Monday, December 30, 2013

The Dismemberment Plan Free EP!

The Dismemberment Plan teamed up with NoiseTrade to bring you a cool 5 song EP called You Should Know The Dismemberment Plan! Take a listen or download free!

Wilderness - Vallsundet Video!

Gorgeous new single from Swedish newcomers Wilderness!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - SB-01

Released on X-mas day! Fun new UMO track!

Yuck - Somewhere Video!

Glow & Behold is out now on Fat Possum/Pharmacy.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Plastic Summer - Too Many Kids

Plastic Summer is the solo project of Alessandro Cianini, a London-based musician from Italy.

Painted Palms - Here It Comes

From the album, Forever, out 1/14/14.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Griswolds - The Courtship of Summer Preasley

Look for a debut LP from The Griswolds in 2014!

Just Another Snake Cult - Cupid Makes A Fool of Me LP

Check out this wonderful record from Iceland's Just Another Snake Cult. Once you get past the all instrumental opening track, the real fun begins!

Fair Oaks - When You're Older

Debut single from Fair Oaks! Look for a full length album This Is the River out soon.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

CYMBALS - Winter '98

The Age Of Fracture out Feb 4th on Tough Love Records.

Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

Debut LP You're Gonna Miss It All  out February 11 via Run for Cover.

Yellow Ostrich - Shades

New album Cosmos out 2/25 on Barsuk Records.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pompeya - 90 Video!

New album Tropical out now!!

Milk Music- No, Nothing, My Shelter Video!

Cruise Your Illusion LP out now!

Young Girls - Caroline - Free Track Download!

Self-titled limited edition vinyl available January 28, 2014 on Austin Town Hall Records.

Wampire - Giants Video!

Curiosity is out now on Polyvinyl!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Terry Malts - I Was Not There Video!

Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere is out now on Slumberland!

CIBO MATTO '"MFN" Video w/ Special Guest Reggie Watts!

Hotel Valentine is out Feb 14th on Chimera Music. Not sure I have ever heard Cibo Matto curse before!

Eureka Birds - Fastest Video!

"Fastest" is the debut video from Eureka Birds' sophomore release Strangers.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #81 - 10 Favorite Tracks of 2013

In no particular order! Just 10 tracks we couldn't stop listening to. Would love to hear your list!

Track List:

Mogwai - The Lord Is Out Of Control Video!

Rave Tapes is out January 21, 2014 on Sub Pop.

perth - Quantum Chronological Video!

"Quantum Chronological" is taken from perth's sophomore album What's Your Utopia?, out now through Hidden Shoal Recordings.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

YACHT - Icarus Complex

Part of  THE EVERYTHING IS NEW PROJECT! Proceeds from the Transgressive North's 'Everything Is New Project' releases will go to Scottish Love in Action, a charity that provides food, clothing, education, and medical care to children in southeast India. SLA funds the Light of Love Home and School. Samples of music by the Light of Love Children's Choir (recorded for Marram's 'Sun Choir' album) are featured on every track of the BOATS compilation.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Cinnamon And Lesbians Video!

Wig Out At Jagbags is out 1/7/14 via Matador.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Plusminus - Young Once

First song from new album, Jumping the Tracks, out February 4 on Teenbeat Records USA.

Stream Major Leagues EP "Weird Season"

Fantastic Australian band Major Leagues released their Weird Season EP last week. They are kind enough to let you stream it before you buy! Give a listen!

David Kanaga - Space Ox && Peking Duck Video!

Latest album DYAD OGST out now on Software Recording Co.

The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

Lost In The Dream out March 2014 on Secretly Canadian.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

10 Favorite Tracks Second Half of 2013

Well...the last six months certainly went by quick. Some pretty phenomenal music was thrown our way during the second half of 2013. Here's 10 tracks that never left my CD changer in the car. Remember, I am a huge indie-pop fan, so expect a lot of upbeat music! Would love to hear your favorites!

10) Gross Relations "Cut the Final Scene"

#9) Linnea Olsson "All 4 U"

#8) So So Glos "Son of An American"

#7) The Sounds "Shake Shake Shake"

#6) Lightning Dust "Loaded Gun"

#5) His Clancyness "Machines"

#4) Los Campesinos "What Death Leaves Behind"

#3) Frankie Rose "Street of Dreams"

#2) Man Man "Head On"

#1) Au Revoir Simone "Crazy"

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

METRIC - Lost Kitten Video!

Synthetica is out now on Metric Music International/Mom + Pop.

TV Ghost - Others Will Be Born Video!

From the album Disconnect out now on In The Red Records. Look for them on tour with Holograms!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Best Coast - This Lonely Morning Video!

Fade Away EP out now!

The Voluntary Butler Scheme - Quinzhee Video!

Charming video and song from The Voluntary Butler Scheme's third full-length album A Million Ways to Make Gold on 24th February 2014 through Split Records.

