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Archived Since:June 15, 2009

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7 Overseas Artists You’ve Gotta Hear – Metaform, James Kerr, Flat Ed, Reebosound, Heifervescent, Lillian Todd-Jones & More

Today’s post containing selected artist and their music is the first edition of the ’7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear’ series that features overseas artists. This post begins with an incredibly diverse and talented artist, Justice Aaron, better known as Metaform. Other artists featured below include James Kerr of London; Matt Churchill of London; Heifervescent of [...]Show More Summary

Band Watch: Leeds, England Indie Rock Quartet China Rats

China Rats are a four-piece indie rock band from Leeds, England, that the U.K. press has been hailing as the next Arctic Monkeys, even though they haven’t released a debut album yet. What they have released is a three-song EP and a single. But the little they have released is creating quite a buzz. The [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Music Releases, Week of June 18th – Sigur Ros, Austra, Beach Day, Mark Mulcahy, Primal Scream, EOTS, Said The Whale

The long-awaited new album, Kveikur, from Sigur Ros dropped this week to wide praise and excitement from fans and critics alike. Spin magazine said the following of Kveikur, “It’s initially unnerving to witness indie’s most celebrated airy faeries butch it up, but the result ultimately satisfies their what-the-the-hell-do-we-do-next dilemma better than any record single Agaetis [...]Show More Summary

Album Review: Heliotropes’ Debut LP, ‘A Constant Sea’

by Aaron Rajala Edgy might be a word that some people equate with aging hipsters on the fringe of becoming old enough to be considered cool. However, it also happens to be the most appropriate way to describe the all-girl Brooklyn-based fuzz rock quartet Heliotropes. In a modern indie format largely dominated by harmonies and [...]Show More Summary

Baltimore Band to Watch Fiction 20 Down Launch Eastern U.S. Tour to Promote Debut Album

Baltimore band Fiction 20 Down is not any ordinary indie band. Rather they push the envelope, and do so successfully, by blending various genres like rock, pop, hip-hop and reggae, and together with their energetic live performances, the band has built a growing fan base from the northeast to the southern tip of Florida, and [...]Show More Summary

Album Review: Boards of Canada’s ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’

by J. Hubner From the opening horns of “Gemini” to the fading strands of album closer, “Semena Mertvykh,” there isn’t a moment on Boards of Canada’s Tomorrow’s Harvest where you wonder who the artist is. There has been a veritable silence from the direction of Scottish brothers Marcus Eoin and Mike Sandison since the 2006 [...]Show More Summary

Best New Music Releases, Week of June 11th – Surfer Blood, Gold Panda, Sonny & The Sunsets, Boards of Canada, John Vanderslice, The 88

All the buzz last week was around the much anticipated and long-awaited follow-up to Surfer Blood‘s wildly popular and successful 2010 debut, Astro Coast. The buzz was well earned as most people who had not downloaded leaked copies found out over the past few days. In fact, Pythons is already easily one of the top [...]

Album Review: Deafheaven’s ‘Sunbather’

by J. Hubner Deafheaven‘s Sunbather is one of those anomalies that happens every so often in metal music where you’re moved to your core listening to the aural violence. Singer George Clark sounds like Deftones’ Chino Moreno having some sort of attack as songwriter/guitarist Kerry McCoy creates transcendent -albeit bludgeoning- music that sweeps you up [...]Show More Summary

Artist of the Week: Pittsburg’s Rob Eldridge, aka, Steelesque

Steelesque is the moniker that Pittsburgh singer/songwriter, producer, engineer and musician, Rob Eldridge, coined for himself when he set out to bring a “rough and ready indie blues sound” to Steel City. In a year since forming Steelesque, Eldridge recorded a lo-fi demo EP, Johnny On The Spot with the help of drummer Josh Egan. [...]Show More Summary

