Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

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 // 3:20 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 // 3:20 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 // 3:10 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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A Yawn Worth Yelling - “Start Somewhere” (audio) (Premiere)

The latest single by the San Jose, California-based A Yawn Worth Yelling is a summer-drenched pop number about falling in love, no matter the risks.

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26 May 2015 // 10:29 AM

The Mothmen - ‘Pay Attention!’ (album stream)

UK post-punk band the Mothmen is re-issuing their classic album Pay Attention! on June 2nd and today they have made the entire album available for streaming.

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Surrender the Spirit - “Hard Enough” (video) (Premiere)

Retina-jarring visuals and grimy, thickly layered shoegaze come together in Surrender the Spirit's "Hard Enough".

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Gringo Star - “Undone” (audio) (Premiere)

Whistles and whimsy make up the newest tune by Atlanta's own Gringo Star, "Undone".

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Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld: Never Were the Way She Was

The unlikely duo of saxophonist Colin Stetson and violinist Sarah Neufeld creates a series of classically minimalist dronescapes that toe the line between the accessible and the avant garde. It’s a daring collection with often surprising results.

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Teenage Wrist - “Summer” (audio) (Premiere) + EP Announcement

Shoegaze vocals, alt-rock distortion, and post-rock guitars come together on "Summer", a track by the new collaborative group Teenage Wrist, featuring members of Chain Gang of 1974 and Swing Hero.

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