Articles tagged indie pop

9 Feb 2016 // 2:33 PM

Pete Astor: Spilt Milk

The former Weather Prophet rediscovers his jangle ‘n’ roll voice.

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Anton Barbeau - “High Noon” (video) (premiere)

Respected indie popster Anton Barbeau is back with a new album, Magic Act, releasing Mar 4th on Mystery Lawn Music.

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2 Feb 2016 // 10:04 AM

Panic Is Perfect - ‘Cellspace’ (album stream) (premiere)

San Francisco's Panic Is Perfect are a pure pop band who pen super memorable hooks and create intricate layers of carefully composed music.

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27 Jan 2016 // 2:10 AM

POP ETC: Souvenir

POP ETC find a happy medium between the retro sound of their previous moniker, the Morning Benders, and the glitzy synthpop of their previous record.

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26 Jan 2016 // 10:31 AM

Paper Lions - “Believer” (video) (premiere)

Paper Lions' new music from Full Colour, releasing this April, is jam packed with arena-sized pop nuggets that could easily see some major chart success worldwide.

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Plates of Cake: Becoming Double

Becoming Double builds on the best parts of the previous records by diving headlong into tones that seemed only on the edge of the Plates of Cake sound before.

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The High Llamas: Here Come the Rattling Trees

Life in the town portrayed in Here Come the Rattling Trees continues as it has, with little change, much like the High Llamas’ music. This can be comforting, but also a little dull.

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15 Dec 2015 // 2:05 AM

Young Galaxy: Falsework

Synthpop band makes good album, occasionally references '80s synth-pop. We swear this is not an Onion headline.

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L’anarchiste - “You Were a Saint” (video) (premiere)

The Salt Lake City band get elemental in their fiery new video.

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Colours - “Lawless” (audio) (premiere)

The Florida synthpop duo present a sleek new single from their upcoming 2016 release.

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4 Dec 2015 // 2:20 AM

C Duncan: Architect

From delicate, pastoral dream pop to intimate, electronic-tinged folk, the Glaswegian composer’s luxuriant vocal harmonies and intricate compositions dazzle with ingenuity.

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3 Dec 2015 // 12:00 PM

Salad Boys: Metalmania

With Metalmania, New Zealand’s Salad Boys deliver a delightful, highly rewarding debut.

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The Henry Millers - “Ready” (audio) (premiere)

The New York band might have little to do with Henry Miller the writer, but their music does hold up exceptionally well.

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Rachel Brown - “Santa Baby” (video) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter offers her own distinct take on the classic Christmas pop song.

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Ricked Wicky: Swimmer to a Liquid Armchair

On its third album of 2015, Ricked Wicky still sounds like a productive new outlet for Robert Pollard's ever-working pop muse. But it's also clear that we still can't pin Ricked Wicky down yet.

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Indigo Face - “At the Gate” (video) (premiere)

The European band's sensual pop hybrid comes into full bloom in their new video.

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L.U.N.A.R. - “In the Forest” (audio) (premiere)

Indie pop meets tropicalia on this sunny new track.

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19 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Club 8: Pleasure

Our measure of Club 8's "Pleasure" reveals a little treasure. No late bar though.

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19 Nov 2015 // 2:10 AM

Library Voices: Lovish

An advance in the science of well-written pop songs that run deeper on the musical and lyrical fronts than you might first suspect.

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Lady Low - “Burning Like a Fever” (video) (premiere)

The Los Angeles band go full-on David Lynch in their new video.

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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