Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Methyl Ethel: Everything Is Forgotten

Methyl Ethel might not forge anything very unique in their introspection, yet their power to possess still manages to yield results.

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City Plans and Vulcan Hands: Spiral Stairs’ Scott Kannberg Speaks

Doris and the Daggers is the first release from Spiral Stairs since 2009. Scott Kannberg explains what took so long. Spoiler? Life.

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15 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

The Shins: Heartworms

Heartworms is a sonic course correction from 2012's Port of Morrow, but the songwriting is still spotty, so it's simply too little, too late.

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15 Mar 2017 // 2:15 AM

Eisley: I’m Only Dreaming

I’m Only Dreaming further solidifies Eisley as one of the best modern indie rock/pop groups.

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14 Mar 2017 // 11:00 AM

Spoon - “Can I Sit Next to You” (Singles Going Steady)

Spoon discovers New Wave funk and comes up with an appealing ditty that makes one just want to dance.

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Jay Som: Everybody Works

Jay Som has made a glorious bummer of an indie rock record.

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Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors (take 2)

Returning to the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience.

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13 Mar 2017 // 2:30 AM

Spoon: Hot Thoughts

The melodies on Hot Thoughts might be Spoon's stickiest in a while, and the album strikes a near-perfect balance between traditional songs and adventurous sounds.

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Ha Ha Tonka: Heart-Shaped Mountain

A pleasant collection of ear worms, soon to appear on a soundtrack near you.

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“If I Was a Studio Rat”: An Interview With Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle

With his band's first new album in a decade, Jason Lytle remarks that “my life and career would be so much different if I liked being indoors".

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9 Mar 2017 // 9:01 AM

Dude York: Sincerely

The Seattle trio’s second album accentuates their comely power pop features.

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8 Mar 2017 // 3:30 AM

WHY?: Moh Lhean

WHY? makes peace with mortality on their expansive new album.

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7 Mar 2017 // 9:26 AM

Parlor Walls: Opposites

Parlor Walls may have missed fertile earlier periods of New York avant rock, but Opposites is powerful enough to motivate an agitated faction during a crucial moment in history.

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sir Was: Digging a Tunnel

A hazy, hip-hop inspired album for the early hours that features moments of deep introspection from the impressive Joel Wästberg.

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How Foxygen Turned a Study of Genre into the Sound of the Future

PopMatters spoke to Sam France and Jonathan Rado about the themes that dominate the album, their work with a 40-piece orchestra, and their strange connection to the POTUS.

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Juliana Hatfield - “Impossible Song” (audio) (premiere)

Juliana Hatfield returns with an inspired new album Pussycat, a direct response to Trump's election.

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1 Mar 2017 // 10:57 AM

The Paperhead: Chew

The Nashville band’s fourth album reads like vintage rock CliffsNotes.

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27 Feb 2017 // 10:24 AM

Porcelain Raft: Microclimate

The third LP from professional dreamer Mauro Remiddi, Microclimate is filled with lush bedroom pop that transports you to strange, hermetic vistas

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Chick Quest - ‘Model View Controller’ (album stream) (premiere)

Chick Quest makes daring and innovative rock music as you will hear on their new LP Model View Controller releasing this Friday.

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20 Feb 2017 // 3:15 AM

Sam Patch: Yeah You, and I

Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury steps out on his own with a winning, engaging solo project full of analog synths and killer hooks.

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Slowdive Sell Out Brooklyn and Release Bonus Song "30th June"

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"Although sound issues delayed their set on the second night, Slowdive put on an unforgettable show in Brooklyn, or rather two shows.

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