Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

24 May 2016 // 2:05 AM

Bird of Youth: Get Off

Bird of Youth concoct a delicious blend of folk, '80s pop and psychedelia on their sophomore release.

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23 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Hecklers in the Van: A Tour Dispatch from Wussy

Yeah, sure: say that Wussy typify the "Midwestern sound," but do so at your own risk, lest you miss out on blazing songs dealing with alien gods and Biblical reckonings.

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Islands: Should I Remain Here at Sea / Taste

Islands’ latest two records are a liberated, iconoclastic take on a dual set of genres. Some of Nick Thorburn's clearest and most relaxed work, the albums serve as an extended meditation on the idea that music is simply a matter of taste.

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20 May 2016 // 3:43 PM

Super Furry Animals - “BingBong” (Singles Going Steady)

When "BingBong" is not being occasionally annoying, it's fun, catchy and energetic, making it a great hit for the summer.

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Tanya Donelly: Swan Song Series

The compilation is a bit scattershot, but it does make a sturdy testament to years of talented work.

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18 May 2016 // 2:15 AM

Marissa Nadler: Strangers

Marissa Nadler’s newest release is the type of solid work we've come to expect from her.

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17 May 2016 // 11:18 AM

Will Butler (Arcade Fire) - “Take My Side” (Singles Going Steady)

Why is Will Butler trying to pull of a Jack White impression on his new tune "Take My Side"?

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Darlingside - “White Horses” (video) (premiere)

Darlingside's most striking feature is those pristine, crystalline harmonies that the four-member band spin like the finest of weavers.

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13 May 2016 // 9:56 AM

White Lung - “Below” (Singles Going Steady)

Mish Barber-Way has a terrific voice, the guitar recalls classic Pixies, and everything seems to click.

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Plants and Animals: Waltzed in From the Rumbling

After a four-year pause for reflection, the band is back as melodic, wistful, and alive with longing as ever.

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11 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Nothing: Tired of Tomorrow

With a lean run time of about 45 minutes, Tired of Tomorrow is a full-on assault, not to mention a welcome and long-awaited addition to Nothing's catalog.

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Miracles of Modern Science - “Bad Body” (video) (premiere)

Mean Dreams landed on PopMatters Best Pop Albums of 2015 list, and now the band premieres their danciest, most dramatic music video to date.

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Frightened Rabbit: Painting of a Panic Attack

Painting of a Panic Attack is Frightened Rabbit dressed up as the National for Halloween. It’s a nice change, but still very much the band fans have come to love.

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3 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Curious Them: An Interview with Rogue Wave

With their best, freshest album just out, Zach Rogue talks '80s music, theremins, and fatherhood with PopMatters.

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We Are Scientists: Helter Seltzer

We Are Scientists' most laid-back album since 2008 finds them doing catchy, interesting things with midtempo songs. Too bad the fast rockers are mostly uninspired.

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros: PersonA

Edward Sharpe's bombastic hippie-folk utopianism takes a darker hue in PersonA

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Rogue Wave: Delusions of Grand Fur

Zach Rogue's namesake wash over us with tune after tune on Rogue Wave's first album in three years.

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27 Apr 2016 // 10:50 AM

The Kills - “Heart of a Dog” (Singles Going Steady)

"Heart of a Dog" is a chugging roots-punk stomper that showcases Alison Mosshart's charred, vindictive, and cyanide-laced vocal acuities.

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Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland

Kyle Craft has no right to make a debut album this damn good.

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Guided by Voices: Please Be Honest

Guided by Voices keep doing whatever it is they've been doing.

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