Tag: Indie

Indiecast Explores 2020’s Best Sleeper Records

What constitutes a “sleeper record”? Here at Indie Mixtape HQ, we determine a record to be a “sleeper” if we think it could be really popular… if more people just knew about it. On the second episode of Indiecast, Steven Hyden and Ian Cohen dig in on the 2020 albums they think are accessible and […]

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Dominic Fike’s Twisted Debut ‘What Could Be Possibly Go Wrong’ Is Dark-Pop Pathos

The RX is Uproxx Music’s stamp of approval for the best albums, songs, and music stories throughout the year. Inclusion in this category is the highest distinction we can bestow, and signals the most important music being released throughout the year. The RX is the music you need, right now. Face tattoos and hip-hop inflected […]

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The Best Music Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

Last Updated: August 6th For music fans, Netflix is a boon, hosting a wide range of different documentaries and concert films about a truly staggering array of different subjects from just about every single genre you can imagine. Classic rock, country, soul, R&B, EDM, jazz: you name it, and there’s probably something for you to […]

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Beabadoobee’s Apologetic ‘Sorry’ Heralds Her Debut Album, ‘Fake It Flowers’

Though Beabadoobee just has two EPs in her catalog, the 20-year-old singer has toured with Clairo, graced the cover of magazines, and shares a label with big-name musicians like Rina Sawayama and The 1975. Following last year’s seven-track effort Loveworm, Beabadoobee shared the single “Care” and now returns with a new song and the announcement […]

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Bon Iver Recruit Bruce Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, And Others For Their Latest Single, ‘AUATC’

Justin Vernon has worked with some noteworthy people in the music world over the years. He’s contributed to Kanye West material, he has a feature on Taylor Swift’s new album (which just became his highest-charting song ever), and he and now-Swift collaborator Aaron Dessner of The National teamed up as Big Red Machine for a […]

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Taylor Swift And Fontaines DC Are In A Legitimate, Very Close Chart Battle In The UK

Fontaines DC earned critical respect from American indie music publications for their 2019 debut album Dogrel and for their new one, A Hero’s Death. While they are a very good band, they haven’t exactly dominated the charts on this side of the Atlantic: Their lone chart appearance in the US was a No. 14 peak […]

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Sad13 Is A Bloodthirsty Vampire Queen In Her Ghastly ‘Oops!’ Video

Speedy Ortiz vocalist Sadie Dupuis released her debut solo record in 2016 under the moniker Sad13 and now she’s coming back with its follow-up. Back in June, Dupuis announced her sophomore effort Haunted Painting with “Ghost (Of A Good Time),” and now the singer offers another glimpse to the project with “Oops!” Directed by Kimber-Lee […]

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Young Jesus Deliver An Epic Album Closer With ‘Magicians’

Those of you subscribed to our newsletter might have already heard the new track from Young Jesus, which we made available exclusively to subscribers earlier today. Back in 2018, we called Young Jesus “one of the best and most adventurous indie rock bands” of that year. Now, two years removed from the release of 2018’s […]

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Spotify’s Goal Of A Million Artists Making A Living From Streaming Could Take Nearly 100 Years

The music industry is always changing, but these changes have perhaps never come so rapidly as they have in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has shut down, or at the very least radically changed, many areas of life, and that includes how musicians do what they do. A lot of artists rely on touring for a […]

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Taylor Swift Has Set A New Chart Record Thanks To ‘Cardigan’ Debuting At No. 1 On The Hot 100

Taylor Swift didn’t give much warning before dropping her eighth studio record Folklore last week. Working with musicians like Bon Iver and The National’s Aaron Dessner, many are touting Folklore Swift’s most indie-leaning record yet and fans are clearly loving it. Upon its release, the record was streamed so many times that it quickly soared […]

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Ryan Pollie Introduces His New Project Total Revenge With The Distortion-Heavy ‘The Fair’

Ryan Pollie isn’t afraid to shake things up. After earning acclaim performing as Los Angeles Police Department, he made a solo pivot and released an excellent self-titled album under his own name last year. Now his creative restlessness is on display again: Today, Pollie introduces his latest musical endeavor, a new project called Total Revenge. […]

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Hayley Williams Gives A Relaxing Acoustic Rendition Of ‘Simmer’ From Her Porch

