Articles tagged indie pop

Gringo Star - “Undone” (audio) (Premiere)

Whistles and whimsy make up the newest tune by Atlanta's own Gringo Star, "Undone".

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Joanna Gruesome: Peanut Butter

Joanna Gruesome mash together lo-fi punk and fuzzy twee pop for a gleefully unbalanced follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 debut.

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20 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

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Shamir: Ratchet (take two)

On Ratchet, Shamir predicts his own domination of pop music. He’s probably right.

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The Orange Peels: Begin the Begone

The sweetly satisfying Begin the Begone might just be the best Orange Peels outing yet.

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The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Best Coast discusses the influences behind their new album California Nights, the double-edged sword of success, and the band's constantly evolving legacy.

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Best Coast: California Nights

Lo-fi no longer, Best Coast give listeners an avalanche of hooks and waves of power chords with their third LP, California Nights.

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Blue Blood - ‘This Is the Life’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After the dissolution of his previous musical outlet, the band Gift Horse, Hunter Morris took some time away to think. What he came up with next is Blue Blood, which led to the creation of This Is the Life, which you can stream exclusively below.

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The Orange Peels - ‘Begin the Begone’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After narrowly avoiding a massive personal tragedy, the Orange Peels are back with their first LP since 2013's Sun Moon, Begin the Begone, which you can stream at PopMatters a week before its release.

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James Bay: Chaos and the Calm

On Chaos and the Calm,, singer/songwriter James Bay delivers a sound debut album that's never earth-shattering.

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Ruby the RabbitFoot - “Misery” (video) (Premiere)

The charming indie pop/folk of Ruby the RabbitFoot meets the intimate environs of Sofar Sounds' Dallas venue with this performance of "Misery".

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Emily Kempf – “Dynamite” (video) (Premiere)

Horses galloping through city streets and a slew of vivid costume changes enhance Chicago songstress Emily Kempf's anachronistic, avant-garde baroque dream pop ditty "Dynamite".

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Royal Canoe - “Birthday (CD Baby Artist Sessions)” (video) (Premiere)

The subtly funky indie pop of Royal Canoe comes to life in Portland, Oregon's Type Foundry Studio for this performance of "Birthday".

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Dutch Uncles: O Shudder

Dutch Uncles' fourth album is slightly more pop-oriented and immediate than previous efforts but still bound to the band’s abstract vision.

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Passion Pit - “Lifted Up (1985)” (video)

"Lifted Up (1985)" is right and ready to color your next dance party, with a jubilant chorus that's ripe for belting along.

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The Best Indie Pop of 2014

It's hard to see how any lover of indie pop could find the field of choices lacking in 2014, a year when the top ten albums are just the tip of the iceberg.

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Flake Music: When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return

The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.

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The Bluebells: Exile on Twee Street

This was no doubt created for fans, but it serves as a decent introduction to the band's music anyway.

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Sleepless Inn - “Karol Simon” (video) (Premiere)

Sleepless Inn release debut music video juxtaposing ‘40s noir aura with a contemporary rave vibe

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Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts

As melodic, jangly and occasionally crunchy as this is, there’s a persistent sense of the fading glow of daytime, the feeling that life is slipping away.

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Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

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"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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