Articles tagged noise pop

21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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17 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Animal Collective - “Kinda Bonkers” (Singles Going Steady)

Like much of Animal Collective's best work, “Kinda Bonkers” is bursting with ideas.

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Wondering, Maybe: An Interview With Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu

"Okay, we'll just go forth and not think about it at all. Hold the hand of the musical universe and see where she takes us."

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8 Feb 2017 // 3:30 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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25 Jan 2017 // 12:00 PM

Xiu Xiu - “Jenny GoGo” (Singles Going Steady)

"Jenny GoGo" is a tormented industrial nightmare, with Jamie Stewart's hushed, unsteady vocals proving far creepier than any of the screeching, ominous electronic noise could ever be.

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Menace Beach: Lemon Memory

Menace Beach return with their sophomore effort, Lemon Memory, with their ‘cool’ intact and some new tricks.

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Write Better Songs: An Interview with Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller

On the band’s fourth album, Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller fought to set parameters for their expansive sound.

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Sleigh Bells: Jessica Rabbit

Noise pop duo rise to the challenge of diversifying trademark sound with host of new elements, crafting one of their strongest albums.

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29 Sep 2016 // 1:55 PM

La Sera Releases Cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”

La Sera rocks a classic Led Zeppelin tune on new EP.

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22 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Deerhoof: The Magic

Deerhoof exploit lo-fi warmth to signify their musical roots and chaotic beginnings on their lucky 13th album.

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5 May 2016 // 9:09 AM

Xiu Xiu - “Into the Night” (Singles Going Steady)

Xiu Xiu bring their characteristic experimental noise to a Twin Peaks soundtrack tribute.

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La Sera: Music for Listening to Music To

Music for Listening to Music To is commendable in its display of sadness within a boxed-in life, speeding through the road before hearing its praise.

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13 Oct 2015 // 7:17 AM

Deerhunter: Fading Frontier

Arriving after the progressive and corrosive Monomania, Fading Frontier feels like a slight step back.

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Fade Away Slow: An Interview with Tamaryn

When a musician describes one of her tracks as "an early Madonna song if it was produced by My Bloody Valentine", you know you're in for something special.

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The Jesus and Mary Chain: Live at Barrowlands

Live at Barrowlands is as much a kick to the groin as Psychocandy was on its release three decades ago.

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27 May 2015 // 7:22 AM

Why “Wr” Still in Love With Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome had an early hit with "Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me?" After we spent time with them, the reasons why we're still in love are obvious.

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Joanna Gruesome: Peanut Butter

Joanna Gruesome mash together lo-fi punk and fuzzy twee pop for a gleefully unbalanced follow-up to their acclaimed 2013 debut.

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Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis Talks Self-Acceptance, Feminism, and Inclusivity in Rock Music

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz talks with PopMatters about a growing progressive movement in rock music, her new record, and more.

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20 Apr 2015 // 2:06 AM

Speedy Ortiz: Foil Deer

They may party like it's 1995, but 2015 might just be the year of Speedy Ortiz.

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13 Nov 2014 // 3:05 AM

Deerhoof: La Isla Bonita

Deerhoof's 12th album channels the band's musical chops toward sharp political critique while retaining moments of whimsical release.

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