Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

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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6 Apr 2016 // 12:37 PM

Steve Gunn - “Conditions Wild” (Singles Going Steady)

Steve Gunn's "Conditions Wild" is a pretty slice of psychedelic power pop.

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Punk Band Bleached Embraces Life’s Darkness, With an Almost Beachy Exuberance

"I feel like being a punk," says Jennifer Clavin, leader of the trio Bleached, "meant we were almost anti-beach culture."

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Wrestling With the Replacements’ Legacy in ‘Trouble Boys’

Based on Mehr's plethora of interviews, it seems that most of what seemed grist for the rumor mill about the Replacements was, if anything, understated.

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Parquet Courts: Human Performance

The Brooklyn quartet's latest album is incredibly broad in its sonic palette and focused in its approach.

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Ex Hex Plays Pickathon’s “Mountain Series” in Episode 2 (video) (premiere)

Indie rockers, garage punkers Ex Hex played Pickathon last year and today we present the premiere of that performance.

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5 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Maturing at Their Own Pace: An Interview with the Thermals

"We want the songs to be joyous, or like a celebration, even if what were singing about is not a happy thing. We want our songs to be fun even if it's a dark subject or a sad subject."

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Hallelujah the Hills: ‘A Band Is Something to Figure Out’ (album stream) (premiere)

Boston's Hallelujah the Hills new record turns on dark tones and scuffed textures, but rarely does an album so challenging and deeply layered also deliver immediate impact.

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Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird returns with the same sinuous, gypsy-folk style, but introduces a newfound thematic interest in love's complexities

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Bleached: Welcome the Worms

Bleached might have an endearing eccentric nature to them, but a lacking of emotion brings down Welcome the Worms.

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Distorted Reality and the Art of Magic: An Interview with the Besnard Lakes

"We're not really witches and warlocks," explains Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes. He does, however, profess an awareness of what he calls a "secret underworld" beneath the surface of everyday consciousness.

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28 Mar 2016 // 9:43 AM

The Besnard Lakes Release Video for “Necronomicon” + Tour Dates

The Besnard Lakes have just released a video for "Necronomicon" off A Coliseum Complex Museum.

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25 Mar 2016 // 2:30 AM

Bob Mould: Patch the Sky

Patch the Sky teeters between the crisp production and outright aggression that marked Mould's short tenure fronting Sugar.

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The Thermals: We Disappear

The Thermals know what they're doing, but that's all they're doing.

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Pete Yorn: Arranging Time

Reversing gears toward the guitar pop that originally kicked off his career, this record is late '90s/early '00s radio rock nostalgic and comforting.

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Mark Mallman - ‘The End Is Not The End’ (album stream) (premiere)

For those who declare rock 'n' roll dead, Mallman convinces that rock can still give us something to believe in.

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21 Mar 2016 // 11:14 AM

The Loom - “Fire Makes” (audio) (premiere) + New Album

Brooklyn indie rock band the Loom will release the sophomore album, Here in the Deadlights, on April 22nd via Crossbill/Stereocilia.

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Coyotes in Boxes - “Vaporize” (audio) (premiere)

"Vaporize" from Coyotes in Boxes is a coarse mix of doo-wop and feedback.

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16 Mar 2016 // 9:34 AM

NOTHING - “Vertigo Flowers” (Singles Going Steady)

A muted amalgamation of the feedback-drenched pop of Yuck and breezy shoegaze of DIIV, "Vertigo Flowers" is a melodically understated, unassuming dream-pop banger.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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