Articles tagged indie pop

Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now

Singer-songwriter Jens Lekman returns with Life Will See You Now, possibly his finest record to date.

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17 Feb 2017 // 2:20 AM

Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon

Big Balloon’s many highs don’t owe much to either trends or the tried-and-true.

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Teen Daze: Themes for Dying Earth

A cold atmosphere and candid words are what make Teen Daze soar on Themes for Dying Earth.

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Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now (take 2)

Life Will See You Now makes no secret about exposing its tender heart, but luckily it has enough substance to rescue it from a Lifetime movie level of sentimentality.

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Toothless: The Pace of the Passing

The Pace of the Passing is a first step for Ed Nash that doesn't completely work but shows the potential for something really special.

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Crushed Stars: Displaced Sleepers

After a four-year absence, Todd Gautreau's moody indie-outfit returns, pitting world-weariness against sonic beauty.

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Austra - “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” (Singles Going Steady)

An understated, gleaming synthpop gem that reveals Austra at their most graceful.

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30 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

Fred Thomas: Changer

The weight of memory falls across Changer, whether Fred Thomas and his characters are running or walking, daydreaming or trying hard to forget.

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25 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

Cairobi: Cairobi

Cairobi's self-produced, self-titled debut has an international, globe-trotting feel while still maintaining an honest, straightforward, indie vibe.

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24 Jan 2017 // 11:45 AM

Molly Burch - “Try” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a pleasant and beautifully forlorn twist on a lounge tune, rich with atmosphere and sincere sentiment.

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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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