arty headspace, pursuing moods and textures over songcraft.

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Brendan Canning: Home Wrecking Years

Brendan Canning gives us a smart, pleasurable pop record that's best experienced in the wee small hours of the night.

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Crushed Out - “Skinny Dippin” (video) (premiere)

We’re past the point of applications for “song of the summer,” but the burst of energy that is “Skinny Dippin” fills in the end-of-summer lull quite nicely.

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8 Aug 2016 // 12:30 PM

Beach House - “The Traveller” (Singles Going Steady)

How you gauge the success of this track depends on how satisfied you are with Beach House simply sounding like Beach House.

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Camera: Phantom of Liberty

Like the apparatus in their name, Camera are able to produce some crisp, delicate work on their third album.

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Impressions of a “Real People” Life: An Interview with Chris Collingwood

Look Park isn't Fountains of Wayne, and it's a good thing. Chris Collingwood tells us why.

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8 Aug 2016 // 7:14 AM

Wild Beasts: Boy King

Wild Beasts’ Boy King is a woefully uncensored portrait of masculine libido woven through their aesthetically tightest record to date.

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5 Aug 2016 // 10:57 AM

Wye Oak’s Complex Performances Demand Perfection

Whenever they perform, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, the members of Wye Oak, walk a tightrope.

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BOYO - “Moombah” (audio) (premiere)

It’s surprisingly simple: mix catchy chord progressions with legions of guitar, and you’ve got yourself a winner.

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Dinosaur Jr.: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

This emotive new LP is not just another Dinosaur Jr. record.

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4 Aug 2016 // 2:20 AM

Steel Cranes: Tango

Steel Cranes' unusual approach and airy, open arrangements makes Tango an interesting listen every time through.

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4 Aug 2016 // 2:15 AM


With Divorce, the Vancouver, BC-based JPNSGRLS maintain the energy of their debut record, Circulation, but lose out on some of its charms.

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Trapdoor Social - “Sunshine” (lyric video) (premiere)

“Sunshine” is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies.

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