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Dryjacket Sign To Hopeless Records, Announce New EP & Share New Video

Getting acquainted to Dryjacket should be somewhere on your to-do list this morning. The indie/alternative rock four-piece out of Marlton, NJ shares sonic qualities with the likes of Somos, Prawn, and Dikembe, and they have toured alongside bands like Young Statues and The Wonder Years in the past.

Currently, the band is gearing up for the release of their Hopeless debut EP entitled Lights, Locks, And Faucets, which is due out on February 14. Below you will find a brand new music video for their song “Jefferson’s Shadow.” Take a listen and let us know what …

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ALBUM STREAM: José González – ‘Vestiges & Claws’

José González is a curious musician. On 2013′s band project Junip, he toiled in metaphysical questions and engaged in the act of musing. On his newest album, this year’s Vestiges & Claws, due out February 17, he’s back at it. But somehow, despite the heavy material, he leaves us floating, relaxed. Thankfully you can hear for yourself a whole week early since it’s streaming in full over at NPR.

On Vestiges & Claws, González is writing with an inner groove. It seems he’s found some answers last time around but still has enough curiosity to keep pushing …

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The Books’ Paul de Jong Announces Debut Solo Album ‘IF,’ Streams “Auction Block”

When The Books broke up in 2012, an era came to an end. The collage-pop duo of guitarist Nick Zammuto and cellist Paul de Jong had invented a magical, comforting, mashup of strings and found sounds, creating the type of music that is as perplexing as it is educational. Since then, Zammuto has gone on to release two solo albums. De Jong, on the other hand, stayed relatively quiet. Today, he says, “it’s time to come up for air.”

Paul de Jong has announced his debut solo album at long last. The album, titled IF, drops April 28 via …

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Deafheaven Side Project Creepers Share “Vanishing” Music Video

Deafheaven side project Creepers are back with a brand new video for “Vanishing” off of their debut LP, Lush, which dropped in October of last year. You can order it here.

Directed by Drew Pearson, the short clip matches bright, faded images of planes and passed-out people with the dark riffs of “Vanishing,” one of their seven new songs from last year’s release. When two of Deafheaven’s members decided to peel off to form a rockier, layered sound that circles dream-like vocals, they never expected it to grow as comfortable and whole as it sounds. As you can …

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Dick Diver Share New Single “Tearing the Posters Down”

With the music world falling in love with Twerps and Real Estate’s casually cool riffs, it’s pretty evident college rock is making a return. Indie rock act Dick Diver are no exception to the new rule. The four piece dropped “Waste The Alphabet” last year from their upcoming third full-length, Melbourne, Florida, due out March 10 via Trouble In Mind. With their newest single, “Tearing the Posters Down,” they’re freshening things up and reminding us why jangly guitar is more than just an early-20s staple.

Recorded in an ex-sheep-shearing shed, “Tearing the Posters Down” rolls with an assured, light-hearted …

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Stream American Wrestlers’ Incredibly Catchy Track “Kelly”

If you’re looking for a pause from all the winter snow, then make way for American Wrestlers. The indie rock Scotland-via-Missouri act will drop his self-titled debut LP on April 7 via Fat Possum. His lead single “Kelly” will single-handedly brighten up your whole day, if not week.

“Kelly” operates by avoiding cliche pitfalls and twisting the usual route. Sparing guitar riffs crack through lo-fi speakers and shake out a dissonant bridge in the chorus, acting like fantastical stilts for the Scotsman’s snarky delivery. He chooses not to clog it with clean mixing and, as a result, leaves enough …

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REVIEW: The Dodos – ‘Individ’

Artist: The Dodos
Album: Individ
Genre: Indie Rock, Folk
Label: Polyvinyl Records

This is a confession I am willing to make: I have never really listened to The Dodos, or at least given them the attention they deserved. But after listening to their past albums, especially Visiter and Carrier, I didn’t have to think twice about embracing the creations of this fantastic duo from San Francisco. It was awe-inspiring to dive into unfamiliar territory and feel comforted by the indie-folk this duo has put out. This is where the band’s newest album Individ comes into play. Their sixth …

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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 …

In Tall Buildings

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, …