Plaza Midwood Community Radio Presents "Don't Touch That Dial"

Great fundraising comp from non-profit indie rock community radio station in Charlotte, NC. Features 19 NC indie rockers Benji Hughes, Modern Primitives, Cement Stars, Your Fuzzy Friends, and even a track from legendary, old school country hero David Childers, who is in the band Overmountain Men with Jim Avett. The comp is only $6 and all the money keeps their tiny, 100% volunteer radio station afloat. Best part is the music is great. Download it and help them out!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #80

Track List:

Holograms- Luminous Video!

Taken from Holograms' second LP Forever out now on Captured Tracks (World) and Stranded Rekords (Sweden).

COLOR WAR - SOS - Free Track Download

The second single from Brooklyn's COLOR WAR, from the forthcoming debut LP It Could Only Be This Way, out March 4, 2014 on Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

TRAILS AND WAYS - Tereza Video + Free Track Download!

Great track off the Trilingual EP from back in June!

Lanterns On The Lake - The Buffalo Days Video!

New album Until The Colours Run out Jan. 14, 2014 on PIAS.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Yo La Tengo feat. Ira Glass & Eugene Mirman - Toymageddon Video!

Amazing video from Yo La Tengo featuring Ira Glass and Eugene Mirman for "Toymageddon!"  "Toymageddon" is the first single off the upcoming album 2776, which brings comedians and musicians together on a journey through the first millennium of American history.

The Creeping Ivies - What Would Joey Ramone Do? Video!

New album Ghost World will be released in 2014 on Dead Beat Records.

Exsonvaldes - Action Video!

Check out this fun video for Exsonvaldes great track "Action!"

Stream MTNS Debut EP "Salvage"

More terrific music from Australia! Take a listen to MTNS debut EP Salvage, then go grab yourself a copy!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Superchunk - Void Video!

I Hate Music is out now on Merge Records.

Cashmere Cat - With Me

Wedding Bells EP out January 2014 on LuckyMe.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


More great music from Sweden! Check out The Embassy!

CHAMPS - Savannah Video!

"Savannah" is the first single from CHAMPS forthcoming album Down Like Gold due out Feb 24, 2014.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Camera Obscura - Break It To You Gently (4AD Session)

"Break It To You Gently" taken from Camera Obscura's 4AD Session. I can't believe the sound quality.

Arcade Fire - Afterlife Video!

I love that Arcade Fire is taking the "short film" approach to the videos off Reflektor!

Simian Ghost - A Million Shining Colours

Wonderful new track from Sweden's Simian Ghost. Look for new album The Veil in 2014!

Juniore - Dans Le Noir - Free Track Download!

"Christine"/"Dans le Noir" 7-inch is available on the Juniore Bandcamp. Look for a full length in 2014!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kitten Forever - Double Disco Video!

Second single from PRESSURE, out now on Guilt Ridden Pop!

Foxsmith - Wake Up Video!

Great first offering from Australia's Foxsmith! Due out Dec 23rd!

Teen Men - Hiding Records Video!

Spinto Band bandmates Nick Krill and Joe Hobson team up with two visual artists to form Teen Men! Take a look at their first video. It's great. The song is great. We really look forward to more!

Punk Singer - Movie Trailer (Kathleen Hanna Documentary!)

Awesome documentary opens on Nov 29th in select theatres!
Kathleen Hanna, the celebrated lead singer of seminal bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, was one of the music world’s most outspoken performers and a pioneer of the riot grrrl movement—until she inexplicably vanished from the scene for several years. Sini Anderson’s candid and intimate portrait reveals why, while also providing a comprehensive and rousing overview of her influential career, leading up to the muchanticipated launch of her new band, The Julie Ruin (who's new album is out now!!).

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Shocking Pinks - Not Gambling - Free Track Download

"Not Gambling" is the first single of the upcoming Shocking Pinks trilogy Guilt Mirrors — the first new album in over 6 years by former DFA and Flying Nun artist, Shocking Pinks (aka Nick Harte).

Secret Boyfriend - Beyond The Darkness

This Is Where You've Always Lived is out December 9th on Blackest Ever Black.

Gardens & Villa - Listen to Bullet Train & Watch Album Trailer!

New album Dunes will be released February 4 on Secretly Canadian!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Shannon and the Clams - Rat House Video!

Dreams In The Rathouse is out now via Hardly Art. Stereogum got the premiere earlier today.

Wampire - The Hearse Video!

Latest album Curiosity available now on Polyvinyl Records.

The Dodos - Transformer Video!

Really entertaining animated video for Transformer. Carrier out now on Polyvinyl.

Arcade Fire - BBC Radio 1 Live Session

Actually a pretty great interview with Arcade Fire by BBC's Zane Lowe.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Rebel Light - Jukebox Dream - Free Download

New single from The Rebel Light out today as a free or pay what you want download from Bandcamp. It's really a great track. Check it out.

El Ten Eleven - Nova Scotia

New EP For emily released February 4, 2014.

