Articles tagged indie rock

Peter Bjorn and John: Breakin’ Point

With a stable of blockbuster producers in tow, Peter Bjorn and John reach indie pop nirvana on their seventh collection of upbeat, hook-driven bubblegum.

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22 Jun 2016 // 12:38 PM

Merchandise - “Flower of Sex” (Singles Going Steady)

Merchandise's first new material since the Dum Dum Girl collaboration Red Sun, sounds like a swirling potpourri of post-punk's many different generational guises.

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Blackout Balter - “Everything Becomes Mechanical” (audio) (premiere)

Blackout Balter makes anthemic, poppy rock music with a definitively electronic bent.

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22 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Deerhoof: The Magic

Deerhoof exploit lo-fi warmth to signify their musical roots and chaotic beginnings on their lucky 13th album.

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21 Jun 2016 // 2:20 AM

Young Mister: Young Mister

Young Mister's readiness to draw so authentically on a wealth of different styles make you think that this outfit really aren't as young as they claim to be.

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Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition)

Recreating the magic of something like Apologies to the Queen Mary is no easy feat, yet it shines as a stunning example for those who might want to make music matter again.

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Automagik - “The Road” (video) (premiere)

It’s tough to merge typically self-serious dusty garage rock with a loose, carefree attitude, but Automagik treads that line quite well.

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The Temper Trap: Thick As Thieves

Dougy Mandagi's feverishly operatic voice -- a spectacle in and of itself -- saves Thick as Thieves from becoming just another anodyne, stadium-ready rock trifle.

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20 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

Rooney: Washed Away

Beach playlist essentials pepper the latest from Rooney.

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Little Brother Eli - “Who Do You” (video) (premiere)

If you dive into a Little Brother Eli record, expect bone-crunching blues rock that’ll flatten you against a wall with the force of its distortion.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:05 AM

Night School: Blush

With two EPs to their name already, the time was right for Night School to try their hand at crafting a full-length release.

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Big Thief: Masterpiece (take 2)

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Adrianne Lenker dominates Big Thief's debut album, and she has enough personality to carry the whole band.

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The Eye Pointed In: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface

Man of many hats Spencer Krug discusses new Moonface release My Best Human Face, future collaborations, and avoiding "just icing" lyrics.

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Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone

This record made me buy better headphones so I could do it justice writing about it. This record made me a better person.

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10 Jun 2016 // 11:30 AM

Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” (Singles Going Steady)

"Whatever, Wherever" is a stripped-down acoustic paean to the selflessness of love.

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Sarah Neufeld Gets Physical With “The Ridge”

Sarah Neufeld has recorded in underground parking garages, toured with Arcade Fire, and recorded remarkable music with Colin Stetson. She's also made some superior solo recordings, and her latest, The Ridge, encourages listeners to feel the music along with her.

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10 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wye Oak: Tween

The Baltimore dream pop duo are back with a hazy, mesmerizing collection that holds together nicely.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Holy Fuck: Congrats

The hard-to-categorize rock band delivers an album of surprising flexibility and brave dynamic character on their first since 2010.

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Moving Units: Damage With Care

Moving Units has always crafted eminently danceable, melodically infectious dance-punk. With Damage With Care, nothing changes.

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Highland Kites - “This War Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Folk rock duo release dancier, darker number from forthcoming EP.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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