indie rock

Noisey News

This Vampire Weekend Teaser Is Pretty Bonkers

Two hours of guitar loops promise two new tracks from the band’s fourth album, which has the initials “FOTB” and is out this spring.
Josh Terry
3 hours ago
Noisey Acoustics

Soccer Mommy's Stripped Down "Still Clean" Is Even More of a Gut-Punch

The Nashville songwriter and her guitar are the only things you need to hear today.
Noisey Staff
12.12.18
Way Out West

Indie's Dead, But Bloc Party’s 'Silent Alarm' Tour Was Beautiful Anyway

At Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on Tuesday, Bloc Party put on a stunner of a show (even if it exposed the faults in our former indie lifestyles).
Sam West
11.30.18
we saw this

How Mexican Summer Spent Ten Years Changing Indie Rock

Ariel Pink: "Tell them Ariel Pink said to say Ariel said this was the tenth anniversary."
Dale Eisinger
11.27.18
Interviews

An Interview with Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis About Her New Book of Poetry

Like Speedy Ortiz? Well then friend, 'Mouthguard' is for you. Plus, check the new video for "I'm Blessed."
Annalise Domenighini
11.27.18
Premieres

Rose Droll's New Single Makes a Case for Keeping Pop Weird

"Fat Duck" is the latest track from her forthcoming debut 'Your Dog,' a record that seems intent on pulling sounds from as many worlds as it can.
Colin Joyce
11.7.18
Premieres

Julian Lynch's First Single in Five Years Is Peacefully Freaked Out

On January 18, the songwriter will release 'Rat's Spit,' his first album since 2013. Its lead single "Meridian" is billowing, beautiful, and bleak.
Colin Joyce
11.7.18
First Dates

A Calming First Date with Lucy Dacus in a Japanese Tea Room

We talked about tarot, astrology, and accents on the 'Historian' and boygenius musician's first-ever "proper" date.
Lauren O'Neill
11.6.18
Noisey Next

Grapetooth Are the Last Fun Band Standing

The Chicago duo has been selling out venues for the last year. We caught up with them on the cusp of their debut LP.
Meaghan Garvey
10.31.18
In Memoriam

The Ocean Party's Zac Denton Leaves Behind An Immense Legacy

Prolific Melbourne musician Zac Denton, of bands The Ocean Party, Ciggie Witch, Pregnancy, and more, has died at age 24. He leaves behind a vast and important body of work.
Shaad D’Souza
10.31.18
Essays

Jen Cloher: "Indie Rock Is Full of Privileged White Kids. I Know Because I’m One of Them."

Melbourne-based artist and Milk! Records label manager Jen Cloher explores the impact of female and non-binary musicians on Melbourne's music scene through looking at songs by Ruby Hunter, Camp Cope, Simona Castricum and more.
Jen Cloher
10.25.18
Premieres

In the Wake of Tragedy, Stephen Steinbrink Is Flailing for Meaning

After the tragic Ghost Ship fire in December 2016, Oakland musician Stephen Steinbrink secreted himself away in a storage unit to make ‘Utopia Teased,’ an album length exposition of his “fried” headspace.
Colin Joyce
10.4.18
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