Franz Ferdinand - Bullet Video!

Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action out now on Domino.

Baby Alpaca - Wild Child Video!

Baby Alpaca are following up their self-titled debut with a remix EP due out in Dec, 2013.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy Video!

Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son out January 21, 2014 on Secretly Canadian.

Painted Palms - Forever

Title track to the upcoming album, Forever, by Painted Palms Jan 14 on Polyvinyl.

Daughn Gibson - Phantom Rider Video!

Latest album Me Moan is out now on Sub Pop!

Math and Physics Club - Our Hearts Beat Out Loud - Preview Tracks!

Our Hearts Beat Out Loud is out November 19 on Matinee.

De Lux - Better At Making Time - Free Track Download

Scion Audio Visual announces the release of a five-track EP on Nov. 19 (as a free download) and Dec. 10 (CD & LP) with Los Angeles duo De Lux. The band is also set to release its debut full-length with the Innovative Leisure label in early 2014.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Polvo - Light, Raking Video!

From the album Siberia, out now on Merge Records.

Midnight Juggernauts - Systematic Video!

All cats. All the time. Aussie band Midnight Juggernauts totally appeal to the masses in their video for "Systematic." New album Uncanny Valley is out now.

Fou De Toi - Fall Out

Swedish band Fou De Toi has a pretty catchy new single out! Take a listen!

Rilo Kiley – Emotional Video

rkives (a b-side and rarities collection) is out now via Little Record Company.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Solids - Traces

Montreal's Solids will release their debut LP, Blame Confusion, on February 18th, 2014 via Fat Possum Records.

Saol Álainn - Nostroke

Saol Álainn 7" out now on

The Band in Heaven - Music Television Video!

Caught in a Summer Swell out now on Decades Records.

Guerilla Toss - Trash Bed

Gay Disco LP out December 10th 2013 on

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Lariat Video!

From Wig Out At Jagbags, the new album by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, out Jan 6/7, 2014 on Domino Records. This was on YouTube listed as Lyric Video but the lyrics are in French!!

M83 - Ali & Matthias

You And The Night movie soundtrack is out digitally Nov 19th.

Lucius - Tempest Video!

Debut LP Wildewoman out now on Mom+Pop.

Teengirl Fantasy - Nun Video!

Taken from the NUN EP out on This Is Music November 25th.

Avec Sans - Shiver Video + Free Track Download!

Nifty single from Avec Sans. Technically out Dec 2nd, but you can download it free from their Soundcloud!

Don't Touch That Dial - Week 2

In Charlotte, NC, all the musicians and aging hipsters got together and formed internet radio station Plaza Midwood Community Radio to fill a void in their market. Charlotte, NC, despite being a huge city, has no college radio style station! Their station is non-profit and 100% volunteer run. It relies on donations from the community to stay afloat! So, they came up with a fantastic fundraising idea - release a FREE EP of some of their local bands/musicians once a week for four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, but the whole thing together into one giant comp that people can download in exchange for a small donation to the station.

I know what you are thinking...local musicians? From Charlotte? Well...don't despair. The comp is actually pretty terrific. In coming weeks it will feature well known acts like Benji Hughes and the legendary country/folk musician David Childers.

Here's Week 2 of the Free EPs. It is Free, but if you feel like sending them a dollar or two, it would help them out a lot!

Vertical Scratchers - These Plains

From the album Daughter of Everything, out February 25, 2014 on Merge Records.

Stoney - We Belonged Video!

Charming video from Stoney. Look for new album More Than Animals in December.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Frog Eyes - I Won't Dime - Free Track Download!

Bonus track from the sessions that produced album Carey's Cold Spring. Not sure why it didn't make the album, this song is great.

Cate Le Bon - Are You With Me Now Video!

Taken from Cate Le Bon's new album Mug Museum out Nov 12th via Turnstile/The Elite Meat Supply.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Carry Me

Details on new album are as yet unknown, but it should be out in February!

Guards - Coming True Video!

Guards is one of my favorite bands in the world. Check out their video for "Coming True" from the album In Guards We Trust.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Prince Rama's "Never Forever" Short Film!

NEVER FOREVER is the first Now Age Opera directed by Lily X., starring Prince Rama and featuring songs from their most recent album Top Ten Hits of the End of the World.

Night Beds - Lost Springs Video

Country Sleep out now on Dead Oceans.

A Lily - The Sparrow In The Lemon Tree Video!

Lupa EP out Nov 12th on Love Thy Neighbor.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #78

Track List:

METRIC - Synthetica Video!

Synthetica is out now on Metric Music International/Mom + Pop.

Ty Segall - The Man Man Video!

Sleeper is out now on Drag City.

Destroyer - Bye Bye Video!

From the EP Five Spanish Songs, out November 25, 2013 on Merge Records.

