Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

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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WhoMadeWho: Body Language, Vol. 17

The Danish indie trio jump into Get Physical's DJ mix series and come out with a pretty nice comedown soundtrack.

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Neil Michael Hagerty and the Howling Hex - “Mountain” (Singles Going Steady)

"Mountain" implements a simple rhythmic foundation on which Hagerty stretches out his Violent Femmes-esque vocal whine.

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20 Apr 2016 // 9:45 AM

The Loom - ‘Here in the Deadlights’ (album stream) (premiere)

Brooklyn indie rock band the Loom is releasing their second album on Friday, but you can hear it now on PopMatters.

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18 Apr 2016 // 3:10 PM

Car Seat Headrest - “Fill in the Blank” (Singles Going Steady)

Car Seat Headrest's new single is like Dinosaur Jr. meet the Kinks in a dirty garage.

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Tibet - “I’ll Put You in My Pocket” (audio) (premiere)

Cardiff's Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant.

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18 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Kevin Morby: Singing Saw

Singing Saw is a breakthrough record for Kevin Morby, brimming with vibrant imagery and fluid orchestration.

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Death Cab for Cutie - “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” (Singles Going Steady)

Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.

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Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements

Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate and nuanced portrait, exposing the primal factors and forces—addiction, abuse, fear—that would shape one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive groups of all time.

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14 Apr 2016 // 1:05 PM

Blue Healer - “Only the Rain” (video) (premiere)

Austin's Blue Healer use distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums in their blending of indie rock with dance elements.

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Eric Bachmann: Eric Bachmann

Eric Bachmann continues to age gracefully without sacrificing his youthful essence.

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Damien Jurado: Visions of Us on the Land

A culmination of his stoner tryptich with fellow merry prankster Richard Swift, a spiritual narrative on getting lost to become found.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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