A kick-ass song from Angry Vs The Bear. I don’t know much about the band, other than they’re from the UK, you can dance to any of their songs, and they probably spend as much on their instruments as they do on hair gel. Here’s hoping they sign a record deal sometime soon.
With the opening few guitar chords, this simple song from Now Its Overhead, hooks you in. This is off their third album, Dark Light Daybreak.
This now defunct band have only released 3 albums and 2 EPs, so it’s not too hard to hunt down their material, if you’re a fan. Most of their music is more Alt, than Indie, and it’s a shame that they did not create more music before calling it quits.
I’ll always have a place in my heart for Scottish accents, and Maximo Park does not disappoint. A driving bass-line is the, er… base of this ditty. This is off their album, Quicken The Heart.
This band from the across the sea have released 4 albums with their latest in 2012. They’ve got a great indie rock sound, with a bit of a Franz Ferdinand vibe, and it’s no wonder since Franz Ferdinand was formed in Glasgow, Scotland.
Stereotypical hip-hop video, where a party turns into a champagne fight.
What’s a hip-hop artist doing on this blog, you ask? Thanks to the collaboration with indie band MGMT, Kid Cudi meets the criteria. This happy ditty is off his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.
He’s released 2 albums, 1 mixtape, all hip hop genre, as well as a rock album under the name WZRD. Most of his music is generic hip-hop, but every few songs transcend the genre. He’s worked with many artists most notably, Kanye West. Many of his songs that have charted high, I don’t like, so here’s hoping he makes more music like this.
The Faint drive this song home with determination. It’s got a nice little Placebo feel to it. This is from their 7th album, Wet From Birth.
I profess to not knowing much about this band. They are listed on Wikipedia as Indie rock, Post-punk revival, Dance punk, and New Wave and I could see bits and pieces of the the genres in this particular song. I will definitely be doing some research into more of their music.
Watch as Iggy Pop fends off zombies with a rubber arm. You’d think a music video with the undead would be more entertaining. Meh.
Peaches along with Iggy Pop kick it with this indie-punk tune. This is a bit of a departure from Peaches’ normal genre synthpunk. It’s off her 3rd studio album, Fatherfucker.
I’m not really fan of this Canadian synth-diva, but there are a few songs from her that I just love, this being one of them. She’s released 5 albums, and many singles, with her latest in 2009. Including Iggy Pop, she’s also worked with Karen O, The Flaming Lips, and Christina Aguilera to name a few.
Enjoy a re-cut viewing of the original music video.
The Vitamin String Quartet‘s tribute to Muse, is probably the most complementary of their covers. Since Muse already has a classical feeling to their music, the homage is striking. This is off their album, String Quartet Tribute to Muse.
They’ve released probably more than hundred albums (no exaggerating) covering many musical genres from Pop to Alternative to Classic Rock. They’ve covered so many Indie artists, this blog would not be complete without at least a mention.