Posts Tagged: indie rock

This Week in Posivibes: Dave Monks

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The frontman of Tokyo Police Club released the debut of his solo project June 16th on Dine Alone Records. The EP, All Signs Point to Yes, has been receiving some serious positivity from the indie rock press that previously hailed the Toronto-based Tokyo Police Club, such as calling the solo project “a glimmering little folk-pop gem from one of indie rock’s great young minds” and pronouncing that the EP “finds Monks in his most natural state, heart cracked wide open and songs as bare as can be.” Watch the first music video from the album after the jump, which premiered last week on Black Book, and check out the record in its entirety via iTunes.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #61: Songs for the Alliterative at Heart

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Michael Hearst has come a long way from the guy who played plastic wind instruments on Seventh Avenue, to an admirably creative and original adulthood. ...more

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Release Surprisingly Literary Music Video

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Regardless of your level of enamoration with indie-rock mainstays the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, if you’re a Rumpus reader, you’ll probably dig the video for their new single “Sacrilege.”

It unfolds like a short story, with a perfectly deployed reverse timeline and undertones of dark classics like Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.”

Watch it—watch it twice!

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Race, Class, and Indie Rock Music

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No teenager wants to listen to their parents’ music. For Martin Douglas, that music was hip-hop, so he gravitated toward the world of grunge and indie rock.

The only problem: that world is very white, and Douglas is black.

In an astute essay titled “The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show” after a Cocker Spaniels tune, Douglas explores what it was like to be “an outsider among the outsiders”—and what self-segregation along music-genre lines means for our culture at large.

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