Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Little Brother Eli - “Who Do You” (video) (premiere)

If you dive into a Little Brother Eli record, expect bone-crunching blues rock that’ll flatten you against a wall with the force of its distortion.

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15 Jun 2016 // 2:05 AM

Night School: Blush

With two EPs to their name already, the time was right for Night School to try their hand at crafting a full-length release.

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Big Thief: Masterpiece (take 2)

Singer/guitarist/songwriter Adrianne Lenker dominates Big Thief's debut album, and she has enough personality to carry the whole band.

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The Eye Pointed In: An Interview with Spencer Krug of Moonface

Man of many hats Spencer Krug discusses new Moonface release My Best Human Face, future collaborations, and avoiding "just icing" lyrics.

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Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone

This record made me buy better headphones so I could do it justice writing about it. This record made me a better person.

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10 Jun 2016 // 11:30 AM

Band of Horses - “Whatever, Wherever” (Singles Going Steady)

"Whatever, Wherever" is a stripped-down acoustic paean to the selflessness of love.

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Sarah Neufeld Gets Physical With “The Ridge”

Sarah Neufeld has recorded in underground parking garages, toured with Arcade Fire, and recorded remarkable music with Colin Stetson. She's also made some superior solo recordings, and her latest, The Ridge, encourages listeners to feel the music along with her.

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10 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wye Oak: Tween

The Baltimore dream pop duo are back with a hazy, mesmerizing collection that holds together nicely.

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8 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Holy Fuck: Congrats

The hard-to-categorize rock band delivers an album of surprising flexibility and brave dynamic character on their first since 2010.

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Moving Units: Damage With Care

Moving Units has always crafted eminently danceable, melodically infectious dance-punk. With Damage With Care, nothing changes.

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Highland Kites - “This War Inside” (audio) (premiere)

Folk rock duo release dancier, darker number from forthcoming EP.

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The Casket Girls: The Night Machines

Surreal pop trio craft eeriest, most rewarding work yet on third LP.

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6 Jun 2016 // 9:16 AM

Wild Beasts - “Get My Bang” (Singles Going Steady)

It was only a matter of time until Wild Beasts would fully embrace a more electronic sound.

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Big Thief: Masterpiece

Led by Adrianne Lenker's mellifluous and reflective tone, the Brooklyn quartet's story-songs find value in humanist thought.

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Adult Jazz: Earrings Off!

The experimental British quartet's sophomore effort is sort of like Radiohead on laughing gas. This is mostly a good thing.

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3 Jun 2016 // 9:18 AM

Winterpills: Love Songs

Winterpills round out their sound while offering a melancholic monologue on love.

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BANTA - ‘Dark Charms’ (album stream) (premiere)

BANTA is a four-piece indie rock outlet that has gained a lot of ground since their 2013 inception.

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1 Jun 2016 // 9:48 AM

John Grant - “Voodoo Doll” (Singles Going Steady)

"Voodoo Doll" is an absurdist freak-pop hymn layered with cheesy sci-fi synthesizers, electro bass-pulses, and a thoroughly bizarre romantic sensibility.

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The Heavy: Hurt and the Merciless

The Heavy remain consistent with their latest LP, Hurt and the Merciless, introducing new lyrical layers to maintain a sense of innovation.

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1 Jun 2016 // 9:00 AM

Highasakite: Camp Echo

Thanks to Ingrid Håvik's versatile and charmingly eccentric voice, Highasakite's Camp Echo stands apart from the glut of other indie synth-rock records vying for attention

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Oz Is Not Down Under As Everyone Thinks It Is

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"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.

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