Posts Tagged ‘rock (genre)’

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Watch Walking Bicycles’ Dark Stop-Motion Music Video for “Eyesore”

Walking Bicycles‘ name may sound like a quaint twee-pop group, but get ten seconds into one of their songs and you’ll realize they’re anything but. The Chicago-based group stomp around with the type of gloom rock that hinges on noise, speed, and a little bit of pop, all while nodding to Siouxsie and the Banshees. Their newest single “Eyesore” off To Him That Wills The Way (out August 12 via Highwheel Records) is proof of that, and now we get a dark stop-motion music video to accompany it.

Directed and produced by Elliott Kaffee, and inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s …

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Merchandise Announce Tour With Lower

Post-punk band Merchandise are hitting the road this fall with Copenhagen group Lower. Normally this would come as a regular tour announcement, but both bands are known for engaging, impressive live shows, so this comes as a double-whammy of great guitar and mesmerizing vocalists.

Merchandise just dropped a new music video for “Enemy” and Lower will be touring behind their new record Seek Warmer Climes, just released last month. If you need inspiration to pick up your guitar, check this out. These dudes’ blood pumps with nothing but a love for music.

Check out the full list of tour …

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Watch Subway Dancers Flip in The Afghan Whigs’ Video for “Matamoros”

If any alt-rock band is allowed to say “been there, done that,” it’s The Afghan Whigs. Earlier this year, the band returned with their first full-length release in 16 years: Do to the Beast. One of the album’s tracks, “Matamoros,” just got a new music video, and it could easily take place in 2014 or 1998.

The video is a super slice of New York City. Directed by Phil Harder (who also did their “Algiers” music video), the video shows the quick, tiresome, and eventful life of subway dancers. There’s a particularly rad routine by NYC crew …

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Listen to Speedy Ortiz’s New Single “Bigger Party”

Boston indie rock group Speedy Ortiz were one of several bands listed on Adult Swim’s Summer Singles series for this year, joining the list alongside Wye Oak, The Field, Miguel, Run the Jewels, Dan Deacon, and more. Today we get to hear their contribution to the series, “Bigger Party.”

Keeping in line with the grunge pop of 2013’s Major Arcana and this year’s Real Hair EP, Speedy Ortiz serve up a joyful slew of alt-rock riffs and and power chords that, much like before, keep you smiling with snark. With a chorus like “I’m sorry for the time I made …

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Radiohead Are Recording a New Album in September

At the beginning of this year, Radiohead fans were ecstatic to hear Colin Greenwood say the band’s plans to record new material were up in the air. As indefinite as that was, it still meant there was the possibility of new music. Today, Jonny Greenwood tells us that we may not have to wait that much longer for a follow-up to 2011′s The King of Limbs.

In an interview with Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC Radio 6, Jonny Greenwood addresses the state of the band’s future and confirmed that new music was on the way, as NME points …

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Whirr Announce New Album, Share “Mumble”

Nick Bassett is a busy guy. After leaving Deafheaven to play bass in Nothing, he later started a new shoegaze project called Whirr and, throughout all of this, toured. Now Whirr is releasing their second full-length, Sway. The LP, which was recorded by Sunbather producer Jack Shirley, drops September 23 via Graveface and can be pre-ordered here.

Whirr have shared “Mumble” off the album to prove that it will indeed be a succinct, celestial, doom-drenched piece of shoegaze. The song keeps things short, staying under three minutes, but stomps around with the soft but heavy padding of a …

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Watch Cloud Nothings’ New “Psychic Trauma” Music Video

Ohio rock group Cloud Nothings are back with another music video, this time for “Psychic Trauma” off 2014′s excellent Here and Nowhere ElseUnlike their last video about a sleepover gone totally awry, this one sees straightforward footage of the band performing the song live. Director Ryan Manning still put in a few editing techniques to help amplify the song’s intense, on-point energy, though, so don’t expect the casual live footage slumped together.

If you’re looking for a true live experience of the song, catch the band on tour. They still have a few dates left in …

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Steve Albini’s Shellac Announce First Album in 7 Years

Legendary producer Steve Albini keeps himself busy each year producing a slew of albums (Cloud Nothings, Neurosis, Nirvana), commenting on trends, and being the generally outspoken person he is. That being said, he hasn’t done much with his alt-rock band Shellac except the usual annual performance at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona. But now, after seven years, Shellac is making a return.

The band announced they will be putting out a new album this year titled Dude Incredible. Recorded at Albini’s Electrical Audio studio, the LP serves as the follow-up to 2007′s Excellent Italian Greyhound and will likely see the …

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The Who Announce First Dates of 2015 Final World Tour

Legendary classic rock group The Who announced they’d be concluding their career with a final tour in 2015, and today they have shared the first batch of dates. Titled The Who Hits 50! Tour, the 11 stops announced make up the UK leg and will take place in November and December. Not only will they be playing their radio chart-toppers, but The Who will dig deep into “picks, mixes, and misses.”

“For the 50th anniversary, we’ll tour the world,” Pete Townshend explained last year. “It’ll be the last big one for us. There are still plenty of places we’ve …

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Hear AlunaGeorge Remix Coldplay’s “Magic”

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard something new from London electro-pop duo AlunaGeorge, but today they’ve returned (without an awesome music video, unfortunately).

The two have picked up Coldplay’s newest hit and given it a sultry remix that works effortlessly with Chris Martin’s vocals. When filtered through clicky electro-R&B and spaced out to absorb some silence, “Magic” sounds a lot more genuine. In fact, it raises a lot of questions. The biggest on our mind? Would we be onboard with a new Coldplay album sounding this smooth? Maybe, but only if AlunaGeorge signed on as producers.…

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Stream Paramore’s ‘Ain’t It Fun Remixes’ EP

Looks like Paramore can’t help but have fun with everything they do. A little while ago, the group “stole” Justin Bieber’s artwork to create a spoof song as revenge, tried to break a handful of world records in their “Ain’t It Fun” music video, and are currently rocking out on the Monumentour with Fall Out Boy. Don’t worry; they won’t be stopping the fun anytime soon now that they’ve just released their Ain’t It Fun Remixes EP.

The EP features the original track, a radio edit, and three new remixes by Dutch Unkle, Smash Mode, …

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Ovlov Have Reunited

Less than 48 hours after CT-based band Ovlov announced via their Facebook page that they were breaking up, their record label, Exploding In Sound, posted that the band has reunited. Around that time, Ovlov shared a photo of Punk’d on their Facebook page as well as a comment saying they were “trying to hype up these 3 separate splits we’re about to put out.” Their “reunion” show will be held July 9 at Brooklyn’s DIY venue Silent Barn.

Earlier this year, Ovlov announced they would be putting out a new split with Little Big League. “The Great Crocodile” off said …