indie rock

CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
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34/41 Days

When Robert DeLong‘s name popped up on the Coachella lineup, I was nothing short of ecstatic. The track that caught my attention was “Happy” when he opened for Dillon Francis a year ago. Since then, he’s been making waves across the entire music industry, which is no surprise considering his incredible musical talent. His debut album Just Movement has been receiving a lot of attention since it came out in early February. Every song on the album is different – which is refreshing. He mixes melodic pop/dance with driving electronic beats that are guaranteed to get you going. Especially live, but I’ll get to that. Even more spectacular and unique are the existentially spiritual musings; which, unexpectedly, blend perfectly within each song.

 

Robert DeLong – Happy

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CoachellAltDelight brings attention to special artists that will be featured in Indio come April.
Some we love. Some we just discovered. All essential.
Click here for more from this series.
34/41 Days

When Robert DeLong‘s name popped up on the Coachella lineup, I was nothing short of ecstatic. The track that caught my attention was “Happy” when he opened for Dillon Francis a year ago. Since then, he’s been making waves across the entire music industry, which is no surprise considering his incredible musical talent. His debut album Just Movement has been receiving a lot of attention since it came out in early February. Every song on the album is different – which is refreshing. He mixes melodic pop/dance with driving electronic beats that are guaranteed to get you going. Especially live, but I’ll get to that. Even more spectacular and unique are the existentially spiritual musings; which, unexpectedly, blend perfectly within each song.

 

Robert DeLong – Happy

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Fort-Lean

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Fort Lean is five straggly looking dudes from Brooklyn. The frontman is what Taylor Swift would look like on steroids, I think. But I digress. Their music is a truly delightful blend of jangly rock and roll–reminiscent of The Walkmen and Young the Giant–with subtle beach-rock flourishes. I can never get enough of bands like this on my iPod. They’ve released two EPs a single to date. Their most recent release, Change Your Name, was released late last year. Four tracks short, its dreamy and idyllic. It’s sun kissed and yearning and bittersweet, but everso catchy. This is escapist pop-rock, if that’s a thing. Now it is. They’ve clearly mastered a sound, a sunny and feel-good one at that, that is more than likely to garner them some blogosphere attention. Fingers crossed for a full-length album in the next year.

Fort Lean – Beach Holiday

Fort Lean – Dreams (Never Come True)

Fort Lean – Perfect

If Surfer Blood got really drunk and had a one-night stand with the Libertines and the Libertines got knocked up that mangy bastard child would be Jersey-based indie punk rock outfit Boxed Wine. Or at least that’s the first thing that comes to mind while listening to their debut EP. The catchy riffs and pop beats are certainly reminiscent of the aforementioned English rock mother and the nasally vocals kinda sorta similar to the Florida beach rock father. Their simply composed garage beats give them a classic indie rock edge. No fluff and few flourishes. I can dig it. Five short tracks long, the EP is lighthearted, fun and carefree.

Download it for free. Right here

Feral

Summer Wine

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If Surfer Blood got really drunk and had a one-night stand with the Libertines and the Libertines got knocked up that mangy bastard child would be Jersey-based indie punk rock outfit Boxed Wine. Or at least that’s the first thing that comes to mind while listening to their debut EP. The catchy riffs and pop beats are certainly reminiscent of the aforementioned English rock mother and the nasally vocals kinda sorta similar to the Florida beach rock father. Their simply composed garage beats give them a classic indie rock edge. No fluff and few flourishes. I can dig it. Five short tracks long, the EP is lighthearted, fun and carefree.

Download it for free. Right here

Feral

Summer Wine

Indie rock quartet Atlas Genius are three Australian brothers and an English dude. They just released their debut EP in the US this summer. Three delicious tracks long, Through the Glass is sure to earn them an international following. Its laid back guitar driven anthems remind me of the stuff everyone knows and loves from the late ’90s-early 2000s and it’s no surprise either, considering they’ve cited their main influences to be The Police, Beck and Death Cab For Cutie. Turn it on and turn it up, these guys are bound to reach your favorites list.

Pick up Through the Glass here

Trojans

Trojans (Acoustic)

Backseat (Goldroom Remix)

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Indie rock quartet Atlas Genius are three Australian brothers and an English dude. They just released their debut EP in the US this summer. Three delicious tracks long, Through the Glass is sure to earn them an international following. Its laid back guitar driven anthems remind me of the stuff everyone knows and loves from the late ’90s-early 2000s and it’s no surprise either, considering they’ve cited their main influences to be The Police, Beck and Death Cab For Cutie. Turn it on and turn it up, these guys are bound to reach your favorites list.

Pick up Through the Glass here

Trojans

Trojans (Acoustic)

Backseat (Goldroom Remix)

Scottish indie rokkers Frightened Rabbit, have released the video for the title track of their upcoming EP “State Hospital.” The video tells a rather depressing story and while the song isn’t exactly oozing with sunshine, there is something refreshing and optimistic about it. That could have to do with the repetition of “All is not lost” at the end. See what you think.

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Scottish indie rokkers Frightened Rabbit, have released the video for the title track of their upcoming EP “State Hospital.” The video tells a rather depressing story and while the song isn’t exactly oozing with sunshine, there is something refreshing and optimistic about it. That could have to do with the repetition of “All is not lost” at the end. See what you think.

Somehow this song managed to slip by me unnoticed but it’s a choon^98572948735028374. I love it.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, folks. Be Safe.

I Dunno

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Somehow this song managed to slip by me unnoticed but it’s a choon^98572948735028374. I love it.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, folks. Be Safe.

I Dunno

spoon

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It could be completely inappropriate to toss Spoon in the “throwback” category because they were a huge game changer on the indie front and as far as I’m concerned, they are timeless. They are an absolute essential; I still find a way to sneak a Spoon song onto most CDs I make even now. Truth be told, I’ll probably raise my kids on their music. Seven really strong albums, I find it pretty difficult to argue with anything they’ve released. Their 1998 release “A Series of Sneaks” makes its way onto our throwback post today because somehow this album, in my opinion, managed to go by relatively unnoticed, which is odd to me because it is genius. It shouldn’t have been so easy to overlook or to forget about. Regardless of where this album stands in your heart or if you’ve even heard of it all, it is one that should be recalled. Here’s to old memories and new ones and everything in between.

The Minor Tough

Reservations

No You’re Not

Advance Cassette

The Agony of Laffitte

Xtra Throbax

You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb

Eddie’s Ragga