Archive for April, 2009

The Monument

The Monument

The Monument are an indie quartet from Sweden whose energetic beats, off-kilter vocals, galloping bass, and moody synths bring to mind Interpol, The National, The Cure, and Arcade Fire.

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The Maccabees

The Maccabees

The Maccabees are an indie rock outfit from Brighton whose art-pop hooks, jangly guitar, and brooding bass lines will certainly please fans of Arcade Fire, Editors, and White Lies.

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Tenek

Tenek

Already being cited as one of this year’s most vibrant and infectious electronic acts, Tenek make classic electronica fused with a contemporary twist. If you grew up listening to synthpop pioneers The Human League and Depeche Mode or you prefer dancing to the beats of Cicada and Mesh, give them a listen.

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The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre’s captivating hybrid of ’80s electronica and aggressive guitars is curiously fused with a cinematic quality of melodic progressions. Elements of children’s fiction and adult fantasy are combined with driving guitar hooks and sinful vocals to create a “post-retro” sound.

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Indie Disco #123

Indie Disco #123

Indie Disco is a podcast filled with two hours’ worth of indie rock / post-punk / shoegaze / electronic dance music. This instalment features 32 songs by Love-fine, The Horrors, Annakin, Monozid, Dorcel, and lots of other exciting bands.

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Under The Covers #7

Marilyn Manson

Today’s Depeche Mode covers are by Marilyn Manson, Marsheaux, and Kristy Thirsk.

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Heaven In My Sombre World

Bynar - Heaven In My Sombre World

Heaven In My Sombre World is a chill-out mashup sampling David Guetta, UNKLE, and Tenek.

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Repeater

Repeater

They may be called Repeater, but the Long Beach, CA based band replicates no other. Their music is a combination of heartfelt vocals, art-rock guitars, pounding drums, and lush keyboards that will strike a chord with fans of Interpol and Editors.

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Gran Ronde

Gran Ronde

Gran Ronde’s sound combines mesmerising guitar riffs, reverb choruses, and foot stomping beats that will undoubtedly fill with joy fans of Interpol, The Killers, The Bravery, Bloc Party, Editors, and White Lies.

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He Thought Of Cars

He Thought Of Cars - A Tribute To J. G. Ballard

He Thought Of Cars is a compilation of 30 tracks inspired by the works of J. G. Ballard, one of the greatest visionaries of the 20th century. Featured bands include Joy Division, Radiohead, Suede, Blur, and Nine Inch Nails.

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