Articles tagged indie rock

2 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Angel Olsen - “Pops” (Singles Going Steady)

Winter echoes through chilly “Pops”, a song that seeps into the bones with lovelorn longing.

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1 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Elbow - “Magnificent (She Says)” (Singles Going Steady)

As always Guy Garvey manages to distill life's grand themes into more relatable, domestic ones with his lyrics streaked with humility.

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1 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Elbow: Little Fictions

Over seven studio albums and 20 years as a band later, Elbow hasn't lost an ounce of skill, charm, or joie de vivre.

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Moon Duo: Occult Architecture, Vol. 1

Moon Duo link kaleidoscopic, magnetic, and driving post-punk inflected psychedelia with hermetic overtones. Their best passages are not cryptic but recursive, often forceful, and occasionally mundane.

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Father John Misty - “Pure Comedy” (The Film) (Singles Going Steady)

The clips of the songs are all the proof you need that Pure Comedy is going to be a groundbreaker and one of 2017's best albums.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

Fred Thomas: Changer

The weight of memory falls across Changer, whether Fred Thomas and his characters are running or walking, daydreaming or trying hard to forget.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:00 AM

Crumbling Dais: An Interview With Wolf People

"I'd always wanted to write something about the Night Witches, the female Russian bomber pilots."

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27 Jan 2017 // 3:15 AM

Ty Segall: Ty Segall

The ever-prolific Ty Segall is back with another collection of rock 'n' roll excellence.

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Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris

Sleater-Kinney celebrates their 2015 reunion with a live album that captures the excitement and mood of their concerts without any hint of their decade-long hiatus.

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Horse Thief: Trials and Truths

Every now and then Horse Thief adds a little twist to their formula of solid, listenable, easygoing rock and the songs become noticeably better.

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Tobin Sprout: The Universe and Me

One problem with modern production is its reliance on mathematical perfection, and Tobin proves that genuineness is stronger than perceived perfection.

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25 Jan 2017 // 1:00 PM

Spiral Stairs - “Dance (Cry Wolf)” (Singles Going Steady)

Taking several pages from some decidedly non-Pavement tomes of rock, "Dance (Cry Wolf)" touches on everything from Bowie to Joy Division.

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Mark Eitzel: Hey Mr. Ferryman

A mix of postmodern lounge and his former band’s best moments, this odd and rewarding album adds to Eitzel’s reputation as an adventurous solo artist.

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25 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

Cairobi: Cairobi

Cairobi's self-produced, self-titled debut has an international, globe-trotting feel while still maintaining an honest, straightforward, indie vibe.

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Howe Gelb: Future Standards

Gelb reminds us how good a songwriter he is, but his new record doesn't quite live up to its title.

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John K. Samson: Winter Wheat

John K. Samson continues writing songs of solace and expansive generosity.

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Miniature Tigers: I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

Miniature Tigers try out romantic bedroom indie-pop while rejuvenating their penchant for strange sounds.

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Japandroids: Near to the Wild Heart of Life

Japandroids prove once again that they are one of the very best rock bands on Earth with their third album, Near to the Wild Heart of Life.

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20 Jan 2017 // 3:30 AM

Foxygen: Hang

With full orchestra in tow, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado deliver an absurdly overblown, gloriously over-the-top album celebrating all of pop's excesses without the slightest hint of ironic detachment.

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Joan of Arc: He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands

Long after a prodigious if hit-or-miss early ‘00s, patience and collaboration continue to focus and invigorate the left field Chicago group.

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