Post Tagged with: "indie rock"

VANCE JOY

Concert Review: Vance Joy at The Anthem

Australian indie-folk heartthrob Vance Joy brought his boyish charm, masterful guitar playing and sultry vocals to The Anthem on Tuesday, June 12, as part of a tour celebrating his 2018 album “Nation of Two.” With his humble presence, Joy proved that a simplistic stage and acoustic performance can still create[Read More…]

by June 25, 2018 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
HINDS

Album Review: ‘I Don’t Run’

★★★★☆ Spanish indie-rock band Hinds adds depth and complexity to its sound on its sophomore album, “I Don’t Run,” while continuing what its members do best: making fun, bittersweet music about the messes and misadventures that come with living and loving as a young adult. As a grandiose guitar riff[Read More…]

CAROLINE PAPPAS/THE HOYA

Concert Review: The Oh Hellos at the 9:30 Club

Texas-based brother-sister duo The Oh Hellos launched their 2018 tour at the 9:30 Club last Tuesday, promoting their latest album “Eurus” to a crowded and enthusiastic audience. Combining rock, folk and indie sounds, The Oh Hellos delivered an energetic and authentic performance, complemented by an engaged audience who spent the[Read More…]

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
CARPARK RECORDS

Album: ‘Life Without Sound’

★★★☆☆ Music, like all other forms of art, has an ability to affect us at our most basic emotional level. Music has a feeling, an almost tactile sensation, which can allow us to experience the world in new and interesting ways. In its new album, “Life Without Sound,” Cloud Nothings[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
GRIZZLY BEAR

Album: ‘Painted Ruins’

★★★★★ Everybody loves indie music. And why wouldn’t they? Once reserved for independently produced music, the term is now used freely to describe any variety of sonically interesting music. It’s different but pleasant to hear — pop music for the thoughtful person. In today’s digital age, where you can find[Read More…]

by September 1, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Zombies on Broadway’

Album Review: ‘Zombies on Broadway’

★★★★★ Singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon’s greatest mainstream success came with the release of his debut solo album “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness,” whose standout single “Cecilia and the Satellite” saw enough airplay that most listeners are likely to recognize it. Formerly the vocalist and songwriter of indie rock band Something Corporate[Read More…]

Album Review: How to Be a Human Being

Album Review: How to Be a Human Being

“How to Be a Human Being,” the sophomore album of English indie rock band Glass Animals, is perhaps best described by a line in the album’s third track, “Season 2 Episode 3”: “Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me sad.” Over the course of the past year and[Read More…]

BROOKLYN VEGAN

Album: ‘Leave Me Alone’

★★★★☆ After taking the rock scene in Madrid by storm, Spanish girl group Hinds breaks into the international indie rock market with their long-awaited debut album, “Leave Me Alone.” The quartet, formerly known as Deers, keeps its lo-fi garage rock style endearingly rough around the edges, with frontwomen and founding[Read More…]

WARNER BROTHERS RECORDS
Foals avoids artistic risks in their newest album “What Went Down,” but continues to maintain and perfect their unique, dynamic sound.

Album Review: ‘What Went Down’

★★★★☆ The United Kingdom band Foals has a sound that’s hard to pin down. Their debut album, “Antidotes,” has that kind of pop-punk sound we’ve come to expect from U.K. imports—like the Wombats’ “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” on downers. Another one of their albums, “Total Life Forever,” swerves from[Read More…]