indie rock

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen Shares New Song “All Right Now”

This year has seen folk singer-songwriter Angel Olsen taking the media by storm. Her newest album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, got endless praise from us and saw her making TV appearances in addition to a worldwide tour. Now, months after its release in February, the album is getting a deluxe reissue full of unreleased tracks.

The reissue, out November 18 via Jagjaguwar, is a two-disc set with five bonus tracks. Two were previously available as 7″ singles during the orginal pre-order campaign, whereas the other three are unreleased from the album’s recording session. Today we get to …

Stars From The Night

Stars Share “From The Night” Music Video, Expand Tour

Canadian indie rockers Stars are putting out No One Is Lost on October 14 via ATO Records. They will be hitting the road to tour North America late this fall and, as such, have added some dates which you can see after the jump. To celebrate the upcoming release, they’ve shared the buzzy, exuberant music video for single “From The Night.”

Directed by Darren Curtis, the video sees the band goofing off, staying in tune with the album’s title (which, according to the band, is a joke because “We are all going to lose this game [of life].”), and raising …

Greylag

REQUIRED LISTENING: Greylag – “Yours to Shake”

If Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes teamed up for a fall album worth clinging to your chest, the result would be Greylag. The Portland trio has a rustic charm that boils with a bitter heart and bold defiance. Songwriting like theirs is hard to come by, especially in the last few years, so we’re welcoming it with a warm embrace in their new single “Yours to Shake.”

This track sees the band taking a hold of rock and lifting off in a spirited rebuttal, almost a completely different sound than their quiet, harmonious “Another” they shared …

Cold War Kids hold My Home

Cold War Kids Announce New Album ‘Hold My Home,’ Stream Single “First”

Cold War Kids announced earlier that they would be dropping their fifth studio album this year, and today we’ve learned that the album, titled Hold My Home, drops October 21 via Downtown Records. The 11-track record serves as the follow-up to 2013’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts and was recorded at the band’s studio in San Jose. Pre-orders for the album are ongoing.

In addition to “All This Could Be Yours,” Cold War Kids have shared a new single titled “First.” It’s a swelling, stadium-ready number that’s equally as uplifting as it is relaxing thanks to handclaps, harmonies, and …

well kept things

Buffalo, NY’s Well Kept Things Are About To Be Your New Favorite Band

We’ve probably said this a dozen times before, but there is nothing in this life quite like the rush you feel when stumbling upon an undiscovered talent. Be it musician, painter, filmmaker, or something else entirely, there is something about that rush of emotion and excitement that accompanies a new artistic discovery that cannot be matched by pills or everyday living. It’s the kind of high you seek out every day in every place you look, but more often than not cannot find. Hell, it has probably been two months or more since I’ve heard a song that made me …

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The War On Drugs Release Thoughtful Video For Epic “Under The Pressure”

Still riding high on the resounding critical acclaim for Lost In The Dream - which itself followed up the also quite exuberantly-received Slave AmbientThe War On Drugs have released a video for nine-minute album opener “Under The Pressure.”

Bringing the world the latest and greatest in dreamy, wistful indie (and/or dad) rock, the Philly four have truly established themselves, making even the inclusion of “Kurt Vile’s old band” feel passé. The band opened their hazy indie rock album with a nine-minute track that, upon listening, makes that daring idea seem like common sense. It’s rich and vibrant, …

Mega Bog

Stream Mega Bog’s New Single “Cologne In The Night”

We were first introduced to Mega Bog with their brazen track “Year of Patience” after they announced their debut album, Gone Bananawould be out September 23 via Couple Skate. Now the lo-fi jazz rock group are ready to share a little more off the release, this time sharing “Cologne In The Night.”

A slow number that plays up the evening’s sultriness, “Cologne In The Night” sees Mega Bog seizing bathroom acoustics for a saxophone strut reminiscent of the ’80s. Frontwoman Erin Birgy sings with a pained tone that strikes with heartbroken familiarity, too. It’s dark, spacious, …

Bishop Allen Lights Out

Stream Bishop Allen’s New Album ‘Lights Out’

In one week, Bishop Allen‘s first new album in over five years will finally be here. The Brooklyn indie rock band have been dropping singles from the record, Lights Outslowly in anticipation of its release. Now that August 19 is just days away, they’ve shared the album in its entirety for streaming on NPR.

From the aptly-titled “Start Again” to the most recent whirlwind “Why I Had To Go,” Bishop Allen are ready to drop themselves back in on the scene. Lights Out is the perfect album to blanket over us on these …

Casey Jack

Get Your Garage Pop Fix With Casey Jack’s “Cool Kids”

Garage pop has seen quite the revival in recent years. It first started re-soaring when Smith Westerns reminded us how well the two genres blend together, and then got a reboot last year when Ty Segall’s sidekick Mikal Cronin dropped his near-flawless debut LP. Casey Jack may be following in their footsteps, but he’s straying from the path to create his own take on the sound. His self-titled album, which drops August 26 via Rough Beast Records, is proof.

The Missouri singer-songwriter lets sweet hooks and jagged fuzz take shape in his newest single, “Cool Kids.” Jack’s vocals lineup with …

arcade fire

UTG PHOTOS: Arcade Fire Dazzle The Gorge Amphitheater (8/814)

In what had to be seen to be believed, Arcade Fire performed at the legendary Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on August 8. The Gorge, which sits near the Columbia River, is one of the premier concert venues in the Pacific Northwest, and what better way to breathe even more life into its structure than to host one of the biggest indie rock bands in the world?

However, Arcade Fire had one requirement for their fans who were in attendance: be dressed to the nines in semi-formal attire, and dance their asses off! Seeing this at The Gorge was interesting …

Alt J Left Hand Free video

Watch Alt-J’s New “Left Hand Free” Music Video

English indie rock group Alt-J do a good job of keeping their sound quivering with unanticipated volumes and tones. It looks like they do the same with their music videos, too. In the new clip the band shared for “Left Hand Free” off This Is All Yours (out September 22 via Warner Music), we take a massive turn in the road from where their “Hunger of the Pine” video left off.

Last time we were left watching a man literally run for his life. Now we get the chance to breathe as they screen clips of …

Bishop Allen Lights Out

Get Hooked on Hula Hoops in Bishop Allen’s “Why I Had To Go” Video

In just two weeks, Brooklyn indie pop group Bishop Allen will mark their return to the scene after five years with their newest full-length, Lights Outon Dead Oceans. To celebrate, they have shared a music video for single “Why I Had To Go,” the effortlessly punchy track that has us eager to hear the whole record.

Directed by Chad Smith and Justin Rice, the video shows the ins and outs of hula-hooping as done by a myriad of characters. With every new face that picks up the hoop, we see them relax and try their best, …