Ranking the Year in Aughts Nostalgia, From LCD Soundsystem to the Shins

This year, Lizzy Goodman chronicled the 2000s indie rock revival in her excellent book Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011. For many older millennials, it memorialized our youth — and made us feel old. In 2017, some aughts mainstays made triumphant comebacks; others, not so much. […]

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The Balconies Are Calling It Quits

The Balconies have been a staple in Canadian indie rock for a decade now, but the duo Jacquie Neville and Liam Jaeger are getting ready to call it a day.   The band will play their final shows in their hometowns Toronto and Ottawa, on February 1 and 3, respectively. Tickets for the farewell performances […]

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​Lucy Dacus Announces Sophomore LP 'Historian'

Lucy Dacus impressed with her 2016 debut No Burden, and now the Richmond, VA-born indie rocker has revealed plans for the follow-up. Historian is set for release on March 2 through Matador Records.   According to a press release, the 10-track album hears Dacus grappling with life’s big questions — both the “life-or-death reckonings” and […]

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Here's Exclaim!'s Top 10 Canadian Music Videos of the Year Best of 2017

Canadian artists delivered another batch impressive music videos this year, courtesy everyone from chart-topping R&B singers to indie rock darlings. We here at Exclaim! have spent the better part 2017 staring at computer screens, weeding through the wealth video content to pick out the best and brightest ferings the year — and the results are […]

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Ty Segall Announces 'Freedom's Goblin' LP

Ty Segall has been shelling out plenty new singles over the last little while, so it only makes sense that the dude has finally revealed plans for a new album. His latest LP is titled Freedom’s Goblin, and it’s set to arrive on January 26 Drag City.   The announcement was made during Segall’s appearance […]

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​Hear Rostam's Take on the Pogues' Christmas Classic "Fairytale of New York"

Ex-Vampire Weekend player Rostam is the latest indie rock star to get in the festive spirit.   Following up this year’s solo debut Half-Light, he’s fered up a cover a Christmas classic. Rostam has unveiled a version the Pogues’ holiday classic “Fairytale New York,” which was aptly recorded at the Spotify Studios in New York. […]

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Exclaim!'s Top 20 Pop & Rock Albums, 20 to 11 Best of 2017

Yesterday (November 27), we kicked f our year-end coverage with a list the 20 Worst Album Covers the Year. Today, we’re getting to the good stuff: namely, the very best albums 2017. As we do every year, we’re rolling out a Best 2017 album list for each genre that we cover, beginning with albums 20 […]

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​Death Cab for Cutie Release Their First-Ever Live Performance, Hint at New Album

Long-running indie rock unit Death Cab for Cutie may have shuffled their lineup around the release 2015’s Kintsugi, but they’re looking back on the band’s earliest formation with a new live release.   The group have shared a recording the first-ever Death Cab for Cutie show, recorded on a dictaphone at the Pacer House in […]

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​Born Ruffians Ready 'Uncle, Duke & the Chief' LP, Share New Video

Born Ruffians last released a full-length album in 2015 with RUFF, but the Canadian indie rock troupe are now ready to follow it up with an LP titled Uncle, Duke & the Chief. It’s due out on February 16 Paper Bag Records.   The new record was produced by Richard Swift (the Shins, Foxygen), and […]

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P.Cruz teams up with Stic of dead prez on Hollow (Reprise) • Word Is Bond

Queens,NY mc/producer P. Cruz links up with Dead Prez‘s Stic for the reprise his song “Hollow”. An mid tempo rock/ hip-hop fusion backed with cinematic guitars and hard drums to match. The song deals with delicate issues such as religion and war. P. Cruz is a Filipino-American MC and producer from Queens, NY. After years […]

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