Tag Archives: indie-rock

Los Campesinos! – “Sick Scenes”

Los Campesinos! sixth album, Sick Scenes, is the matured pop-punk record of a group who began as a Myspace band. The album floats effortlessly from the upbeat, anthemic instrumentation of “I Broke Up in Amarante” and “Here’s To The Fourth Time”, complete with singalong choruses, to the mellow acoustic sound of an emotional “The Fall of Home”. […]

Dude York – “Sincerely”

Sincerely, Dude York’s second album, is riff-heavy noise pop filled with cathartic yell-along vocals telling us about the power of friendship in a life riddled with anxiety, isolation, and depression. Label: Hardly Art Play: 3, 4, 8, 9, 12 FCC: 6 (radio edit available) RIYL: Spoon, Car Seat Headrest, The Velvet Underground, FIDLAR

The Luyas – Human Voicing

Human Voicing is a hypnotic groove recorded with “nothing but the loosest of outline and a few skeletal sketches.” This is an interesting album because of the improv-heavy recording sessions and open-ended approach taken by the six band members, but is surely not a disappointment. While some songs are a jumble images, highlighted by a […]

Guided By Voices – Motivational Jumpsuit

UNSTOPPABLE ROCK STARS MAKE A NEW NEW ALBUM FOR 2014! There’s 20 small but very exciting tracks over about 40 mins (its too short if you ask me). A lot of repeating riffs and distorted power chords over a lo fi indie garagey sound. RIYL: Pavement, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, Stephen Malkmus PLAY: 3, 12, 7, […]

The Courtneys – The Courtneys

Vancouver indie-rock trio, The Courtneys, first album release, a self-titled LP is a friendly reminder of memorable 90’s riot grrrl rock. Short and sweet, The Courtneys know how to construct some gnarly tunes, you’ll feel like your right in the 90210. Self described, “sun drenched flying nun influenced pop with sweet licks that’ll stick with […]