Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

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 // 8:18 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 // 8:48 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 // 8:00 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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31 May 2016 // 7:53 AM

White Lung: Paradise

On Paradise, the change is not just one of production and fidelity. It's also one of attitude and perspective, and when this album runs at full throttle, it heads down some lesser-traveled roads through rock music.

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Car Seat Headrest: Teens of Denial

Teens of Denial is a gateway drug for today's Millennials to discover those who have come before.

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24 May 2016 // 1:05 AM

Bird of Youth: Get Off

Bird of Youth concoct a delicious blend of folk, '80s pop and psychedelia on their sophomore release.

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23 May 2016 // 1:30 AM

Hecklers in the Van: A Tour Dispatch from Wussy

Yeah, sure: say that Wussy typify the "Midwestern sound," but do so at your own risk, lest you miss out on blazing songs dealing with alien gods and Biblical reckonings.

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Islands: Should I Remain Here at Sea / Taste

Islands’ latest two records are a liberated, iconoclastic take on a dual set of genres. Some of Nick Thorburn's clearest and most relaxed work, the albums serve as an extended meditation on the idea that music is simply a matter of taste.

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20 May 2016 // 2:43 PM

Super Furry Animals - “BingBong” (Singles Going Steady)

When "BingBong" is not being occasionally annoying, it's fun, catchy and energetic, making it a great hit for the summer.

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Tanya Donelly: Swan Song Series

The compilation is a bit scattershot, but it does make a sturdy testament to years of talented work.

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18 May 2016 // 1:15 AM

Marissa Nadler: Strangers

Marissa Nadler’s newest release is the type of solid work we've come to expect from her.

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17 May 2016 // 10:18 AM

Will Butler (Arcade Fire) - “Take My Side” (Singles Going Steady)

Why is Will Butler trying to pull of a Jack White impression on his new tune "Take My Side"?

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Darlingside - “White Horses” (video) (premiere)

Darlingside's most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers.

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13 May 2016 // 8:56 AM

White Lung - “Below” (Singles Going Steady)

Mish Barber-Way has a terrific voice, the guitar recalls classic Pixies, and everything seems to click.

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Plants and Animals: Waltzed in From the Rumbling

After a four-year pause for reflection, the band is back as melodic, wistful, and alive with longing as ever.

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11 May 2016 // 1:30 AM

Nothing: Tired of Tomorrow

With a lean run time of about 45 minutes, Tired of Tomorrow is a full-on assault, not to mention a welcome and long-awaited addition to Nothing's catalog.

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Miracles of Modern Science - “Bad Body” (video) (premiere)

Mean Dreams landed on PopMatters Best Pop Albums of 2015 list, and now the band premieres their danciest, most dramatic music video to date.

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Stone Dead: Murder and Myth in 'Medousa'

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"A wry tale which takes in Greek mythology, punk rock and influences of American suspense-drama, this is an effective and curious thriller about myth and obsession.

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