Lanterns on the Lake - The Buffalo Days

Until The Colours Run will be released on Jan. 14th on PIAS / Bella Union.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CYMBALS - Erosion

CYMBALS new album, The Age of Fracture, out on 27th Jan (EU)/4th Feb (N.A.)on Tough Love.

Hospitality - I Miss Your Bones

New album Trouble, out January 28, 2014 on Merge Records. We are pretty excited for this one!

Plaza Midwood Community Radio "Don't Touch That Dial" Free EP - Week 1!

In Charlotte, NC, all the musicians and aging hipsters got together and formed an internet radio station to fill a void in their market. Charlotte, NC, despite being a huge city, has no college radio style station! Their station is non-profit and 100% volunteer run. It relies on donations from the community to stay afloat! So, they came up with a fantastic fundraising idea - release a FREE EP of some of their local bands/musicians once a week for four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, but the whole thing together into one giant comp that people can download in exchange for a small donation to the station.

I know what you are thinking...local musicians? From Charlotte? Well...don't despair. The comp is actually pretty terrific. In coming weeks it will feature well known acts like Benji Hughes and the legendary country/folk musician David Childers.

Here's Week 1 of the Free EPs. It is Free, but if you feel like sending them a dollar or two, it would help them out a lot!

To listen to PMCRadio, click HERE.

Kinetics - Empty Lanes Video!

"Empty Lanes" is the first of four new singles by Swedish act Kinetics that will lead up to a 4-track vinyl EP in spring 2014.

Stream "A Sunday Matinée" in Full!

Matinée Recordings is one of my favorite small labels! To celebrate their 15th Anniversary they have released a phenomenal comp called A Sunday Matinée. You can stream the entire comp below! If you like it, go buy a copy here.

Califone - Frosted Tips Video!

New album Stitches out now on Dead Oceans.

Monday, November 4, 2013

WOODS - It Ain't Easy Video!

Bend Beyond is out now on Woodsist.

CHVRCHES - Lies Video!

The Bones Of What You Believe is out now on Glassnote.

Shiny Darkly - Dead Stars

Denmark's Shiny Darkly will release their Dead Stars EP on November 11 on Crunchy Frog Records.

Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain EP out Nov. 4 on Care In The Community Recordings.

Albert Hammond, Jr. - Carnal Cruise Video!

Albert Hammond, Jr.’s EP AHJ, out now on Cult Records.

Linnea Olsson - All 4 You - Free Track Download!

Fresh off touring with Peter Gabriel, Sweden's Linnea Olsson's new album Ah! will come out stateside on January 21 on Götterfunk Productions.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Painted Palms - Spinning Signs

From the album, Forever, available 1/14/14 on Polyvinyl!

The Hunt - Fifteen Minutes

The Hunt - "The Hunt Begins" out 11/12/13 on Sacred Bones Records

Sacred Bones Records is proud to be celebrating 100 releases by unveiling the lost LP from The Hunt, "The Hunt Begins".

The first ever release on Sacred Bones was a 7" from The Hunt. The band was formed by Jasper McGandy & Christian Kount (both now members of Cult of Youth) in 2007. They crafted a unique style of post-punk influenced by The Southern Death Cult and New Model Army. The artwork for their first release depicted an androgynous wild banshee wearing warpaint, clad all in leather and animal bones, holding a sacrificial knife pointed at the sky. This debut single was The Hunt’s lone statement.

Stream Psapp's "What Makes Us Glow" LP In Full!

What Makes Us Glow due out 11.11 via The state51 Conspiracy.

Blanche Blanche Blanche - Grey Pet

Breaking Mirrors out 11/5 via Wharf Cat Records.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #77

Track List:

Cars Can Be Blue - MONSTER Video!

Earlier Spin debuted Cars Can Be Blue's new video "Monster." New album Trace the Tension is out now on HHBTM Records!

Best Coast - I Don't Know How Video!

Fade Away is out now on Jewel City.

Body Parts - Desperation Video!

Fire Dream out now on Father/Daughter Records.

Vex Ruffin - Prime Of My Life

Vex Ruffin's self-titled album will be released Nov 12th on Stones Throw.

Young Galaxy - Priviledged Poor Video!

Young Galaxy are set to release a new single with three stunning remixes of Ultramarine's stand-out track "Privileged Poor". The single will be available digitally from Paper Bag Records on Tuesday, November 5th. An extremely limited 12" will be released by 586 on Monday, November 4th. Pre-order the 12" from Rough Trade or Piccadilly Records. Listen to the single below.

Anne - Jerusalem EP - Full Stream!

Anne's Jerusalem EP is out now on Run For Cover Records!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Audacity - Hole In The Sky Video!

Butter Knife is out today via Suicide Squeeze. Stereogum got the video premiere earlier today.

Los Campesinos - Avocado, Baby Video!

No Blues is out now on Wichita Recordings.

I'm in You - Tinnitus - Free Track Download!

New album Trust is out November 5th on Mean Records.

Moonface - Barbarian Video!

