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Best New Indie Rock Songs & Albums of February 2014, Vol. I – Asgiers, Broken Bells, Augustines, Cymbals, Gardens & Villa

The first full week of February’s best new indie rock songs and albums includes anticipated releases from well-known indie bands we’ve covered extensively over the years, like Xiu Xiu, Broken Bells, Cymbals, and Bombay Bicycle Club. Other bands and artists that we were previously less familiar with, like Water Liars and Juan Wauters, definitely made [...]Show More Summary

Best New Indie Rock Releases, Vol. II – The Album Defense, Pontiak, Gem Club, Sleepy Sun, Habibi, Doug Tuttle, Wax Fang

We are getting through them and rolling out the best new indie rock playlists after sifting through piles and piles of music submissions from every direction. As those of you who have followed us for some time know well, we cover both the best of what is considered the more well-known, even popular, indie rock [...]

Best New Indie Rock Songs and Albums, January/February, 2014 – Damien Jurado, Warpaint, Wild Cub, Hidden Cameras, Mogwai

The Best New Releases series is back and has been renamed to the Best New Indie Rock Releases to be more specific and also distinguish it from IRC’s coverage of DIY and under-the-radar artists and bands, such as the recent first volume of the Top DIY Rock Songs & Albums for January 2014, which contains [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Top DIY Rock Songs & Albums, January 2014 – The Howler Weary, The Supplement, Mark Boroff, Zach Jones, Glitch Mouth

It’s been a daunting task; over 150 (154 exactly) submissions for January alone. By the way, in some of the artist profiles, where there was a lack of information provided, we took the liberty to provide artists and bands with some basic, but essential, advice, using some of the artists we’re highlighting as an example. [...]Show More Summary

Best Songs of 2013, Vol. IV – The Unassisted, Hospital, Groupelove, Sebadoh, Cults, Best Coast, Dr. Dog, Fuzz, Glasvegas, CAVE

Since 2013 is still somewhat fresh (but fading) memory for most people, we decided to publish as part of the Best Songs of 2013 series, the last Top 10 Songs playlists of 2013. If you’re not familiar with Indie Rock Cafe’s popular Top 10 Songs playlist series, we collect the statistics on the songs published [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best Song of 2013, Vol. III – Foals, BRMC, Guards, Nick Cave, Low, Crime & The City Solution, Atoms for Peace, Iceage, Spinto Band

by Devin William Daniels While 2013 is all but a memory, we’re not quiet ready to completely let go just yet. That’s because there was so much great music from 2013 that you didn’t see on the Grammy’s (if you call that music) or that you may have missed during the course of the year. [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

5 Bands That Rock, Vol. VI – Lions for Real, Tijuana Bullfight, One High Five, BRUCE! and Atlas Complex

The Bands That Rock profile and playlist series has been one of the most popular playlist series on Indie Rock Cafe over the past couple of years. This new edition of Bands That Rock features mostly DIY bands, but all of the bands in this series do one thing the same – they rock out [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

5 Breakout Bands in 2013 – Twin Peaks, Royal Forest, Thundercat, Drift Wood Miracle, Sensual Harassment

We’ve heard some say that there were not as many breakout indie artists and bands in 2013 compared to previous years. That’s simply not true. And that’s because, as many of you know, we cover bands that most of the ‘copy-cat’ indie blogs (those that recycle the same bands and songs featured on other blogs) [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist of the Week: Grace Basement, aka, Kevin Buckley

Grace Basement is the moniker of St. Louis songwriter, singer and musician Kevin Buckley. His acoustic folk songs are heartfelt and introspective, comprised of dreamy melodies, pleasant harmonies, soft instrumentation and Buckley’s soothing...Show More Summary

Best Songs of 2013, Vol. II – Local Natives, Yo La Tengo, Wooden Hand, Pere Ubu, Gliss, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin, Lost Animal

