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  • The indie world of Conor Oberst: From recording in his parents' basement to starting his own record labels

    The indie world of Conor Oberst: From recording in his parents' basement to starting his own record labels

    You might not think of Omaha, Nebraska as a musical mecca. But then again you might be surprised to find the biggest city in Nebraska is more than steaks and insurance. One artist who has helped put Omaha on the map as an indie band bastion is singer-songwriter Conor Oberst. Oberst is best known for...
  • Watch: Yoni Wolf of WHY? talks new album, tour and more

    Watch: Yoni Wolf of WHY? talks new album, tour and more

    Why? It’s one of the first (and possibly last) questions we ask ourselves. The nature of the human condition finds us in constant search of answers, and the questions often fold in on themselves. Life is full of insufficient explanations, so we dig deeper, only to find more questions. It’s entirely...
  • FJM's new album Pure Comedy is set for release April 7

    Father John Misty releases 'Pure Comedy' single & short film, reveals release date on new album

    After sharing a new song, “Pure Comedy,” on Monday along with a fitting topical video, singer-songwriter Father John Misty has revealed the release date for his new album of the same name. Pure Comedy is set for release in a variety of formats on April 7 via Sub Pop in the U.S. and Bella Union in...
  • Of all the songs on the four full albums that Rogue Valley released in a year's time back in 2010/2011, it’s “The Wolves & The Ravens” which

    Eight best indie breakup songs

    Breakups. You know, that awkward but sometimes painful breaking of the romantic partnership agreement that you and your lover once held onto so tight. As the saying goes, all things must come to an end, and unfortunately for you, statistically speaking it’s probably going to be your next or current...
  • The Wild Reeds will release their full-length LP The World We Built on April 7. 

    The Wild Reeds to take on 'The World We Built' on 2017 tour

    The Wild Reeds will follow up their serene summer EP Best Wishes with a new full-length collection,The World We Built. The Peter Katis-produced project (The National, Local Natives), due out April 7, is led by the just-released single “Only Songs,” a grounded, yet angsty folk number.   "What brings...
  • Buzz act Mondo Cozmo announces his first ever North American tour

    Buzz act Mondo Cozmo announces his first ever North American tour

    From androids to tablets, laptops and the ambiance tunes as you shop, there are many ways to discover music throughout the day at any given time thanks to multiple streaming platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Soundcloud. People search for music throughout the day while working, going to school or...
  • Ryan Oxford's debut LP Fa Fa Fa Fired is due out January 27. 

    Interview: Ryan Oxford finds magic in melancholy on debut LP

    With the perfect artist name and a collection of fully-realized songs, it's hard to believe that this is Portland singer/songwriter Ryan Oxford's first go at artistry. A musician by trade, Oxford has spent the last decade writing commercial music and soundtracks, but "it ended up making more sense...
  • Weyes Blood designs 2017 headlining tour

    Weyes Blood designs 2017 headlining tour

    Weyes Blood gave fans a Front Row Seat to Earth with her acclaimed third album and soon, fans can get front row seats to see the gifted folk artist herself. Throughout 2016, she stunned audiences in North America and Europe with her careful compositions and elegant eclecticism. Next year, she will...
  • Sondre Lerche will embark on a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album Pleasure on April 12 in Cambridge, Mass. 

    Sondre Lerche unveils new song, 2017 tour dates

    Reliable indie darling Sondre Lerche recently released “I’m Always Watching You,” showing his effortless, intimate approach to song craft continues to enchant as it evolves. The Brooklyn-based Norwegian turns the tables on himself in the just-released response song “I’m Always Watching You Too...
  • Swedish artist Jens Lekman will kick off a tour on Feb 23 in Houston, Texas. 