Hayley Williams made a decisive pivot to a solo career this year with her debut solo effort Petals For Armor. Since Williams can’t tour behind the record, the singer has been filling her time by sharing acoustic covers of her favorite tracks, as well as stripped-down renditions of popular Petals For Armor numbers. Following her […]

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Phoebe Bridgers And Courtney Barnett Link Up Virtually To Cover Gillian Welch

While essentially every music festival that was set to take place this summer has been canceled, some of those have found ways to continue celebrating and propagating music. A common way that has happened is for fests to host some sort of online event in place of the in-person festival. Newport Folk Festival did just […]

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Indiecast Dives Into Ten Years Of Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’

In a recent ranking of the best Arcade Fire songs, Steven Hyden laid out what we’ve all been thinking since Funeral dropped in 2004: With Arcade Fire, I have learned to entertain two thoughts simultaneously in my head. Thought No. 1: “This is one of the most important, most popular, and, at times, best indie-rock […]

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The Best Vinyl Releases Of July 2020

Anybody who thought the vinyl resurgence was just a fad was mistaken: The industry has experienced a legitimate revival. As a result, music fans are interested in physical media in ways they may not have if the decades-old medium hasn’t made a comeback. That doesn’t mean everybody is listening to just their parents’ old music, […]

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Director Alison Ellwood On Why She Wanted To Make A Go-Go’s Documentary

When you watch Alison Ellwood’s new documentary, The Go-Go’s (which premieres Friday on Showtime), it’s startling how, let’s say, fraught, at times, the relationship is between the five core members. Especially when The Go-Go’s are known for music that make a person just feel good. But as Ellwood’s documentary explores, The Go-Go’s were the first […]

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Phoebe Bridgers Said Producers Tried To Make Her Music Sound Like R&B Before ‘Stranger In The Alps’

Before Phoebe Bridgers came to dominate the somber ballad niche of indie rock music with her acclaimed 2017 debut album Stranger In The Alps, the singer worked with several producers to flesh out her sound. Though it seems Bridgers was born to write sad songs, it wasn’t always that way. In fact, Bridgers recalls a […]

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All The New Albums Coming Out In August 2020

Keeping track of all the new albums coming out in a given month is a big job, but we’re up for it: Below is a comprehensive list of the major releases you can look forward to in August. If you’re not trying to potentially miss out on anything, it might be a good idea to […]

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Disclosure Capture Stunning Landscapes In Their ‘Douha’ Video With Malian Singer Fatoumata Diawara

UK duo Disclosure is gearing up for their anticipated record Energy, which is due out later this summer. The group began teasing a comeback in February when they released a new song each day for five days, comprising the EP Ecstacy. After sharing a particularly violent video with Aminé and Slowthai, Disclosure return with a […]

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Tegan And Sara Premiered Their ‘I Know I’m Not The Only One’ Video With A TV-Length Special

Tegan And Sara had a new music video to premiere today, and the sisters went about it in an atypical way. Instead of just putting the video online, or even just taking advantage of YouTube’s video premiere functionality, they created an entire TV-length, 24-minute special to give their “I Know I’m Not The Only One” […]

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Perfume Genius Shares An Artistic Fan-Directed Video For ‘Without You’

Around the time Mike Hadreas released his new Perfume Genius album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, he announced a video competition for the song “Without You.” He asked fans to submit ideas for a visual for the song, and three winning directors were given $1,000 to make the video, along with $1,000 to be […]

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Pharrell, RZA, Trent Reznor, Beastie Boys, And More Are Nominated For 2020 Emmy Awards

The full list of nominees for the 72nd annual Emmy Awards is finally here. On Tuesday, SNL actor Leslie Jones hosted a virtual livestream along with Laverne Cox to announce nominees in several categories. The ceremony presents awards recognizing the best in television, but several renowned musicians made the nominations list for their work on […]

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Gordi Brings ‘Our Two Skins’ To The Sydney Opera House For A Gripping Live Performance

Gordi, the moniker of Sophie Payten, explored the themes of death, introspection, and sexuality in her spectacular sophomore album, Our Two Skins, which was released in June. The Australian singer can’t tour behind the record for obvious reasons, so she instead took the grand Sydney Opera House stage in a livestream to perform several tracks […]

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