Posts Tagged ‘indie (genre)’

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Watch Brand New Cover Coldplay and Modest Mouse

Brand New have done their fair share of covers over time, often showing a lot of love for Neutral Milk Hotel way back when. A few days ago, though, the band played a show at the London Troxy and mixed up “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot” with a little bit of Coldplay and Modest Mouse.

This isn’t the first time Jesse’s launched into Coldplay during “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot,” but hearing all three together–that, Coldplay’s “Yellow,” and Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash”–is the emotional combo that tops off an already perfect song. Watch a video of …

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Daphni (Caribou) and Owen Pallett Team Up On Two New Songs

Electronic musician Daphni (Dan Snaith of Caribou) and Canadian renaissance man Owen Pallett have collaborated on a split single, “Julia” b/w “Tiberius,” that’s up for streaming now via FACT. They’re exactly what you would imagine: dance-worthy tracks that progress somewhat slowly, intertwining Pallett’s violin beautifully and, at times, eerily. It’s exactly what we didn’t know we needed.

If you feel like lyric-less music just needs to be loud to be experienced properly, think again. Snaith tweeted some advice on how to listen the songs at their fullest. We vote follow his word.…

Thee Oh Sees Drop

Stream Thee Oh Sees’ New Album ‘Drop’ In Full

After a 16-year run, San Francisco garage rock staples Thee Oh Sees announced, pretty much out of nowhere, that they would be going on a hiatus.

At this point, it’s pretty clear frontman John Dwyer‘s words about not playing a show for a “long while” were loose. He announced his own new band, Damaged Bug, shared some tunes, and now, a few months later, Thee Oh Sees are back with another new album.

The record, titled Dropfollows up their 2013 release Floating Coffin. It comes out on April 19 (aka Record Store Day) via Dwyer’s …

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tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nackwill be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how.

Unlike the previously shared “Water Fountain,” the new single is more mellow and bass heavy. Any sporadic street drumming and clanking you may have come to know well is pushed aside for some humming synth and extra bass. Merrill Garbus is slowing her voice …

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Stream Two Knights’ Debut LP ‘Shut Up’

Out of Denton, TX comes emo duo Two Knights. Before we get all up in arms discussing what qualifies as “emo,” take a listen to this band’s music. Their debut album, Shut Up, is streaming a week early before its release on April 8 via Count Your Lucky Stars and it’s top notch.

These two dudes merge the math goodness of Cap’n Jazz with the recklessness of Algernon Cadwallader to form their own sound that will keep you hitting play as soon as you finish the first run through. There are a ton of influences all over this record, …

S Carey

REVIEW: S. Carey – ‘Range of Light’

Artist: S. Carey
Album: Range of Light
Genre: Indie Rock
Label: Jagjaguwar

I love being from New England. In fact, I live for it. Honored by Mother Nature with four vastly distinct seasons, each year is a cyclical twist around the sun, yielding an environmental invigoration that casts a sense of purity, desperately needed in an otherwise incredibly impure world. There is no feeling of euphoric inspiration I find greater than indulging in that first crisp breath of Fall air. Paired by the leaves’ departure from their high stature, Autumn in New England is the beginning of a drastic change. …

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WHY? Release “Waterlines” Music Video, Yoni Wolf Announces Solo Rap Tour

This year marks the 10 years since WHY? first formed back in 2004 in Berkeley, CA. The alternative hip hop group was started by Yoni Wolf, and today we have news regarding both.

WHY?’s last album, Mumps, Etc, came out back in 2012, but today the band has shared a music video for the track “Waterlines.” It’s straightforward in its shots, showing nothing but Wolf rapping sartorially in some shades against a yellow wall, but effective all the same. Watch it after the jump.

Along with the video comes news that both WHY? and Yoni Wolf (solo) will be touring. …

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Lykke Li Laments Breaking Hearts On “No Rest For The Wicked”

Besides creating certain bigger news items this month – a video for “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone,” a song titled “Du är den ende” from the crime thriller she herself is starring in – Lykke Li also quietly posted the link to a website featuring lyrics to a song called “No Rest for the Wicked.” Today, in much louder fashion, she dropped that very song.

I’m not the only one for whom Cage the Elephant’s “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked” came to mind, but I’m also hoping I’m not …

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Stream Wye Oak’s New Single “Glory”

Baltimore indie rock duo Wye Oak are coming back into the spotlight in 2014 with a new album Shriekdue out April 29 via Merge Records. We already got the chance to listen to “The Tower” and now we get to hear “Glory” in all its streaming, uh, glory.

“Glory” speeds things up compared to the relatively emotional “The Tower,” with spaceship synths and a rather funk-influenced bass line sounding like leftover measures from Sufjan Steven’s electronic Age of Adz. Their decision to make Shriek “guitar-free” is already proving to be a smart one; the recluse structure …

Earthquake Weather

Earthquake Weather Premiere Music Video For New Single, “Nobody Knows”

I would like to introduce you to a band that I recently heard about, but thoroughly enjoy. They are a four-piece indie rock outfit by the name of Earthquake Weather. The band has only been together for a short period of time, but they are already proving they have what it takes to be successful. Yesterday they teamed up with Somethingyousaid.com to premiere the music video for their brand new single, titled “Nobody Knows.” Check out the song by taking a look below the jump.

Unlike some of the other music videos that have been coming out as of …

Vancouver Sleep Clinic

STREAM: Vancouver Sleep Clinic – “Flaws”

Are you a fan of Band Of Horses, Ed Tullett or Bon Iver? If so, then you might like Brisbane-based ambient outfit Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The group will be self-releasing their six track Winter EP March 10, and a couple of days ago they premiered a new single from it. The song is titled “Flaws,” and you can listen to it below the jump.

“Flaws” is a slow, haunting track and sounds like something that you should listen to bundled up in your living room next to a crackling fire. If you like what you hear, you can …

Kaiser Chiefs in Brooklyn

UTG PHOTOS: Kaiser Chiefs (2/19/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Derek Scancarelli, to photograph Kaiser Chiefs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on February 19, 2014.

It’s safe to say that most people who like indie rock would appreciate Kaiser Chiefs. Although I wasn’t a “die-hard” fan of the band before going to photograph them, I left with the notion that I would be one soon.

The band performed a sold out show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg where an eclectic group of fans gathered to see the Chiefs play. Being a British band, it wasn’t unusual to see how many …