Articles tagged indie rock

The Demigs - “Melamine” (audio) (Premiere)

Catchy guitar riffs and political acumen make up the new tune by the Denton, Texas outfit the Demigs, "Melamine".

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Of Montreal: Aureate Gloom (take 2)

Aureate Gloom is momentarily great, but it becomes infuriating in a instant.

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Tall Tales and the Silver Lining - ‘Tightropes’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The easy-going vibes of Tightropes may hearken back to the '70s, but those golden tones are just the starting point for what's a current new album by Los Angeles' Tall Tales and the Silver Lining.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2014

Some of the heavy hitters may not have made the cut for the best indie rock of 2014, but newer acts did more than just fill the vacuum left by the usual suspects.

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Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.

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Flake Music: When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return

The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.

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12 Nov 2014 // 3:04 AM

2:54: The Other I

2:54 craft a weirdly woven tapestry of implied grunge, dream pop, and psychedelic folk in compelling sophomore record.

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...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: IX

After a few albums of focused hard rock, Trail of Dead confidently begins to reintegrate the more pop-oriented experimentations that killed their early '00s buzz.

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11 Nov 2014 // 3:03 AM

Close Talker: Flux

Deftly penchant, heart rending, and thoughtful, Close Talker is certainly a band worth chatting about.

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Cold War Kids: Hold My Home

Upbeat performances and pop-rock confidence can't hide a severe lack of creativity on the Californian band's fifth album.

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Spencer Burton: Don’t Let the World See Your Love

Don’t Let the World See Your Love may have a bitter undertone, but it goes down fairly sweet.

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By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.

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Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets

"Madchester" veterans return after 20 years and manage not to embarrass themselves too much. Cue the sound of one hand clapping.

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Absolutely Free: Absolutely Free.

This is an album that works best when you sit down and think about it afterward, so the appeal is not necessarily apparent upon casual listening.

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30 Oct 2014 // 1:30 PM

Julien Sagot: Valse 333

Valse 333 is art, accessibly weird and wonderful art, and a real bonbon for those who savour richness in their music.

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30 Oct 2014 // 11:30 AM

Titanics: Deeper

Icy beats, glimmering guitar lines, and subtly flowing melodies meld into a chillwave atmosphere on Albany duo's new EP.

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30 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Medicine: Home Everywhere

Home Everywhere is a brave record, one that you have to be patient with.

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave

The Scottish band reconcile their previous modes by pulling back on the electronic drive of their last album, while continuing to elevate tension gradually rather than release it for maximum devastation.

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27 Oct 2014 // 2:01 AM

Port Juvee: Revenge EP

Port Juvee is Canada's version of the Strokes. Say what you will.

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