Tag Archives: Alternative/Rock

[Acoustic Session] Passion Pit + Yeah Yeah Yeah + Metric + Wale + Pixie Lott + Fanfarlo


Ahh the always dreaded Mondays with everyone going back to work/school. Here are a couple of tracks to soften you up and make you feel a little more alive.

Yeah Yeah Yeah – Maps


yeah-yeah-yeahWale Diary Acoustic – Prod The Sleepwalkers


Pixie Lott – Use-Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover)


Metric – Help I’m Alive

’Help I’m Alive’

Fanfarlo – Drowning Men

’14 – drowning men (acoustic version).mp3′
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[Fresh] The Temper Trap 'Fader' Releasing January 4th 2010 + (Adam Freeland Remix)

The Music Ninja is a big fan of The Temper Trap and we are excited for ‘Fader’ the latest single from these Aussies.

Many of the remixes we have listen of Temper Trap songs usually go over the top, however Adam Freeland keeps it very disco while still not letting go of the hard electronic melodies. NoisePorn said it best “It’s a nice blend of feel goodery, tossed around with some grindy electro leads and some great backing synths and vocal echoes.”

The Temper Trap- Fader (Adam Freeland Mix)

’the tempertrap – Fader (Adam Freeland Mix).mp3′
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Looking Back: Non-2009 Experimental/Pop/Indie Songs Playlist Vol.1


Revisiting some of the classics 5-star songs from my iPod. It was the discover of these songs that really got me into experimental, indie music. With so many music blogs doing 2009 lists.. thought the opposite would be more entertaining and maybe give light to a few overlooked songs in the past.

French indie outfit Hey Hey My My is Julien Garnier and Julien Gaulier. Forming in early 2005, the duo both write and compose folk/country glossed pop songs similar to Nick Drake, Frank Black, Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash or Brian Wilson.
Hey Hey My My – Merryland


Melvern Taylor writes songs and plays the ukulele. He is backed up by his Fabulous Meltones. Together they make records and play shows.Once upon a time, people like the Everly Brothers, Carole King and Sam Cooke made pop songs—timeless, accessible and instantly familiar music.
Melvern Taylor – Angel On My Shoulder


Si Schroeder is a six-foot hairy male who makes ‘music’. This ‘music’ has generally sounded like the combined contents of his record collection (mostly classic sixties pop, scratchy old ethnic recordings and the odd bleep or two), on top of which he layers ruminative, whispered vocals about the tough times we all live in and go through. – lastfm
Si Schroeder – Lavendermist

’02 Si Schroeder – Lavendermist.mp3′

Experimentally electronic indie glitch pop is just a few labels to describe the music behind Amsterdams Rutger Hoedemaekers and his project About. And while About’s composed style of singing has you sitting down to think things over, the overpowering arrangement will hurt you if you do. Imagine tasting a stew that smells so good and ending up burning your tongue.
About – Think Niles Drink


BC Camplight is Brian Christinzio, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the track Office Down is from his second album Blink of a Nihilist. A very orchestrated song with accompanying choruses and electronic melodies.
B.C. Camplight – Officer Down


Dntel is the solo project of Jimmy Tamborello, an electronic musician/producer thats collaborated for Figurine and The Postal Service. ntel released his full-length album Life Is Full Of Possibilities in 2001. dumbluckThe sound of Dumb Luck is a less glitch-oriented and more electroacoustic sound than more of his earlier work, with tracks like “To a Fault” and “Dreams,” although electronics are the primary source for such songs as “Dumb Luck” and “Natural Resources”. The songs recorded on this album were recorded between the years 2002-07.
Dntel – dumb luck

’dntel – dumb luck.mp3′
Dntel – Roll On

El Perro del Mar is the solo project of singer/songwriter Sarah Assbring from Gothenburg, Sweden. Her music could be described as melancholic lo-fi pop.
El Perro del Mar – God Knows (You Gotta Give To Get)

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[Upbeat] Having A Bad Day? Cheer up!


Woke up early today, which only means I was cranky and already having a bad day. Luckily for me I found this song on my Inbox and it completely turned the day around. Hope it does the same to you!

Enjoy the cover by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra)of Mr Blue Sky by The Spinto Band.

The Spinto Band- Mr Blue Sky (ELO cover)

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[Fresh] Cold War Kids - Audience of One


Cold War Kids are back on the map and plan to be releasing a four song EP this January entitled Behave Yourself, including the song Audience of One.

Cold War Kids are an American indie rock band from Whittier, California. Here are a couple of our favorite singles from them that date back to 2006 from their EP’s We Used to Vacation and Up in Rags and later released in their album Robbers & Cowards


Cold War Kids - Audience of One


Cold War Kids -We Used To Vacation


Cold War Kids – Saint John

’06 Saint John.mp3′



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[Quickie] Beat! Beat! Beat! – Fireworks


Beat! Beat! Beat! are a four member band from Germany whose preference include playing Super Smash Bros, fast food and completely extravagant house parties to share. From their EP Stars comes a fun, cheerful song full of pop titled Fireworks. Although Summer days are over, this song is sure to make you party like one.

Beat! Beat! Beat! – Fireworks



via [NME]

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[Video] Sea Wolf – Wicked Blood

Sea Wolf is a band led by Alex Brown Church, an indie rock musician based in Los Angeles, California.
On September 22, 2009, Sea Wolf’s sophomore album, White Water, White Bloom was released by Dangerbird Records.

Sea Wolf – Wicked Blood

’sea wolf Wicked Blood.mp3′


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