Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

‘Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes’ Is Supposed to be Hypnotic

The Reflektor Tapes is 66 minutes long but feels like three hours of pretension. The bonus concert film Live at Earl's Court is nearly two hours long but breezes by.

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The Orwells: Terrible Human Beings

The Orwells do what they do best, except a little better, on their new full length.

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9 Feb 2017 // 2:00 PM

Wild Beasts - “Alpha Female” (Singles Going Steady)

The freedom of the women cuts through the whole video with clean energy and confidence that lifts spirits and is undeniable.

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Aloud (feat. Cold Blood Club) - “Agua Mala” (premiere)

Boston and Brooklyn bands unite on new tune to raise funds for those affected by Flint Water Crisis.

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8 Feb 2017 // 9:25 AM

Surfer Blood: Snowdonia

Surfer Blood's first LP since the passing of Thomas Fekete, the group's longtime guitarist, Snowdonia is laden with the same power pop-meets-surf rock that put these melodically-minded Floridians on the map.

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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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7 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Communions: Blue

Communions started as an audacious and loud rock band, but they have settled into something entirely different. With Blue Communions have created triumphant power pop cheese.

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They Still Believe in Love: An Interview With Elbow

Elbow producer and keyboardist Craig Potter talks about the band's new album, the importance of writing simply, and the departure of long-time drummer Richard Jupp.

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6 Feb 2017 // 3:20 AM

Fufanu: Sports

The foreground of Fufanu's Sports lingers like a bad feeling, one that could have been more frightening by pulling closer more elements within the background.

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2 Feb 2017 // 11:00 AM

Angel Olsen - “Pops” (Singles Going Steady)

Winter echoes through chilly “Pops”, a song that seeps into the bones with lovelorn longing.

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1 Feb 2017 // 12:00 PM

Elbow - “Magnificent (She Says)” (Singles Going Steady)

As always Guy Garvey manages to distill life's grand themes into more relatable, domestic ones with his lyrics streaked with humility.

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1 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Elbow: Little Fictions

Over seven studio albums and 20 years as a band later, Elbow hasn't lost an ounce of skill, charm, or joie de vivre.

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Moon Duo: Occult Architecture, Vol. 1

Moon Duo link kaleidoscopic, magnetic, and driving post-punk inflected psychedelia with hermetic overtones. Their best passages are not cryptic but recursive, often forceful, and occasionally mundane.

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Father John Misty - “Pure Comedy” (The Film) (Singles Going Steady)

The clips of the songs are all the proof you need that Pure Comedy is going to be a groundbreaker and one of 2017's best albums.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:20 AM

Fred Thomas: Changer

The weight of memory falls across Changer, whether Fred Thomas and his characters are running or walking, daydreaming or trying hard to forget.

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30 Jan 2017 // 3:00 AM

Crumbling Dais: An Interview With Wolf People

"I'd always wanted to write something about the Night Witches, the female Russian bomber pilots."

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27 Jan 2017 // 3:15 AM

Ty Segall: Ty Segall

The ever-prolific Ty Segall is back with another collection of rock 'n' roll excellence.

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Sleater-Kinney: Live in Paris

Sleater-Kinney celebrates their 2015 reunion with a live album that captures the excitement and mood of their concerts without any hint of their decade-long hiatus.

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Horse Thief: Trials and Truths

Every now and then Horse Thief adds a little twist to their formula of solid, listenable, easygoing rock and the songs become noticeably better.

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Tobin Sprout: The Universe and Me

One problem with modern production is its reliance on mathematical perfection, and Tobin proves that genuineness is stronger than perceived perfection.

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'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

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"Knee Deep'S elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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