Posts Tagged ‘indie rock’

Diet

STREAM: Diet – “Planks”

Another week has gone by since Diet revealed their last single, and that means it’s time for them to premiere a new song off their upcoming reissue. The new single is titled “Planks,” and you can give it a quick listen below the jump.

“Planks” starts off on the slower side, but around the halfway mark it gradually starts to pick up its pace. There is plenty of distorted guitar throughout the track, while bass and drums keep a steady beat. The song fits right in with the style of the rest of their singles, and should make any fan …

Wye Oak Shriek

ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of …

Minus the Bear

Minus The Bear Announce ‘They Make Beer Commercials Like This’ 10 Year Anniversary Shows

If all these anniversary shows have taught us anything, it’s that time flies. Minus The Bear will be playing a few 10 year anniversary shows in honor of They Make Beer Commercials Like This. The EP will be played in its entirety along with other Minus The Bear classics for two nights in Seattle and Portland. The venues have extremely limited capacity, so be ready to fight for tickets to what will no doubt be an intimiate but rocking show.

In other Minus The Bear news, an unreleased track will be coming out on a limited edition split 7″ with …

Sky Ferreira

Watch Sky Ferreira Get Tough in “I Blame Myself” Music Video

Sky Ferreira has released the music video for Night Time, My Time song “I Blame Myself” and it’s got all the ’90s street cred, fresh-out-of-prison stuff you could want. Styled by Ian Bradley and produced by SSENSE and System Magazine, the music video is the first of a series intended to connect fashion film and music videos.

Supposedly the video is based on real events (“It’s obviously based off of real events,” Ferreira said. “People always ask me questions about certain things, and it’s kind of like my response. I think actions speak louder than words.”), which certainly seems to …

Diet

Diet Stream “Short Song” Off Their Upcoming Reissue

Imminence Records will be reissuing Diet‘s self-titled album May 6, which is just a little under a month from now. As we get closer to that release date, the band is sharing a new song off the album each week. Every Tuesday a new song will be revealed under the hashtag #DietTuesday. It’s Tuesday once again, and the latest song to hit the airwaves is one titled “Short Song.” You can listen to it below the jump.

Though the song is short, as the name suggests, it still has a catchy beat to it. It’s only a shame that …

Caribou Owen Pallett

Daphni (Caribou) and Owen Pallett Team Up On Two New Songs

Electronic musician Daphni (Dan Snaith of Caribou) and Canadian renaissance man Owen Pallett have collaborated on a split single, “Julia” b/w “Tiberius,” that’s up for streaming now via FACT. They’re exactly what you would imagine: dance-worthy tracks that progress somewhat slowly, intertwining Pallett’s violin beautifully and, at times, eerily. It’s exactly what we didn’t know we needed.

If you feel like lyric-less music just needs to be loud to be experienced properly, think again. Snaith tweeted some advice on how to listen the songs at their fullest. We vote follow his word.…

Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island

Stream Andrew Jackson Jihad’s New Single “Kokopelli Face Tattoo”

Folk punk duo Andrew Jackson Jihad are returning this year, but it looks like they’re verging away from their folk beginnings and dipping more towards amplified rock. The band have signed to SideOneDummy Records and are putting out a new LP on May 6 called Christmas Island. We’ve already heard “Children of God” off the new record and now we get another single, “Kokopelli Face Tattoo.”

While “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” is way less boppin’ front porch folk than the band’s earlier material, they’re still the same band in text with lines like “I’m a toilet in a …

Avey Tare's Slasher Flick

ALBUM STREAM: Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – ‘Enter the Slasher House’

“Millions are waiting to be thrilled by the greatest horror the screen has ever known,” reads the opening text on the new video stream for Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut album, Enter the Slasher House. 

Animal Collective‘s founding member made his new side project, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, not too long ago to record some new material that was a little more horror-focused than the indie electro freak group is known for. Comprised of Avey Tare, Dirty Projectors’ Angel Deradoorian, and drummer Jeremy Hyman (Dan Deacon, Ponytail), the group has a solid sound to back up its well-respected …

theeohsees

Thee Oh Sees Stream Title Track From Upcoming Album

Ever since Thee Oh Sees announced their upcoming album, Drop, they’ve slowly revealed new song after new song. Yesterday the group partnered up with Stereogum to premiere the title track from the album. You can also take a listen to it by checking below the jump.

“Drop” has all of the elements of a grunge rock song, but with a lot more pop influence to it. There’s distorted vocals and plenty of audio feedback. It’s a little on the shorter side, but just as equally enjoyable to listen to as the rest of their singles. You will be able …

Deaf Havana

MUSIC VIDEO: Deaf Havana – “22″

Last September Deaf Havana released their sixth full length album, titled Old Souls. The album had a number of good tracks on it, including their single “22,” which is a song about love and youth. Over the weekend the band premiered the music video for that song, and you can watch it by taking a look below the jump.

The band is currently on tour in the UK and have dates scheduled until the middle of the month. After that, they will head into the US later in the month and share the road with You Me At Six. …

cloud nothings

REVIEW: Cloud Nothings – ‘Here and Nowhere Else’

Artist: Cloud Nothings
Album: Here and Nowhere Else
Genre: Indie Rock / Punk
Label: Carpark Records

One of everyone’s favorite records of 2012, Cloud Nothings’ Attack On Memory delivered everything anyone could want in a loud, grungy punk rock record. It was raw, energetic, cathartic and, most importantly, resonant — particularly to the frustrated post-graduate generation who could identify with anthemic refrains like “I need time to stay useless” or “I thought I would be more than this.”

While technically their third record, Attack On Memory might as well have been Cloud Nothings’ debut, announcing a heavier, more aggressive departure …

S Carey

REVIEW: S. Carey – ‘Range of Light’

Artist: S. Carey
Album: Range of Light
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Jagjaguwar

I love being from New England. In fact, I live for it. Honored by Mother Nature with four vastly distinct seasons, each year is a cyclical twist around the sun, yielding an environmental invigoration that casts a sense of purity, desperately needed in an otherwise incredibly impure world. There is no feeling of euphoric inspiration I find greater than indulging in that first crisp breath of Fall air. Paired by the leaves’ departure from their high stature, Autumn in New England is the beginning of a drastic change. …