Tag: Indie Rock

Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

“Mind Your Manors” is the peppy, indie-rock tune from Hamilton, Ontario’s Bandicoots. A catchy, infectious track, it has the sound of early 2000s era UK indie rock, and, if you listen closely, has hints of Arctic Monkeys. Some of their previous singles – “No Turn On Red” and “Just After Dark” – have a much more Arctic Monkeys feel, from […]

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Robot Princess – “Wendy”

Robot Princess – “Wendy”

“Wendy” is a biographical, rock tune from Brooklyn quintet Robot Princess. No, it’s not about our Wendy, but we assume someone that Beau Alessi, Daniel D. Lee, Peter Ingles, Joe Reichel, and Catherine Anderson know. The track is from the Teen Vogue LP + Action Movies EP, which is out now on Fleeting Youth Records (get it here). The single, […]

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Northod – “Fade Away”

Northod – “Fade Away”

“Fade Away” is the new single from Bordeaux, France’s Northod. It’s a breezy, dreamy, synth-pop-rock track that has traces of Interpol. They’ve released a similarly enticing video, which is below. Besides the video and single, you’ll find “Stockholm” (free download), “Aversion Therapy”, and “Truth of Masks” below. Hear more of their music on SoundCloud. Hear “Fade Away” and 19 other cool, indie tracks […]

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Bombay Harambee – “Dotted Line”

Bombay Harambee – “Dotted Line”

“Dotted Line” is a little indie-rock track by Little Rock, Arkansas band Bombay Harambee. The single, which is a cross between Interpol and The Tragically Hip, is part of a Double 7″, Check, Check, Checkmate/Dotted Line, the band released on their recent tour. The other three tracks on the 7″ – “Check, Check, Checkmate”, “Blue Balloon”, and “Enjambement” are also below, and they’re just […]

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Bop English – “Sentimental Witness”

Bop English – “Sentimental Witness”

“Sentimental Wilderness” is the new single from White Denim frontman, James Petralli’s solo project, Bop English. The track sounds like it could be a White Denim song, although there are some subtle differences, most notably a more laid-back tone and the track has some folkiness to it. Petralli’s debut solo album, Constant Bop, comes out on April 14 on Downtown […]

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The Black Ryder – “The Door Behind The Door”

The Black Ryder – “The Door Behind The Door”

The Black Ryder are a LA duo by way of Sydney, Australia that craft a beautiful but dark almost folky take on shoegaze.  Multi-instrumentalist Aimee Nash and Scott Van Ryper formed The Black Ryder back in 2007 after both departed former band, The Morning After.  The pair have worked closely with several indie-rock heavyweights, including members of Brian Jonestown Massacre and Black […]

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Artiste 5: Derek Stanton of Turn to Crime unearths Detroit’s hidden gems

Artiste 5: Derek Stanton of Turn to Crime unearths Detroit’s hidden gems

Detroit-based, DIY rock band, Turn to Crime, are set to release their new album, Actions, on April 28 (Mugg & Bopp Records). Recorded in the basement studio of frontman and project mastermind Derek Stanton, the album promises to be more of the Dinosaur Jr.-esque indie-rock that has made Turn to Crime one of Detroit’s best kept, underground music secrets. Turn […]

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Hidden Gem – The Brilliance of Esther Joy Lane

Hidden Gem – The Brilliance of Esther Joy Lane

Sometimes it takes years for someone to find their calling. For others, they know from the start what they are suppose to do, but are not able to succeed on the first, second, or even third attempts. For Oxford, UK musician Esther Joy Lane, she long knew music was her path. However, that path didn’t always lead to the expected […]

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Video: Gillian – “Freak Flag”

Brooklyn band Gillian are releasing their record, Colorize on April 21. Ahead of that release, they have shared a video for their track “Freak Flag”. An ode to loving rock and roll and dancing like a freak.  It’s a fantastic track featuring exchanging male and female vocals and an infectious sing-along chorus of “I’m not crazy, okay maybe, just a little […]

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Annalibera’s spectacular debut album, “Nevermind I Love You”

Annalibera’s spectacular debut album, “Nevermind I Love You”

