Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

We Barbarians: Headspace EP

Headspace is a great little EP full of catchy and rolling riffs.

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Gospel Music: How to Get to Heaven from Jacksonville, FL

An album-length ode to hangdogs, the women who settle for them, and the extremely long titles that ensue.

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Surfer Blood: Tarot Classics

Over the course of the four tracks of Tarot Classics, you can almost hear Surfer Blood going through a transition from a band that made it on great instincts alone to one that figures it needs to take its job more seriously.

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The Static Jacks: If You’re Young

Youthful New Jersey rockers the Static Jacks burst out of the gate with a promising full-length debut.

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Girl in a Coma: Exits & All the Rest

Girl in a Coma brings a ramshackle sound to the table.

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30 Oct 2011 // 8:59 PM

Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag

Seattle’s Jupe Jupe delivers a rousing sophomore disc, which clears up the confused identity of its debut.

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27 Oct 2011 // 8:58 PM

Weekend: Red EP

Red sounds a lot like the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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17 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Real Estate: Days

The songs on Days could be largely interchangeable with those on Real Estate, and, what’s more, there isn’t a really obvious attention grabber of a tune here as “Beach Comber” was in introducing the debut disc.

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Lake Street Dive: Live at the Lizard Lounge

Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.

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Masters of the Hemisphere: Maybe These Are the Breaks

Maybe These Are the Breaks is a well-crafted album of sad-sack songs rendered in Masters of the Hemisphere’s trademark bubblegum-pop framework, though it is also frustratingly inconsistent and poorly ordered.

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Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead

Keep Away the Dead is something of an intriguing album, enough for one to come to terms with it and embrace it for at least trying to up the ante with what can be constructed out of woodsy, folkloric sounds.

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3 Oct 2011 // 8:56 PM

Whisperlights: Surfaces

Sunbaked Phoenix, AZ, septet Whisperlights clearly draws as much inspiration from geography as from etymology on Surfaces.

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29 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Das Racist: Relax

Where once they might have been subtle in criticising the predomination of pop culture, Relax shows Das Racist wanting to now be a part of it.

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26 Sep 2011 // 5:30 AM

Surfer Blood: 16 September 2011 - Los Angeles

Surfer Blood's captured performance at the Echoplex.

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Jens Lekman: An Argument With Myself EP

This EP cements and solidifies Lekman’s status as one of the most dependable and vital songwriters at work today.

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The Dear Hunter: The Color Spectrum

All the way from its incredible creation and sonic display to its variety of presentations, The Color Spectrum has covered all of the bases and proved itself as an album worthy of repeated listens.

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Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost

As good as their debut Album is, the band has utterly surpassed itself with the cosmic Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

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8 Sep 2011 // 8:59 PM

Memoryhouse: The Years EP

The Years EP is the kind of record that you’d listen to on headphones while reclining against a tree on a grassy knoll in the late evening, watching the sun go down and seeing pinkish red light reflect on billowing clouds lazily floating by overhead.

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Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny

One Man Mutiny is a showcase for former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s skills mining disparate genres of music, from the blues to jangle pop to country.

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Company of Thieves: Running From a Gamble

Indie rock band Company of Thieves touches on a little of everything on their scattered sophomore effort.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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