    Jens Lekman preps early 2017 tour

    With inventive instrumentation and brainy lyrics, Jens Lekman's music transcends the bounds of genre and standard practice. Over the course of three LP's and numerous EP's, the melodic Swedish artist has showed off his electic abilities and transformative powers, turning heartbreak into beauty and...
  • Grouplove releases amazing 3D-360 video for 'Welcome to Your Life'

    Grouplove releases amazing 3D-360 video for 'Welcome to Your Life'

    Indie rock band Grouplove has blurred the line between live performance and recording with their new video for “Welcome to Your Life.” The clip was created with Facebook's new 3D-360 camera technology meaning that the viewer can control the angle from which they view the performance. While an...
  • San Diego Music Award winner Gayle Skidmore pours her healing love into her next album, “The Golden West,” and accompanying coloring book.

    Gayle Skidmore puts love to art in healing ‘The Golden West’

    If you’re going to preview a new album, you might as well go with the best, “The Golden West.” Gayle Skidmore’s 20th indie album features the first cut, which premiered Sept. 15 on PopMatters, then Ghettoblaster Magazine (Sept. 22), The Boot (Sept. 26) and now AXS. The rest of the Golden West, the...
  • With the April 2016 release of "Alio," the Chicago-based trio of Fort Frances seems poised for superstardom beyond the indie section.

    AXS exclusive: Chicago’s Fort Frances premieres Led Zeppelin cover, ‘Going To California’

    Chicago-based indie-rock band Fort Frances premieres its mesmerizing, live video cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California” on AXS — days before a major tour for the latest album, Alio. The trio of lead singer David McMillin, bassist Jeff Piper, and drummer Aaron Kiser will kick off the West...
  • Mandolin Orange come to Denver's Bluebird Theater Friday & Saturday, Oct. 14 & 15

    Folk duo Mandolin Orange bring their full band tour to Denver's Bluebird Theater October 14 & 15

    Folk duo Mandolin Orange are having a watershed year.  Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz recently released their highly anticipated fifth studio album Blindfaller September 30 on Yep Roc Records, their third on the label.  The album shot up to #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart.  You can check out the...
  • Interview: Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner on death and 'Psychopomp'

    Interview: Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner on death and 'Psychopomp'

    Japanese Breakfast is the solo project of Michelle Zauner, who three years ago was happily fronting up-and-coming Philadelphia quartet Little Big League. The need to leave her home in Eugene, Ore., and lead her own independent life across the country was derailed when her mother was diagnosed with...
  • Legs perform at Mercury Lounge in New York City on Saturday night

    Live Review: Legs at Mercury Lounge

    Indie dance band Legs had a relatively early set at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on Saturday night, but with the crowd they brought in and by the dance club feel to their show, you could’ve felt like you were at a late night dance club at 3am. For all intensive purposes, Legs are a guitar band...
  • Kim Killspeed unleashes on new track 'Inside'

    Kim Killspeed unleashes on new track 'Inside'

    We all dream of quitting our jobs and sticking to the man to live out our dreams. That's exactly what Candy Cunningham did to live out her rock star dreams. Cunningham is the frontwoman of Australian indie folk/pop band Kim Killspeed. Featuring members Andy Davies (guitar), Bruce Stephens (guitar...
  • Chris Farren announces upcoming solo album

    Chris Farren announces upcoming solo album

    Indie singer-songwriter Chris Farren is referenced just as often for his full-band projects as for his solo work. Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci are groups whose music resonates with a broad range of people while maintaining a unique style, so it's clear why they still draw so much attention...
  • Marissa Lamar and Neil Briggs of Highland Kites

    Highland Kites drop new EP 'Let Me Run' this Friday

    LA rockers Highland Kites are an indie/folk rock band that's not afraid of exploring their dark side and shining light on human ugliness. The duo, featuring Marissa Lamar (vox, keys) and Neil Briggs (drummer), formed in 2014 as a way for Lamar to deal with her bout with Lyme disease. Until she found...
  • The top ten best songs by Brittish group The xx

    The top ten best songs by Brittish group The xx

    The xx burst unto the scene in the late 2000s with the release of their debut studio album, The xx. Hailing from London, England, the critically acclaimed band has since released an additional studio album and eight singles. They are currently working on their third studio album, expected to be...
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