Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

30 Sep 2014 // 1:04 AM

S: Cool Choices

Former Carissa's Weird member Jenn Ghetto expands her solo project, S, into a full band for the best parts of Cool Choices. Oddly enough, it's when she's alone on the record that her emotions are the hardest to make out.

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Dive Index: Lost in the Pressure

There is elegant beauty and grace on display, and some very pleasant pieces of music.

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Hamish Kilgour - “Smile” + David Kilgour - “Lose Myself in Sound” (videos) (Premieres)

This year saw new efforts by the first family of the New Zealand underground, the brothers Kilgour. PopMatters premieres new videos from Hamish and David Kilgour.

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The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold

On third LP, Mended With Gold, the band pursues escape velocity with the most commitment yet, making the most bombastic and polished arrangements of their career.

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Lowell: We Loved Her Dearly

If We Loved Her Dearly is any indication, Lowell has simply run out of material, if not ideas, musical or otherwise.

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Cookies: Music for Touching

Once you’re finished with this round, you’ll definitely want seconds.

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3 Jun 2014 // 1:06 AM

Bob Mould: Beauty & Ruin

Legends like Bob Mould are held to a different standard, and Beauty & Ruin has just raised his bar higher.

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“This Is Our Sophomore Attempt”: An Interview with Pixies

Speaking to PopMatters, Pixies detail every step towards Indie Cindy's creation, reception, and what's next for the group...

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The Knife and the Blood That Ensues: An Interview with Swans

PopMatters speaks with Swans frontman Michael Gira about the band's "joyous" new double LP, To Be Kind, covering everything from its undulating rhythms to its original titillating cover art.

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Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre have delivered one of 2014’s most potent and invigorating Canadian albums of the year.

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5 May 2014 // 10:03 AM

Collin Herring - ‘Some Knives’ (album stream) (Premiere)

Texas singer-songwriter Collin Herring is back after a five-year absence with an exciting new album. Sometimes things really are worth the wait.

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24 Mar 2014 // 1:06 AM

The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams

While the Hold Steady's catalog has consisted of detailed character sketches and scenarios extolling the virtues of indulging the devil whispering in your ear, Teeth Dreams deals with the demons left in the wake.

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24 Mar 2014 // 1:05 AM

Owls: Two

Two is certainly a good album, and it’s absolutely the one Owls wanted to make. It’s just not always a record I want to listen to.

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Eternal Summers: The Drop Beneath

This is an LP that merits liberal use of the repeat button, and, even when it occasionally misfires, there’s always something interesting just around the corner.

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18 Feb 2014 // 2:05 AM

Phantogram: Voices

The bad-ass New York duo comes out with their strongest work yet.

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Bombay Bicycle Club: So Long, See You Tomorrow

The London based indie-rockers try their hands at more psychedelic sounds and end up with a hand full of winners.

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Broken Bells: After the Disco

After the Disco rides that morning after wave, holding up a mirror to cast a dark reflection on the fun that's come and gone.

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Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines

White's fourth album finds her playing bolder music with a daring conceit, but the results are decidedly mixed.

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3 Feb 2014 // 2:02 AM

Jake Bugg: Shangri La

The takeaway here is that while Bugg's debut album felt genuine, Shangri La feels forced and awkward.

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The Best Indie Rock of 2013

It's a generalization, but the year in indie rock saw a turn away from harmony-focused, gentle rock and back toward something a bit noisier, a bit more idiosyncratic, a little harder to ignore.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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