Julia with Blue Jeans On out today on Jagjaguwar.

Islands - Wave Forms Video!

Ski Mask is out now! Go buy it!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Be Forest - Captured Heart

Be Forest's new album Earthbeat is out Feb 4, 2014 on We Were Never Being Boring.

Okkervil River – Stay Young Video

The Silver Gymnasium is out now on ATO. Video embed courtesy of Rolling Stone.

Mogwai - Remurdered

From the album Rave Tapes out January 21, 2014.

Calderon - OK

From the debut E.P. "OK" by Swedish musician Calderon, released by Gainful Puppet Recordings.

Dirty Projectors - Impregnable Question Video!

Swing Lo Magellan is out now on Domino Records.

Lo Fine - All We Need Is Hell - Free Track Download!

New album Want Is A Great Need out November 5th on ASR.

Wet - You're the Best Video!

Self-titled debut EP is out now on Neon Gold Records.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Stream Cut Copy's "Free Your Mind" - Full Record!!

Wow...We said yesterday they were thankfully going crazy with the preview MP3s! Now, here's the whole album! Free Your Mind is out Nov 1 (Aus), Nov 4 (UK), Nov 5 (US) on Modular People.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cut Copy - Take Me Higher

Cut Copy is releasing a flurry of preview tracks in advance of their new album! "Take Me Higher" is taken off Cut Copy's forthcoming album Free Your Mind - available Nov 1 (Aus), Nov 4 (UK), Nov 5 (US) on Modular People.

I Break Horses - Faith Video!

With their much-anticipated second album due in early 2014, Maria Lindén aka I BREAK HORSES has just unveiled an incredible video for new single "Faith."


New album The Age of Fracture out Feb 4 on Tough Love Records.

Beach Fossils - Generational Synthetic Video!

Clash The Truth is out now on Captured Tracks.

Kevin Morby - Slow Train (feat. Cate Le Bon)

The Babies' Kevin Morby has a new album coming out soon! Harlem River is due out Nov. 26 on Woodsist Records.

Holyoak - Silver Boys - Free Track Download!

Montreal-based Holyoak's new EP, Silver Boys, out Nov 5 on Epitonic.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #76

Track List:

I Need You Bad SF Garage Rock Compilation Out Nov. 26th on Polyvinyl!

I Need You Bad documents the San Francisco garage rock scene (and a little bit beyond) as it exists here and now. Curated by Sonny Smith with artwork by Shannon Shaw of Shannon and the Clams, the compilation features 15 tracks of pure brilliance. Not a dud among them. Honestly, one of the best comps I have ever heard.When Polyvinyl releases it on Nov 26, you owe it to your music collection to buy a copy.

Gossling - Harvest Of Gold

Off Gossling's new album Harvest of Gold, out next week!!

Superchunk - Breaking Down (Acoustic)

Lovely acoustic version of "Breaking Down", a track off new album I Hate Music out now on Merge.

Fossil Collective - And If You Go (I'm Coming Along)

The hauntingly beautiful track "And If You Go (I'm Coming Along)" is from Fossil Collective's The Water EP. Out 28th October on Dirty Hit.

Ski Lodge - Looking For A Change Video!

Big Heart, Ski Lodge's debut full-length, out now on Dovecote Records.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum Album Trailer!

Mug Museum is out on November 12 via Wichita Recordings in the North America and The Elite Meat Supply (Turnstile) in the rest of the world.

Endless Bummer - Ripper Current EP!

Due out Oct 28th! Preview it now. Recorded by Ty Segall!

Far-Out Fangtooth - Borrowed Time - Album Stream!

Philadelphia-based psych band Far-Out Fangtooth will release their sophomore record Borrowed Time next week (Oct 29) via Siltbreeze. Take a listen below!

Cut Copy - We Are Explorers

Free Your Mind - available Nov 1 (Aus), Nov 4 (UK), Nov 5 (US) on Modular People.

Swearin' - Dust in the Gold Sack Video!

Surfing Strange, Swearin's sophomore record, will be released in the UK via Wichita Recordings and in the US via Salinas Records on 11/4.

Snowflake - Hurricane - Free Track Download!

Snowflake's debut album We All Grow Toward The Sea out December 10th!

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Besnard Lakes - Colour Yr Lights In Video!

Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO out now on Jagjaguwar.

Marika Hackman - Cinnamon

"Cinnamon" from Marika Hackman's Sugar Blind EP. Out 9th December on Dirty Hit.

Hospitality - Trouble Album Trailer!

Hospitality's sophomore album Trouble is due out Jan 28, 2014 on Merge!

The Sweet Serenades - Take It All

First single from the upcoming EP Stand by Me out in November on Leon Records.

Jonathan Johansson & Johan Eckborn - Den brända jorden

Dark and pulsing, Swedish duo Jonathan Johansson & Johan Eckborn's music is undeniably beautiful. New album Ett språk för dom dömda is out Oct 23rd.

