Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Whatever Happened to Indie Rock?

As the recent Lawrence Field Day Festival illustrates, indie rock may be artistically benefiting from an increasingly marginalized status in the music world.

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Katie Von Schleicher: Shitty Hits

The past music of Katie Von Schleicher is stark, dark, and just plain weird. Von Schleicher’s new album,Shitty Hits, although a slight shift from her past work, continues this path.

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26 Jul 2017 // 8:15 AM

Big Thief: Capacity

Big Thief's sophomore release takes on a more reserved sound without sacrificing emotional, quality songwriting.

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Silverstein: Dead Reflection

Dead Reflection shows the band’s development in a subtle manner, carrying tropes and images with crowd-pleasing lines rather than intense guitar riffs.

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Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet

Michelle Zauner follows her breakout Japanese Breakfast debut with Soft Sounds From Another Planet, easily one of the more compulsively listenable indie records of 2017.

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19 Jul 2017 // 7:30 AM

DWNTWN: Racing Time

Although Racing Time showcases DWNTWN’s hook-driven pop sensibilities, it positions such displays on the played out stage of ‘80s emulation and in the less-than-stellar lighting of the album’s second half.

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“Gotta Stay Up ‘Til the Sunrise”: An Interview with Animal Collective’s Avey Tare

Animal Collective's Avey Tare talks with PopMatters about his California album Eucalyptus and the importance of space and mystery in music.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:47 AM

Thurston Moore on Exes, Money and His New Sound

Moore talks about his new album, his greatest fear, and the public implosion of his old life.

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17 Jul 2017 // 9:27 AM

Arcade Fire - “Creature Comfort” (Singles Going Steady)

"Creature Comfort" is a big, bold statement of intent from Arcade Fire. This is a song that leaves you anything but anesthetized.

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Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

This collection adds further definition to our understanding of a band too often reduced by oversimplified interpretations.

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13 Jul 2017 // 8:03 AM

Lo Tom: Lo Tom

David Bazan's new group, Lo Tom, makes low-stakes indie rock that's easily enjoyable.

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Haim: Something to Tell You

These songs remain as tightly constructed, propulsive, and personally relatable as ever, and it's hard to deny the talent Haim has for hooks and intricate songwriting.

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‘Complicated Fun’ Is a Thorough Study of the Glory Days of the Twin Cities Punk and Indie Scenes

The tales of a record store, a set of like-minded club owners, and a record label all tie together into a beautiful narrative of the burgeoning Minneapolis music scene.

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Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder

Broken Social Scene return after a seven-year hiatus with their most vital release since their 2005 self-titled album.

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10 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

Waxahatchee releases her strongest selection of songs to date on open and honest fourth record.

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Kane Strang: Two Hearts and No Brain

Kane Strang stretches his songwriting muscles on a hook-filled, razor-sharp indie album.

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28 Jun 2017 // 11:00 AM

Radiohead - “Man of War” (Singles Going Steady)

Previously unreleased "Man of War" is quintessential Radiohead: melancholy, unsettling, and full of high drama.

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The Wild Things - “F.I.A” (video) (premiere)

Stay tuned to London's the Wild Things as they are an exciting new band headed places and with something to say.

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27 Jun 2017 // 7:33 AM

Portugal. The Man: Woodstock

Woodstock demonstrates just how peculiar and adventurous yet relatable and enjoyable music can be.

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The Drums: “Abysmal Thoughts”

With "Abysmal Thoughts", the Drums have made a record that is emotionally powerful, disarming in its honesty, and unexpectedly fun.

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