Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Peter Silberman: Impermanence

Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman releases the solo LP Impermanence which works wonderfully as a peaceful protest among louder glitchier new releases.

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23 Mar 2017 // 11:00 AM

The Afghan Whigs - “Demon in Profile” (Singles Going Steady)

"Demon in Profile" is both classic and brand new for Afghan Whigs, as its big instrumentation and soaring vocal lines signal a new direction for the band.

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Will Johnson: Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm

Complex and incongruent, the songs of Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm linger like a West Texas wind, proving us all saints.

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Born Anew: An Interview with Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash

Once a member of the mighty, shifting Bombay Bicycle Club, Ed Nash now branches out on his own in gloriously unexpected ways.

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Craig Finn: We All Want the Same Things

Craig Finn's new album continues to differentiate his solo material from the Hold Steady, but without Tad Kubler's guitar heroics as a buffer, his lyrics can be pretty harrowing.

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Los Campesinos!: Sick Scenes

The British indie pop collective are still going strong ten years after their debut album. Their latest shows the remarkable consistency of their songcraft.

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17 Mar 2017 // 8:12 AM

Pontiak: Dialectic of Ignorance

The Carney brothers’ latest album fumes with ominous portent but still holds on to the hope of a hopeless romantic.

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16 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

The Orwells Convert Animosity Into Musical Fuel

The Orwells: "From handing out CDs in the hallway in high school to playing a show in a different European country every day -- that’s insane to think about."

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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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