Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Ancient River - “Stay With Me” (video) (premiere)

The Florida band's dreamy music serves as the soundtrack for an equally surreal short film.

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Marion Walker - ‘Serious Picnic’ (EP stream) (premiere)

The "casino trash" trio Marion Walker focuses on equal parts heavy garage rock and psychedelic on their new EP.

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The Fall: Sub-Lingual Tablet

Long in the tooth but not without vitality, Mark E. Smith and the Fall are predictable, but satisfactory, on their new album

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The Mothmen: Pay Attention!

This music is not pretty. It’s definitely not pop. But we're paying attention.

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Good Field - “Business” (audio) (Premiere)

The Austin, Texas outfit Good Field gives off a distinct '90s indie rock vibe with their latest single, "Business".

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Neon Trees Perform Two Songs at YouTube Space LA (video)

Provo, Utah indie rockers Neon Trees bring two of their tunes to YouTube Space LA, with passionate performances aplenty.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “The Ghosts of Beverly Drive” (video)

The latest video from Death Cab for Cutie's recent LP, Kintsugi, is a black-and-white visualization of the upbeat rocker "The Ghosts of Beverly Drive".

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Midlake - “The Old & The Young” (video)

Taken from Midlake's newly released Live in Denton, TX concert film, "The Old & The Young" is a sharp video capture of the folk rockers bringing their music to their hometown.

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Teen Men - “Kids Being Kids” (video) (Premiere)

Delaware indie poppers Teen Men dive into the world of 8-bit videogaming with their latest music video, "Kids Being Kids".

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L’Anarchiste - “Samundar” (video) (Premiere)

Hypnotic and enigmatic, "Samundar" is an aural and visual head-trip from Salt Lake City's L'Anarchiste.

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Palma Violets: Danger in the Club

Despite Palma Violets' continuing promise, aggression and abandon can't compensate for the lack of tunes on Danger in the Club.

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Christopher Owens: Chrissybaby Forever

Chrissybaby Forever's invariant topic matter coupled with saccharine singing over slow-mid-tempo songs become much too much over its lengthy tracklisting.

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5 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

Jamaican Queens: Downers

Detroit trap-popsters tackle vicissitudes of love amid genre-weaving sophomore album.

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Almost Free: Human Being / Elephant Man

Detroit trio addresses plight of Joseph Merrick, isolationism, and cognitive dissonance amid airy synths, laser-beam guitar lines, and askew rhythms on new EP.

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Aqueduct - “Simpleanimal” (audio) (Premiere)

With a simplistic yet undeniably catchy chorus, "Simpleanimal" is a welcome return by the Seattle-by-way-of-Oklahoma indie pop outfit Aqueduct.

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3 Jun 2015 // 2:20 AM

Algiers: Algiers

The debut album from the post-punk/gospel trio Algiers is provocative, challenging, and nothing short of a triumph.

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The National Parks - ‘Monsters of the North’ (video) (Premiere)

The sing-along chorus of the National Parks' 'Monsters of the North' is now met by a stunning lyric video replete with sharp nature images.

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Teen Men - ‘Teen Men’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The Delaware-based Teen Men have a new, self-titled LP out next week. You can stream the playful and melodic Teen Men exclusively on PopMatters.

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28 May 2015 // 2:10 AM

The Wombats: Glitterbug

The Wombats have moved on from their exuberant indie past. Sadly their new identity as purveyors of retro dance/pop doesn't cut it on account of the lacklustre tunes.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi-Love

Psych-rock bedroom dwellers Unknown Mortal Orchestra expand their horizons on their latest album, sounding bigger than ever.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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