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Top Indie Rock Releases for June 2015, Part 2 – Of Monsters and Men, Wolf Alice, Neil Young, Sharon Van Etten, Son Lux, Mates of State

If you missed Part One of the Top Indie Rock Releases for June, check it out. In this, Part 2, Of Monsters and Men’s single, “Crystals,” from the new drop, Beneath The Skin, kicks off this second part of the Top Indie Rock Releases for June 2015. Plus, Wolf Alice’s debut album, My Love Is [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Top Indie Rock Releases for June 2015, V1 – The Darkness, Daughn Gibson, Eternal Summers, Joanna Gruesome, SSLYBY, Girlpool

June has already passed; and so has Fourth of July. Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a good time to kick back and spin the top tracks of June from albums that officially dropped during the month. This is the first of a multi-part series. This edition features awesome singles from The Darkness, [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Fourth of July Playlist – Galaxie 500, Animal Collective, Neil Young, Violent Femmes, The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Pavement, Wavves

It’s time to party the country’s independence with this Spotify playlist. Fire it up! Or check out these popular playlists – Fourth of July Playlist Mix, Vol. I and Vol. II – from the past – perfect for your outdoor or indoor party. Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

5 New DIY Debuts You’ve Gotta Hear, Vol. II – The Irenes, Max Kala, Common Man, The Begowatts, Empire of Gold

The first installment of 5 New DIY Debuts You’ve Gotta Hear was wildly popular, so it only made sense to create another installment for this new series. Here are five recent DIY debut EPs and LPs from bands you’ve probably never heard of before that deserve more attention. You can stream all ten tracks – [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Dead Kennedy’s Singer Ron ‘Skip’ Greer Joins Brooklyn Indie Rock Band Lightouts

[zbplayer] The Brooklyn DIY rock band, Lightouts, recently dropped a new set of singles, featuring the band’s new vocalist, Ron Ron ‘Skip’ Greer, lead singer of the legendary punk rock band Dead Kennedys. Since the last time we featured the band, Lightouts has performed live in the studios of the well regarded Seattle radio station [...]Show More Summary

Top Indie Rock Releases, May 2015 – Best Coast, Tallest Man on Earth, Thee Oh Sees, Hot Chip, The Vaccines, Patrick Watson

The month of May was a blockbuster month for new releases. In fact, there were so many great releases that it took us longer to listen to them all and sort them out. This playlist features dozens and dozens of lead singles from new albums officially dropped during May – so if you missed any [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New DIY Music of 2015, Vol. V – Astronaut Project, The Stereophones, Mittenfields, Young Scum, Staffords, Sea Ghost

Today drops the fifth installment of the wildly popular DIY series, Best New DIY Music of 2015. Obviously, many of our readers/listenersl want to hear more talented and promising unsigned bands that are currently under the radar (but shouldn’t be). We’ll keep delivering them because there are so many awesome bands that usually do not [...]Show More Summary

New Indie Singles from Clox, The Verigolds, My Empire of Sound, and Geometrist

The New York indie rock trio, Clox, traces back to 2009 when two friends, Denis Orynbekov (guitar, lead vocals) and Ruslan Baimurzin (drums), moved from Kazakhstan to New York in pursuit of a dream. Soon after, they were joined by mutual friend and bassist, Igor Reznik, and thus the trio was complete. Over the [...]

Artist of the Week – The Hot Dark

[zbplayer] The Hot Dark is a collaborative post new wave jazz rock dance sextet (there’s a mouthful) from northern California whose uptempo, sprawling and diversely crafted songs have a way of pulling music lovers into their potions of vocals and instruments to listen more closely. Nearly two years since we first featured the band, The [...]Show More Summary

5 New DIY Debuts You’ve Gotta Hear- Tigers In The Sky, GRRL PAL, The Citie, Stereo Twins, Three Witches

The spring of 2015 is certainly revealing a stream of exciting and promising new DIY artists and bands. Recent posts like Best New DIY Music of 2015, Best New Album Releases, Artist of the Week, among others, present dozens of songs and albums to listen to and artists and bands to watch. In this first [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Artist of the Week – Sol Cat

Since their formation in 2012, the suave Nashville pop groove band with the cool name, Sol Cat, has built up a regional following in their home state of Tennessee and bordering states. But next month, the band, which has toured with The Weeks, Reptar, Rubble Bucket and Turbo Fruits, among others, will play their biggest [...]Show More Summary

Best New DIY Music of 2015, Vol. IV – The Wild Young Hearts, Starar, Ness, Ordinary Van, The Mondanes, Aether Street, Maven

There are all kinds of artists and bands, from all around the world and every time of genre, represented in our picks of the best DIY drops so far in 2015. You can see and hear that by listening to three already published profile playlists of the Best New DIY Music of 2015. The genres [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

5 That Rock!, Vol. IX – Birth of Joy, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, A Victim of Society, Mary Goes Wild, BRUCE!

If you love rock and roll, don’t worry: it’s not dead despite what the cynics may say. For those of you who have followed IRC for all these years, you know we love hard-hitting, riff-heavy, and head-banging rock. It’s amazing how many DIY and under-the-radar bad ass rock bands there are that don’t get the [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New Album Releases, April 2015 – Toro Y Moi, Sufjan Stevens, Twin Shadow, Modest Mouse, Lord Huron, Villagers, Lower Dens

During the past month there have been quite a few awesome album releases from popular and signed indie rock artists and bands, including Toro Y Moi, Sufjan Stevens, Twin Shadow, Death Cab For Cutie, Bjork, The Cribs, Modest Mouse, Lord Huron, Waxachtchee, The Mountain Goats, Villagers, Lower Dens, Reptar, Brian Wilson, Josh Rouse, East Indian [...]Show More Summary

Artist of the Week – Fairchild

[zbplayer] Hailing from the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia, indie dance pop band, Fairchild has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years beyond the shores of Australia to the shores of England and North America. It all started with the release of their debut EP, Burning Feet, which was making the [...]

Led Zeppelin Tribute Album Celebrates 40th Anniversary of ‘Physical Graffiti’

In celebration of Led Zeppelin‘s 40th anniversary since the drop of their ground-breaking album, Physical Graffiti, England’s MOJO Magazine curated a dozen contemporary and indie/alt. rock musicians to record cover songs from the rock gods’ 1975 masterpiece. The Zep covers CD, Physical Graffiti Redrawn, was available exclusively in the UK editions of MOJO for the [...]Show More Summary

IRC’s Top Vinyls for Record Store Day 2015 – Metallica, The Kinks, Black Keys, REM, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Interpol, Bowie

The news this week that digital downloads surpassed CD sales for the first time serves as a reminder to all that digital is the way of the future. Yet, a big challenge to digital is, increasingly, vinyl. In fact, Nielsen SoundScan reported that more than 9.2 million vinyl albums were sold in 2014 (up 52% [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

Best New DIY Music of 2015, Vol. III – Pet Politics, BCT, Lascaux, Babbling April, Forensics, VMPG, Fringes, Dan Zdilla, No Body

It’s already the first week of April and the DIY releases are piling up. So far, we’ve released two installments of the Best New DIY Music of 2015, and they’ve been a huge hit with our listeners, subscribers and other music lovers around the globe, accumulating tens of thousands of page views and hundreds of [...] Read more, get songs or stream the entire mix on Indie Rock Cafe

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

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