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Cymbals Eat Guitars
Pretty Years

Cymbals Eat Guitars have a way of being noncommittal. Over the course of four albums, the Staten Island indie rockers have edged their way into various


Ty Segall’s sound occupies a broad spectrum, bouncing between dirty garage rock (Slaugtherhouse), psych-folk (Manipulator), and everywhere in between

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Manchester, June 9–12

Although Bonnaroo’s long ago outlived its reputation as a hippie retreat, when you make it to the Farm—as it’s affectionately called by attendees and organizers

White Lung

There was a time when comparing White Lung to, say, Slayer wasn’t too huge a stretch. That’s in large part because the band was known for its intensity, as

Twin Peaks
Down in Heaven

Twin Peaks are trying to be indie rock’s wildcard. From Sunken’s dream-pop to Wild Onion’s bratty power-pop to the oldies influences that cover their latest

Parquet Courts
Human Performance

Anxiety is such a crucial component of Parquet Courts’ work. They frequently rail against—or are disillusioned with—the outside world. This feeling

Animal Collective
Painting With

There’s a quote somewhere from Coldplay’s Chris Martin in which he admits the band he fronts plagiarized itself on X&Y due to its similarity to A Rush of Blood to

Wild Nothing
Life of Pause

Dream-pop is increasingly becoming a tough game. With albums like Destroyer’s Kaputt, M83’s Midnight City, and even Tame Impala’s Currents getting into

Ty Segall
Emotional Mugger

Another day, another Ty Segall record. Segall’s prolificacy is challenged only by Lil B or Robert Pollard. Since 2014, we’ve received (in no particular order)

Is the Is Are

If you listened to Diiv for the first time ever today, the band fronted by Zachary Cole Smith might sound like run-of-the-mill dream-pop. However, its 2012 debut

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