Archive for the Indie Rock Category
On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, the Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. And in 4AD, they found a perfect home for their music – an exciting & undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop. Their debut […]
Seeking Thrills is a sharply paced and fascinating album, packed with injections of lightness and fun paired with rich, bubbling melodies. Georgia is reminding you of the altitude of your last real thrill, and when we turn the record on, we’re there again, aching for more.
Algiers return in 2020 with third album There Is No Year, on Matador Records. There is No Year solidifies and expands upon the doom-laden soul of their foundation, toward an even more epic, genre-reformatting sound, one somehow suspended in the amber of “a different era,” as described by guitarist Lee […]
Los Angeles based Scott Gilmore produces his own unique brand of seductive, beguiling and dreamy pop music, writing melodies, harmonies and counter melodies into his music to develop a sense of forward motion. Influenced by Eno, Cluster, Kraftwerk, YMO, as well as ’70’s and ’80’s Ethiopian Music and J.S. Bach, […]
In Okay Kaya songs, her world looks a lot like ours — Netflix, jetlag, vegan peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, lonely bowls of ramen, diet trends. But unlike ours, each of these vibrates and shimmers with deeper, darker meaning, with existential dread and desire for understanding. Through Norwegian-raised New […]
With the release of Juillet, Parisian quintet En Attendant Ana make good on the promise of their album Lost and Found (2018, Trouble In Mind), diligently crafting a set of ten songs that shimmer, glide and sway with a sophistication only hinted at by their debut. Recorded by Vincent Hivert […]
Supremely hungover, red-eyed-and-can’t-quite-be-arsed but utterly LIFE-AFFIRMING bedroom/loner-pop masterpiece from the Itchy Bugger. May this record bless your miserable existence like it has ours. Songs that somehow combine punk concision and psychedelic whimsy with a fluency accessible only to THE GREATS. The songs are lusher and more intricately arranged than on the first […]
Recut by John Frusciante and Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. This double disc LP includes a download card of the album plus bonus tracks in hi-resolution.
This is the second single release from L’Épée, taken from the seminal album, Diabolique. This three-track single contains an exclusive track to the release, “Shiny Shiny”. Artwork by Frank Kozik. The band are Emmaunelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emmanuelle), Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), and Lionel & Marie Liminana […]
An at the time unissued album from the late ’80s, recorded by a Scottish indie band featuring former members of Meat Whiplash and The Shop Assistants, finally gets its deserved release.
A collection of long lost – but recently resurfaced – recordings from an obscure British late ’70s-early ’80s new wave/post-punk cult legend. This archival release is highly recommended to fans of a.o. Swell Maps and Television Personalities.
A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan is the brand new live album from IDLES, recorded at Le Bataclan in Paris on 3rd December 2018, at the close of a 90 date world tour. The album celebrates the band’s success over the last two years, featuring songs from Brutalism […]
2LP standard 140g black vinyl. Gatefold jacket with matte finish and gold foil lettering on the front and back. 12 x 24 printed insert with essays from Stars’ singer and songwriter Torquil Campbell and Irish journalist Ken Sweeney. Includes a download card and polybag. STARS have spent their 20+ year […]
British shoegazing/alternative rock band Chapterhouse released two albums during their existence, Whirlpool (1991) and Blood Music (1993). Just before their reunion, which lasted from 2008-2010, they released their compilation album The Best Of Chapterhouse.
Curtains is the eighth solo albums by John Frusciante. The undeniable melodic licks of Frusciante are as vibrant as ever. It’s honest, sparkly and simply magical. It was originally released on February 1, 2005. The album features contributions from Autolux drummer Carla Azar, upright bassist Ken wild, and The Mars […]
Guerrilla is the third album by Super Furry Animals. The record was released on 14 June 1999 by Creation Records and peaked at number 10 in the UK Albums Chart. With a bigger budget from Creation and choosing to self-produce the album with studio wingman / engineer, Michael Brennan, in […]
An exceptional early ‘80s guitar-powered gem, remastered in full and includes the band’s debut indie EP and both tracks from main protagonist Steve Wynn’s earlier combo 15 Minutes. “The Days Of Wine And Roses’ is as timelessly potent as the records that inspired it.” Uncut Central to the hugely influential […]
In 1981, Brenda Ray / Naffi Sandwich released the sweetly yearning “D’ Ya Hear Me!” . The song is now considered a post-punk classic, and here we have a warm digi-reggae version sung by Kyoto composer/producer/vocalist NTsKI (“Natsuki”), with backing tracks performed, recorded and mixed by Osaka-based producer/guitarist 7FO ( […]
DUSTER’s first album of new material in 20 years after selling out 4,000 copies of the recent Numero reissue box set and latest US tour. Their new video for “Interstellar Tunnel,” posted with 0 fanfare on youtube was all over Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum and others the next day.
“It is impossible to deny no one sounds like Eddy Current. I was hooked from riff one and I was lucky enough to do a full tour of Australia with them years ago—good fucking boys, simple as beer and chips, and that satisfying live. But that’s not to say there […]