Audacity - Couldn't Hold A Candle

New album Butter Knife out Oct 29th on Suicide Squeeze!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Minor Alps - I Don't Know What To Do With My Hands Video!

The first video from Minor Alps debut release Get There, out October 29th 2013 on Barsuk Records. Minor Alps is Matthew Caws of Nada Surf and Juliana Hatfield.

Only Real - Get It On Video!

In The City EP is out now on Luv Luv Luv.

Yeasayer - Glass of the Microscope Video!

Fragrant World is out now on Secretly Canadian.

Atoms For Peace - Before Your Very Eyes Video!

Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace new album Amok is out now on XL.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

MOONSHOES - If You Want To Do It Video!

Ok. I can't stop smiling and shaking my head at this roller disco video from Moonshoes. Moonshoes is the fantastic creation of French musician Gilles Paulet. Moonshoes' new album is called Boogieland. Rather than trying to explain it, here's how it's described in the promo materials:

A concept album a journey in Blaxploitation ! A Soul/Disco/Pop/Jazz symphony! recorded alone in his own studio by multi-instrumentist Gilles Paulet, a musical Disco monk, a dignified new figure and spokesman of this blue-eyed soul. Bringing the 70s back to life with this music which could be the imaginary original soundtrack theme of a movie. Simply to please those who enjoyed : Earth Wind & Fire, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Jamiroquai, Isaac Hayes, ELO, Jacksons, Chic, Bee Gees, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones...........

Múm - Candlestick Video!

Great video for my favorite track off the new Múm album Smilewound, out now on Morr Music.

Elf Power - Darkest Wave Video!

Sunlight on the Moon is out now on Orange Twin/Darla!

Of Monsters And Men - Dirty Paws | A Still Room Session

Everything La Blogothèque videos is pure magic! Now they bring you indie turned mainstream sensations Of Monsters and Men performing Dirty Paws on a quiet street somewhere in Europe.

Jorge Elbrecht featuring Caroline Polachek - I.V. Aided Dreams Video!

Gloss Coma single available now on Mexican Summer.

Upset - You and I Video!

New album She's Gone out Oct 29th on Don Giovanni.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rey Pila - Alexander

Mexican rockers Rey Pila’s Alexander/Lady in Red out now on Cult Records.

Enemy From Space - The Ducks Bring The Eyes

Enemy From Space is the programming genius behind the bizarre synth-pop act Your Fuzzy Friends. Take a listen to "The Ducks Bring the Eyes" from his latest upcoming solo album. Details tba...

Stream Active Child's "Rapor" EP

Rapor EP Available October 2 on Vagrant!

ILLLS - Coma

From the full-length Hideout from the Feeders out November 12 on Aloe Music.

Lake - Do You Recall Video!

Fresh off their Fall tour, Lake reveal their "Do Your Recall" video!The World Is Real is out now on K Records.

Cowboy Indian Bear - Let It Down Video!

Live Old, Die Young out now on The Record Machine.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Destruction Unit - The Holy Ghost Video!

Deep Trip is out now on Sacred Bones.

The Litsos - Dance Like Children - Free Track Download!

Germans living in Sweden! Download The Litsos track "Dance Like Children!"

PanStarrs - Yestoday - Full Album Stream

Got this note in our email inbox:

My name is Youssef , a 22 year old musician based in Cairo, Egypt. I just released my second record "Yestoday" and I am looking for various means to share it with other beings since Egypt is not really the place to be for indie rockers like myself. I would appreciate it if you can give it a listen.

We would have posted this, even without the explanation! It's pretty good!

BEACH - In Us We Trust Video!

New album In Us We Trust out now on Short Story Records.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ex Hex (Mary Timony) - Hot & Cold

Yes! That Mary Timony! The one from Helium!

Cut Copy - Free Your Mind Video!

Title track from Cut Copy's forthcoming album Free Your Mind out Nov 5 in the US on Modular People. Yes, that is Alexander Skarsgard!!

Their / They're / There - New Blood

From the upcoming Analog Weekend EP out 12/10 on Polyvinyl.

of Montreal - Fugitive Air Video!

From the album Lousy with Sylvianbriar out now on Polyvinyl Records.

The Blow - From The Future Video!

The Blow's self-titled album is out now on Kanine!

Dott - Small Pony

Take a moment to listen to Irish band Dott's track "Small Pony!" Debut album Swoon will be released on Dec 3rd 2013 on Graveface Records US.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Anne - Blonde Men

Jerusalem EP out Oct. 29th on Run For Cover.

They Might Be Giants - The Darlings of Lumberland - Free Track Download!

For the price of an email address, download "The Darlings of Lumberland" off TMGB's latest album Nanobots!

Caspian - (Hymn For) The Greatest Generation

Off of Caspian's upcoming EP Hymn For The Greatest Generation out 11/12/13 on Triple Crown Records.

