After the Fireworks
Hailing from my alma mater, University of Redland's Johnston Center, Hockey is well-studied in the construction of dance-worthy electropop.
Favorite tracks: Wild Style, Explorer
El Ten Eleven
s This compilation of remixes further enhances the groove-oriented instrumentals of the post-rock duo.
Favorite tracks: Birth [Three Winters Remix], Transitions [Kristian Dunn Remix]
Ministry of Love
Shoegaze. Influenced by Japanese culture, IO Echo creates sweet synth pop on a grand atmospheric scale. A visceral experience, for sure.
Favorite tracks: Shanghai Girls, Ecstacy Ghost
Ultramarine is dancey dream-pop with a lot of feeling. The chilly synths and McCandless' warm vocals combine to make this album a good, sweet-tinged soundtrack for long, pensive drives.
Favorite tracks: Pretty Boy, New Summer
Alternative/Pop. Youth is light-hearted, foot-tapping, sing-along fun. Great album for roadtrips & Spring time.
Favorite tracks: Thunder Clatter, Jonti 2
An energizing electro album packed with with R&B influences, distant beats, beautiful instrumentals, and silky voiced female singers. Be on the lookout for this Aussie producer - he's got star potential.
Favorite tracks: On Top, Sleepless 2
Shoegaze rock. Hamilton's voice is sweet, haunting, and incredibly alluring.
Favorite tracks: Dark Age, Sore Eyes
The Portland-based indie-electro trio is back with yet another album packed with feel-good music that will make you want to dance.
Favorite tracks: While I'm Alive, Sazed
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
We the Common
Track after track of sweet indie-folk fun that will make you want to get down and bop around.
Favorite tracks: We the Common, City, Holly Roller
In Media Rez
A Sea Es
A Sea Es
Fingertips Of The Silversmith
Rock with a hint of Indie. Yet another album where women forces men to find refuge in singing & playing. Nice intros, good lyrics.
Favorite tracks: Your True North
Kris Orlowski & Andrew Joslyn
Pieces We Are
I'd actually call them "classical indie rock" but that wouldn't be enough for the beauty of their symphonic (almost) intros. Finally some indie music I'd actually sit down and listen.
Favorite tracks: All My People Go
Indie alt rock band, excellent vocalist.
60's inspired music from 2012. Psychedelic grooves abound.
Favorite tracks: So So So, Springtime In Tangier
The Best Things In Life Aren't Things
Funky electronica from across the big pond. Dance/chill for hours. Weird dynamic, I know.
Favorite tracks: Sync Estate, Teach Yourself Braille
The self-titled debut from Reptile Youth has not shortage of catchy, foot tapping tunes. Hailing from Denmark, Reptile Youth has no shortage of catchy, foot tapping tunes on their self-titled debut. This album has been in heavy rotation on my iPod for the past week.
Favorite tracks: A Flash in the Forest, Shooting Up Sunshine