Articles tagged indie rock

Chick Quest - ‘Model View Controller’ (album stream) (premiere)

Chick Quest makes daring and innovative rock music as you will hear on their new LP Model View Controller releasing this Friday.

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20 Feb 2017 // 2:15 AM

Sam Patch: Yeah You, and I

Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury steps out on his own with a winning, engaging solo project full of analog synths and killer hooks.

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16 Feb 2017 // 2:20 AM

Strand of Oaks: Hard Love

Timothy Showalter is Strand of Oaks, and his fourth album packs a heavier, more ambitious punch than anything he's attempted before.

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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn Going Small on Solo Journey

How does Craig Finn determine what’s a Hold Steady song versus a solo one?

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Dirty Projectors - “Cool Your Heart (feat. D∆WN)” (Singles Going Steady)

D∆WN sounds as smooth and rich as she ever has, and David Longstreth brings his ever-sincere emotion to the table.

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‘Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes’ Is Supposed to be Hypnotic

The Reflektor Tapes is 66 minutes long but feels like three hours of pretension. The bonus concert film Live at Earl's Court is nearly two hours long but breezes by.

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The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings

The Orwells do what they do best, except a little better, on their new full length.

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9 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Wild Beasts - “Alpha Female” (Singles Going Steady)

The freedom of the women cuts through the whole video with clean energy and confidence that lifts spirits and is undeniable.

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Aloud (feat. Cold Blood Club) - “Agua Mala” (premiere)

Boston and Brooklyn bands unite on new tune to raise funds for those affected by Flint Water Crisis.

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8 Feb 2017 // 8:25 AM

Surfer Blood: Snowdonia

Surfer Blood's first LP since the passing of Thomas Fekete, the group's longtime guitarist, Snowdonia is laden with the same power pop-meets-surf rock that put these melodically-minded Floridians on the map.

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8 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Lowly: Heba

On debut album Heba, Lowly is skilled at communicating new ideas about the shape of pop to come.

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7 Feb 2017 // 2:15 AM

Communions: Blue

Communions started as an audacious and loud rock band, but they have settled into something entirely different. With Blue Communions have created triumphant power pop cheese.

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They Still Believe in Love: An Interview With Elbow

Elbow producer and keyboardist Craig Potter talks about the band's new album, the importance of writing simply, and the departure of long-time drummer Richard Jupp.

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6 Feb 2017 // 2:20 AM

Fufanu: Sports

The foreground of Fufanu's Sports lingers like a bad feeling, one that could have been more frightening by pulling closer more elements within the background.

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2 Feb 2017 // 10:00 AM

Angel Olsen - “Pops” (Singles Going Steady)

Winter echoes through chilly “Pops”, a song that seeps into the bones with lovelorn longing.

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1 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Elbow - “Magnificent (She Says)” (Singles Going Steady)

As always Guy Garvey manages to distill life's grand themes into more relatable, domestic ones with his lyrics streaked with humility.

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1 Feb 2017 // 2:30 AM

Elbow: Little Fictions

Over seven studio albums and 20 years as a band later, Elbow hasn't lost an ounce of skill, charm, or joie de vivre.

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Moon Duo: Occult Architecture, Vol. 1

Moon Duo link kaleidoscopic, magnetic, and driving post-punk inflected psychedelia with hermetic overtones. Their best passages are not cryptic but recursive, often forceful, and occasionally mundane.

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Father John Misty - “Pure Comedy” (The Film) (Singles Going Steady)

The clips of the songs are all the proof you need that Pure Comedy is going to be a groundbreaker and one of 2017's best albums.

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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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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

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"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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