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Indie January

18 Jan

As usual, this year will bring us a large focus on indie music. Some will be from up and coming artists, some from years ago, some really good and a lot really shit, but we know to expect that. As usual, we search for a balance, between the old and the new and good and the good (we don’t really seek the bad, and we don’t have to, because we can easily find it on the Aria top 40). Here are just some picks for 2010.

Peter Bjorn and John came to us in 2006 with the hit Young Folks, which seemed all primed to be a one hit wonder, wrong, the Swedish three piece are still going strong to this day, and the song below will prove it.

Peter Bjorn & John – Nothing To Worry About

Peter Bjorn & John – Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)

Micachu of Micachu and the Shapes is a 22 year old singer, songwriter, composer from the UK best known for experimental genres of music. The band was formed in 2008, but really started making waves in 2009 with the release of Jewelery. This year should be big for them.

Micachu and the Shapes – Calculator

Micachu and the Shapes – Golden Phone

Crystal Stilts is an American indie band formed in New York City in 2003. Though you may not have known much about them back then, word is starting to spread and you should be familiar with a few of their tracks.

Crystal Stilts – Love is A Wave **Highly Recommended

White Lies you should all know by now. The English band, formerly known as Fear Of Flying, was formed late 2007, and last year’s release, Fairwell To The Fairground made a big impact on charts all over the world. They were tipped ones to watch in 2009, and now have well established themselves in the indie-rock scene.

White Lies – Taxidermy ** Highly Recommended

White Lies – To lose My Life (Filthy Dukes Remix)

British band, the Editors, have been previously known as Pilot, Snowfield and The Pride. They’ve so far released two platinum selling albums and now come back with more in 2010.

The Editors – Papillon ** Highly Recommended

Bonus:

Outasight – Catch Me If You Can

Chew Lips – Play Together (Jocks Remix)

Filthy Dukes – Poison Ivy

The Kills – Fried My Little Brains

Whomadewho – Hello Empty Room **Highly Recommended

Vampire Weekend – Diplomats Song