Indie Bands You Should Know

Indie Bands You Should Know About: The 1975

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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted on this website. I gotta tell you YGM: it feels damn good to be back. Today I’m gonna reprise the “Indie Bands You Should Know About” segment of the site (which hasn’t really been used recently). Now I’m sure many of you lovely readers are thinking to…

Up & Coming: Old Best Friend

I first heard Old Best Friend a couple of days ago when I saw Mike Comite open up for Company of Thieves and Von Grey at Highline Ballroom. Comite is originally from Boston, and is now living in Brooklyn just writing and performing music. Old Best Friend performed an amazing and memorable set, to the…

Indie Bands You Should Know: Kevin Devine

Technically, Kevin Devine is not an indie band so much as a singer-songwriter. You’re all gonna have to forgive me though, seeing as the segment is called “Indie Bands You Should Know.” I first heard of Kevin Devine as a member of Bad Books, an indie supergroup that he is a member of along with…

Indie Bands You Should Know: The Lonely Forest

First off, I’d like to apologize, because I haven’t posted in forever, and I’m promising now to get back into the swing of things. That being said, I’m going to do you all a favor today. I’m going to introduce you to one of the most promising indie bands I’ve ever heard: The Lonely Forest.…

Indie Bands You Should Know: TV On The Radio

Hailing from Brooklyn, TV On The Radio is an electronic-influenced, experimental indie-rock band that released their first studio album, Desperate Youths, Bloodthirsty Babes, in 2004. In addition to good album reviews, the album’s single “Staring At The Sun” gained them a lot of press. The follow-up, Return To Cookie Mountain, contains my personal favorite TVOTR song,…

Indie Bands You Should Know: Japandroids

Truth be told, I’m a punk rocker at heart. I’m also a devoted indie listener. So when I discovered the song “Young Hearts Spark Fire” by Japandroids on Pitchfork a year or so back, I knew I was in love. In April, Rolling Stone recommended readers to listen to their new single “The House That…

Indie Bands You Should Know: GROUPLOVE

I hear a lot of different Indie bands with catchy songs on the radio, and every time I hear one I like to give their whole album a listen. It is very rare that one of those bands has a listenable album all the way through; GroupLove is an extreme exception. Not only is their…

Indie Bands You Should Know: Company Of Thieves

A couple of days ago, on the 12th, I went to see a Jack’s Mannequin show in Huntington. One of the opening bands was the Chicago-based Company Of Thieves. I had never heard of them before that night, so I had no expectations (except that I was hoping that they would live up to their…

Indie Bands You Should Know: The Airborne Toxic Event

The Airborne Toxic Event is an incredibly talented indie rock band from Los Angeles, California, consisting of Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboard), Daren Taylor (drums), Noah Harmon (bass), Steven Chen (guitar), and Mike Jollett (main vocals, guitar). The Airborne Toxic Event began in 2006 when Mike Jollett began writing songs following one intensely traumatic week in…

Indie Bands You Should Know: Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra is an AMAZING rock band that doesn’t get anything close to the recognition they deserve. Manchester Orchestra was formed in Atlanta in 2005, consisting of Andy Hull (lead vocals, guitar), Robert Mcdowell (lead guitar), Chris Freeman (keyboard), Jonathan Corley (bass guitar), and Tim Very (drummer). They’ve released 3 albums; I’m Like A Virgin…