It’s been four years since Mitski dropped ‘Be The Cowboy,’ which was a consensus best album of the year. Now, she’s back with ‘Laurel Hell,’ which has Steve and Ian wondering whether it will help her follow in the footsteps of someone like Phoebe Bridgers and level up to indie superstardom.
Analyzing Julien Baker’s ‘Little Oblivions’
Courtney Barnett new album ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ is her first in a little more than three years.
Steve and Ian talk about Adele’s massive order of 500,000 copies of her forthcoming album ’30,’ which backed up vinyl manufacturing around the world.
The first new album from The War On Drugs in four years has finally arrived. Steve considers The War On Drugs his favorite band of the last decade, while Ian considers them in a similar lane as Tame Impala or Beach House, where the music is enjoyable but does little more for him than establish “vibe.”
It’s been 30 years since Nirvana released Nevermind. In the last three decades, people have already said pretty much everything there is to say about the Washington grunge outfit, but that isn’t going to stop Steve and Ian from reminiscing about one of the biggest rock albums of all time on this week’s episode of Indiecast.
On their new LP ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?,’ Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon’s collaborative project Big Red Machine delivers an album that brings together the best of each of their solo output over the last few years.
Steve and Ian discuss how the new album holds up in the band’s catalogue, and could even cause a reconsideration of their entire career.
Musically, Clairo’s sophomore album ‘Sling’ is a very low-key affair that could be viewed as another “reaction to fame” record that exists as the opposite end of the harshness spectrum from Nirvana’s ‘In Utero.’
Steve and Ian respond to a listener wondering whether Ty Segall would be more popular if he had existed in a different musical era.
With the release of Lucy Dacus’ third solo album ‘Home Video,’ Steve and Ian examine her place within the lexicon of modern indie rock heroes.
In the midst of an era of music consumption that gives listeners exactly what they want, Black Midi is the rare rock band with a significant profile that is unafraid of irritating people.
Steve and Ian discuss ‘Delta Kream,’ the new blues covers album from The Black Keys.
This week, Steve and Ian are digging into ‘Daddy’s Home,’ the latest album from St. Vincent, which is said to echo the vibe of a New York City album from the 1970s.
With Jeff Rosenstock reimagining his entire 2020 opus ‘No Dream’ as a ska album and the prevalence of @Ska Tune Network on YouTube, could ska be making another comeback in the 2020’s?
After years of hearing Shawn Colvin, Duncan Sheik, and Goo Goo Dolls over the PA at grocery stores, Steve and Ian take a listener question that inquires about singles from modern indie artists that will soon be the soundtracks to grocery stores and pharmacies worldwide.