Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Ex Hex Plays Pickathon’s “Mountain Series” in Episode 2 (video) (premiere)

Indie rockers, garage punkers Ex Hex played Pickathon last year and today we present the premiere of that performance.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Maturing at Their Own Pace: An Interview with the Thermals

"We want the songs to be joyous, or like a celebration, even if what were singing about is not a happy thing. We want our songs to be fun even if it's a dark subject or a sad subject."

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Hallelujah the Hills: ‘A Band Is Something to Figure Out’ (album stream) (premiere)

Boston's Hallelujah the Hills new record turns on dark tones and scuffed textures, but rarely does an album so challenging and deeply layered also deliver immediate impact.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Bleached: Welcome the Worms

Bleached might have an endearing eccentric nature to them, but a lacking of emotion brings down Welcome the Worms.

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Distorted Reality and the Art of Magic: An Interview with the Besnard Lakes

"We're not really witches and warlocks," explains Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes. He does, however, profess an awareness of what he calls a "secret underworld" beneath the surface of everyday consciousness.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:43 AM

The Besnard Lakes Release Video for “Necronomicon” + Tour Dates

The Besnard Lakes have just released a video for "Necronomicon" off A Coliseum Complex Museum.

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25 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bob Mould: Patch the Sky

Patch the Sky teeters between the crisp production and outright aggression that marked Mould's short tenure fronting Sugar.

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The Thermals: We Disappear

The Thermals know what they're doing, but that's all they're doing.

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Pete Yorn: Arranging Time

Reversing gears toward the guitar pop that originally kicked off his career, this record is late '90s/early '00s radio rock nostalgic and comforting.

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Mark Mallman - ‘The End Is Not The End’ (album stream) (premiere)

For those who declare rock 'n' roll dead, Mallman convinces that rock can still give us something to believe in.

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21 Mar 2016 // 11:14 AM

The Loom - “Fire Makes” (audio) (premiere) + New Album

Brooklyn indie rock band the Loom will release the sophomore album, Here in the Deadlights, on April 22nd via Crossbill/Stereocilia.

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Coyotes in Boxes - “Vaporize” (audio) (premiere)

"Vaporize" from Coyotes in Boxes is a coarse mix of doo-wop and feedback.

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16 Mar 2016 // 9:34 AM

NOTHING - “Vertigo Flowers” (Singles Going Steady)

A muted amalgamation of the feedback-drenched pop of Yuck and breezy shoegaze of DIIV, "Vertigo Flowers" is a melodically understated, unassuming dream-pop banger.

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Flint Eastwood - “Glitches” (video)

Detroit’s Flint Eastwood is an entity thriving on evolution, both in the sonic and visual realms.

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14 Mar 2016 // 3:20 AM

Lucius: Good Grief

Good Grief contains rewarding singles, but falters as a complete work.

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The Coral: Distance Inbetween

Back after six years, the Coral have gone dark and ominous with an offering that presents a band still pushing, still experimenting, still relevant for these more troubling times.

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Holy Esque: At Hope’s Ravine

The buzz for '80s-indebted goth rockers Holy Esque is very much real, but with any luck, they'll convert all their UK adulation into an actual career.

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4 Mar 2016 // 12:10 PM

Parquet Courts - “Berlin Got Blurry” (Singles Going Steady)

Parquet Courts are continuing to prove themselves worthy.

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Wussy: Forever Sounds

Wussy doesn't give us anything that comes easy, and that holds true here even if the band is changing in other ways.

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