There were so many terrific songs in 2013 that no one could blame you for still listening to them every chance you can get. Plus, 2013 is still fresh for many people. Devin William Daniels, a musician who records under the name of The Negative Sound, has written some more reviews of his favorite songs [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best Songs of 2013, Vol. I – Surfer Blood, Sigur Ros, Deerhunter, Phoenix, Kurt Vile, Wild Nothing, The National, Daft Punk, Big Deal

by Devin William Daniels As you’ve probably noticed over the past few weeks, IRC has posted playlists of the Best Songs of 2013. Musician and IRC contributor, Devin William Daniels‘s, has picked dozens of his favorite songs from the Top 10 Songs playlists of 2013 and written a series of reviews about the songs. There [...]Show More Summary

Best Songs of 2013 – Kurt Vile, Grizzly Bear, Destroyer, Wooden Shjips, Arcade Fire, Cut Copy, Shearwater, White Denim

The 2013 Year in Indie Music reviews continue with 38 of the top singles from noteworthy albums released in November. While releases for November were slim – and even more so for December, which is typical at the end of the year – there were still new albums not to miss from bands like Bright [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Song of the Day: U2?s “New Year’s Day”

New Year’s songs. This time of year always gets people talking about ‘New Year’s songs,’ and other songs with titles or stories that are about starting fresh, new beginnings, making changes, setting resolutions, and hopes, plans, wishes and dreams of better things to come in the new year. Yesterday we posted a playlist featuring a [...]Show More Summary

Best Happy New Year Rock Songs Playlist with Beach House, The Walkmen, Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy, Regina Spektor

Since it will be 2014 in a few hours in some places in the world, IRC sends best wishes for a Happy New Year to all good people around the world, and of course on this part of the globe, Americans everywhere. The following is a two-part playlist featuring songs about the New Year, new [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best Singles & Albums of October, Vol. II – The Avett Brothers, CAVE, School of Night, Polica, Best Coast, Active Child, Cults

Seems kind of strange to be publishing a playlist review of the top singles and albums of the second half of October releases now. That’s completely understandable, but we’ve been so busy with preparing Best of 2013 coverage (to be published later this month; but mostly throughout January) as well as sifting through hundreds of [...]Show More Summary

Listeners’ Favorite 25 Indie & Alt. Rock Christmas Songs – Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers

Merry Christmas everyone. IRC’s long-running indie and alternative rock Christmas songs playlists collection, dating back to 2007, had another hugely successful run during the past 30 days, topping the numbers of visits, streams, downloads, links, mentions, Likes and Tweets the collection received last year. With each holiday season during the past seven years, the popularity [...]Show More Summary

Top Debut Albums of 2013, Vol. II – DIY Artist Mild Mannered Rebel’s Stunning Debut, ‘Ear to the Sky,’ Dazzles The Senses

by Devin William Daniels The value of a given record isn’t hidden somewhere in the grooves; it emerges somewhere between the listener’s ear and the brain. It’s not a direct path. Any sound entering that space is necessarily filtered through our expectations, proclivities, and principles. But we are not judging the record itself, only the [...]Show More Summary

Top Debut Albums of 2013 – Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

At only 21 years old, Tyler Bryant has already shared the stage with rock legends like Aerosmith, Jeff Beck, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benetar, REO Speedwagon and Heart. Bryant is also featured in the award-winning film, Rock Prophecies. Bryant, a student of blues rock, joined up with talented musicians like Caleb Crosby (drums), Noah Denney (bass) [...]Show More Summary

5 Overseas DIY Bands to Watch, Vol. V – Hospital, Get Inuit, Mary Goes Wild, The Unassisted and Rascal Experience

All year, we’ve been profiling talented DIY, small label or under-the-radar artists and bands in popular features and playlists like this newest installment of DIY Bands to Watch; 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear; In Dee Mail; Artist of the Week, among others. The stacks of music submissions – the life blood of IRC’s original, often [...]Show More Summary

5 DIY Solo Artists You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. I – Davis Fetter, Bring Prudence, Ben Kernion, Tapes and Tubes, Ian Burn

Due to the popularity over the past year of the Bands You’ve Gotta Hear series, we decided to expand it to artists. Originally this feature was going to be a new installment of the One Man Band series, but a couple of these highlighted artists have had some help from other musicians, so it would [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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