An aged piano, weathered by time, brings in the track that was the highlight of my day. Then Tim's soft and haunting vocals came in, building up to a chorus with fluttering flute and ethereal back-up vocals by Zoe. This song may have moistened my eyes.
In my defense, I was running on a little less sleep than I should.
If you like: The Paper Kites, The Griswold's, Jungle Cats, Indie Summertime Pop.
Amason's "Went to War" has become an instant obsession here at the Trendsetters homeland. How many times can you repeat a song without it becoming unhealthy for your mental health? I am not sure, but I am certain I am getting pretty close with this minimal/ beautiful/ catchy/ ambient tune.
Artists Similar to Amason: Miike Snow, Dungen, Idiot Wind, Little Majorette, Powers, LEAGUES, Indie Minimal Rock
The Pixies' "Where is My Mind" is a classic and a indie rock cornerstone. But do we really realize what kind of impact a song like that has? Explore it's far reaches and expand your boarders by listening to it's covers in a wide array of genres.
Including covers by - Total Warr - Hunter Hunted - Maxence Cyrin - Placebo - And More!
Their smallish (2,000 listeners on Last fm.) fanbase is despite their demi-godlike ability to produce indie/roots/revival rock/progressive folk masterpieces. Leveraging an undeniable and supernaturally catchy beat in every tune, Chris Henderson's incredibly warm voice, the occational harmonica solo (thanks to Craig Struble), and a knack for modernizing the stomping good aspects of hoedown roots music, Bronze Radio Return is on my list of top 10 undescovered bands.
Similiar to: Branches, American Authors, Oh Hellos, The Last Bison, Air Traffic Controller Indie Progressive Folk/Roots/Rock
American Authors - Trouble, is a tasty teaser off their new album, "Oh What a Life." It's broader, a little toned down and chalk full of AA goodness. Read the Soundbite for a short bio and the release date for their new album
If you Like: Young the Giant, The Naked and Famous, Bad Suns, Man on Earth, Indie Rock
A true testament to Denny's songsmithing, "Burn Out" lives closer to the edge than his previous work. It is a blend of creative song-work, grimier bass, spacey alternative production techniques, organic sliding guitar riffs and his clear and ear-pleasing vocals. Read More by checking out the entire Soundbite!
If you like: Pigeon, Smallpools, General Ghost, Snow Patrol, Andrew Belle, Indie Alternative Pop.