Dec 4, 2010


I'm sure many of you have heard of Phoenix. Their song "1901" gets played on the radio frequently. If you don't know who they are, they're a band from France. They took off with the release of their album titled "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenux" released in 2009. My favorite song off the album is "Fences."


I'm sure most of you are familiar with Zooey Deschanel and her musical project She & Him. Deschanel is one half of S&H alongside M. Ward. I had heard of S&H but never really got into them until the day my co-worker started singing along to "Thieves," and I instantly became hooked.

Nov 28, 2010

Darling, please come home

Math and Physics Club is a band from Seattle, Washington consisting of three members. They formed in 2004 and recently released their first full-length album in June titled "I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do." This song is off their self-titled LP from 2006.

I didn't see it coming

Belle & Sebastian is a band from Glasgow, Scotland (UK). They're a fairly large band consisting of seven members. This song is called "I didn't see it coming" and it is off their latest album titled "Write about Love" released last month (October)after their five year hiatus.

Nov 16, 2010

West Coast

This song is called "West Coast" and it is by Actor/Musician Jason Schwartzman who created Coconut Records, his solo project, in 2006. Before Coconut Records, Schwartzman was the drummer for Phantom Planet. This song is off his first album titled "Nighttiming."

Nov 11, 2010


Say Hi hails from Seattle. They were originally called Say Hi To Your Mom. The reason for the name change? Singer Eric Elbogen said it was simply time for a change. This song is titled "Maurine" and it's off their latest album "Oohs & Aahs."


Shout Out Louds are indie rock band from Stockholm, Sweden. The song below is titled "Impossible" and it's off their album titled "Our Ill Willis." This album is different from their previous albums in that they had an indie pop feel and this one has more of a new wave influence. Their song "Please, Please, Please" is more indie pop if you want to check that out.

Nov 4, 2010


Here's a song by Tegan and Sara from their latest album titled "Sainthood." The embed code was disabled for their actual music video, so if you'd like to watch it click here: Tegan and Sara-"Hell"


Chris Mansfield, who goes by the moniker Fences, hails from Seattle. He recently released his first self-titled album, Fences, in September. His album has a mellow, acoustic vibe, and was co-produced by Sara Quin from Tegan and Sara. If you're not familiar with them, my next post will be a video of theirs :)

Oct 28, 2010

Singing to the Earth

How can I describe Apollo Sunshine? "an experimental collage, bouncing between art school rock, guitar-heavy psychedelia and keyboard hippiedom"...i think they got it right.

Next Time Around

This song is by a band called Little Joy. They're a fairly new band (formed in 2007). For those of you who like The Strokes, the drummer, Fabrizio Moretti is in this band, although their sound is nothing like The Strokes. It has a laid-back, beachy feel to it.

Oct 24, 2010

Gimme Sympathy

This song is called "Gimme Sympathy" by Metric, and it is off their latest album titled "Fantasies." The embed code for this video was disabled, so click the link to watch the video: Metric--"Gimme Sympathy"

Oct 23, 2010

Boy Boy

This song is called "Boy Boy" and it's by a singer named Lissy Trullie. The song is off her EP titled "Self Taught Learner" which was released last year in February.

Oct 17, 2010

I'm a Realist

The Cribs are also an indie rock band from the UK. The song below is titled "I'm a Realist" and it is off their album "Men's needs, Women's needs, Whatever" released in 2007. Their guitarist, Johnny Marr, is a former member of The Smiths.

Hard to Beat

Hard-Fi is an indie rock band from the UK. They got their start in 2003 and released their first album titled "Stars of CCTW" in the summer of 2005. The song below is called "Hard to Beat."

Oct 7, 2010

ACL Festival

I so wish I lived in Texas right about now just so I could go to the ACL Music Festival. The lineup is amazing!
Here's a song from one of the bands on the lineup, Band of Horses, called "The Funeral." It's off their album titled "Everything All the Time" released in 2006.

Young Adult Friction

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is an indie pop band from New York City. They're a relatively new band (formed in 2007) who released their first self-titled album last year in February. The song below is titled "Young Adult Friction."

Sep 30, 2010

I Get Around

Dragonette is a newwave/synthpop/electropop band hailing from Toronto, Canada. The song in the video below is titled "I Get Around." This is not the original song, but a remix. If you'd like to listen to the original song click here: "I Get Around" although I think the remix is much better :)

Save Your Scissors

City and Colour is the solo project of Dallas Green who is the singer of Alexisonfire. The song below is titled "Save your Scissors" off Green's album titled "Bring Me Your Love" released in 2008.

If you're interested in watching the official video click here: "Save Your Scissors"

Sep 22, 2010


Mew is a Danish experimental "dream-pop" trio. They describe their sound as "arrangements of overlapping, unexpected harmonies and sugary heaven-bound vocals..." The song in the video below is called "Special" which is off their fourth album titled "And The Glass Handed Kites."

The Re-arranger

This next band is an American husband-and-wife indie pop duo who go by the name "Mates of State." They've been around since 1997, but have just recently become more well-known. The song below is called "Re-arranger" and it's off of their fifth album titled "Re-arrange Us."

Sep 15, 2010

Heavyweight Champion

For those of you who didn't enjoy the last song--maybe because it was too slow, etc.--here's a song that's completely different. Unlike the last song, this one is upbeat and has more of a dance feel. It's called "Heavyweight Champion of the World" by a band named Reverend and The Makers. This indie pop band hails from the UK. The song is off their first album titled "The State of Things."

Sep 11, 2010


 As you can tell by the name of my blog, this blog will be about music. Each week I will introduce you to a new band and post a YouTube video of one of my favorite songs of theirs. The purpose of this is to introduce you all to "non-mainstream" music; music that you wouldn't hear on the radio, "top 40," etc.
The first band I will be featuring is Guster. They are an American acoustic-pop band that formed in 1991. My favorite song of theirs is "Satellite" which is off their 2006 album "Ganging up on the Sun." Another mention-worthy song off this album is "The Captain. Hope you enjoy! :)

Embedding was disabled for this video, so click the link to watch the video: Guster--Satellite (video)