Archive for the Indie Rock Category
After 3 albums and ten years of touring and recording, The Helio Sequence (Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel) have recorded their most dynamic, extraordinary work to date. Keep Your Eyes Ahead marries the Portland duo’s signature layered keyboards and impossibly big guitars with crisp songwriting and a newfound appreciation for minimalism. The finger picking […]
Jon Spencer, the Blues Explosion man who put the “Bellbottoms” on Baby Driver! The top cat who spread the secret sauce in Boss Hog! The rockabilly right-hook from heavyweight outlaws Heavy Trash! The swank-fucking master of Pussy Galore! Jon Spencer is back! Often imitated, never duplicated, the original NYC underground-rock legend […]
Dan Mangan’s new release, More or Less, his fifth studio album, is about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear. […]
Since his recording debut as CHOIR BOY in 2016, ADAM KLOPP mined a sound swirls 1980s synth noir with captivating, cinematic songs sweeping with pensive sorrow and glowing hope. As a former member of the Mormon faith, Klopp spent his youth both in the pews of his place of worship, […]
The Swedish rock band The Soundtrack of Our Lives released their third album Behind The Music in 2001. It’s the band’s breakthrough record and it was nominated for the Best Alternative Album award at the 2003 Grammy Awards. The album is influenced by the music from the greatest bands of the ’60s and ’70s. […]
Vancouver-based alt-rock band Mother Mother is coming back with their 7th full-length studio album, Dance and Cry! In the fall of 2017, lead singer Ryan Guldemond went through a difficult break-up, which inspired these new sounds of survival, self-reflection, sorrow and happiness.
LP version on 180 gram clear vinyl. This is the second full-length album from Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe. The self-titled album contains 9 tracks. “Right On” is the only track that has been released before on the eponymous EP released earlier in 2018. All tracks were recorded at Cobra […]
Glass Modern present a reissue of In The Presence Of Greatness, the debut Velvet Crush LP from 1991, originally released on Creation Records. In The Presence Of Greatness was recorded and mixed on eight tracks by Matthew Sweet in his basement in Princeton, New Jersey 1990-91. Repackaged in a new […]
Hyper Super Mega, an album that represents the culmination of everything they’ve learned in their years as a band. If Hyper Super Mega feels like a classic pop record, that’s because Sepúlveda and Parra spent much of the recording process thinking about the classic pop records of the ’60s and […]
Swiss group Klaus Johann Grobe have been at it since 2012, and as they prepare to release their third album “Du Bist So Symmetrisch” (and third on Trouble In Mind), the group continues to defy description & blur thelines between electronic pop, dance music, synthesis & kosmische. “Du Bist So […]
While recording Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest release, Sex and Food, Ruban Nielson, his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait and his brother Kody Nielson, found themselves in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi playing and recording with local musicians at Phu Sa Studios. The studio, normally used for traditional Vietnamese music, found the […]
Take a tour through Ty Segall’s musical psyche with his new solo album, Fudge Sandwich, a collection of Segall’s take on eleven songs that were originally done by other people. These aren’t just cover versions. Cover versions happen at weddings and high school band battles. The songs here are what […]
Fall of 2018 sees the release of a celebrated lyrics archive that has been growing for over 25 years—the words to the songs sung by BONNIE PRINCE BILLY and PALACE MUSIC. The author of the songs is WILL OLDHAM, and the book, to be released by W.W. Norton, is titled […]
From the dank warehouse recesses that brought us Useless Eaters and Dry Erase, Castle Face introduces Exit Group—sharply futuristic post-punk with a pissed-off lean, antisocial lyrics spit over an abnormally locked-in guitar / bass / drums triangle, wound up tighter than a Swiss watch. Post-everything sample tweakery and chrome-dipped guitar […]
Calvin Johnson returns with a brand new album on his K Records produced by Patrick Carney from the Black Keys. The album was written as a full-on collaboration between the pair, a melding of their eccentric minds, and it includes such chords as A, C, and Dm. And it closes […]
Recorded between ongoing pockets of touring, their new album, Rally Cry, aims to best capture the unmistakable spirit and energy from their live show. The songs boast a vibrant urgency and mark Arkells sharpest and most concentrated effort yet. Arkells have stayed ever-present, relentlessly touring in support of their most […]
Jeff The Brotherhood is an art project started by brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall in 2002 in a basement in Nashville, TN. Their musical works are influenced by many types of music including krautrock, jazz, black metal, and the avant garde. Over the last decade their art has taken them […]
Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1998. It compiles 25 hard-to-come-by tracks that includes music from a New York sculpture exhibition, tour only 7″s, contributions to samplers, promo items and specials (including Get Carter for Volume 14), plus a couple of full-length versions […]
Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities, first issued in 1995. Refried Ectoplasm: Switched On, Volume 2 collects 13 singles and rarities Stereolab released between 1992 and 1995, and it is far more than a mere oddities collection. More than any other album, Refried Ectoplasm charts Stereolab’s […]
Remastered edition of a compilation of Stereolab’s first three singles, first issued in 1992. This is the most essential Stereolab album as it contains all the early and classic singles which would set you back an arm and a leg on Discogs. Lead by Laetitia Sadier’s coolly sophisticated, Nico-meets-Francoise hardy […]
God Is An Astronaut are an instrumental, post-rock three piece hailing from the Glen of the Downs, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. They formed in 2002 and released their debut album ‘The End Of The Beginning’ in 2002 on their own Revive Records label.
“Far From Refuge” their third album was released in April 2007. This 9 track album was recorded between September 2006 – March 2007 and seen a more live band approach. An 11 track version was also released in Japan. In October that year the band embarked on their first long […]
In 2006 they released their first E.P. “A Moment of Stillness” (2012 version upgraded to full length album). This 5 track E.P. saw a much more ambient approach than before.