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Artist of the Week – Pseudonym

[zbplayer] San Francisco musician Paul Desjarlais, aka, Pseudonym, sort of lives in an imaginary world, and has done so as far back as 1995, according to his own autobiographical details. Desjarlais, and the “other imaginary band members that pretty much live in my head,” has made his mark on indie pop over the past 20 [...]Show More Summary

Best New Album Releases, March 2015 – Purity Ring, Lady Lamb, Moon Duo, of Montreal, Fences, Gateway Drugs, Tigercats

March releases from popular, signed, and on-the-radar artists and bands have been combed through carefully to present only the best. In case you have missed any of the top singles from new releases dropped this month, we’ve assembled the first half of the month (the second half coming soon) in detail for you below, featuring [...]Show More Summary

Best New DIY Music of 2015, Vol. II – Empire Machines, Silas Fermoy, Voir Voir, ONFIILM, Modern Chair, Them Bruins, Disco Fiasco

This second installment of the Best New DIY of 2015 features a wide diversity of unsigned artists and bands with brand new singles, EPs and albums out now that you’re not likely to hear anywhere else but on IRC. From Brooklyn and Austin to Brisbane and Manchester, the artists and bands in this new playlist [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Top DIY Songs & Albums of 2014, Vol. VI – William Welfare, Birds in the Airport, Rigbi, Tapes and Tubes, Mid-American, Jane of Arc

The Top DIY Songs and Albums of 2014 has been an exceptionally popular series, but soon we need to turn all of our efforts to 2015 since there is so much more than we’ve already featured that has come out, or is slated to be dropped, for this year. In the meantime enjoy this amazing [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist of the Week – Grawlix

Over the years, we are always impressed with DIY one-man bands who are able to craft, record and mix amazing songs that sound better than a lot of bands with four or five members. From Derby, England, Grawlix (pronounced ‘Graw-lix’), the one-man band helmed by musician James Machin (formerly of My Psychoanalyst), does just that. [...]Show More Summary

Best New Album Releases, February 2015, Vol. 2 – Carl Barat & The Jackals, Jose Gonzalez, Emile Haynie, The Amazing, Keith Mead

The last two weeks of February album drops features former Libertines’ frontman, Carl Barat, and his band, The Jackals, and their debut album, Let It Reign, that borrows lovingly from The Clash and throws in a couple of sweet ballads to boot. Emile Haynie teams up with a number of other artists on the album,We [...]

Top DIY Songs & Albums of 2014, Vol. V – Jack and The Ripper, Mechanical Joints, Monuments, Time Spills, Desert Killers, Kwolek

Based on the traffic, Likes, and Tweets of the previous installments of Top DIY Songs & Albums of 2014, you guys want more. As Ray Davies of The Kinks famously said in the title track from the band’s 1981 album, ‘Give The People What They Want.’ Straight up. Therefore, below is the fifth volume of [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Band of the Week – Late Cambrian

When we first heard a few songs from the Brooklyn band Late Cambrian, we knew that we were listening to one of the great new under-the-radar indie bands of the year. Beginning with the latest songs from their newest release, we eagerly listened to the band’s back catalog of enjoyable singles, brimming with glorious power [...]Show More Summary

Best New Album Releases, February 2015, Vol. I – Father John Misty, The Districts, All We Are, Olafur Arnalds, Two Gallants, Rone

The Best New Releases for the first two weeks of February 2015 - Featuring Father John Misty, The Districts, The Do, Olafur Arnalds, Two Gallants, John Carpenter, Michna, Breakfast in Fur, Thurston Moore, The Church, Butch Walker, Rone, Peace and many others. Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New DIY Music of 2015, Vol. I – Steels, Her Magic Wand, Columbia, Benskuba, Kat & The Canaries, Valley Shine

The first batch of new DIY releases for 2015 are in, and there are some terrific new singles from noteworthy new albums released by DIY bands across the U.S. and around the world. We’ll also be publishing the fifth volume of the Best DIY Releases of 2014, since there are still some not-to-miss EPs and [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Indie Rock Releases, January 2015 – Ty Segall, Panda Bear, Belle & Sebastian, Sleater-Kinney, The Dodos, POND, Twerps

