Tag: indie

Nilufer Yanya Gives A Breathy And Distorted Cover Of Frank Ocean’s ‘Super Rich Kids’

UK indie-pop singer Nilufer Yanya‘s debut full-length record Miss Universe catapulted her into stardom. Still touring in support of the record, the singer stopped by Triple J’s Like A Version studios to perform a captivating cover of Frank Ocean‘s 2012 Channel Orange track “Super Rich Kids.” Yanya begins the cover with an ASMR-rendition of Ocean’s […]

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Tnght Share ‘Clever Pants,’ The Flute-Focused Bonus Track From The EP ‘II’

After a six-year hiatus, Tnght suddenly returned with the single “Serpent” and a promise of new material. Two singles later, Tnght’s EP II finally arrived, but the band didn’t stop there. Tnght shared the bonus track “Clever Pants” a month after the release of their EP. “Clever Pants” aligns with Tnght’s previous singles. The instrumental, […]

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Moses Sumney Begs To Be Seen In The Touching New Track, ‘Polly’

Following up his acclaimed 2017 record Aromanticism, Moses Sumney‘s upcoming double album Grae expands on the musician’s intimate and affecting songwriting. The singer dropped the second sorrowful single from his new era Friday. “Polly” follows Sumney’s art-rock single “Virile.” And if the new song’s accompanying lyric video is any indication, “Polly” is an emotional ballad […]

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Vampire Weekend And A Children’s Choir Performed A Festive ‘Harmony Hall’ On ‘Corden’

With Christmas just a couple of weeks away, pretty much everybody is in the holiday spirit, including Vampire Weekend. The band were the musical guests on last night’s episode of The Late Late Show, and they added a special and festive element to their performance of “Harmony Hall.” The group began their performance by doing […]

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Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, And Mark Ronson Have The Decade’s Most-Viewed Music Videos On YouTube

For many people, YouTube is the easiest way to quickly listen to a song, even though it isn’t specifically a music-focused platform. For example, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s mega-hit “Despacito” has a little over a billion streams on Spotify (nearly 2.4 billion total if you count the Justin Bieber remix), but the song’s music […]

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Steven Hyden’s Favorite Albums of 2019

Whenever I decide to list the albums I liked in a particular year in order of personal preference, I feel the need to give the following disclaimers. Though I suspect most people won’t read them anyway. They will instead skip ahead to quickly scanning my list to see which records that they like aren’t here. […]

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Okay Kaya’s ‘Asexual Wellbeing’ Video Is A Disorienting Daydream

Kaya Wilkins is gearing up for the release of her sophomore record, Watch This Liquid Pour Itself, under the moniker Okay Kaya. After debuting the singles “Ascend And Try Again” and “Baby Little Tween,” Kaya shares the intoxicating track “Asexual Wellbeing” with a captivating video. Recorded in a home-video style and co-directed by Adinah Dancyger […]

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Courtney Barnett Strips Down Her Ballads In The ‘MTV Australia Unplugged Live In Melbourne’ Album

Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett joined the likes of Nirvana and Vampire Weekend with an MTV Unplugged live album. Performing in front of a live audience, Barnett strips down several of her most iconic tracks like “Avant Gardener” and “Depreston” in intimate recordings. Barnett said in a statement that she was grateful to play to a […]

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Angel Olsen Gives Poised Performances Of ‘Summer’ And ‘Chance’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

A couple months ago, Angel Olsen returned with All Mirrors, her first album in three years (and one of 2019’s best indie albums). It’s a grand and dramatic record, and she brought that energy to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night when she performed “Summer” and “Chance.” She played the country-tinged, Old West rocker “Summer” on […]

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Caribou Makes His Synthy Return With ‘You And I,’ A Preview Of His Upcoming Album ‘Suddenly’

You wouldn’t know it by looking at his (relative lack of) output, but Caribou (real name Dan Snaith) has been busy over the past few years. His most recent album, Our Love, came in 2014, but yesterday, he started hinting that a comeback was nigh. In a teasing tweet from yesterday, he wrote, “You didn’t […]

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Indie Mixtape 20: No Vacation Are Trying To Not Worry About The Future

Just a few weeks after releasing their latest project Phases, San Francisco dream-pop outfit No Vacation reappeared once again in mid-November with a brand new collaborative track with past tour mates Okey Dokey called “Really Truly.” To commemorate the new single, No Vacation violinist/keyboardist/backup vocalist Nat Lee sat down to talk flowy pants, crying at […]

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Kevin Parker Addresses His Late Father On The Personal New Tame Impala Song ‘Posthumous Forgiveness’

Based on “Patience” and “Borderline,” the pair of new songs Tame Impala released earlier this year, it looked like the group was set to have a new album out by the summer. That never came to pass, though, and recently, the group revealed that The Slow Rush will be released in February. Now Kevin Parker […]

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Grimes Tells Lana Del Rey About Her New Approach Of ‘Trying To Impress Everyone’ With Her Music

Interview paired Lana Del Rey and Grimes together for a new feature, and during their chat, Grimes pulled back the curtain on her songwriting process. For example, Grimes said that even today, she works better when “surrounded by garbage in a closet” than she does in a professional studio environment: “Earlier this year, for the […]

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Big Thief Play ‘Not’ And ‘Cattails’ In An Intimate Studio Performance

Big Thief is currently on the road in support of the two albums released nearly back-to-back this year. Their most recent, Two Hands, is a compelling and darker follow-up to May’s quieter and celestial U.F.O.F. The band has stopped by several talk shows to showcase their new music. But the group decided to play a […]

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Coldplay Dazzled A Live Audience With A Groovy Cover Of Crystal Waters’ ‘Gypsy Woman’

Coldplay is playing shows across the world in support of the newly-released record Everyday Life, and the band stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Maida Vale studios to play a few singles off the album as well as perform a buoyant cover of Crystal Waters’ 1991 hit “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless).” Supported by a robust string […]

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Greta Van Fleet Plan For An Early 2020 Release Of Their Sophomore Album

Greta Van Fleet is gearing up for a big release, but the band is pushing back the date to later than originally anticipated. The Grammy-winning Michigan retro-rockers are setting their sights on early 2020 for the release of their sophomore record along with a short tour supporting Metallica. Greta Van Fleet released the debut record […]

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Charli XCX, Phoebe Bridgers, Rex Orange County, And More Join The Mad Cool Festival Lineup

Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival continues to expand its far-reaching 2020 lineup with some of today’s top artists. Thirty new acts were added to the bill Saturday, joining headliners Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Twenty One Pilots. The new acts include Charli XCX, Phoebe Bridgers, Rex Orange County, and more. Taking place from July 8 to […]

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