Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Lucy Dacus’ Rising Star Shines Bright

The singer-songwriter's debut record No Burden is getting a second wind on Matador Records, having figured out the recording/performing process from scratch.

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Alex Cameron: Jumping the Shark

Alex Cameron’s album, Jumping the Shark, is unnerving. Basically, you’re stuck in a David Lynch fever dream.

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Grouplove Celebrate ‘Big Mess’ Release with Wild NYC Shows (Photos)

On release day for their latest Big Mess, Grouplove packed Baby's in Brooklyn for a sweaty show.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars: Pretty Years

With Pretty Years , Cymbals Eat Guitars have delivered their richest and most accessible music yet.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Warpaint: Heads Up

Warpaint may have crafted their best album yet, one that adroitly harnesses and alchemizes genres, moods, and sounds to suit their many purposes.

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15 Sep 2016 // 9:20 AM

Band of Skulls - “Black Magic” (video) (premiere)

Band of Skulls' "Black Magic" keep it real and true to the roots of rock and roll with the group's heavily blues-influenced sound.

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15 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Preoccupations: Preoccupations

Preoccupations is a battlefield survey from the struggle against internal and external impediments that encroach upon life and health.

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Warhaus: We Fucked a Flame Into Being

Balthazar singer and multi-instrumentalist Maarten Devoldere makes a wish upon a Jim Thompson novel for his debut as Warhaus.

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Tokyo Police Club: Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part One)

Tokyo Police Club were a hype band in 2006. Ten years and multiple full-length releases later, Tokyo Police Club have continued to make pretty much the same music.

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9 Sep 2016 // 9:37 AM

Miike Snow - “My Trigger” (Singles Going Steady)

Upbeat, skillful, and above all, entertaining, both aurally and visually. This is the perfect pop song.

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8 Sep 2016 // 7:38 AM

Cass McCombs: Mangy Love

Cass McCombs, one of the foremost character architects in the contemporary indie scene, introduces a new dramatis personae of eccentrics and troubled souls on Mangy Love.

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8 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Okkervil River: Away

Wherever Will Sheff sets his guitar case down, there is Okkervil River.

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Warhaus Brings an Album into Being (video) (premiere)

PopMatters has a behind-the-scenes look into the unusual recording process of Maarten Devoldere's first solo album as Warhaus, We Fucked a Flame into Being.

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7 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Allah-Las: Calico Review

The sound may be retro, but Allah-Las focus upon the now with a strong set of songs on their third release.

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6 Sep 2016 // 12:13 PM

Kaiser Chiefs - “Hole in My Soul” (Singles Going Steady)

Cheer up, Kaiser Chiefs! Melancholy and radio-ready, "Hole in My Soul" has a catchy chorus, but doesn't say anything new, lyrically or melodically.

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Lucy Dacus: No Burden

Lucy Dacus’s new album, No Burden, is exactly the opposite of its namesake. For her, it is a life-changer and an obstruction.

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Hard Working Americans Conjure Vintage Vibes at the Fillmore

The Fillmore is elevated into its higher realm as a transformative sonic temple of sound and light.

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2 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Angel Olsen: My Woman

Angel Olsen elaborates on the disparate missions of her last two releases while reaching out to new stylistic territory on My Woman, her most dynamic album yet.

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2 Sep 2016 // 2:19 AM

Helms Alee: Stillicide

Stillicide manages to achieve what Helms Alee's previous records could not: atmosphere.

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Brendan Canning Keeps It Domestic With ‘Home Wrecking Years’

Broken Social Scene's Brendan Canning wanted everyone to chill but in order to do some chilling of his own, he had to put together a band. Then that band made a record.

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After Images: Poland's 41st Gdynia Film Festival

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"From painters to interrogators, some of the finest films at Gdynia Film Festival 2016 dramatized real-life figures from the country’s past.

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