Being my third time as witness to San Fermin's live show, I thought I knew what to expect.
Built to Spill returns on its eighth album, "Untethered Moon," with a new rhythm section but the same indie rock sound.
Kyp Malone, guitarist for TV on the Radio, calls me from the steps of his Brooklyn apartment in New York. Sirens are going off in the background. It sounds like the beginning of a song he might write.
The Go! Team deviates from the formula of their past three albums on "The Scene Between" by downsizing to only one core member and bringing in guests for all of the vocals.
Courtney Barnett brings energy to the mundane issues of everyday life by adding rhythm, melody and wit to her musing stories on "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit."
The no-budget, no-pretension, no-gimmicks DIY rock of American Wrestlers (aka St. Louis musician Gary McClure) has yielded some surprising results: 1) A signing to the heavyweight indie Fat Possum Records and 2) the irresistible statement of purpose called "I Can Do No Wrong."
The swinging, horn, harmony and piano-powered sound of "Anonymous" by Fort Frances proves that indie rock and soul really can coexist and even flourish together.
Joshua Tillman returns to the pseudonym of Father John Misty on his second album since his departure from Fleet Foxes, and this time he is ready to tell the world what his dark and cynical mind thinks about love.
The Districts' second album proves that the group can enter the studio and live up to the energetic live performances that they are known for.