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Tag Archives: Indie Rock

Beach House – 7


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electro rock. Spacey and ethereal at times, trip hop like. Thoughts Reminds me of the electro rock blonde redhead was popular for like 10 years ago but with better songwriting. Revisiting this a month or two later, really haven’t found a lot to come back to. More Info […]

Drinks – Hippo Lite


★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Bare indie art rock Thoughts I like it, backended with simple guitar chords or melodies, the album seems to float through a variety of ideas. Vocals typically repeat a catchy mantra of some sort. Deliberately strange, the album gets a little tired and pretentious towards the end, […]

Pinegrove – Cardinal


★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Young alt rock band with personal exploratory singing. Thoughts Pinegrove is one of my favorite new finds over the past few years. Something about this band really just clicks for me. Maybe it’s the familiarity of the chord driven songs with lyrics that I connect with. […]

Black Mountain – Black Mountain


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? A desert rock version of arcade fire: authentic and anthemic. Thoughts The band sounds very different here than on in the future. Elements of modern indie are at play and things seem more hopeful than dark and epic (though there is still a rich vision to their sound). […]

The XX – XX


★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Precious trio that creates spacious but intimate indie rock Thoughts An incredible debut album for modern indie. Its very sparse but incredibly effective, somehow they’re able to sound both as expansive as a desert landscape and intimate as a dark cozy room. A technically […]

Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye


★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Sparse kinda danceable electropop Thoughts I’ve listened to this record a ton over the years and revisiting it now I’m reminded of my 20s. A lot of these tracks are absolute classics. I find the cool/confident delivery of the vocals to be distinct and a big […]

Black Mountain – In The Future


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Slow burning hard rock Thoughts Like a modern version of early stoner black Sabbath; huge compliment there. Requires a certain patience but worth it for fans of the genre. The epic track bright lights is the possibly the best example, a hard rock build and swell. More Info […]

Campfire Songs – Campfire Songs


★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Avantgarde campfire sing-along Thoughts An album to get lost in and wonderful introduction to the band. Animal Collective’s early trademark strummed guitars and chant like vocals are the core of the album. The sound is defined by it’s lo-fi recording technique that somehow provides […]

Daniele Luppi,Parquet Courts – Milano


★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Indie, alt, art house punk. The opposite of overly produced, raw but articulate. Thoughts I like this band and promote the type of rock their making: straightforward pop with witty lyrics. I appreciate their not hiding behind layers of electronic mess. Karen O adds a good element lyrically […]

Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us


⭐⭐ Not bad just boring, far cry from their early catalog. More Info: Listen! Spotify: Youtube: