Posts tagged "indie"

Track-by-track instant review of Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

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The always-exciting Yeah Yeah Yeahs dropped their new album Mosquito today, April 16th. People should be stoked to hear this one. It’s their first album since 2009’s incredible (and different) It’s Blitz and this one is partially produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)(also Nick Launay, who has worked... Read more »

The Art of the Opening Band is not yet lost: Featuring Rubblebucket

The Art of the Opening Band is not yet lost: Featuring Rubblebucket
Last May, Reptar was the opening band for Grouplove at the Metro. What a stellar show. What a killer pair of new acts. By the fall, Reptar was out on their own, touring with an opening band called Rubblebucket. Having previously dug Reptar as an opening act (and eventually declaring Body Faucet 2012′s Album of the Year),... Read more »

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?
If you’ve found Chicago’s latest rock alternative it’s likely because you sneezed while trying to adjust the dial. 87.7 FM … Most older stereos only descend to 87.9. My car doesn’t get it. My tiny digital walkman does (if I hold it really high and there’s no air traffic). I like radio — AM or... Read more »
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A.V. Club Undercover: Music you know played by indie bands you should

Rock music is so rarely mainstream anymore (and Dave Grohl cheated). Instead it has splintered off into a hundred-thousand swell indie rock-pop-groove-dance-jam bands who tour relentlessly and grow increasingly spectacular mustaches just to gain your attention. But AVClub.com (The Onion’s sister site – I may have previously mentioned them over and over again) has a... Read more »

New Music Monday (Tues edition): Good Old War, Come Back as Rain album review

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This band has actually been around since 2008, but… that’s still pretty new. If you’d had a kid then, you wouldn’t be tired of it yet, would you? A cat, maybe. Regardless. The cool thing about Good Old War (besides the music and rockin hair) is that the band name comes from the members’ surnames:... Read more »

Yuzima, Sound Opera Project One

New York indie artist Yuzima has been experimenting. And today (March 13th) marks the release of his grandest project yet — the EP-length album Sound Opera Project One — “A rock opera dedicated to sound.” Yuzima has been writing, jamming and mastering his own records for several years. He has been all over New York,... Read more »
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