Tag Archives: indie music

The Strokes: ‘Angles’ Review

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Artist: The Strokes Album: Angles Label: RCA/Rough Trade Editor’s note: We’re about 50/50 on this album, so here are two of our writers’ opinions. Be sure to check out Angles to make up your own mind and let us know on which side of the coin you fall! Over the past decade, The Strokes have carved out a niche as being 21st century indie/garage rock pioneers. With ...

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Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour

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  Arcade Fire and Bon Iver Artists Team Up for “Alone Together” Tour Beginning April 7 in Brooklyn, instrumentalists from some of indie rock’s biggest groups will have the stage to themselves. Violinist Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and pianist Gregory Rogrove (Devendra Banhart) will be joined by percussionist Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood) for a five-city East Coast leg, ...

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Indie Music Interviews: Late Cambrian

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Indie Music Interviews: Late Cambrian Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, indie rockers Late Cambrian write melody driven indie rock with existentially charged lyrics. I recently got to chat with the band’s front man, John Wlaysewski about the future of Late Cambrian, traveling to Hong Kong, and Ryan Gosling. Gravy and Biscuits: How did you guys come together to form Late ...

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My Indie Life: Fun Indie Music Show Without Pretense

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There is an awesome show out of Chicago called My Indie Life, which is part of a site called Maybe Hip.  The show features a guy named Rob Silver and a girl named Lexi Scherr, and each week they pretty much just sit on their couch and chat about exciting new indie music from bands that should be famous. “My ...

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Akron/Family: ‘Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT’ Review

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Artist: Akron/Family Album: Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Label: Dead Oceans Akron/Family makes messy albums. The New York City band got their start in 2004 under Michael Gira’s Young Gods label after sending Gira several albums worth of tapes they recorded on makeshift recording equipment in their Brooklyn apartment. Gira describes the unpredictability of their ...

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Motorifik: Debut Side Project From Working For A Nuclear Free City’s Phil Kay

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Motorifik is a side project of Working For A Nuclear Free City producer/songwriter Phil Kay and French songwriter Idrisse Khelifi, the two having met in Manchester in 2006. During the writing and recording of the increasingly experimental second WFANFC album, Kay was taken by Khelifi’s direct style and pop aesthetic. Motorifik was borne out of a desire to create an ...

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G&B January 2011 Free Mix Tape

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I know, I know, it’s been awhile since my last free mix tape.  I got kind of caught up in the holidays, and it takes a lot of work and time to put one of these together, believe it or not!  But I’m back now with hopefully another good mix.  This one’s a bit more soulful than the other ones, ...

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Foo Fighters Announce 2011 Garage Tour

Indie music tour dates–Seattle rockers Foo Fighters have announced their 2011 US Garage Tour, to go with their upcoming album, Wasting Light. Wasting Light is coming out April 12, 2011. Foo Fighters are also running a contest. Fans who want a shot at making their garage one of these eight intimate venues can either enter the contest directly by explaining, ...

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