Articles tagged indie pop

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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16 Jan 2017 // 9:20 AM

The xx: I See You

Building off Jamie xx's In Colour, the xx have at last escaped from their own self-imposed limitations.

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12 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

Austra: Future Politics

Austra's third album represents a fuller realization of their self-concept as a queer political band.

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The Magnetic Fields: The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees (Reissue)

A pair of sharp, wide-ranging, and playful albums get the reissue treatment on vinyl.

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The Best Indie Pop of 2016

In 2016, indie pop's highlights often went hand-in-hand with a general feeling of fading away, falling apart, saying goodbye.

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28 Nov 2016 // 10:14 AM

The xx Share New Video “On Hold” From Upcoming LP ‘I See You’

The xx release "On Hold" video and tour date schedule ahead of January album release.

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28 Nov 2016 // 9:20 AM

Pale Hands: Graphism

Pale Hands' moody indietronica LP Graphism reminds us that, in a time of frothing demagogues and unsightly political upheavals, there are still euphorias to chase

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Jukebox the Ghost Will Chat Live with PopMatters on Facebook

On November 28th, at 6 pm EST, join PopMatters on Facebook as we go Live with Jukebox the Ghost.

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22 Nov 2016 // 8:30 AM

Sad13: Slugger

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz leaves her guitar and arch songwriting behind for sweet synthpop and a more direct, heart-on-sleeve lyrical perspective.

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Write Better Songs: An Interview with Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller

On the band’s fourth album, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller fought to set parameters for their expansive sound.

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16 Nov 2016 // 9:39 AM

She & Him: Christmas Party

Still more Christmas music from the anachronistically twee odd-couple duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

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Sleigh Bells: Jessica Rabbit

Noise pop duo rise to the challenge of diversifying trademark sound with host of new elements, crafting one of their strongest albums.

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14 Nov 2016 // 9:41 AM

St. Lenox - “You Don’t Call Me Anymore” (video) (premiere)

St. Lenox (Andrew Choi) is a master of melody with an uncanny ease at crafting super catchy pop songs that never leave your head.

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Rainbow Arabia: L.A. Heartbreak

Married electropop duo rejuvenate their relationship on hook-filled, gleaming pop album.

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STRFKR: Being No One, Going Nowhere

Being No One, Going Nowhere attempts to explore intellectual themes while still retaining the band’s vivacious dance pop.

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The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love

Running Out of Love is an exceptional political document that takes on the current state of the world.

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31 Oct 2016 // 2:00 AM

Unlock Yr Heart: An Interview with Psychic Twin

Erin Fein handled a brutal divorce in a way few of us could imagine: by digging into herself to create a powerful, evocative album.

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28 Oct 2016 // 1:30 AM

Owning It: An Interview With Trails and Ways

"How do I find confidence in myself and belief in my own voice, now that there's no pretense to it being a totally shared project and it's totally centered on me as a songwriter?"

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St. Lenox: Ten Hymns From My American Gothic

Albums of such shear artistry, originality and thematic immediacy are few and far between. This is the album of perspective and hope we need in this time of political and social unrest.

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27 Oct 2016 // 9:48 AM

Twin Limb - ‘Haplo’ (album stream) (premiere)

Louisville's Twin Limb offer up their new album of Surrealist dream pop before heading out on the road with Jim James.

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