Articles tagged surfer blood, indie rock

Pavement: The Secret History, Vol. 1

As a vinyl-only reissue, Matador is focused a on a very specific and very curious quadrant of consumers, but those that need what is the first in many likely volumes are assuredly still going to get their money's worth.

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Hozier: Live in America EP

Hozier proves himself as one of the mainstream's most well-rounded assets with a live release to be admired.

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Guides - “Pictures on Pictures” (audio) (premiere)

The LA trio tinker with post-punk to the brink of goth on their new track.

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19 Aug 2015 // 2:20 AM

La Luz: Weirdo Shrine

Seattle-based group of retro-minded musicians tap Ty Segall to produce their latest set of girl group inspired surf doo-wop garage pop.

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Brick + Mortar - “Brighter Than the Sun” (video) (premiere)

The New Jersey duo release a spellbinding short-film-as-video for their latest single.

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Miracles of Modern Science - ‘Mean Dreams’ (album stream) (premiere)

The band continues their quirky and marvellous innovation on their inventive and wonderfully catchy new album

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Fist City: Everything Is a Mess

That "thinly mixed and sloppy" equals the "raw" feel the band is going for is questionable, but Everything Is a Mess isn't quite the mess it appears to be at first.

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17 Aug 2015 // 1:00 PM

Astrid Williamson: We Go to Dream

On her sixth studio release, the Shetland-born singer delves even deeper into the reaches of ambient-pop.

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Gregory Pepper & His Problems - “I’m Bill Murray” (audio) (premiere)

It's never too late for a powerpop tribute to Bill Murray.

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm’s ‘Lifestyle’ - “Roots”

For the narrator of Lifestyle's fifth track "Roots", Missoula is the place he longs to leave but also the home to which he is always returning.

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17 Aug 2015 // 2:15 AM

The Mynabirds: Lovers Know

The Mynabirds Lovers Know trades rhetoric for trite ruminations.

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The Lovely Intangibles: Tomorrow Is Never

The Lovely Intangibles deliver haunting beauty on their first album, Tomorrow Is Never.

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Blitzen Trapper - “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

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Charlie Belle - “Petting Zoo” (video) (premiere)

Smart, charming, literate indie pop, and these kids aren't even out of their teens yet.

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Stroamata - “Social” (audio) (premiere)

Heaviness and hookiness create a classic dynamic on this potently poppy track.

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The Wytches - “If Not For Money” (audio) (premiere)

The UK psych trio partner with Scion on their brand new EP.

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Black Mountain: Black Mountain (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

This reissue of Canadian group’s debut album gets the deluxe treatment, doubling its length and lessening its impact.

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A Fragile Tomorrow - “Make Me Over (Noddy Holder)” (audio) (premiere)

The South Carolina band pay tribute to Slade in a fittingly raucous new song.

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Jay Gonzalez: The Bitter Suite

Gonzalez's focus on power pop sets him apart from his fellow Drive-By Truckers' solo projects, which makes it more interesting.

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IAMDYNAMITE - “Liz” (audio) (premiere)

Soul, dance, and tight-sounding new wave mix nicely on the Michigan duo's new track.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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