From the opening, elongated note of an organ supported by the scratching of an electric guitar on album opener, “Moving Song”, it is immediately apparent that Annalibera‘s debut album is going to be something different, something very special. And as frontwoman Anna Gebhardt’s haunting and remarkable voice draws in thirty-five seconds into the song, the initial impressions are validated with […]

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Hidden Gem – Pinegrove

Hidden Gem – Pinegrove

Montclair, NJ’s Pinegrove has been a favorite band of mine since their first release, Mixtape One, in 2010. It was a collection of home recordings that vibrated with crystalline, jangly guitar playing and were backed up by confessional, image-laden songwriting. I couldn’t stop listening. Fast-forward to 2015, and Pinegrove, a Hidden Gem, is not so hidden anymore. Hall has been […]

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Heartwood – The 7″ Sessions, “Smoke-Ring Day” & “Welcome Home”

Heartwood – The 7″ Sessions, “Smoke-Ring Day” & “Welcome Home”

Today, Los Angeles, indie quartet Heartwood are embarking on a little project. Over the next course of the next 2 to 3 months, they’ll be releasing five 7″ sessions, containing two tracks each. The songs will only be available for streaming until the final product, which will combine all 5 sessions, is released in the summer. The first two songs […]

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Weekend Showcase: March 20th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 20th Playlist

Let’s get the weekend started with the Weekend Showcase. The format hasn’t changed – if you like the artist / band, click on their name to be taken to their Facebook page or website. If you like to song and want to hear more tracks from the artist, click on the song title. Get to know these artists & bands! […]

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Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

Fin-Folsom – “Horses”

With their debut EP, Ruins+Rituals, just out, NYC-based Fin-Folsom have created a terrific album. The five songs recall the raw, blues-rock of The Districts. Like the Pennsylvania band, Fin-Folsom show a knack for great songwriting despite their youth while mixing in with riffs that reflect the rock of the ’70s. There’s also a touch of the Cold War Kids in terms of the […]

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Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

Van Dale – “Speak Yellow”

“Speak Yellow” is the ’90s-esque, alternative-rock tune from Columbus, Ohio trio Van Dale. It’s a mid-fi track with just enough distortion to make you reflect back on a time of shaggy hair, torn jeans, and hallowed bars. This is the second single from their forthcoming, self-titled debut album, which comes out March 31 on Fleeting Youth Records. About three weeks […]

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Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Gillbanks – “Loosen Up”

Out Monday is the debut album by London’s Sam Gillbanks or just Gillbanks. The young indie rocker has released a couple of tracks, including the spectacular, moody single “Loosen Up”, which recalls Coldplay during their early, inspiring years with a touch of early Death Cab for Cutie during their lo-fi, indie-rock days. Also below is “Anxious”, which is a gritty, […]

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Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Selfoss – “Celibate Again”

Three-piece, indie-rock band Selfoss isn’t from Iceland, although their singles have an air of Sigur Ros. Instead, they are from Toronto and their music blurs multiple genres. Their latest single, “Celibate Again”, is the perfect example, as it mixes psychedelia, dark wave, and synth-pop with chanting vocals a la Enigma (although you can understand what the trio from Selfoss are […]

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Rey Pila – “Apex”

Rey Pila – “Apex”

Mexico City band, indie-rock band Rey Pila will release a new album on May 5 (Cult Records) called The Future Sugar. They’ve developed a reputation for their energetic shows and for a sound that takes us back to the ’80s. That’s the case with the lead single from their forthcoming album, as “Apex” sounds like a mix between Talking Heads […]

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Controller – “Separator”

Controller – “Separator”

“Separator” is the new single from New York City-based Controller. The quintet of Keith, Brian, Josh, Kyle, and Jonathan, who double as professional cubicle occupiers by day, have created a raucous new single, which follows their 2014 EP. They’re in the process of finishing another EP, which should be out this year. Check the new single below along with “Street […]

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Modest Mouse – “Strangers to Ourselves”

Modest Mouse – “Strangers to Ourselves”

It is finally here! Modest Mouse has released a new album! Fans, both the long-time The Lonesome Crowded West fans and the newer Good News for People that Love Bad News era fans finally have new material to digest. Isaac Brock’s Issaquah, Washington-based, indie-rock band had a strange trajectory to where they are now. In the early days, they surely […]

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