Archive: Indie Rock

Animal Collective's Hippie Poetry

From Pitchfork's seismic 9.6 score to Tuesday's TWP rave from Chris Richards, there's been no shortage of love for the superlative sonic stylings of Animal Collective's "Merriweather Post Pavilion." Of course there isn't, as it's a terrific-sounding serving of musical rapture that finds the sweet spot between experimental electronic...

By J. Freedom du Lac | January 15, 2009; 12:51 PM ET | Comments (1)

Brightening The Corners With Spiral Stairs

Wave to the camera. (Photo by Marcus Roth) One thing is abundantly clear when talking to Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg: He loves his old band, Pavement. If de facto frontman Stephen Malkmus has sometimes seemed like he's running away from his past with the Best Indie Rock Band of the...

By David Malitz | December 17, 2008; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (3)

So, You Love Jens Lekman.

Of course you do. The boyish Swede has established himself as one of the most irresistible pop songwriters around, making listeners swoon and smile. And you are rightfully psyched for his sold-out show tonight at the Black Cat. If it's anything like last October's show at the same venue, it...

By David Malitz | April 2, 2008; 02:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

10 Best Indie Rock Songs You Didn't Hear In 2007

It seems that each week another dozen blogs pop up, and they all claim to have the GREATEST SONG EVER by the NEXT BIG THING! So true hidden treasures can be hard to find, but here are 10 songs from this year that probably didn't appear on most radars. Download...

By David Malitz | December 27, 2007; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

Talk Talk: A Conversation With David Kilgour

It's Legends Week in D.C. Jay-Z was in town on Friday (after a stop in Baltimore), Bruce Springsteen on Sunday and Monday (perhaps you heard?), Neil Young will be here tomorrow and Friday and David Kilgour plays DC9 tonight. Wait, who? David Kilgour?...

By David Malitz | November 14, 2007; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (4)


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