Articles tagged indie rock

2 Oct 2015 // 2:20 AM

Born Ruffians: Ruff

The Ontario quartet have landed on a fertile middle ground between their spark-and-buzz beginnings and those first wearier-but-wiser bends in life’s learning curve.

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Positive No - “Weird Hugs” (video) (premiere)

Monster attacks and shootouts with shop owners highlight the wonderful new video by the Virginia band.

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John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

John Grant unleashes a confrontational, unapologetic sensuality that is celebratory, but also tempered by melancholy.

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Motel Beds - “Mind Glitter” (video) (premiere)

The fabulous new video by the Dayton rockers celebrates classic moments of American decadence and gluttony.

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The Libertines: Anthems for Doomed Youth

A satisfying return from the British indie rock band led by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât.

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Kuroma - “Twenty Centuries in Time” (audio) (premiere)

Featuring members of the Whigs and MGMT, this new band heads straight into psychedelic pop territory.

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Jean-Paul Sartre Experience: I Like Rain: The Story of the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience

Compiling everything they recorded, I Like Rain makes a case for the Jean-Paul Sartre Experience’s influence and continued relevance.

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Adir L.C. - “Dinosaurs” (audio) (premiere)

Written on one side of the world and recorded on the other, the universal appeal of this single is rather appropriate.

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28 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Wand: 1000 Days

1000 Days is the blissed-out soundtrack to a society on the verge of collapse.

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25 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Ought: Sun Coming Down

The Canadian post-punk band's second album is just the same, but brand new. The excitement the band generated is still very much present.

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Nadia Kazmi - “Haunting” (video) (premiere)

The searing, dark blues rock of this track lives up to its title.

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Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie

The Dublin band's debut LP documents four musicians in flux together, their increasing ability to rely on one another allowing them to bother less with outside expectations.

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Kurt Vile: B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down

It feels very much like another Kurt Vile album, but close listening will reveal some serious blues.

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21 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Darwin Deez: Double Down

For his third release, a pretender to Prince's throne trips over his own nastiness.

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Miracles of Modern Science: Mean Dreams

Mean Dreams is a thought experiment of an album, a set of possible answers to an unsolvable problem.

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18 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum

Wherein Michael Lerner finds a renewed sense of purpose, without losing sight of what has drawn listeners to his music in the first place.

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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Crass, often cringe-worthy and overtly sexual, Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz is a fascinating, bloated mess.

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17 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

Lou Barlow: Brace the Wave

Barlow tempers verbal emotion with instrumental restraint on Brace the Wave.

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Maszer - “Passers By” (audio) (premiere)

The psychedelic rock band shows a gentler, sunnier side on this life-affirming acoustic track.

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16 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Air Waves: Parting Glances

Who knew that simple storytelling and subtle tweaks to a proven formula could work so well?

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

// Moving Pixels

"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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