Tag: Indie Rock

Young Romance, “Wasting Time”

“WastingTime” is the brilliant new single from UK’s Young Romance, who have an infectious indie-rock-pop. We are eagerly awaiting the release of their debut EP, Wild, due out March 9 on XYZ Berlin. It’s on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, where you can find a number of great, new, indie tracks. We also featured the band back in December, where you […]

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Rakunk, “Banged Up”

Rakunk, “Banged Up”

“Banged Up” from Chicago alt-rock band Rakunk starts off like with a punk-ish feel before blasting into a rock refrain and then transitioning into a melodic rocker. It’s like three songs in one. The single is from their debut EP, which you can hear on their Soundcloud page. The track is on our Weekend Showcase for February 13, a playlist […]

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Dogheart, “Jawbone”

Dogheart, “Jawbone”

“Jawbone” from Portland indie rockers Dogheart is a catchy, jangly, psychedelic tune. It’s a track that has us swaying in our chairs. It’s the perfect tune for our Weekend Showcase, which is a weekly feature that highlights some awesome indie tracks of the not-so-distant future. The track is from their forthcoming debut full-length, What Burns the Best, which comes out […]

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The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

The Bright Smoke return with the seductive “City On An Island”

It’s the age-old dilemma facing musicians – sell out and record music that will sell records or create music that one wants to hear and which they find fascinating? It’s not an easy question because so many artists are trying to make this their career, doing something they love while earning a living. For New York City’s The Bright Smoke, […]

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Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: February 13th Playlist

Here’s our weekly Weekend Showcase, featuring some of the great new singles from the not-so-distant past. If you like a single a lot and wish to play just that one song, click on the song title and you will be taken to a separate page with just that song. Or, you can hear the entire playlist, which follows the track […]

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CAVES., “Always the Way”

CAVES., “Always the Way”

“Always the Way” is a single from London’s CAVES., who are an art-pop-rock band that have a sound that blends the brooding indie rock of The National and the blazing music of Interpol. The track is from a live session, and the band sounds great. This single is part of our Weekend Showcase, a weekly playlist we’ve created of some […]

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Michael Rault, “Suckcess”

Michael Rault, “Suckcess”

“Suckcess” is the new single from Toronto psychedelic rocker Michael Rault that reverberates with the goodness of Ty Segall. The track is the first from his forthcoming debut album, Living Daylight, which comes out on April 4 on Burger Records. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 13, which you can check out here.

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Rose Windows, “Glory, Glory”

Rose Windows, “Glory, Glory”

“Glory, Glory” by Seattle psychedelic rockers, Rose Windows, is just a great, rousing tune that puts together the greatness of Pink Mountaintops and Ty Segall into one awesome package. The single is the first from their forthcoming self-titled album, which will be released on May 5 by Sub Pop. The single is part of our Weekend Showcase for February 13, […]

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Black Night Revival –  ‘Don’t Forget My Name’

Black Night Revival – ‘Don’t Forget My Name’

Black Night Revival is a Brooklyn based rock band that has currently flown under the radar. The band consists of Petar Krsikapa on vocals, Juan Cardenas on guitars, Rik Cava on bass and Frank Juan on drums. They recently released their debut EP Don’t Forget My Name, which is a solid debut full of heart pumping rock ‘n roll. As a […]

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Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

Much has been written of Josh Tillman’s reinvention of himself under the moniker Father John Misty. The alter-ego Father John Misty is part performance artist, part satirist, part rock star, part comedian, part poet; and it all adds up to an absolutely amazing artist. On his second album, I Love You, Honeybear, under the Father John Misty name, Tillman strings together beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and […]

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Phosphorescent – ‘Live At The Music Hall’

Phosphorescent – ‘Live At The Music Hall’

Phosphorescent’s Live At The Music Hall may go down as the greatest live album of this generation. This is a veteran songwriter, Matthew Houck performing with an incredible live band, performing music new and old on the last four nights of a long tour in their hometown.  It’s a perfect storm of a songwriter and his band at the top […]

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Hailey Wojcik – “XO Skeleton”

Hailey Wojcik – “XO Skeleton”

Check out this awesome track and lyric video from Brooklyn / Michigan’s Hailey Wojcik (pronounced VOY-chek). It’s a rockin’, witty break-up track that kicks all kind of rear end. It’ll be on Wojcik’s upcoming EP, Book of Beasts, which is due out on March 3 on cassette via Wiener records and on her bandcamp. Watch the video below! And as a little bonus, […]

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Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: the February 6th Playlist

Here’s the Weekend Showcase – our weekly playlist of some really cool tracks of the not-so-distant past. The playlist is below along with the individual tracks. Happy listening! “Where Have You Gone” is the new track from one of our favourite little bands, Ephrata. The Seattle-based band makes some of the most anthemic, choral-pop on the planet. You can listen […]

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Anthonie Tonnon, “Water Underground”

“Water Underground” is a surprising, awesome rocker from New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon (free download, too). New album, Successor, will be out March 3 on Wild Kindness. It was one of our most anticipated albums of the year.  

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Twin Peaks, “In the Morning (In the Evening)”

“In the Morning (In the Evening)” is from Twin Peaks, the young indie band from Chicago that doesn’t seem to stop moving. This track is from a forthcoming 7″ that will be out this spring on Grand Jury.  

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Marika Hackman, “Open Wide”

“Open Wide” is the latest single from Marika Hackman, the young London singer-songwriter who has generated a lot of buzz over the past year with her honest songwriting of love and life’s angst. Her early singles remind us of P.J. Harvey, who we adore. Her debut LP, We Slept At Last, comes out February 16 (UK) / 17 (North America) on […]

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The Swamp Crocs, “Interplanetary 1973”

“Interplanetary 1973” is a single recorded in mid-2014 but only released this week by Sydney, Australia psych-rock band The Swamp Crocs. Like the psych-rock of the ’70s, the tune is something from another galaxy.

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Moon Duo, “Slow Down Low”

“Slow Down Low” is the latest single from Moon Duo‘s new album, Shadow of the Sun, which comes out March 3 on Sacred Bones Records. We. Can’t. Wait!

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Shannon Wardrop -“I Wanna Be Your Lady”

“I Wanna Be Your Lady” from UK singer-songwriter Shannon Wardrop, whom Kevin interviewed last January, is a stunning, mid-tempo rocker that has the passionate edginess one would find in a Liz Phair track. The track is available for free download.

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The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

The Districts, “A Flourish and a Spoil”

Twenty years old. Twenty years old! I’m constantly reminding myself that each band member of The Districts has just completed their second decade of this planet. They’re not old enough to legally consume alcohol in the United States. They have yet to vote in a Presidential election. They’ve been driving for three, maybe four years, assuming they all have their […]

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