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Tuesday, December 2 2014

The Best Indie Rock of 2014

Some of the heavy hitters may not have made the cut for the best indie rock of 2014, but newer acts did more than just fill the vacuum left by the usual suspects.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

Is ‘Gimme Indie Rock’ Another One of Those Essential Guidebooks?

At its best, Gimme Indie Rock shows enough joy to remind its readers why books like these are made in the first place.


Monday, November 24 2014

Flake Music: When You Land Here, It’s Time to Return

The reissue of the debut album from the band that would become the Shins showcases a raw indie rock sound that bridges that gap between '90s alternative and poignant post-millennial indie pop.


Wednesday, November 12 2014

2:54: The Other I

2:54 craft a weirdly woven tapestry of implied grunge, dream pop, and psychedelic folk in compelling sophomore record.


Tuesday, November 11 2014

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: IX

After a few albums of focused hard rock, Trail of Dead confidently begins to reintegrate the more pop-oriented experimentations that killed their early '00s buzz.


Close Talker: Flux

Deftly penchant, heart rending, and thoughtful, Close Talker is certainly a band worth chatting about.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Cold War Kids: Hold My Home

Upbeat performances and pop-rock confidence can't hide a severe lack of creativity on the Californian band's fifth album.


Spencer Burton: Don’t Let the World See Your Love

Don’t Let the World See Your Love may have a bitter undertone, but it goes down fairly sweet.


Monday, November 3 2014

By the Numbers?: An Interview with Kasabian

Following the release of their new album 48:13, Kasbian guitarist and producer Serge Pizzorno discusses ripping off the Silver Apples and ponders why, even now, people still aren't getting the joke.


Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets

"Madchester" veterans return after 20 years and manage not to embarrass themselves too much. Cue the sound of one hand clapping.


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