Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie

The Dublin band's debut LP documents four musicians in flux together, their increasing ability to rely on one another allowing them to bother less with outside expectations.

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Kurt Vile: B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down

It feels very much like another Kurt Vile album, but close listening will reveal some serious blues.

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21 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Darwin Deez: Double Down

For his third release, a pretender to Prince's throne trips over his own nastiness.

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Miracles of Modern Science: Mean Dreams

Mean Dreams is a thought experiment of an album, a set of possible answers to an unsolvable problem.

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18 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Telekinesis: Ad Infinitum

Wherein Michael Lerner finds a renewed sense of purpose, without losing sight of what has drawn listeners to his music in the first place.

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Miley Cyrus: Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

Crass, often cringe-worthy and overtly sexual, Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz is a fascinating, bloated mess.

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17 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

Lou Barlow: Brace the Wave

Barlow tempers verbal emotion with instrumental restraint on Brace the Wave.

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Maszer - “Passers By” (audio) (premiere)

The psychedelic rock band shows a gentler, sunnier side on this life-affirming acoustic track.

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16 Sep 2015 // 2:15 AM

Air Waves: Parting Glances

Who knew that simple storytelling and subtle tweaks to a proven formula could work so well?

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Poi Dog Pondering - ‘Everybody’s Got a Star’ (album stream) (premiere)

The electric veteran band return with their eighth studio album.

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15 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Battles: La Di Da Di

Battles have figured out exactly what they want to do as a trio, making La Di Da Di feel more focused than their last album.

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Spires, ‘Spires’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The new EP by the New York indie band is a derivative yet promising debut.

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Craig Finn: Faith in the Future

Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.

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11 Sep 2015 // 2:20 AM

Foals: What Went Down

Foals strike familiar territory with cool, relaxed dance grooves and delicate melodies on their fourth studio album.

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The Fratellis - “Desperate Guy” (video) (premiere)

Just like the song, the Scottish band keep things beautifully simple on their new video.

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Dralms - “Shook” (audio) (premiere)

Dub meets somber indie rock on this murky new track by the Vancouver band.

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4 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Low: Ones and Sixes

Low's Ones and Sixes is surprising for sounding very much of the moment.

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Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo look both inward and outward on their new covers album.

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Pugwash: Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)

Play This Intimately (As if Among Friends) is as unobtrusive as its banner implies, but cheery enough to beg repeated hearings.

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2 Sep 2015 // 2:05 AM

DTCV: Uptime!

Lead singer Vivarock is DTCV's biggest asset, but is sometimes let down by unexciting songwriting.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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