Posts Tagged ‘indie rock’

Sharon Van Etten

Watch Sharon Van Etten’s Intimate “Our Love” Music Video

Sharon Van Etten has been on the road in support of her excellent new album, Are We There, and she’s winding things down before jetting over to Europe by releasing a beautiful new video for “Our Love.” The video, which sees Etten drifting in and out of a love-torn daze, reveals a whole lot of vulnerability, pain, and skin. Since the song is about acknowledging the beauty of letting love wane, it pairs well.

“On set I felt like a privileged witness to something very personal,” said the video’s director Karen Collins. “For greater intimacy, she closes her eyes …

Craft Spells Nausea

Get Your Doodle Inspiration From Craft Spells’ New “Nausea” Video

Craft Spells, aka Justin Vallesteros, shared a new music video for “Nausea” this week, the title track to this year’s new album. The hazy, whisperer song glides along with new stop-motion doodles that will inspire you to pick up your pencil and tune out the world, if just for five minutes. On a perfect summer’s day like today, now may be the best time to do so.

Created by visual artist Colin McFadyen, the music video has layered .gifs and hand drawn images that were put through effects into a time-lapsed video. The result is a visual focus on …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

Radiohead

Radiohead Are Recording a New Album in September

At the beginning of this year, Radiohead fans were ecstatic to hear Colin Greenwood say the band’s plans to record new material were up in the air. As indefinite as that was, it still meant there was the possibility of new music. Today, Jonny Greenwood tells us that we may not have to wait that much longer for a follow-up to 2011′s The King of Limbs.

In an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6, Jonny Greenwood addresses the state of the band’s future and confirmed that new music was on the way, as NME points …

Cloud Nothings

Watch Cloud Nothings’ New “Psychic Trauma” Music Video

Ohio rock group Cloud Nothings are back with another music video, this time for “Psychic Trauma” off 2014′s excellent Here and Nowhere ElseUnlike their last video about a sleepover gone totally awry, this one sees straightforward footage of the band performing the song live. Director Ryan Manning still put in a few editing techniques to help amplify the song’s intense, on-point energy, though, so don’t expect the casual live footage slumped together.

If you’re looking for a true live experience of the song, catch the band on tour. They still have a few dates left in …

Cold Beat Over Me

Stream Cold Beat’s Debut Album ‘Over Me’

Lo-fi grunge surf rock could use more females fronting the scene, and thankfully Cold Beat is stepping up to the challenge. The San Francisco-based group sees Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew at the microphone, making their debut LP, Over Me, a must-listen.

We got a taste of the album with “Mirror” earlier on, and this week we get to give it a listen in full. There’s the bouncy happiness of “UV” and the cinematic structure of other efforts like “Abandon” and “Rain,” all compacted into a record that flies by. The 13-track full-length is an impressive entrance for the …

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Hear AlunaGeorge Remix Coldplay’s “Magic”

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard something new from London electro-pop duo AlunaGeorge, but today they’ve returned (without an awesome music video, unfortunately).

The two have picked up Coldplay’s newest hit and given it a sultry remix that works effortlessly with Chris Martin’s vocals. When filtered through clicky electro-R&B and spaced out to absorb some silence, “Magic” sounds a lot more genuine. In fact, it raises a lot of questions. The biggest on our mind? Would we be onboard with a new Coldplay album sounding this smooth? Maybe, but only if AlunaGeorge signed on as producers.…

Bleachers

Stream Bleachers’ New Song “Like A River Runs”

Jack Antonoff is popping up everywhere this year. The fun. member started a new project titled Bleachers in February and they’ve been nailing their sound since their first single dropped. We’ve already heard “Shadow” and “I Wanna Get Better,” and now we get another new track, “Like A River Runs,” which features an impressive set of vocals from Antonoff.

Anthemic drumming and a chorus of Killers-esque guitar builds for the type of song that gets you teary-eyed during teen drama movies or that great lovers chase scene. The longer it goes, the more the vocals seem …

Ovlov

Ovlov Have Reunited

Less than 48 hours after CT-based band Ovlov announced via their Facebook page that they were breaking up, their record label, Exploding In Sound, posted that the band has reunited. Around that time, Ovlov shared a photo of Punk’d on their Facebook page as well as a comment saying they were “trying to hype up these 3 separate splits we’re about to put out.” Their “reunion” show will be held July 9 at Brooklyn’s DIY venue Silent Barn.

Earlier this year, Ovlov announced they would be putting out a new split with Little Big League. “The Great Crocodile” off said …

BrokenBells

Broken Bells Announce 2014 North American Tour with Phantogram, Hamilton Leuthauser, and Austra

Earlier this year, Broken Bells announced a list of 2014tour dates to support their sophomore LP, After The Disco. The duo, starring The Shins’ James Mercer and super producer Danger Mouse, has gone ahead and added a new leg of North American tour dates now that keep them on the road through the fall. Expect stops at festivals like Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Life Is Beautiful festival.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to see their relatively meditative live set, now is a good time. Broken Bells are bringing some top notch openers with them on tour …

Delta Spirit From Now On

Delta Spirit Announce New Album, Stream “From Now On”

Delta Spirit are ready to get moody. The Brooklyn band will be dropping their fourth studio album, Into The Wide, on September 9 via their new label Dualtone Records. It’s produced by Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Cut Copy) and sees the band taking a step up from 2012’s self-titled release.

The album’s lead single “From Now On” (which you can hear after the jump) charges headstrong but still has a happy chorus as their past releases, with frontman Matt Vasquez singing, “From now on, I’m gonna be a friend.” Even though it sounds like a My Bloody Valentine demo, it …

Twin Peaks Flavor

Watch Twin Peaks Throw a Pool Party at Marilyn Manson’s Old House in “Flavor” Music Video

Certain bands like Wavves and FIDLAR nail that summer sound, and Twin Peaks are one of the newest to do so. On “Flavor,” the first single off their debut Wild Onion (out August 5 via Grand Jury), they sum up most teenagers’ dream weekend: “So put your little hand in mine, there ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb.” The 20-year-old Chicago dudes throw a pool party in the song’s new music video and if there’s anything wrong with it, it’s that you weren’t invited.

Watch as they flail around in the water, drink a little too much, and …