Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Cian Nugent: Night Fiction

On Night Fiction, guitar maestro Cian Nugent navigates the world beyond the blues.

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26 Jan 2016 // 11:31 AM

Paper Lions - “Believer” (video) (premiere)

Paper Lions' new music from Full Colour, releasing this April, is jam packed with arena-sized pop nuggets that could easily see some major chart success worldwide.

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Eleanor Friedberger Channels Her Inner ‘70s for ‘New View’

The Fiery Furnaces’ member Eleanor Friedberger talks to PopMatters about her sublime third solo record.

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Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Badly Drawn Boy's beloved first album gets a nice reissue with a well-curated disc of bonus material. It's well worth revisiting.

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21 Jan 2016 // 3:20 AM

Half Japanese: Perfect

The consistently strange, dependably wonderful Jad Fair has gifted fans with a concise, enjoyable and, as always, bizarre, new Half Japanese record.

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Eleanor Friedberger: New View

New View is best appreciated with a deep and unhurried engagement, as the full album in full fidelity offers many distinctive pleasures.

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The Besnard Lakes: A Coliseum Complex Museum

A deep love for texture and amplification is what gives Besnard Lakes' records their distinctive flair, manifesting a capacity to engage with a kaleidoscopic resonance.

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Yoko and the Oh No’s: Yoko and the Oh No’s

Chicago band draw on classic pop and rock styles in competent debut.

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Shearwater: Jet Plane and Oxbow

Jet Plane and Oxbow is a remarkably polished, alluring, and dignified accomplishment.

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Nigel and the Dropout feat. Passalacqua - “Rearrange” (audio) (premiere)

Detroit’s Nigel and the Dropout have been a genre-bending outfit since their inception.

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Martin Courtney: Many Moons

While Many Moons doesn’t veer from the band’s template, its lush arrangements and baroque influences make every track a joy to listen to.

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11 Jan 2016 // 3:00 PM

Eleanor Friedberger - “Sweetest Girl” (Singles Going Steady)

“Sweetest Girl” highlights Eleanor Friedberger's knack for crafting an aggressive yet appealing and catchy rocker.

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11 Jan 2016 // 2:00 PM

Wild Nothing - “Reichpop” (Singles Going Steady)

“Reichpop” is the triumphant shedding of Wild Nothing's previous C86-obsessed jangle-pop tropes.

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Tortoise: The Catastrophist

Seven years since their last LP, the revered post-rock band return with a familiar but ultimately fulfilling album.

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Au Pair: One Armed Candy Bear

Gary Louris and Django Haskins have produced an album that fully integrates the sounds that each have forged on their own.

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Beach Slang: The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us

Beach Slang hit the ground running with a debut that chronicles the existential ennui of being smart, weird, and bored.

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6 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Hinds: Leave Me Alone

Hinds' debut is fuelled by an infectious lust for life. Well, that and copious amounts of Sangria.

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5 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Baroness: Purple

Back from nearly losing it all, the reconstituted band sounds bigger, bolder, and better than ever on an album that makes no apologies for reaching for mass acceptance.

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5 Jan 2016 // 3:10 AM

Wimps: Suitcase

Suitcase is a 27-minute uprising of stupid fun.

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Pugwash: Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends)

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

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The Specter of Multiplayer Hangs Over 'Door Kickers'

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"Door Kickers is not a multiplayer game, but for a while there, I couldn’t tell the difference.

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