DIIV is an indie rock band from Brooklyn. It started as a solo project by Beach Fossils’ guitarist Zachary Cole Smith. They released their massively successful debut album four months ago, and have been on tour ever since. They were one of the highlights of last month’s CMJ 2012 showcase at CMJ Union. These guys know [...]
If you’re missing some Spoon action then Spoon’s front man’s side project Divine Fits will hit the spot. ”Would That Not Be Nice” is distinctly Britt Daniel’s Texan voice mixed with playful indie rock which peddles along with clean cut bass. A tune you can rock out to… indeed that would be nice!
In Sticks and Stones, Vancouver band Blanket Barricade presents the surreal story of a devious conman who messes with the wrong person. Directed by Marshall Axani of Awkward Moment Productions, this music video explores the consequences of deceptive actions. This is the third music video in Blanket Barricade’s four-part story-based music/video saga.
The new video for The Neighbourhood’s song, Sweater Weather, tastes ‘like honey, tasting much sweeter than wine’. I keep wondering: who are these mysterious guys? But still, I can’t get the song out of my head.
I want to squeal so badly right now because I just heard the freshly remastered version of Gold Soundz by Pavement. It’s bliss! This re-jigged 1994 single is the opening track of Pavement’s forthcoming best of album, Quarantine The Past. [audio:http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/Pavement%20-%20Gold%20Soundz.mp3]
Seminal Chapel Hill indie rock act Polvo are ramping up to the release of their album In Prism in early September with a free show at Manhattan’s Seaport Music Festival this Friday night. For a taste of their forthcoming album, check out this track, Beggar’s Bowl, below. Polvo also wrote a Secret Playlist for us. [...]
There’s an early Split Enz feel about the music of Sydney indie rock band, The Woods Themselves. It’s particularly evident in the double-tracked vocals and the offbeat arrangements that the group employ. So we checked in with frontman Davey Cotsios and asked if the legendary New Zealand outfit were an influence? ‘That’s so insane it’s [...]
We love Australian band The Grates. So much so that we asked their frontwoman Patience to write an exclusive diary for Lost At E Minor over the next week, giving us the inside word on what the band are up to. We’ll run a new posting from it each day. This is her entry from [...]
How can you not love a band called ¡Apeshit!? Their name says it all. I got to catch these guys tour at a warehouse in Bed-Stuy the other night as they were capping off their most recent tour, and even though there were only 20 or so people in the audience by the time they [...]
Sydney indie heroes (in the nicest possible way), The Paper Scissors (TPS to those that know the secret handshake) have made a video for their new single, The Bandit. And it’s good. Damn good.
The Deal sisters have dropped off the indie-rock radar of late, but this clip of them covering Hank Williams’ I Can’t Help It reminds us why we all loved them so much back in the day. Incidentally, the Breeders are set to release their new album, Mountain Battles, in April.
Give me a minor key song anytime. Yup, I’ll take the heartfelt purity of an introspective trawl over any warm and fuzzy major key shimmy. I once asked UK band The Editors why there aren’t more cheerful songs in the world: ‘Three words’, vocalist Tom Smith replied. ‘Shiny Happy People’. He smirked. I grimaced. Enough [...]