Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Tuesday, May 7 2013

British Sea Power: Machineries of Joy

British Sea Power still play like the Jim Thome of indie rock. They strikeout often, but they’re always swinging for the bleachers.


Monday, May 6 2013

Deerhunter: Monomania

Music is a neccessity for Bradford Cox, and on Monomania he asks whether or not that's good for him.


Wire Never Propped Up Punk’s Posing Corpse: ‘Read & Burn’

"With the meaningless luxury of hindsight", Wilson Neate echoes back at the band its own detachment -- and its dry wit. This reverberates with his own sharp, honest, but affectionate reaction to Wire's sounds and moods.


Sunday, April 28 2013

!!!: THR!!!ER

Goofy and smart in all the right ways, !!! has crafted a record that just puts a big, gaping smile on one's face and feet a' shufflin'.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost

There’s a slack feel to the proceedings that comes across as being peaceful and easy going, exactly the kind of singer-songwriter stuff that could be heard on the dial some 35 or 40 years ago.


Young Galaxy: Ultramarine

Young Galaxy have written a killer opening song ("Pretty Boy"), and then they spend the rest of Ultramarine trying to reach that same level of success without ever quite making it.


The Dear Hunter: Migrant

An endearing and impressive collection of beautifully orchestrated indie rock.


The House of Love: She Paints Words in Red

Nearly all of this album feels circular. The songs do not take advantage of the chance to escape, but prefer to keep within safe sight of where they start.


Wednesday, April 17 2013

The Belle Game: Ritual Tradition Habit

It seems that we may be at a tipping point when it comes to the Belle Game, that this could be a band on the brink, and, if Ritual Tradition Habit is any indication, there’s a reason for that.


Tuesday, April 16 2013

Various Artists: Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013

Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.


Life Coach: Alphawaves (Reviews) [14.Apr.13]
Kleenex Girl Wonder: Let It Buffer (Capsule Reviews) [1.Apr.13]
Veronica Falls: Veronica Falls (Reviews) [23.Jan.12]
Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition) (Reviews) [8.Dec.11]
Ohbijou: Metal Meets (Reviews) [5.Dec.11]
Built Like Alaska: In Troubled Times (Capsule Reviews) [9.Nov.11]
We Barbarians: Headspace EP (Reviews) [8.Nov.11]
Surfer Blood: Tarot Classics (Reviews) [2.Nov.11]
Girl in a Coma: Exits & All the Rest (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
Jupe Jupe: Reduction in Drag (Capsule Reviews) [30.Oct.11]
Weekend: Red EP (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.11]
Real Estate: Days (Reviews) [17.Oct.11]
Siskiyou: Keep Away the Dead (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Whisperlights: Surfaces (Capsule Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
Das Racist: Relax (Reviews) [29.Sep.11]
Surfer Blood: 16 September 2011 - Los Angeles (Notes from the Road) [26.Sep.11]
Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Reviews) [9.Sep.11]
Memoryhouse: The Years EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Sep.11]
Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
The Globes: Future Self (Reviews) [31.Jul.11]
Brian Keenan: Today This Year (Capsule Reviews) [31.Jul.11]
Old 97s: Grand Theatre Volume 2 (Reviews) [27.Jul.11]
Washed Out: Within and Without (Reviews) [26.Jul.11]
Sleepy Kitty: Infinity City (Capsule Reviews) [25.Jul.11]
Robotanists: Plans in Progress (Capsule Reviews) [20.Jul.11]
The Phoenix Foundation: Buffalo (Reviews) [6.Jul.11]
Witches: Forever (Capsule Reviews) [28.Jun.11]
Nucular Aminals: Nucular Aminals (Reviews) [22.Jun.11]
TV Ghost: Mass Dream (Capsule Reviews) [22.Jun.11]
The Love Me Nots: The Demon and the Devotee (Capsule Reviews) [16.Jun.11]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.