Album of the Week: Surfer Blood’s ‘Pythons’

by Devin William Daniels Surfer Blood‘s debut, Astro Coast, was one of the most promising indie rock albums of the past few years. With an excellent pop sensibility, keen musicianship and a proven ear for a great tone, they were clearly on the rise. The band was the indie music equivalent to a NBA team [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Music Releases 2013, Week of June 4th – Portugal The Man, Big Deal, Future Bible Heroes, Camera Obscura, QOTSA

There are quite a few fantastic albums out this week from long-time indie and alternative artists as well as new bands on the radar for 2013. The songs from this week’s carefully-selected collection of EPs and LPs make for an impressive, diverse and lively playlist that is a little over an hour long; in fact, [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Album Review: Camera Obscura’s ‘Desire Lines’

by Devin William Daniels Rating: 6.5 of 10 Camera Obscura‘s new album, Desire Lines, is a dreamy and pristine offering, a reverse time capsule of pop music from a past that never existed. The high and heartbroken denizens of Rick Deckard‘s Los Angeles would probably find it nostalgic; in 2013, it’s just a blur. The [...]Show More Summary

7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. III – My Empire of Sound, Deaf Phonetics, E-MUTE, Opioids, Ka Tet

The third volume of 7 Overseas Bands You’ve Gotta Hear features profiles and songs from seven overseas bands that have captured our attention in recent months after submitting their latest album releases for review. Surely you will find at least one band, and hopefully more, from this special edition of bands you’ve gotta hear (but [...]Show More Summary

Best New Music Releases, Week of May 28th – Animal Collective, King Tuff, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Paperhaus, Baths, Brazos

We’re a bit late with the past week’s best new releases, but of course, it has to kick-off with Shabazz Palaces remix of Animal Collective‘s “New Town Burnout” from the Baltimore group’s new remix EP, Monkey Been to Burn Town. Too bad the album cover art is pretty awful. Even though it’s a reissue, one [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist of the Week: Portland Singer/Songwriter Nick Jaina

Every once and a while we come across an exceptional artist who has been around for a some time, but who turns out to be what we commonly call “new to us.” Sometimes it’s surprising, even baffling – as in: “how is it possible that we haven’t heard of this artist before?” When an artist [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Overseas Band to Watch: International Psych-Pop/Indie Rock Band Deco Pilot

Inspired by the late 2000?s synth-pop revival, and influenced by bands such as The Killers, The Bravery, Zoe and U2, the London quintetDeco Pilot has been growing their fan base, and getting the attention of indie bloggers, including IRC. In fact, a couple of months ago, on the heels of their debut EP release, This [...]

Bands That Rock, Vol. V – Tsar, Dreamers, Eight Feet Deep, The Bitter Roots, and The New Self-Defense

The Bands That Rock playlist and profile series reviews rock bands, often DIY or under-the-radar, whose talents should not go unnoticed. Most of the bands in this series – as with many other of our playlist series – sent their music in for review. In fact, we receive close to, or more than, a hundred [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Music Releases, Week of May 21st – Daft Punk, The National, Dirty Beaches, Man or Astro-Man, Attic Lights

This week, the long-awaited – eight years as a matter of fact – new album, Random Access Memories, from the most famous helmeted musical group on this planet, Daft Punk, saw its official release, and fans from around the world are celebrating its electro-dance pop mastery. In fact, at the time of this posting, Random [...]Show More Summary

2013 Sasquatch Music Festival Line-Up of Artists & Bands and Playlists, Plus Sasquatch Tips

The 2013 music festival season officially launched with Coachella last month. You might think the music fest season kicks off with South By Southwest, but SXSW is not really a music fest as much as it is a music free-for-all, sort of like New York’s CMJ Music Marathon that happens each October is. In the [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best DIY & Small Label Debut Albums of 2013, Vol. I – Great White Buffalo, Tournament of Hearts, Make Haste, Constant Supply, Will and the Indians

There have been many albums released in the past few months that we either did not have time to get to when they were initially released or that we only learned about after they were initially released. Many of the albums highlighted in this new installment of Recent Releases We Almost Missed are debut EPs [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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