Category Archives: USA

Jesus Christ – My Best Fiend

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61h7MxEW8+L[1]My Best Fiend play this tune that seems like it could be from a late 90s indie label. This is off their album, In Ghostlike Fading.

Jesus Christ, I can’t find very much about this band. They’re probably named after a 1999 German documentary by Werner Herzog about Klaus Kinski.

Surprise, surprise, there’s also no video for this song.

You Rascal You by Hanni El Khatib

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818SBlrjqcL._SL1500_[1]Hanni El Khatib rocks this tune with a hard electric guitar sound. This is off his debut album, Will the Guns Come Out.

Most of his music has a nice edge to it. He’s released 3 albums thus far with his latest, Moonlight, early this year. His music has been used in commercials and various TV shows from Californication to Luther to Gotham.

And to accompany the song, is this boring video about driving around at night and the lights of the city. All style, no substance.

Where the Kids Are by Blondfire

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Weird video about hunting down a panda.

This song first appeared on Blondfire‘s EP, Where the Kids Are, and is also included on their latest album, Young Heart. 

Blondfire are an LA band whose members consist of a brother-and-sister duo. They’ve only 2 full albums, but they’re full of interesting indie pop songs.

The song starts at the 24 second mark, if you want to fast-forward past the opening…

Save The Party For Me – Grouplove

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Grouplove jam this joyous melody. This is off their last album, Spreading Rumours.

This LA indie band have released one EP and 2 albums, the most recent in 2013. They’ve matured from an uptempo happy-sunshine band to a more melodic one while still keeping some it’s happiness.

All Who Remain by Beware of Darkness

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An odd, somewhat blasé video about a funeral set sometime in the past.

Beware of Darkness build this song up slowly to a crescendo. This is off their debut album, Orthodox.

This alt-rock band has released just the one album, preceded by their only EP, Howl. If you like this song, you’ll probably like their other material which alternates between this sound and something a little heavier. On their website, however, they do appear to have new songs which do veer away from their initial sound into something a lot more pop-like. Yuck.

The Difference Between Us by The Dead Weather

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No video for this song. The song ends at 3:37, so no need to keep listening.

The Dead Weather wake the dead in a good way with this hard-core tune. This is off their second album, Sea of Cowards.

This band is made up of musicians from other popular bands:  Alison Mosshart of The Kills, Jack White (on drums) of The RaconteursDean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age, and Jack Lawrence of City and Colour. They’re set to release a new album some time this year. I’m not a big fan of the rest of their stuff, but this song really does kick-ass.

Living This Life by The Dutchess and the Duke

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No video for this song.

This folksy ditty from this Seattle band is the perfect end of movie song. This is off their second album, Sunset / Sunrise.

The Dutchess and the Duke are no more, managing to eke out just 2 albums before disbanding. Which explains why their band site is Myspace. At least they’ve left us some great nuevo-folk music.

Where The Kids Are by Blondfire

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This lame psychedelic video is nothing special, unless you like seeing people bathe in food.

Blondfire fill the dance floor with this ditty. This is off their third EP, Where The Kids Are.

This LA brother and sister duo have released a few EPS and 2 albums, the most recent, Young Heart in 2014. They have an indie pop vibe, and many of their songs are varied from each other. Which means you won’t get bored of them. If you don’t like one song, you’ll like another or, you’ll like most of them.

Fire Ant by Alex Winston

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Odd animated video.

Cute little child-like ditty from Alex Winston. This is off the her EP, Velvet Elvis.

This American indie pop singer has released only one album, and a few EPs. She sounds like a cross between Amy Winehouse and Regina Spektor.  Her music is hard to find, but definitely worth listening to. Here’s hoping she makes the leap to mainstream radio without compromising on her style.

Until We Get There by Lucius

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No video for this song, so below is the Soundcloud link.

Lucius give us a perfect song to add to our Sunday-afternoon-drive- to-the-park-for-a-picnic playlist.. This is off their only album, Wildewoman

Hailing from NY this band is relatively new to the music scene releasing their first of two EPs in 2012. This particular song has more of a dream-pop vibe than the rest of their sound. They’ve got a harder edge than presented here.