Magik Markers - Bonfire

Surrender To the Fantasy out November 19 via Drag City.

Camera Obscura - Troublemaker Video!

Camera Obscura’s new album Desire Lines is out now on 4AD.

Sad Disco - Heart Video!

Debut single from Athenian electropop duo Sad Disco. Out on vinyl Oct 14th on Undo Records.

Ancient Sky - Master Cleanse

New album All Get Out available Nov 12th on Wharf Cat Records.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Pattern Is Movement - Suckling

From the 12-inch, "Suckling" b/w "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" out Nov 12th on Hometapes.

Le Trouble - Mission Bell - Free Track Download!

Debut EP Reality Strikes out November 5th on Lava Records.

Gem Club - Hypericum

New album In Roses out Jan 28th on Hardly Art!

Parquet Courts - You Got Me Wonderin' Now Video!

Tally All The Things That You Broke is out now. Silly lyric video, great track.

Sunwolf - Push It Video!

Angel Eyes EP out October 8 via El Rey Records.

The Eversons - Marriage Video + Free Track Download!

Hilarious video from their debut album Summer Feeling! You can download the track free here.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stream School of Night's Debut EP!

School of Night, the new project from The Antlers' Darby Cicci, is awesome to share it's debut self-titled EP in full. School of Night is out October 15 on Minus Green Records in the U.S. and October 14 on Transgressive Records in the rest of the world.

Sore Eros & Kurt Vile - Serum

Jamaica Plain EP out Nov. 4 on Care In The Community Recording.

Colornoise - Polychronic - Album Stream!

Colornoise describes themselves as an experimental noise rock duo from Costa Rica! I think they are selling themselves a bit short. Their genre defying album is pretty darn good! Polychronic is officially out Oct 14th!

The Tranq - Loss Is For The Masses - Free Album Download!

The Tranq, a five piece band based in Swedish small town Örebro, has decided to give away their debut album, Loss Is For The Masses, for free for a couple of weeks! It's totally worth your time to download! Get it before they take it down!

The Bats - December Ice

"December Ice" is the A-side of a split 7″ vinyl release with Melbourne band Boomgates, a label collaboration between Mistletone + Bedroom Suck Records.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Dead Gaze - Runnin On The Moon

Brain Holiday out Oct. 22 on FatCat/Palmist.

Joanna Gruesome - Sugarcrush Video!

Weird Sister out now on Slumberland!

Rose Windows - Heavenly Days Video!

Latest album Sun Dogs is out now on Sub Pop!

Destroyer - El Rito

Five Spanish Songs out December 2, 2013 on Dead Oceans.

Odonis Odonis - Are We Friends Video!

"We Are Friends" single out now on Buzz Records!

Wilhelm and the Dancing Animals - The Mighty Lion Video!

Charming animated video for the track "The Mighty Lion" off the album The War of the Species!

Friday, October 4, 2013

KORALLREVEN - Try Anything Once (with Cornelius)

Really fantastic Swedish Pop! The Try Anything Once 12" is out now!

Wallenberg - When Strangers Meet

Take a listen or download (Name Your Own Price) Swedish pop act Wallenberg's "When Strangers Meet."

Swearin' - Dust In The Gold Sack

Surfing Strange is out Nov 4th on Wichita Recordings.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Forest Fire - Cold Kind Video!

Screens is out now on Fat Cat Records!

His Clancyness - Progress

Vicious out 10/8 on Fat Cat Records!

High Hazels - Hearts Are Breaking

UK band High Hazel's debut 7" available from Heist or Hit Records Oct 7th.

White Lung - Blow It South

Off the new Blow It South 7" out Oct 28th digitally, Nov 5th on vinyl on Deranged Records!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Head and The Heart - Another Story

Let's Be Still out 10.15.13 on SubPop!

The So So Glos – Wrecking Ball Video!

Blowout is out now on Shea Stadium Records.

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #74

Track List:

Azure Blue – Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt - 4 Song Preview!

Beyond The Dreams There’s Infinite Doubt is officially out Oct 8th, but you can get it early (as in, right now) exclusively at Matinee Records!

Little Suns — Normal Human Feelings - Full Album Stream

Hands down, this is one of the best debut records I have been sent in a long, long time! Stream this terrific debut album from Montréal–based indie folk act Little Suns, due for release on Divergent Recordings October 8th, 2013.

Jagwar Ma - Come Save Me Video!

Howlin is out now on Mom + Pop!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Widowspeak - Calico

The Swamps is out Oct 29th on Captured Tracks.

Crocodiles – Teardrop Guitar Video!

Stereogum debuted this fun video from the album Crimes Of Passion, which is out now on Frenchkiss.

Mikal Cronin - Peace of Mind Video!

From the album MCII, out May 7, 2013 on Merge Records.

Ancient Times - Nightschool / Hieroglyphic 7"

Check out this double A side 7" (limited edition of 250) by Ancient Times! Out now on Soft Power Records!

