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Stop Everything And Stream Life In Film’s Irresistible New Single, “Get Closer”

London-based indie rock band Life In Film have released a sensational piece of sonic sassiness with the band’s new single, “Get Closer.” Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs), the song is simple and catchy — everything a listener needs for a light-hearted and easy jam. It’s just the type of song you need when you’re ready to host a solo dancing party in your living room or shower.

Not familiar with Life In Film? The band has two EPs under its belt, has earned a supporting slot with The Rolling Stones, and played international gigs with …

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Hear In Tall Buildings’ Melodic ’70s Pop on “Unmistakable”

On February 17, indie rock solo project In Tall Buildings will drop his sophomore album, Driver. It’s a moody record of intimate vocals and quiet funk based off what we’ve heard so far, and now with his newest single, “Unmistakable,” streaming online, we can go ahead and tell you it’s one of our most anticipated underdog releases of the year.

The Chicago native isn’t looking to reinvent the past. His nods to Peter Gabriel and Afropunk are woven in with the natural efforts of someone blending electronic pop and synth funk in their head. With Erik Hall’s warm vocals, …

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Tigers Jaw Announce US Spring Tour; Support From Lemuria, Somos

Music lovers have been going nuts these past couple of weeks with all the new spring tour announcements being dropped, and it’s not even close to being over.

Tigers Jaw have announced that they will be going on their first headlining spring tour in the United States this April and May.

Fellow indie outfits Lemuria and Somos will be joining them on this tour as well, adding much more excitement to the coming spring tour announcements.

Tickets will be going on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10am. Ticket and show date information can be found on this website.…

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Alt-J Announce North And South American Tour Dates

As one might have guessed upon spotting their name on the bill of this year’s sold out Coachella Festival, indie rock trio Alt-J will be hitting multiple cities in North America surrounding those aforementioned dates. Additionally, the band will also be playing shows in South America beforehand. San Francisco’s Tycho will be supporting from April 1 to April 8.

The band will continue to be touring in support of their most recent full-length album, This Is All Yours, which made its way straight into the UK’s Official Albums Chart #1 spot upon its release in September of last …

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Sufjan Stevens Announces New Album ‘Carrie & Lowell’

If you were let down by Sufjan Stevens‘ deeper venture into electro pop with Age of Adz, cheer up. The indie folk god has just announced a brand new album titled Carrie & Lowell and it’s described as a return to his “folk roots.” The album is out March 31 via Asthmatic Kitty Records.

The eleven-track release pictures his late mother and stepfather on the album cover. As such, the songs are about “life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love” with Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, …

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Happy Body Slow Brain To Release New Album In 2015

The long wait is over! We will finally be receiving a new album from Happy Body Slow Brain this year.

The band, featuring ex-Taking Back Sunday guitarist Matt Fazzi (currently of A Great Big Pile Of Leaves), announced the news today on their Instagram account with the trio performing live during the short but sweet video post. The current lineup does not include former guitarist Isaac Bolivar, who recently announced his departure from the band.

The new album will be their followup to 2010′s Dreams Of Water LP and the latest release since last year’s impressive LIVE EP. …

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Right Away, Great Captain! to Re-release Vinyl Box Set in 2015

Die hard Manchester Orchestra fans get some good news today. The band’s frontman, Andy Hull, announced his solo project Right Away, Great Captain! will be re-releasing its four full-length LPs on vinyl for a brand new box set in 2015.

Hull posted the message on Twitter today, apparently in response to several fans asking over the years. “Merry Christmas!” he writes. “A lot of yall have been asking and the plan is to rerelease the RAGC vinyl box set in 2015. Now go cuddle a family member.”

The last we heard from Right Away, Great Captain!, the act had …

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Come Wind Announce New Record, Kickstarter Campaign

Ohio-based indie rock up-and-comers Come Wind have announced they are planning to record a new LP in 2015. To do this, they are leaning on fans to help fund the record via crowd funding middle man Kickstarter.

The band is asking for $15,000 in order to make the new record and prizes include a physical copy of the record, limited edition posters, b-side tracks, and more. Under The Gun Review recently premiered a stripped down version of the band’s moving number, “Come & Go.”

Here’s an excerpt from the band’s Kickstarter page talking about their need to crowd …

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Watch Interpol Perform “My Desire” on Conan

Last night, indie rock act Interpol stepped on Conan’s stage to continue supporting El Pintor, their sturdy new LP that reclaims their early 2000s sound. The New York group have had quite a year, from their Governors Ball set to a new tour and getting caught in a snowstorm, yet somehow, despite all of the year’s hectic ups and downs, their performance of “My Desire” is a bright reminder that Interpol have pretty much nailed this year. Check it out after the jump.

While you’re waiting for the commercials to end, catch up on the band’s most recent release: “…

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Gardens Stream New Album, ‘Death In The Family’

Chicago’s own Gardens formed in 2013 not long before they made their debut EP, Everything Looks Different In The Daylight.  They have followed up this EP with their first full-length album, Death In The Family.

The twelve-track indie rock record was recorded by Ryan Ellery and mastered by Piper Payne.

You can give the album a full listen for yourself below.…

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Stream St. Vincent’s Tropical ‘Pieta’ EP

In October, St. Vincent announced she would release a two-song 10″ EP for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event. Thanks to the internet, both tracks off the EP, “Pieta” and “Sparrow”, are online to stream in full.

The vinyl comes in a bright package designed by Willo Perrnon (the man responsible for all the visuals on her world tour) and each is individually numbered. The songs are, according to RSD’s website, a “deep musing on death and loss that recalls the sonic textures of Big Science-era Laurie Anderson,” but to us they sound rather tropical and snarky. Stream them below …

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Watch Angel Olsen’s New Elizabethan Video for “Windows”

This week, Angel Olsen will release the deluxe version of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, her remarkable LP from earlier this year. The expanded package includes new songs, outtakes, and that crisp vinyl sound all wrapped up neatly in clean packaging. One of the album’s original songs, “Windows,” has just gotten music video treatment in anticipation of the release.

Directed by Rick Alverson, the video sees Angel Olsen at a particularly dampening time. She watches as children play in a field, stares ahead blankly while Vaseline is smeared on her face, and stands disconnected in Elizabethan clothes …