Archive for the Indie Rock Category
Almost two years on from 2017’s Plum, Californian scrap polymorphs WAND are prepared to launch their fifth, and newest long-playing record, Laughing Matter. By now, Wand is the shifting but unmistakable collaboration between SOFIA ARREGUIN (keys, vocals), CORY HANSON (guitar, vocals), ROBERT CODY (guitar), LEE LANDEY (bass) and EVAN BURROWS […]
Received an 8.6 Best New Reissue rating from Pitchfork. On March 29th, Dischord will release AUTOCLAVE’s discography on a single LP for the first time ever. This 12-inch combines the band’s 7-inch and 10-inch singles as well as two extra demo tracks. The music has been remastered from the original […]
Shovels & Rope is one of the hardest-working bands out there today. Throughout their career, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent have constantly been touring, and all the while they’ve made music wherever they can, and recently they’ve taken on two giant new challenges; raising a (growing) family, and helming […]
This album captures the chaotically catchy, visceral sound that has already made PUP punk rock torchbearers and critical favorites, and continues to push and propel their music to the next level. They say in the world of punk music nothing is given and everything is earned. Over the course of […]
Insomnium’s “Above the Weeping World” now available as transparent orange gatefold double vinyl, re-mastered by Turan Audio, with all vinyl artwork being carefully restored by Dan Capp to create beautiful vinyl reissues.
A notoriously self-reliant band, Silkworm swelled it’s ranks considerably on Italian Platinum (originally released in 2002). Kelly Hogan (solo, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts) contributed backing vocals on several tracks and sang the hell out of “Young,” an outsized ballad that has no precise equivalent in the band’s catalog. And Matt […]
Less than a year after their last album Performance, the ever-prolific White Denim are back with their eighth record Side Effects. More in line with the experimental, freewheeling spirit of their fan-favourite record Last Day of Summer than anything else they’ve done since, Side Effects is a record that captures […]
Debut album from this fantastic Dublin based singer and musician. Stirring and beautiful songs, with a consistent optimism underlying even the murkiest moments. TOP TIP! Recorded in Connemara and Dublin (in a studio space shared with mates). Mixed by Brendan Jenkinson. Mastered by The Bastard.
The phantom zone, the parallax, the upside down—there is a rich cultural history of exploring in-between places. Through her latest, Titanic Rising, Weyes Blood (a.k.a. Natalie Mering) has, too, designed her own universe to soulfully navigate life’s mysteries. Maneuvering through a space-time continuum, she intriguingly plays the role of melodic, […]
Shana Cleveland has been beguiling listeners for years in her role as the superlative frontwoman for elastic surf rockers La Luz. Now Cleveland is evolving her sound on the new solo full-length Night of the Worm Moon, a serene album that flows like a warm current while simultaneously wresting open […]
Title may not arrive until April 1st. Feel free to email or call to check arrival date. San Jose’s sonic cure-all for the Y2K hangover that never materialized, Duster emerged from a cloud of lonely bong rips to take indie rock to the moon, and beyond. Scotch-taped guitars toggle between […]
Title may not arrive until April 1st. Feel free to email or call to check arrival date. Limited Edition PUP – Self Titled Picture Disc Vinyl to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of their debut album.
Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurity, past and present geographies, bright and unhurried seasons. Miami-born, New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura – seen, felt, emitted – on his sixth album […]
SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in the Los Angeles area, in almost every way you can, for the last decade. Between playing keys, bass, and guitar within Cherry Glazerr and Dirt Dress; contributing vocal, string, and horn arrangements to studio albums (Vagabon, Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, Hand Habits, […]
1982, Brussels: Living on busking wages and next door to Tuxedomoon, Antena manage to make a contemporary bossa nova record that provides the missing link between Antonio Carlos Jobim and Kraftwerk. The original Camino Del Sol has been given back its spacious mini-LP quarters, recasting this short-lived combo’s forward-thinking mile […]
Here comes the ultimate Ween ‘La Cucaracha’ re-issue on audiophile 180-gram brown vinyl. Here is what Dean Ween had to say about the last studio album from the band for now: ‘The album kicks ass, I’m not really sure what else to say. There’s not a wasted minute of music […]
New album from Sydney’s fuzzed out, psychedelic punk quartet STRAIGHT ARROWS.Overflowing with unbridled energy, you’d be forgiven for thinking On Top was the band’s debut album, but the third record for the Sydney quartet sounds as vital and as exciting as ever. Having spent years touring their incendiary live show […]
Steve Adamyk Band remains Canada’s premiere power-pop / punk crossover group. Throughout the last decade, the band has toured Japan, Europe (four times), and all across North America, unleashing five albums and a long list of seven-inch singles. But it hasn’t been easy. Most bands, by this stage, would likely […]
Received a 7.8 rating from Pitchfork. ROYAL TRUX have done as much to define the look, attitude and sound of rock & roll as any other group in the rock & roll era. In the ’90s they were the male/female rock duo that defined the decade. Everything that followed in […]
Two of modern Melbourne’s finest, paired together on one split LP! PARSNIP’s technicolor mod-pop has a wide-eyed wonder similar to the Television Personalities and their Whaam! Records cohort, delivered in a freewheeling rush of warbling organ and sugar-spun harmonies. On “Counterfeit” and “Dailybreader,” they draw equal inspiration from ‘60s sunshine […]
When EX HEX exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of MARY TIMONY, BETSY WRIGHT and LAURA HARRIS, the group’s debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems that scored Best New […]
Fifteen years after AMERICAN FOOTBALL’s highly influential self-titled debut album (American Football), the band reunited (now as a four-piece, with the addition of NATE KINSELLA) and recorded their long-anticipated second album, 2016’s American Football (LP2). The release was widely praised, but the band members still felt like their best work […]
Two limited edition 7” EPs previewing 6 songs each from the upcoming Warp And Woof long-player. Recorded at soundchecks, hotel rooms and in the tour van, all dozen songs clocking in at 2 minutes or under, recalling the spontaneous spirit of 1993-94 eps Fast Japanese Spin Cycle, Static Airplane Jive and Clown Prince of the Menthol Trailer.