Articles tagged indie

Strained Sweetness Leads to a Bitter Feeling in ‘No Stranger Than Love’

Obsessing over gross small town stereotypes, facile symbolism, and mawkish philosophical exposition, this is an uneven mess, and misses opportunities.

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Lust for Youth: Compassion

Lust for Youth's Compassion is danceable and hypnotizing, to the point where their songs' clichés of mystery and jealousy become erased in the trance.

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Sleep Talking: ‘Sleep With Me’ and Love in Generation X

A small and quiet film, Sleep With Me speaks to a margin of people who understand the difficulties of redressing issues that have carried over from their younger lives.

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20 Nov 2015 // 3:10 AM

CocoRosie: Heartache City

Still taking on taboos, CocoRosie's latest effort Heartache City finds melodic wonder in a fiery cosmos that is their poetry and horror.

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Slow Down Molasses: Black Burnt Cars

Powerfully blending melody and discord and inspired by pictures of the Paris events in May 1968, Canada’s Slow Down Molasses reflect the tension between ideals and reality, then and now.

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China Forbes - “The Northern Line” (video) (premiere)

The talented singer-songwriter gets personal in this new track for her sister's feature film.

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Sharon Van Etten: I Don’t Want to Let You Down

There are spaces of elegant starkness on Sharon Van Etten's new EP, and she fills them like a shade of blue yet to be invented.

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Cancellieri - “Education” (audio) (premiere)

Indie and Americana merge beautifully on the latest front he prolific singer-songwriter.

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Whitehorse - “Go It Alone” (Beck cover) (video) (premiere)

The Canadian duo turn in a charming rendition of a Beck favorite.

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Ezra Furman: Perpetual Motion People

Like a shark, albeit in a $5 dress and red lipstick, Ezra Furman's gotta keep on movin'.

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The Domestics - “Wait Forever” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band make a strong first impression with this sweetly melancholy new track.

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Superchunk: Come Pick Me Up (Reissue)

In 1999 Superchunk released their prettiest album to date thanks to Jim O'Rourke's delicate touch. Now Merge Records releases the album with a handful of gorgeous demos.

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6 Jul 2015 // 12:30 PM

Wharfer: Acadia

If Jeff Tweedy, Glen Hansard, and Sufjan Stevens met Tom Waits at Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin cabin, the result would be Acadia.

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Foxtails Brigade - “Far Away and Long Ago” (video) (premiere)

This stunning single-take video by the Bay Area band only enhances the song's haunting quality.

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Three Thousand Rivers - “Gut” (audio) (premiere)

Citing such bands as Neutral Milk Hotel and the Mountain Goats as major influences, Brooklyn quintet Three Thousand Rivers taps into Americana, funk, jazz, and

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6 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Yukon Blonde: On Blonde

Yukon Blonde are a band that focuses on simple indie pop, and with On Blonde they succeed in just, and only, that.

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Colette Carr - “Static” (video) (Premiere)

The California artist debuts her gorgeous new single today.

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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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Eszter Balint - ‘Airless Midnight’ (album stream) (premiere)

Singer-songwriter Eszter Balint's first album in more than a decade, while eclectic, retains a remarkable consistency throughout.

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The Autumn Stones - ‘Escapists’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Toronto band sounds more seasoned on their new album Escapists, which has been four years in the making.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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