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Alpine – “Damn Baby” Video

So far we’ve heard two soothing singles off of Aussie indie-pop band Alpine’s upcoming album Yuck. “Damn Baby” goes another route full of upbeat pop sensibilities. It’s a loud and brassy feel-good song. You can see how much fun the band members are having simply being together in director Tim Royall’s minimalist black and white… More »

By: Misha Sesar / June 17, 2015 - 9:56 am

Alpine – “Come On” (Stereogum Premiere)

Australian indie-pop crew Alpine craft pop songs with manicured precision, nudging every sound into exactly the right place. They made some waves a few years ago with their still-great single “Gasoline,” and they’re returning this summer with sophomore LP Yuck. Following the breezy “Foolish,” second teaser track “Come On” is an effective exercise in restraint,… More »

By: Peter Helman / May 4, 2015 - 9:53 am

Watch Kurt Vile Cover Neil Young’s “Albuquerque” On RocKwiz

Per Facebook, “RocKwiz is Australia’s premier live music trivia quiz TV program featuring an entertaining mix of celebrities, chat, music, and comedy.” On Monday, that mix included Kurt Vile and Phoebe Baker, the Ellie Goulding-esque lead singer of Australian indie rockers Alpine. The pair closed the show with a cover of Neil Young’s “Albuquerque” i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 10:49 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It’s finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It’s the end of an era, and I’m a little sad about it! But it’s a necessity in 2013, and one that will serve this feature well. In theory, over the past three years, this mixtape has functioned to spotlight and memorialize the month’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Alpine – “Gasoline”

The pristine, synthetic Australian indie-pop sextet Alpine will release their debut album A Is For Alpine later this year. Their early single “Gasoline” is a nice bit of precision-engineered buoyancy, the sort of song that gives the Phoenix-style impression that we’ll probably be hearing it in a car commercial or two. Listen below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 11:04 am