Articles tagged indie pop

Last Leaves - “The World We Had” (video) (premiere)

Former Lucksmiths return with lovelorn fuzz-pop.

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How Perfume Genius Learned to Live in the Moment

After touring his essential fourth album No Shape for a month, Mike Hadreas (aka Perfume Genius) talks to PopMatters about why this project is his most immediate and everything that implies.

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Pixx - “Waterslides” (Singles Going Steady)

Pixx has a gorgeous, dreamy voice when she has the chance to show it off, but it desperately needs editing in order to be truly enjoyable.

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Chastity Belt’s ‘I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone’ and the Power of Termite Art

Chastity Belt's latest is a killer album, laid back but upbeat, honest and laser sharp, a highly unified piece of work by four people who know exactly what they want to say and how to say it.

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9 Jun 2017 // 2:30 AM

alt-J: Relaxer

The real gold on Relaxer happens when alt-J reins in the gimmickry a bit and starts writing folk songs.

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7 Jun 2017 // 9:00 AM

Now Hear This!: Hoops

The guitars ring with lo-fi charm and some would easily compare Hoops to the basement pop madness of Ariel Pink. This band has something to say and one of the catchiest albums of the year.

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7 Jun 2017 // 2:15 AM

Michael Nau: Some Twist

The man behind Page France and Cotton Jones takes a somnambulant approach to his latest collection of sleepy, understated bedroom pop. *Warning: do not listen to while operating heavy machinery.

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Saint Etienne’s Sarah Cracknell on Creating One of Their Most Uplifting Albums Yet

One of the UK's pioneering dance groups went wild and weird for their homespun new effort, out now as the band celebrates their 27th anniversary.

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The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

50 Song Memoir might not quite capture the magic of Merritt’s landmark work, but it’s the best collection to come from the Magnetic Fields project in at least a decade.

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26 May 2017 // 2:30 PM

Perfume Genius - “Die 4 You” (Singles Going Steady)

Over a deceptively simple, crepuscular backing Perfume Genius' gorgeous world-weary vocals sketch a song so heartbreakingly fragile it sounds like it could shatter at any moment.

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26 May 2017 // 8:56 AM

Pumarosa: The Witch

London quintet craft stunning, entrancing debut by confidently splicing a variety of genres.

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St. Lenox - “When I Return” (video) (premiere)

Brilliant indie pop artist St. Lenox has a visual on tap to release 23 June and we've got the video premiere of "When I Return" as a preview.

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23 May 2017 // 8:37 AM

Takashi Miyaki: The Dream

The Dream could loosely be described as a shoegaze dreampop album, though that doesn't even begin to touch the number of genres and styles that show up in one form or another.

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Swarming Branch - ‘Surreal Number’ (album stream) (premiere)

Swarming Branch returns with a tuneful meditation on the nature of authenticity, contemporary life.

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19 May 2017 // 9:30 AM

Sir Sly - “High” (Singles Going Steady)

Sir Sly’s “High” nails the mindset of many a millennial as the group sings about “wondering what peace would be like” -- drugs as a means of escape from this very specific wave of global turmoil.

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Cartoon Lizard - “All in the Cards” (video) (premiere)

Canada's Cartoon Lizard share their latest video for “All in the Cards”, a simultaneously nuanced and extravagant tune decorated with warm harmonies, enticing riffs, and fun percussion.

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18 May 2017 // 8:22 AM

Juliana Hatfield: Pussycat

A dark but musically jubilant reaction to the 2016 election from a rock singer-songwriter at the top of her craft. This is Juliana Hatfield's best album.

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16 May 2017 // 8:47 AM

Sóley: Endless Summer

Endless Summer has an emotional precision that elevates it beyond your typical ode to the warmer seasons.

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Magic Giant - ‘In the Wind’ (album stream) (premiere)

Festival favorite indie folk band Magic Giant releases their technicolor debut LP full of soaring folk pop.

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9 May 2017 // 7:53 AM

Bombadil: Fences

Something subtle this way comes: Veteran bands release a mostly quiet affair that provides a genuinely avant-garde notion: Close listening.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Discusses 'Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2'

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"Our foray into the adventure-game-style version of the Borderlands continues.

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