indie rock

Adult Jazz

Adult Jazz Share “AM Gone” Video, Announce US Shows

If you fell in love with Adult Jazz‘s debut LP Gist Is but live in America, their lack of a US tour could have ripped your heart in two. But now the indie rock freak folk crew are bringing their community rhythms overseas. Unfortunately, the four shows don’t see them spanning the whole country. Their dates keep them in New York City for several CMJ shows. The list of dates are after the jump.

To celebrate the upcoming dates, Adult Jazz have shared a music video for “AM Gone.” The video sees the Leeds band’s folk-pop number being paired …

Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

Parkay Quarts Announce New Album ‘Content Nausea,’ Stream New Song

Parquet Courts are back with a new release, and they’re changing things up along with it. The Queens, NY indie punk four piece have undergone a homophonic name shift to Parkay Quarts to coincide with one member completing a degree in mathematics and another starting a family, seeing Andrew Savage and Austin Brown work alongside two friends (Jackie-O Motherf*cker’s Jef Brown on Saxaphone and Eaters’ Bob Jones on fiddle) in their place.

The release, titled Content Nausea, is a 12-track LP that clocks in at 35 minutes and is Parkay Quarts’ second release of 2014. As such, it dials …

Foxygen Love Video

Watch Foxygen’s Lavish Video for “Coulda Been My Love”

At long last, Foxygen‘s heavily anticipated sophomore release, …And Star Poweris out today via Jagjaguwar. The 82-minute release sees them roving through psychedelic trips and indie rock ballads, working towards a youthful masterpiece that clings to the ’70s with a romanticized sigh. To celebrate today’s album release, they shared a video for their second single, “Coulda Been My Love.”

The soft melodies surprise once again in “Coulda Been My Love,” but this time they feel even more powerful. Directed by Grant Singer, the video sees the two men luxing it up, flaunting vintage clothing and cheeky moves …

dads tornado

REVIEW: Dads – ‘I’ll Be The Tornado’

Artist: Dads
Title: I’ll Be The Tornado
Label: 6131 Records
Genre: Emo, Indie Rock

“Oh.. there we are,” I thought to myself as the two-minute mark hit track number one, “Grand Edge, MI.” Drummer and vocalist John Bradley’s familiar, eerie falsetto finally made its way into Dads’ new record; a vocal watermark etched onto their music since their 2010 debut release, American Radass, that I was afraid we might’ve lost due to their sound’s noticeable facelift. A lot of things happened on I’ll Be The Tornado’s opening track. Two minutes and forty-two seconds in, heavy drumbeats and …

Stars No One Is Lost Single

ALBUM STREAM: Stars – ‘No One Is Lost’

In one week, Canadian indie rock outfit Stars will drop their newest LP, No One Is Lost. We’ve heard a slew of singles like “No One Is Lost” and “From The Night” (which got a joyous music video) so far, but now the whole album is streaming in full on NPR.

No One Is Lost was recorded above a discotheque and, as such, has taken on a lot of fun, throbbing beats that were unavoidably influential. It’s their danciest album to date. According to the group, the record “prioritizes lightness and bittersweet uplift over the devastation …

Foxygen And Star Power

ALBUM STREAM: Foxygen – ‘…And Star Power’

LA retro pop duo Foxygen will be dropping their sophomore LP, …And Star Power, on October 14 via Jagjaguwar. According to their press release, it’s 82 minutes of “soft rock indulgences, psych-ward folk, cartoon fantasia, D&D doomrock, and paranoid bathroom rompers” and sees help from Wayne Coyne, Bleached, Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, and White Fence’s Tim Presley. If you’re wondering what all of that sounds like, now’s your chance. The album is streaming in full starting today.

We’ve already heard the poppy “How Can You Really” and slow spiller “Cosmic Vibrations,” but now we get …

Wand video

Watch Wand’s Trippy Cartoon Video for “Flying Golem”

Psych rock band Wand made a smashing debut this year with their full-length Ganglion Reef, tossing out the kind of first record that makes you wonder how much planning went in to make a record so creative. Now they’re keeping those juices flowing in the music video for their lead single Flying Golem.

Directed and animated by Meghan Tryon and Garrett M. Davis, the video sees a seamless blend of pixelated drawings and computer animation morphing to create castles, wizards, and musical magic. With work that’s well woven, it makes it so easy to get lost …

Mae The Everglow

Mae Expand ‘The Everglow’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Remember back in June when Mae announced they would be hitting the stage again for the first time in years? Yeah, it’s hard to forget. The Virginia act are touring in the beginning of 2015 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their staple album, The Everglow. While they originally only had three dates listed, the band have expanded the tour, adding several more.

In addition to Philly, New York City, and Virginia, Mae will be stopping by Millvale, PA and Worcester, MA in the first two weeks of January, as well. It looks like there’s some space in there for …

FF

Hear FF’s Incredible Shoegaze Single “Past Year”

If every shoegaze band could do shoegaze right, we would live in a great world. Having a limited number of bands who can nail that sound, though, really makes it all the more special. Thankfully, we don’t have to kick our shoes in the dirt waiting for a new Sonic Youth sound anymore. Turn your attention to FF, the newest shoegaze act we can expect big things from.

The Seattle-based trio–Claire Nelson, Harley Thompson and Michael Abeyta–drop their debut album Lord on October 21 via Couple Skate Records. Their newest single, “Past Year,” hears them drawing in the gloominess …

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 …