Articles tagged indie rock

Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Roots”

For the narrator of Lifestyle's fifth track "Roots", Missoula is the place he longs to leave but also the home to which he is always returning.

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17 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

The Mynabirds: Lovers Know

The Mynabirds Lovers Know trades rhetoric for trite ruminations.

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The Lovely Intangibles: Tomorrow Is Never

The Lovely Intangibles deliver haunting beauty on their first album, Tomorrow Is Never.

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Blitzen Trapper - “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

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Charlie Belle - “Petting Zoo” (video) (premiere)

Smart, charming, literate indie pop, and these kids aren't even out of their teens yet.

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Stroamata - “Social” (audio) (premiere)

Heaviness and hookiness create a classic dynamic on this potently poppy track.

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The Wytches - “If Not For Money” (audio) (premiere)

The UK psych trio partner with Scion on their brand new EP.

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Black Mountain: Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

This reissue of Canadian group’s debut album gets the deluxe treatment, doubling its length and lessening its impact.

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A Fragile Tomorrow - “Make Me Over (Noddy Holder)” (audio) (premiere)

The South Carolina band pay tribute to Slade in a fittingly raucous new song.

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Jay Gonzalez: The Bitter Suite

Gonzalez's focus on power pop sets him apart from his fellow Drive-By Truckers' solo projects, which makes it more interesting.

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IAMDYNAMITE - “Liz” (audio) (premiere)

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

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Tracy Bonham - “Black Tears” (audio) (premiere)

Parenthood greatly informs Bonham's excellent new album, her first in five years.

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Andy Lampert - “Even I Can Dream” (audio) (premiere)

If you can't laugh at yourself, maybe it might be a good idea to lighten up a little. Andy Lampert seems to know that.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Live at Barrowlands

Live at Barrowlands is as much a kick to the groin as Psychocandy was on its release three decades ago.

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Salim Nourallah: Skeleton Closet

Salim Nourallah’s knack for capturing the spirit of pure pop within the context of razor sharp hooks and sweet, seductive melodies make for pure old school enjoyment.

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Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus deliver a massive, sprawling opus dealing with lead vocalist Patrick Stickles’ mental health issues that is often as frustrating, and satisfying, as the disorder itself.

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Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls, and Marches / Vs.

Thirty years later, Mission of Burma still sounds like the future.

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The Continental Drifters: Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond

Omnivore Records has chosen to focus attention on L.A.‘s sadly unappreciated Continental Drifters by doing so in such a way that doesn’t retrace previously released material.

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30 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Chappo: Future Former Self

A concept album, Future Former Self , is far from perfect storytelling, but does allow Chappo to explore intriguing musical and stylistic themes.

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The Shills - “Oh, This Devilish Place” (video) (premiere)

Straddling multiple rock genres at the same time, the Boston band's shimmering new single is bolstered by a gorgeous video.

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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