Sometimes you just feel like dancing alone in your living room.
After the unfortunate demise of my favourite alternative indie radio station, woxy.com, I have had to go searching for new music on my own. There are a lot of online indie and alt-rock radio stations out there, and there is also a lot of crap indie and alt-rock music. This means that quality output can be a challenge, and so far I haven’t found another station that I can enjoy with consistency. So in the meantime, out I go, into the scores of indie playlists, searching for something, anything, worth listening to.
This list is kind of like when all the dark winter clothes come into stores while it’s still summer. Most of these tracks are not exactly bright and peppy, but hopefully classics you can wear all season?
Where I’m Going – Cut Copy (beach boys-y)
Revival – Deer Hunter
Boyfriend – Best Coast (As catchy as it is needy)
Baltimore – Tennis
Heart to Tell – The Love Language
Computer Magic – Electronic Fences (sounds like the title)
Solid Ground – Maps & Atlases (this will be a good movie soundtrack song)
The Happy Mondays – Innocence Mission (downy alert)
I Heart California – Admiral Radley
Fol Chen – The Holograms (I kinda really like the music video)
Belong – Washed out
Night & Day – Chief (Every guy in this band has longer hair than me)
Forget Me Not – Thieves Like Us
Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill (If cheerleaders had a band, but not annoying)
What My Life Could Have Been – A Classic Education
Younger Us – Japandroids (The closest I’ll ever come to enjoying whiney punk rock)
Lying Around – Magic Bullets (The Clash-y)
Youth – Beach Fossils
Bushwick Blues – Delta Spirit
Heaven and Earth – Blitzen Trapper (Fleet Fox-y-ish)
Sweetest Kill – Broken Social Scene