Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Jake Simmons and the Little Ghosts: No Better

This LP strikes just the right chord between raw, heavy rock 'n' roll from the underground and the philosophical heart of the contemporary indie scene.

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White Like Fire - “Crimson” (video) (Premiere)

The Pittsburgh rock outfit White Like Fire gather a "hurricane of artists, dancers, college students, photographers, and film professionals" for their video to "Crimson".

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Morning Smoke - “Unknown” (video) (Premiere)

The rising United Kingdom group Morning Smoke marry classic post-punk with '90s alternative in their latest single, "Unknown".

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11 May 2015 // 4:00 AM

Mew: + -

Although it’s less innovative than Mew's prior releases, + - ("Plus Minus") makes up for it by being the most poised and commercially tempting album Mew have ever done.

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11 May 2015 // 3:29 AM

Grounders: Grounders

The Toronto band’s first album is both assured and willing to roll with the waves.

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Polock - “Freak City” (video) (Premiere)

Nile Rodgers-esque guitars meet M83 synths in the latest video by the Spanish indie group Polock, the dance party-ready "Freak City".

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Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2015 Reissue)

While Mwng isn't the Super Furry Animals' finest hour, it is a valuable and essential addition to their discography.

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Auction for the Promise Club - “This May Hurt” (audio) (Premiere)

Auction for the Promise Club display pop sensibilities with a new prog edge in their latest single, "This May Hurt".

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Mac McCaughan: Non-Believers

Ultimately, Non-Believers is the kind of album that needs no backstory to endear it or Mac McCaughan to the masses.

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Django Django: Born Under Saturn

Django Django embrace more traditional influences for their sophomore album, reshaping their music into a more conventional rock sound.

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Motopony - “Daylights Gone” (audio) (Premiere)

Windy guitar riffs and echoey choruses make up the catchy new tune by the Seattle indie rock outfit Motopony, "Daylights Gone".

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My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

The Waterfall continues My Morning Jacket’s reign as a Grateful Dead for the 21st century.

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The Vanity - “River” (video) (Premiere)

Up-and-coming Austin outfit the Vanity take to a 150 year old basement for their new black-and-white video for the rollicking tune "River".

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The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino

The singer, guitarist, and songwriter of Best Coast discusses the influences behind their new album California Nights, the double-edged sword of success, and the band's constantly evolving legacy.

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Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Takes to a Black Cab to Play “Madonna” (video)

Space is tight in the back of the Black Cab Sessions, but that doesn't stop Will Butler from delivering a spirited version of his tune "Madonna".

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Waterstrider - “Frayed” (audio) (Premiere)

Oakland, California's own Waterstrider had three days to record a tune for a new compilation by OIM Records. The catchy "Frayed" is what they came up with.

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The Orange Peels - ‘Begin the Begone’ (album stream) (Premiere)

After narrowly avoiding a massive personal tragedy, the Orange Peels are back with their first LP since 2013's Sun Moon, Begin the Begone, which you can stream at PopMatters a week before its release.

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28 Apr 2015 // 2:05 AM

Braids: Deep in the Iris

The Montreal trio's latest album shows an increasingly refined sense of knowing when to nurture one impulse and temper another, embracing compromise without sacrifice.

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Flash Bang Band - “Spooky Action at a Distance” (video) (Premiere)

Pink-soaked absurdist visuals meet psychedelic rock in this delightful oddity from the Brighton, UK trio Flash Bang Band, "Spooky Action at a Distance".

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Trails and Ways - “Say You Will” (audio) (Premiere)

Trails and Ways' latest jam, a funky indie rock number with dreamy four-part harmonies, is "Say You Will", a tune from their forthcoming Pathology LP.

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