Beaty Heart - Lekka Freakout

Debut album Mixed Blessing out March 2014 on Nusic Sounds.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Robert Pollard - Tonight's The Rodeo

GBV frontman Robert Pollard's new album Blazing Gentlemen is out 12/9 on Fire Records.

YOUNG GALAXY - Sleepwalk With Me Video!

Ultramarine [Deluxe Edition] is available now worldwide on Paper Bag Records.

The Coathangers - Adderall

New Split 7" with band Audacity due out Oct 15th on Suicide Squeeze.

Dosh - Golden Silver

New album Milk Money out Oct 22nd on Graveface Records!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands (Mockumentary)

Michael Cera, Bill Hader, and more poke loving fun at Islands!

Psychic Friend -- We Do Not Belong Video!

My Rocks Are Dreams is out now on Dangerbird Records. Yes, that is Sarah Silverman!

Efterklang - Monument Video!

"Monument" is the last track on last year's Piramida release.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

PURLING HISS -- Gitar Damage Pt 1

Not for those who like their music easily accessible! Paisely Montage due out Oct 29th on Richie Records.

Rubblebucket - Save Charlie EP!

Save Charlie EP is out 10/1/2013 on Communion Music.

Fossil Collective - The Water

Fossil Collective's The Water EP is out 28th October on Dirty Hit.

Keep Shelly In Athens - Recollection Video!

At Home is out now on Cascine. Look for KSIA on tour this Fall w/ Chad Valley!

Elephant - Shapeshifter

Elephant's Shapeshifter is due out Nov 4th on Memphis Industries!

Viva Indie Rock Podcast #73

Track List:

Foals - Out Of The Woods Video!

Holy Fire is out now, like everywhere...

Small Black - Breathless Video!

Small Black's Limits Of Desire out now on Jagjaguwar.

Nordic Giants - Violent Lights (ft. Alex Hedley)

The latest release from Nordic Giants comes in the form of a double EP, titled ‘Build Seas, Dismantle Suns’. Disc one ‘Build Seas’ is released on 1st October, featuring the track "Violent Lights" with vocals from Alex Hedley from Saturday Sun.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

THUMPERS - Unkinder (A Tougher Love)

THUMPERS "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" from their forthcoming record on Sub Pop Records.

Yuck - Memorial Fields

Glow & Behold is out 10/1 on Fat Possum/Pharmacy. You can stream the full album at The NY Times!

The Royal Concept - Radio - Free Track Download

The Royal EP is out today via Lava Records.

TRAAMS - Foxes

B-side to the single 'Flowers' from the album Grin out now on FatCat. Wait for it to kick in!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Grizzly Bear - Will Calls (Marfa Demo)

'Shields: Expanded,' a two-disc CD-set and 18-track digital album, features the original 'Shields' record along with eight additional b-sides, remixes (including the Nicolas Jaar remix of "Sleeping Ute" released as a limited edition 12" for Record Store Day earlier this year), and demos (including early recordings from Marfa, TX, before official tracking for the album commenced in Cape Cod and New York). 'Shields: B-Sides' will be released as a 12" 180gm vinyl record and digital download featuring only the eight additional tracks. Out Nov 12th on Warp.

Gentlemen Hall - Every Morning Video!

Wonderful claymation video for Gentlemen Hall's "Every Morning!"

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Honeyblood - Bud

Debut Honeyblood single released November 4th on Fat Cat Records.

Frog Eyes - Claxxon's Lament

Off the upcoming self-released album Carey's Cold Spring out Oct 7th!

Vex Ruffin - Living For The Future Video!

Self-titled LP due out Nov 12th on Stones Throw!

Tiger In My Tank - Cigarette Royalty - Free Album Download

Take a listen and download Tiger in My Tank's free LP!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic Video!

We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic out now on Jagjaguwar.

Jacco Gardner - The End Of August

New single by Dutch artist Jacco Gardner out Sept 24th on Trouble In Mind Records!

Astrid Swan - Four Months To Kill - Free Track Download!

Finish songstress Astrid Swan returns with her 5th album Astrid4, released on October 25th, 2013 in Finland via Soliti.

Mazes - Hayfever Wristband

Taken from Mazes' mini album Better Ghosts out Nov 21st on Fat Cat Records.

La Luz - Pink Slime - Free Track Download!

Off upcoming album It's Alive out Oct 15 on Hardly Art!

Dead Gaze - Stay, Don't Say

From the album Brain Holiday out 10/22 on Fat Cat Records!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Odonis Odonis - Are We Friends

"Are We Friends" digital single available on Buzz Records.

Blanche Blanche Blanche - I Just Wanna Know

Debut studio release Breaking Mirrors is scheduled for release on November 5th on Wharf Cat Records.

Sebadoh - I Will Video!

Defend Yourself is out Sept 17 on Domino!

Yuck - Middle Sea Video!

New album Glow and Behold out Oct 1st on Fat Possum.