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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 …

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Watch Greylag’s Mysterious Video for “Yours to Shake”

Last month, Portland trio Greylag put out one of our favorite folk rock albums of the year. The self-titled debut came out on Dead Oceans to fond reviews, and we couldn’t help but swoon ourselves upon hearing it in full. Now, a little after its release, the three are sharing a new video for the excellent single “Yours to Shake.”

The Band of Horses meets Fleet Foxes song gets an eerie undertow with the video. Directed by Ben Fee, the music video sees a woman in white running through the woods which are, conspicuously, filled with colorful strings, …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …