This Scotsman has released 7 albums, and 2 EPs. Most of his music is reggae / triphop, slightly removed. It’s like having eggs that don’t quite taste like egg, but aren’t any better. And for that reason, except for a few of his songs, like this one, I’m just not eating it up.
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.
No video for this song, so just sing along with the lyrics.
Tegan and Sara coo a sad love song accompanied by some acoustic guitar, and bass, then switching to an angrier tone and joined by a tambourine, drums, and the rest. This is off their 4th album, So Jealous.
This Canadian duo have released 6 albums, and 5 EPs with their latest, Sainthood, receiving some radio play. Their emotionally charged music has appeared in various TV shows. Unfortunately, their new music has a more pop feel to it (I cannot stand the song, Alligator, which seems like they’ve sampled 80s band, ABC), and hopefully, this is not the direction they’re going in.
An interesting video from the perspective of Johnny LaRue‘s crane shot of the band lying on some ice. Somewhat befitting a Canadian band.
Stars continue in the baroque pop style popularized by Arcade Fire with this ditty. This song is off of their 3rd album, Set Yourself on Fire.
This Toronto (now Montreal) band (whom are made up of former Broken Social Scene members) have been nominated for a Juno under best Alternative Album 2 years in a row in 2004-05. They’ve released many albums and EPs, with their latest in 2010.
A video made to look like old 16mm home camera movies. Or maybe it was shot on 16mm. You be the judge.
The Exit are a NYC, indie-punk-reggae band, but you would never know it listening to this song. Soldier from their album Home For An Island is a simple ditty with a harmonica and acoustic guitar. More folk than anything else.
They’ve released 3 studio albums and 1 live EP. They haven’t toured or recorded in some time, but have not officially disbanded. Perhaps lead guitarist Benjamin Bronfman is too busy dating MIA from the UK.
Another stage video, but at least this one is edited well, and visually appealing.
22-20s from the UK offer up a kick-ass indie-rock song. This is from their self-titled debut album which hit number 30 in the UK charts.
After splitting up for a brief period, they’ve reformed again, releasing their second studio album in 2010, which I confess to not having heard. So perhaps someone out there who’s given it a listen can let me know what they think.
She’s released 5 albums, so far, and from what I can tell, they get edgier chronologically. So if you’re looking for something a little harder, try listening to this, which is from her latest album, eh.
The Music, an alt, indie rock band from the UK, give you a taste of their distinct style with song. It’s got a different flavour than the usual alt-rock scene, and it leaves you with a bitter-sweet taste when it’s over.
With an enigmatic name ready to kick-start an Abbott & Costello routine, The Music have released 3 albums so far, with their latest in 2008 having a more electronic feel to it. They’re currently on 4 and will probably release it sometime in 2011.