Articles tagged indie pop

29 Apr 2016 // 8:12 AM

PURSES: Obsess Much

This is entertaining indie rock from what amounts to a supergroup of young Athens bands.

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Norty - “I Feel Like I’m on Fire” (audio) (premiere)

Grand Rapids-based multi-instrumentalist blends lounge jazz, hip hop beats, and electronica in new tune.

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Eskimeaux: Year of the Rabbit

Breezy pop music meets exquisite storytelling in Eskimeaux's Year of the Rabbit.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” (Singles Going Steady)

Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.

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Free Cake for Every Creature: Talking Quietly of Anything with You

These indie pop kids describe themselves best: "All you gotta be when you're 23 is yourself."

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13 Apr 2016 // 4:09 PM

Benjamin Francis Leftwich - “Tilikum” (Singles Going Steady)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich's "Tilikum" is a heart-on-sleeve folk ballad that creates a deeply nuanced and dimensionalized emotional portrait.

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13 Apr 2016 // 9:01 AM

Brett Harris: Up in the Air

We soar with Harris up in the air, and are plummeted back to Earth with powerful emotion.

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12 Apr 2016 // 1:00 PM

Deradoorian - “Your Creator” (Singles Going Steady)

Part groovy meditation on acceptance, part positive manifestation ritual over a soothing yet repetitive round-like vocal mantra, comforting keys and a sense of finding wellness within the great scheme of things.

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Valley Hush - “Iris” (audio)

Detroit experimental popsters release cinematic tune heralding debut LP.

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6 Apr 2016 // 9:25 AM

Coastgaard - “A Well Adjusted Man” (video) (premiere)

Indie pop band Coastgaard specializes in atmospheric and cinematic pop music, underpinned with surf guitar sounds from the '60s (The Ventures).

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6 Apr 2016 // 8:28 AM

Land Lovers - “Angeline” (audio) (premiere)

Irish indie pop band Land Lovers look to the late '50s and early '60s for inspiration and focuses on creating little nuggets of delicious pop confection.

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The Saint Johns: Dead of Night

The Saint Johns might not reinvent any wheels or blaze any trails, but there’s nothing wrong with making solid, country-inflected indie rock. Especially when this much talent and emotion goes into it.

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4 Apr 2016 // 11:30 AM

El Perro Del Mar - “In the Woods” (Singles Going Steady)

Swedish-based El Perro Del Mar serves up a gorgeous, haunting, piano-led song.

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Hallelujah the Hills: ‘A Band Is Something to Figure Out’ (album stream) (premiere)

Boston's Hallelujah the Hills new record turns on dark tones and scuffed textures, but rarely does an album so challenging and deeply layered also deliver immediate impact.

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31 Mar 2016 // 2:05 AM

The Prettiots: Funs Cool

The Prettiots will no doubt be described as cutesy indie-pop, but there’s a serious strain of nihilism, anxiety and realism within their songs, even the jokey ones

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30 Mar 2016 // 9:01 AM

Decorations - “Promise” (audio) (premiere)

Decorations' first single "Promise", off new debut album, is new wavey, hook-filled pop that harken back to the slightly punky, British guitar pop of the early '80s

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Bent Shapes: Wolves of Want

With Wolves of Want, the hooks will bring you back to the record, and the clever turns -- lyrically and musically -- will make it sound fresh each time.

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21 Mar 2016 // 3:30 PM

Bat For Lashes - “In God’s House” (Singles Going Steady)

"In God's House" is Natasha Kahn's most vividly ethereal vocal performance to date

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18 Mar 2016 // 10:30 AM

Charlie Hilton - “Something For Us All” (Singles Going Steady)

"Something For Us All" leaves an impression by turning the agonies of romantic disjuncture into a piece of bouncy, Warholian performance art.

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18 Mar 2016 // 2:05 AM

The Harrow: Silhouettes

The Harrow operates in a universe that may seem familiar but they’ve staked out their own dark sonic territory. Silhouettes is richly cinematic, nuanced and haunted headphone music that rewards repeated listens

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