Category Archives: Indie Rock

Coming Second by Elbow

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Elbow start off this ditty with a simple chord-progression on acoustic guitar. This is off their debut album, Asleep in the Back.

They released over 6 albums and 5 EPs since 1998. They have an eclectic sound that varies quite a bit. This is song is probably one of there harder-edged tunes.

No video for this song, so sit back, close your eyes and enjoy…

Tessellate by alt-J

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Not quite sure what’s going on in this video. They all seem like characters from a bad rap video.

This English band have some serious mood in this song. This is off their debut album, An Awesome Wave.

alt-J or  ∆ have a nice distinctive sound that sets them apart from the rest of the junk that’s being played on radio nowadays. They’ve released 2 albums and 2 EPs.

Dropping Out of School by Brad Sucks

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No video for this song, so enjoy a still of the album cover.

Most of Brad Sucks‘ music is up-tempo rock with a few exceptions. This is off his second album, Out of It.

Brad Sucks is from Ottawa, Canada, and not since Paul Anka has this city had something to be proud of. He’s released 3 albums so far with most of his music available on his website, along with tracks to allow you mix your own versions of his music.

I Always Knew by The Vaccines

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A simple video of a couple flirting on a carnival ride, and nothing really happens.

With an intro that reminds me a little of Elton John‘s Crocodile Rock, The Vaccines quickly go off into a different direction. This is off their second album, Come of Age.

This English band have released just the two albums along with a few EPs. Their sound reminds me a little of Franz Ferdinand meets The Strokes. And they’re at their best when they play with angst.

They Told Me by Sallie Ford and The Sound Outside

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Interesting video. My take on it, is the man is wrestling with the woman inside him, and she’s winning.

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside serve up a hotplate of Rockabilly smothered with angst and a side of old fashioned cool. This is off their latest album, Untamed Beast.

This Rockabillyesque band are my current favourite. They’ve released 3 albums thus far, all chock-full of great tunes to blast out your vintage car while cruising down the highway on a hot Sunday afternoon. If you like this tune, hurry out and pick up all 3 of their albums.

Future Starts Slow by The Kills

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The video is a nice live simple duet in a BBC recording studio.

This a great minimal song, with a drum machine, hot distorted guitar, and great vocals. This is off their latest album, Blood Pressure.

The Kills hail from Florida, and have a unique sound that contradicts my image of the music from that state. They’ve released 4 albums thus far, and all of them sound have a nice gritty vibe, with the occassional song that doesn’t quite work, but for the most part, most of their songs do. The duo is composed of singer, Alison Mosshart (VV), who has collaborated with various people such as Jack White, Cage the Elephant and Placebo, and guitarist,  Jamie Hince (Hotel), who is married to Kate Moss. More please

Bandages by Hey Rosetta!

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Inventive video that takes place all around St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Hey Rosetta! bang out this interesting ditty. This is off their third album, Seeds.

This Canadian band have been around since 2005, but still have not quite made the jump to mainstream radio. Most of their music is a little too tame for me, with a few exceptions, like this one, but maybe they’re your cup of tea.

10 Percent by Mimicking Birds

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No video for this song.

A slow sauntering song by Mimicking Birds.  This is off their self-titled debut album.

This band has just released the one album, and currently working on their second. Most of their music is acoustic guitar-driven, with Nate Lacy’s distinct voice. Probably a great band to see live.

Something Is Not Right With Me by Cold War Kids

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Generic boring band-playing video, shot in a warehouse.

Cold War Kids kick some ass with this fast-tempo ditty. This is off their second album, Loyalty to Loyalty.

With a few exceptions, like this song, I’m not a fan of the way their music is produced. They’ve released 4 albums (with their latest this month), and 8 EPs (half of them live). I just wish I could like them.

Peaches by In The Valley Below

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No video for this song.

In The Valley Below play this duet to a nice melodious groove.

Another band I don’t know much about. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to make a website so your fans could find out more about you! They’re not even on MySpace.