Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

20 Apr 2016 // 9:45 AM

The Loom - ‘Here in the Deadlights’ (album stream) (premiere)

Brooklyn indie rock band the Loom is releasing their second album on Friday, but you can hear it now on PopMatters.

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18 Apr 2016 // 3:10 PM

Car Seat Headrest - “Fill in the Blank” (Singles Going Steady)

Car Seat Headrest's new single is like Dinosaur Jr. meet the Kinks in a dirty garage.

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Tibet - “I’ll Put You in My Pocket” (audio) (premiere)

Cardiff's Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant.

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Singing Saw is a breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” (Singles Going Steady)

Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces—addiction, abuse, fear—that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time.

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14 Apr 2016 // 1:05 PM

Blue Healer - “Only the Rain” (video) (premiere)

Austin's Blue Healer use distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums in their blending of indie rock with dance elements.

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Eric Bachmann: Eric Bachmann

Eric Bachmann continues to age gracefully without sacrificing his youthful essence.

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Damien Jurado: Visions of Us on the Land

A culmination of his stoner tryptich with fellow merry prankster Richard Swift, a spiritual narrative on getting lost to become found.

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6 Apr 2016 // 12:37 PM

Steve Gunn - “Conditions Wild” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Gunn's "Conditions Wild" is a pretty slice of psychedelic power pop.

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Punk Band Bleached Embraces Life’s Darkness, With an Almost Beachy Exuberance

"I feel like being a punk," says Jennifer Clavin, leader of the trio Bleached, "meant we were almost anti-beach culture."

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Wrestling With the Replacements’ Legacy in ‘Trouble Boys’

Based on Mehr's plethora of interviews, it seems that most of what seemed grist for the rumor mill about the Replacements was, if anything, understated.

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

The Brooklyn quartet's latest album is incredibly broad in its sonic palette and focused in its approach.

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Ex Hex Plays Pickathon’s “Mountain Series” in Episode 2 (video) (premiere)

Indie rockers, garage punkers Ex Hex played Pickathon last year and today we present the premiere of that performance.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Maturing at Their Own Pace: An Interview with the Thermals

"We want the songs to be joyous, or like a celebration, even if what were singing about is not a happy thing. We want our songs to be fun even if it's a dark subject or a sad subject."

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Hallelujah the Hills: ‘A Band Is Something to Figure Out’ (album stream) (premiere)

Boston's Hallelujah the Hills new record turns on dark tones and scuffed textures, but rarely does an album so challenging and deeply layered also deliver immediate impact.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Bleached: Welcome the Worms

Bleached might have an endearing eccentric nature to them, but a lacking of emotion brings down Welcome the Worms.

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Distorted Reality and the Art of Magic: An Interview with the Besnard Lakes

"We're not really witches and warlocks," explains Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes. He does, however, profess an awareness of what he calls a "secret underworld" beneath the surface of everyday consciousness.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:43 AM

The Besnard Lakes Release Video for “Necronomicon” + Tour Dates

The Besnard Lakes have just released a video for "Necronomicon" off A Coliseum Complex Museum.

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"You cannot escape yourself in No Man's Sky. There is little to do but analyze the self.

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