Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

The Dead Ships - “First Mistakes” (video) (premiere)

Expect rock on “First Mistakes,” because rock is what you’ll get.

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Various Artists: Day of the Dead

Aaron and Bryce Dessner have masterfully assembled a dizzying array of contemporary artists to reinterpret the songs of the Grateful Dead.

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“No One Creates Art in a Vacuum”: An Interview with Car Seat Headrest

One of the most promising indie songwriters in a generation, Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo talks about revisiting old material, living a modern life abutting Colonial Williamsburg, and the way that artists have always built on each other's ideas ... or at least until now.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘90s - Part 1 (100 - 81)

The first part of our examination of the 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '90s, starting with 100 through 81. Stay tuned for part two on July 11th.

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30 Jun 2016 // 9:09 AM

Editors - “All the Kings” (Singles Going Steady)

Editors returns to the synth-centric new wave revivalism they first introduced on 2009's In This Light and on This Evening.

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29 Jun 2016 // 9:35 AM

Peter Bjorn and John - “Breakin’ Point” (Singles Going Steady)

"Breakin' Point" makes no attempt to undermine Peter Bjorn and John's tried-and-true formula.

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29 Jun 2016 // 8:30 AM

Kaiser Chiefs - “Parachute” (Singles Going Steady)

On "Parachute", the first single released from their upcoming LP Stay Together, Kaiser Chiefs scrap the punk-inspired edge that gave their earlier music grit and dynamism.

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Wearing the Wrong Clothes: An Interview with Punk-Hippie Alig Fodder

Front man of shape-shifting post-punk act Family Fodder talks about the early days, the songwriting process, and how an unbridled fashion sense may have kept them out of the limelight.

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28 Jun 2016 // 9:37 AM

Wye Oak - “Watching the Waiting” (Singles Going Steady)

Jenn Wasner's voice is a marvel of wholly natural beauty -- a phenomenon of indie-pop poeticism that seems to emerge from nature itself.

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24 Jun 2016 // 1:20 AM

Psychic Ills: Inner Journey Out

Inner Journey Out has a cracked but unbreakable zen demeanor as it searches for serenity along a desert roadside.

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Vulture Whale - “Can’t Help It” (video) (premiere)

Vulture Whale's “Can’t Help It” is exactly what you’d expect from a scuzzy stoner rock song.

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Peter Bjorn and John: Breakin’ Point

With a stable of blockbuster producers in tow, Peter Bjorn and John reach indie pop nirvana on their seventh collection of upbeat, hook-driven bubblegum.

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22 Jun 2016 // 11:38 AM

Merchandise - “Flower of Sex” (Singles Going Steady)

Merchandise's first new material since the Dum Dum Girl collaboration Red Sun, sounds like a swirling potpourri of post-punk's many different generational guises.

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Blackout Balter - “Everything Becomes Mechanical” (audio) (premiere)

Blackout Balter makes anthemic, poppy rock music with a definitively electronic bent.

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22 Jun 2016 // 1:30 AM

Deerhoof: The Magic

Deerhoof exploit lo-fi warmth to signify their musical roots and chaotic beginnings on their lucky 13th album.

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21 Jun 2016 // 1:20 AM

Young Mister: Young Mister

Young Mister's readiness to draw so authentically on a wealth of different styles make you think that this outfit really aren't as young as they claim to be.

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Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary (Deluxe Edition)

Recreating the magic of something like Apologies to the Queen Mary is no easy feat, yet it shines as a stunning example for those who might want to make music matter again.

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Automagik - “The Road” (video) (premiere)

It’s tough to merge typically self-serious dusty garage rock with a loose, carefree attitude, but Automagik treads that line quite well.

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The Temper Trap: Thick As Thieves

Dougy Mandagi's feverishly operatic voice -- a spectacle in and of itself -- saves Thick as Thieves from becoming just another anodyne, stadium-ready rock trifle.

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20 Jun 2016 // 1:10 AM

Rooney: Washed Away

Beach playlist essentials pepper the latest from Rooney.

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