Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

3 Nov 2016 // 2:10 AM

Crushed Out: Alien Ocean

This duo provides a heady, garage-influenced take on surf rock that's heavy on aesthetic pleasures, but sadly light on songwriting heft.

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Handgrenades - ‘Tunnels’ (album stream) (premiere) + Interview

Detroit quintet releases sophomore album filled with varied styles and hooks.

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Former Cure Man Finds Peace On the Road to Recovery

This volume is more than a day-to-day account of life inside the band: It's the story of how Lol Tolhurst came back from the brink and emerged a fuller man.

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American Wrestlers: Goodbye Terrible Youth

Gary McClure's power punk combo manages to combine the rich musical landscape of his native UK with the sophisticated pop songcraft of his adopted US, with excellent results.

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1 Nov 2016 // 2:15 AM

Joyce Manor: Cody

Joyce Manor’s fourth album, Cody is their most elegant effort yet.

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IAN SWEET: Shapeshifter

While Shapeshifter phases in and out of being great, the musical ability and connection between the band members is undeniably strong.

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The Head and the Heart Get to Both at the Fox Theater

Even without frontman Johnson, The Head and the Heart host a soaring communal sing-along worthy of the price of admission.

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31 Oct 2016 // 2:25 AM

Purling Hiss: High Bias

The Philadelphia-based garage rockers try to broaden their psychedelic edge but cover too much of the same old territory.

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Send Medicine - “Translucent” (video) (premiere)

Send Medicine releases trippy video showcasing tune's modern slice of '60s psych-folk.

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28 Oct 2016 // 2:20 AM

Honeyblood: Babes Never Die

With Babes Never Die, Honeyblood stirs up a scuzzy rock storm filled with pop hooks that gets better the deeper you dig.

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28 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

July Talk: Touch

Toronto quintet crafts fantastic sophomore LP fusing primeval blues, post-punk clamor, and sexual dynamism.

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26 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

Grumbling Fur: Furfour

While much of Furfour relies on the same Depeche Mode-meets-Eno format, the LP showcases the clarity of Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan's heterogeneous psych-pop vision.

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Cheena: Spend the Night With…

Cheena’s music can sometimes feel like a vapid novelty: fun while it lasts but short on ideas that would give you a desire to revisit.

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Your Tape Is Our Tape: Mike Mogis Looks Back on Bright Eyes

The saga told across The Studio Albums: 2000-2011 isn't just the story of Conor Oberst's evolution as a songwriter. It's also the story of Mike Mogis's evolution as a producer.

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American Football: American Football

Midwestern emo legends American Football return with a companion album to their lone 1999 LP.

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Las Kellies: Friends and Lovers

All the way from Buenos Aires, the dreamy post-punk trio delivers another fine collection of fuzzy, melodic garage rock.

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Blonde Redhead: Maculin Féminin

With this deluxe reissue, Blonde Redhead's fans will be jumping for joy, albeit probably in a lo-fi, no-frills kind of way.

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The Mountain Goats Turn a Concert Into a Celebration of Survival

Sharing good times to help get through the bad with the Mountain Goats.

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18 Oct 2016 // 10:30 AM

Crystal Fighters - “Lay Low” (audio) (premiere)

London's Crystal Fighters return with a new album Friday and share their new hit-bound, anthemic single "Lay Low".

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The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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