Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Titus Andronicus: A Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus deliver a massive, sprawling opus dealing with lead vocalist Patrick Stickles’ mental health issues that is often as frustrating, and satisfying, as the disorder itself.

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Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls, and Marches / Vs.

Thirty years later, Mission of Burma still sounds like the future.

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The Continental Drifters: Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond

Omnivore Records has chosen to focus attention on L.A.‘s sadly unappreciated Continental Drifters by doing so in such a way that doesn’t retrace previously released material.

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30 Jul 2015 // 2:05 AM

Chappo: Future Former Self

A concept album, Future Former Self , is far from perfect storytelling, but does allow Chappo to explore intriguing musical and stylistic themes.

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The Shills - “Oh, This Devilish Place” (video) (premiere)

Straddling multiple rock genres at the same time, the Boston band's shimmering new single is bolstered by a gorgeous video.

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Ducktails: St. Catherine

Matt Mondanile's (Real Estate) latest solo excursion improves upon his refined fuzz-pop approach, though he struggles to find an emotional core inside his casual synth arrangements.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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29 Jul 2015 // 2:10 AM

Cold Cave: Full Cold Moon

This vinyl reissue of a year’s worth of singles serves as an ideal introduction to Cold Cave’s icy aesthetic.

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Tommy Keene - “Last of the Twilight Girls” (audio) (premiere)

The power-pop genius returns with a gem of a track from his 12th album.

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Getting the Poison-to-Punch Ratio Just Right: Mini Mansions Steps Into the Limelight

Mini Mansions discusses the band's current/future efforts, the sometimes-arduous process of writing compelling lyrics, and the intimate interrelationship they maintain to pop, music, and the wider culture of major-label work.

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Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age

Drug for the Modern Age shows Kopecky's ability to repeatedly create instantly catchy indie-pop tracks over and over again, almost to a fault.

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Moving Panoramas - “One” (audio) (premiere)

Fans of Dum Dum Girls and Best Coast will immediately gravitate to this charming new band.

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Reservations - ‘Taking Time’ (album stream) (premiere)

The sumptuous debut album by the Austin trio shows remarkable maturity.

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Silver Shields - “I Wonder if You’re Thinking of Me Now” (audio) (premiere)

The shoegaze tradition is upheld faithfully by this talented young English band.

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The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - “Elemental” (audio) (premiere)

The underrated band from New Zealand's legendary Flying Nun label gets the reissue treatment.

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22 Jul 2015 // 2:30 PM

Weed: Running Back

Canadian noise poppers deliver a lean set of loud, hooky guitar rock on their latest.

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Ha the Unclear - “Growing Mould” (video) premiere)

The New Zealand band command your attention with a clever and very fun new video.

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22 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Tame Impala: Currents

Australia's most promising young rock band masterfully blend psychedelia with dance music on their bold and epic third album.

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:30 AM

Wilco: Star Wars

Saying "What's more fun than a surprise?" Wilco drops their shortest, barest album in their career, and it feels fresh and new.

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Wavves Announces New Album ‘V’ and Shares New Song “Way Too Much”

Indie rockers Wavves have announced they'll release their fifth album this fall.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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