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.

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.

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.

Black Sheep by Gin Wigmore

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Gravel_and_Wine[1]A very stylized artsy-type video with Gin Wigmore showing off her femme fatale side with a very Amy Winehouse-esque tune. This is off her second album, Gravel & Wine.

This Kiwi singer has released just the 2 albums, and 3 EPs. With a very distinct voice, she won the International Songwriting Competition in 2004, and released her first EP in 2008. Her music has been featured on many TV shows, with the song below used in Orange is the New Black promos.

Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues by McLusky

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Who doesn’t like watching cats synced to music?

Mclusky offer up this energy infused masterpiece with one of the best titled songs I’ve heard in a while. This is off their second album, Mclusky Do Dallas.

I’ve only just discovered this now defunct Welsh band, after hearing a song of their’s on the TV show, One Tree Hill. They’ve four albums, three of which were released before their breakup in 2005, and all of them sated with angst-filled songs. Crank their tunes, and get ready for the original flash-mob known as the mosh pit.

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.

Poison Lips by Vitalic

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A very odd video of a Japanese girl wandering Tokyo and smearing her lipstick.

Vitalic gets everyone on the dance floor with this feet-moving song. This is from his second studio album, Flashmob.

This French electronic artist has released many singles and EPs with his latest album in 2012. Most of his music drowns in electronic mediocrity, with few songs, like the one below, that manages to float above the rest.

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.

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.