Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

20 Jan 2017 // 2:30 AM

Foxygen: Hang

With full orchestra in tow, Foxygen’s Sam France and Jonathan Rado deliver an absurdly overblown, gloriously over-the-top album celebrating all of pop's excesses without the slightest hint of ironic detachment.

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Joan of Arc: He’s Got the Whole This Land Is Your Land in His Hands

Long after a prodigious if hit-or-miss early ‘00s, patience and collaboration continue to focus and invigorate the left field Chicago group.

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Menace Beach: Lemon Memory

Menace Beach return with their sophomore effort, Lemon Memory, with their ‘cool’ intact and some new tricks.

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Sundara Karma: Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect

British indie rock's latest "next great hope" release a debut album packed with anthemic sing-alongs and a festival-ready sound, but also hints at greater depth, lyrical range and musical intelligence.

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10 Jan 2017 // 2:20 AM

Matt Pond PA: Winter Lives

Matt Pond PA sheds some light on a season sometimes overlooked in song in a way that should translate well to year-round listening.

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“The Good Thing About Telling The Truth Is That You Can’t Get It Wrong”: A Chat With Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs have made a career of switching up styles, and now switch things up with their new album a fondness for Tom Hanks movies.

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Johnny Kills — “Take it Easy” (audio) (interview)

This London/Brighton trio releases fiery debut song of one-and-a-half minute garage rock goodness.

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George Morris - “100 Years” (audio) (premiere) + Interview

Detroit songwriter releases glam rock-meets-synthpop anthem ahead of third solo album.

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The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me / Separation Sunday (Deluxe Editions)

Craig Finn's spoken vocals are a barrier to entry, but the Hold Steady's first two albums literally contain the beginning of the story. These deluxe editions have enough strong extras to warrant a look.

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13 Dec 2016 // 9:39 AM

TOY: Clear Shot

TOY set an ominous mood that ultimately proves superficial. As a result, Clear Shot makes few indentations and leaves few fingerprints behind.

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Peter Doherty: Hamburg Demonstrations

Hamburg Demonstrations is exactly what we've come to expect from Doherty: tongue-in-cheek Brit-rock bristling with vernacular attitude and guitars reeking of booze and windowless bedrooms

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7 Dec 2016 // 9:07 AM

Papa M: Highway Songs

Considering the circumstances, Papa M’s latest is an unexpectedly unburdened record.

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Muuy Biien: Age of Uncertainty

Looks like we have a contender for most prescient album title of the year.

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Klimt 1918 - “It Was to Be” (audio) (premiere)

Hear new track from Italy's Klimt 1918 in advance of the group's new release Sentimentale Jugend.

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1 Dec 2016 // 2:15 AM

E: E

This noisy rocker opens in the midst of doom and fights its way forward.

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The Pack A.D.: Positive Thinking

The Pack A.D. deliver their most hard hitting, personal and overall best work to date.

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Jukebox the Ghost Will Chat Live with PopMatters on Facebook

On November 28th, at 6 pm EST, join PopMatters on Facebook as we go Live with Jukebox the Ghost.

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Lower Plenty: Sister Sister

On Sister Sister, Lower Plenty has made a move towards something a little slicker, more intentional.

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Western Education: Restless Dreams

Western Education draw on the sounds of their youth for their latest EP.

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18 Nov 2016 // 9:09 AM

Redspencer: Perks

It is tantalizing to think of what Redspencer could do with a serious budget.

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