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Scratching beneath Cuffs’ indie-pop surface

On a Friday night in Central Square, the guys from Cuffs are hanging around before a show they're playing with some local friends' bands.
Living splendor
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 10, 2012

Craft Spells | Gallery

Craft Spells certainly live up to their name on this six-song EP, with the charm of its effortless, pixie-light production and the warm, plangent harp sounds of their major-key melodies.
Captured Tracks (2012)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  May 18, 2012

Allo Darlin' | Europe

It's good to hear a band grow. Like Allo Darlin's first effort, Europe is full of catchy pop songs, and Elizabeth Morris's vocals are still heart-tuggingly direct and intimate.
Slumberland (2012)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  April 13, 2012

The timely pop return of Emergency Music

"I would agree that Emergency Music started at a rough time to be in a band if you're comparing it to starting up a band in 2011," frontman Jesse Duquette offers via email.  
So long to the subtle
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  September 23, 2011
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Brilliant Colors | Again and Again

Following the San Francisco trio's 2009 debut Introducing, the new jams maintain the same twee-pop roots via C86, Creation, and Flying Nun influences, and continue taking cues from their own label's early noise-pop roster.
Slumberland (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  July 29, 2011

The Luyas | Too Beautiful To Work

The tone and feel of this release suggests the Luyas are at a big party where they don't really know anyone. The indie-pop four-piece from Montreal are well dressed and clinging to a couch in the corner.
Dead Oceans (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 25, 2011

Young Galaxy new album Shapeshifting

Young Galaxy | Shapeshifting

The synthesizer called and Young Galaxy answered. On their third studio full-length, the Canadian indie-pop trio have gone all-out digital, laying down their guitars as sacrificial lambs and bowing to the altar of '80s electro-pop legends like Eurythmics
Paperbag (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  February 18, 2011

[video] Naked On Roller Skates EP release party at Great Scott

Boston's new indie-pop darlings NAKED ON ROLLER SKATES celebrated the release of the band's debut EP on Saturday, February 12 at Great Scott. Thanks to...
By Susan Kaup  |  February 17, 2011

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Rule #17 of survival in the DIY-ish indie-rock circuit: always stay busy.
Hardly Art (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 11, 2011

Eulogies | Tear the Fences Down

Given its origins, this could have been a morbid, self-indulgent exercise. Instead, it’s a fine indie-pop album.
Dangerbird Records (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  February 04, 2011

Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo

Look, I get it: the last thing we need right now is yet another band who can be described as “sun-baked,” “reverb-soaked,” or even just “psychedelic.” But Avi Buffalo (I know! An animal name to boot!) are worth your attention for a few reasons.
Sub Pop (2010)
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 28, 2010


Review: A. C. Newman, Get Guilty

As leader of the New Pornographers, Carl Newman has lorded it over an indie-pop dynamo through four well-received albums.
By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  January 12, 2009

Interview: Michael Angelakos

Passion Pit aren’t ours anymore.
Passion Pit keep rising higher and higher and higher
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 01, 1900