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Thursday, October 2 2014

The Last Bison: VA

VA effectively charts a bold new course for the band that doesn't need to rely on folk rockers du jour.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Lit Up: The National’s ‘Alligator’ and the Hope of Indie Rock

The National's seminal 2005 album Alligator shows the band, like America, to be lit up by white lights even as it is surrounded by darkness.


Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.


So Cow: The Long Con

On So Cow's first full-band record, the trio sounds natural and the songs instinctual, even as they tighten into tense, nervous coils, twisting the edges and tilting the balance of typical garage rock structures.


Tuesday, September 30 2014

S: Cool Choices

Former Carissa's Weird member Jenn Ghetto expands her solo project, S, into a full band for the best parts of Cool Choices. Oddly enough, it's when she's alone on the record that her emotions are the hardest to make out.


Monday, September 29 2014

Dive Index: Lost in the Pressure

There is elegant beauty and grace on display, and some very pleasant pieces of music.


Hamish Kilgour - “Smile” + David Kilgour - “Lose Myself in Sound” (videos) (Premieres)

This year saw new efforts by the first family of the New Zealand underground, the brothers Kilgour. PopMatters premieres new videos from Hamish and David Kilgour.


The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold

On third LP, Mended With Gold, the band pursues escape velocity with the most commitment yet, making the most bombastic and polished arrangements of their career.


Lowell: We Loved Her Dearly

If We Loved Her Dearly is any indication, Lowell has simply run out of material, if not ideas, musical or otherwise.


Monday, September 8 2014

Cookies: Music for Touching

Once you’re finished with this round, you’ll definitely want seconds.


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The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams (Reviews) [24.Mar.14]
Owls: Two (Reviews) [24.Mar.14]
Phantogram: Voices (Reviews) [18.Feb.14]
Broken Bells: After the Disco (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Emily Jane White: Blood/Lines (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
Jake Bugg: Shangri La (Reviews) [3.Feb.14]
The Best Indie Rock of 2013 (Features) [3.Dec.13]
Pure Bathing Culture: Moon Tides (Reviews) [19.Aug.13]
Heaven: Telepathic Love (Reviews) [29.Jul.13]
The Love Language: Ruby Red (Reviews) [24.Jul.13]
The Memories: Love Is the Law (Reviews) [21.Jul.13]
Beach Day: Trip Trap Attack (Reviews) [16.Jun.13]
Surfer Blood: Pythons (Reviews) [10.Jun.13]
Dead Gaze: Dead Gaze (Reviews) [29.May.13]
Shy Boys - “Something” (stream) (Mixed Media) [20.May.13]
The Orange Peels: Sun Moon (Capsule Reviews) [14.May.13]
Deerhunter: Monomania (Reviews) [6.May.13]
!!!: THR!!!ER (Reviews) [28.Apr.13]
Iron and Wine: Ghost on Ghost (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
Young Galaxy: Ultramarine (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
The Dear Hunter: Migrant (Reviews) [23.Apr.13]
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]
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