It’s back by popular demand! The Best New Indie Rock Releases playlist series, featuring the top new single and album releases from well-known and signed bands, has returned with the top releases for January 2015. Stayed tune: the top DIY and small label under-the-radar releases dropped in January will be published next week. Also by [...]Show More Summary

Blizzard of 2015 Playlist Mix – Matt Pond PA, Arcade Fire, Bill Ricchini, Belle & Sebastian, Elliot Smith, Seawolf, Black Lips

The winter of 2014-2015 hasn’t seen many snow storms. But that’s not the case at this hour as a major blizzard of possibly historic proportions pummels the northeastern United States with heavy snow and high winds. One the greatest things about a blizzard is how quiet, except for the howling winds, everything gets – people [...]Show More Summary

Artist of the Week – Avindale

Avindale is an exciting El Paso indie rock band whose sound can be best described as a mix of powerful ambient guitar melodies, distinct bass lines, dynamic drum beats, and evocative vocals that draw from the band members’ diverse musical interests. Early in 2014, the band released a 7-inch containing two triumphant singles – the [...]Show More Summary

Top DIY Rock Songs & Albums of 2014, Vol. IV – Bat Zuppel, Young Creatures, The Holy Ghost Electric Show, Tupelo Honey

Considering that the recent third volume of the Top DIY Songs and Albums of 2014 was such a hit with indie rock lovers across the web, we figured it only made sense to push out the fourth installment sooner than planned. Every year, thousands of terrific singles and releases from DIY artists and bands fly [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Top DIY Rock Songs & Albums of 2014, Vol. III – North By North, Wrong Body, FEiN, Rhino House Band, Hemmit, Sam Burchfield

As with every year in the past, there were thousands of amazing, must-hear and under-the-radar indie music releases in 2014. If you’ve been following IRC, you’ve heard some of the most promising and unique, many that were not featured anywhere else online before being profiled on IRC. And, in the coming weeks, we’re going to [...]Show More Summary

New Year’s Playlist 2015 – The Walkmen, Tom Waits, Beach House, The Kinks, John Lennon, Foo Fighters, Death Cab for Cutie

A good rock mix featuring standout songs with a ‘new year’ theme is more than fitting as the world says goodbye to 2014 and welcomes 2015. The following is a collection of carefully selected tracks from the archives of indie – and classic – rock genres that are about a new beginning and leaving the [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist of the Week – Glasgow, Scotland’s Paul McLinden

From an attic in rainy Glasgow, Scotland, DIY composer/musician Paul McLinden crafts wonderfully rich and diverse musical masterpieces as evidenced by the September release of his debut album, Head Happy. We love this album – every song is a gold nugget. It’s an indie masterpiece that somehow slipped under the radar. After listening to Head [...]Show More Summary

Best Indie Rock Christmas Songs, Vol. I – Bad Religion, The Killers, YYYs, The National, Tape Deck Mt., Maps, Wavves & Best Coast

Over the years, IRC has put together the largest collection of alternative Christmas songs playlists on the web, featuring popular, and lesser-known, indie, alt rock, pop, folk and classic rock Christmas-themed songs from indie artists of the past 15 years, alternative rockers of the 90s and classic rock legends from the 60s through the 80s. [...]Show More Summary

Artist of the Week – Jet Black Sunrise

Jet Black Sunrise is a Boston-based indie band with a knack for crafting dreamy modern pop compositions that pay proper respect to the band’s musical idols, such as Death Cab, Matt Pond, Counting Crows and Coldplay. The band – consisting of Matt Cronin, Nick Fede, Jay Schneider, Matt Smith and JC Zwisle – formed in [...]Show More Summary

Flashback Tracks Mix – Kill City Cartel, Guardian Alien, Battles, Dan Friel, Grinderman, Jon Lindsay, Versus, The Budos Band

Flashback Tracks is a playlist series aimed at featuring playlist mixes of standout, genre-bending singles from both DIY and signed artists that we love from the past. Hard to believe that IRC will be 8 years old this month! First up is the track, “Miracle,” from London songwriter and vocalist Theo, aka, E-MUTE, released earlier [...]Show More Summary

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