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Indie music is diverse. It is a sort of catch-all genre for artists who you wouldnt define as classical rock, pop or rap. For that reason, even for longtime indie listeners, there are always artists who go unheard. Whether this is your entree to indie, or youre just looking to explore new corner of genre, this list is a good place to start. From indie pop and folk to Rock, there is a variety. Soccer Mommy is one of the most prominent faces of up-and-coming indie Rock. Her often bright, catchy riffs and tunes are overlaid with honestly profound lyrics expressed with certain ambivalent nonchalance. Her most recent album, Color Theory, is biographical, and its hit track, Circle Drain, is testimony to her songwriting skill. Pinegrove joined the indie rock scene in early 2010s and quickly gained a fanatical following. Their sound is characterized by gentle rock influences and slight country twang. Songwriter Evan Halls ' lyrics are direct and sincere. Their latest album, Marigold, was released earlier in 2020. Situate among a set of great tracks, Hairpin features their distinct brand of slow-tempo Rock and poetry-like lyricism. Band of Horses moves in the direction of folk-Rock. Know for their 2005 hit Funeral, group has since released four full albums, most accomplished of which Is arguably Infinite Arms. Always focused on well-support acoustic energy, group has found success with rock-orient ballads, gentle, atmospheric acoustics and everything in between. Phoebe Bridgers has been topic of conversation lately, as her sophomore album, Punisher, is set for release in June. Her emo-Rock vein of indie is concerned with Dylanesque discussion of upsetting and mundane experience. One of her most recent singles, Tokyo, discusses a troubled father relationship in a frank tone distinctly her own. Tracks like Motion Sickness and Scott Street are dripping with musical talent and lyrical genius, all underlined by deep anxiety. Be sure to check out Boygenius, her collaboration with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus. J Ember is probably the least recognizable name on this list, and perhaps that is because he has yet to release a full-length album. J Embers ' catchy and immersive tunes make you want to put on a wry smile and just enjoy his smooth, hypnotic sound. His EP, Green Eyes, was released last month, and the title track is a catchy pop-like song about inexplicable attraction. Eden is quintessential indie pop. His songs are generally composed of tenor and falsetto vocals over complex electronic backdrop, effect of which is to claim the experience of listeners and transport them into the world of yellow-lit tunnels and long camera exposures. Occasionally, delicate acoustic sound will break through, and Eden's emotional profundity is put on full display. His second album, No Future, drops in February. Alt-J has one of most distinctive voices in indie. Their debut album, Awesome Wave, feels perfect when listened to as a whole, and lead vocalist Joe Newmans ' almost whiny voice is hauntingly beautiful.

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So, What is Indie Pop?

Indie pop started out little more more more punk rock than we used to today. It was originally created a specific type of genre that allowed bands to create their own albums, rather than signing onto studio deal. And popularizing indie pop made it so that self-publish bands had genre that allow them to shine. Beginning in the late 70s, indie music did not originally have multiple different genres. However, indie pop appears as a way to create mainstream-style music but produce it alone. It was used to steer away from indie rock or gritty, untraditional music, but also not use the glamor or attitude of regular pop music. Other subtypes of indie pop arose as well, think chamber pop, or twee pop, but indie pop stay as way to steer clear of record deals and produce your own music. Indie pop isnt just defined by its stray from traditional publishing methods. It also has a unique sound, which is often reminiscent of modernized folk music, uses obscure beats and instruments, and has an uncut feel. The Indie pop genre has become arguably even more popular today with the use of indie pop songs on modern radio stations, even stations that claim to play only mainstream pop songs. Think songs by Lumineers, Florence + Machine, or Death Cab for Cutie. Plenty of popular music today is actually indie music created by independent bands and artists. With the historical portion of indie pop over, heres essential reasoning behind why indie pop is so popular. Today, it is pretty difficult to get a record deal, especially for young artists. There such a heavy flow of budding artist traffic that it is tough to actually establish yourself in the music world. However, there are also a bunch of social media platforms that allow you to promote yourself for free. Think Instagram accounts, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube and thats all without paying dime. Advertising on social media is typically fairly cheap and pays off pretty well. Plus, music apps now streamline new music to make it easy for independent artists to be discover. If your song is good, they want it: no record deal needed You can submit your song to Spotify in under five minutes, and, if they like it, itll make it on tons of playlists that are distributed to hundreds of thousands of people every week. Why wouldnt you take that route? So, now that weve established that artists actually enjoy the freedom of being able to promote themselves and publish music they want to make, it is no wonder going to indie pop is such an easy choice. It allows artists to submit their music under genre that is more forgiving of all of their mistakes: more uncut song sounds, more fitting it is. Unedited singing, homemade beats, and one-person guitar or piano solos are common in the indie world, so it is no problem that independent artists might not have access to those.

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J.SCALCO

When you think of Indie Music, what do you picture? More and more, music industry is noticing those that identify as Indie musicians. However, not all music fans understand what Indie Music is. Once upon a time, people miss-take Indie Music as folk music. Sure, while some Indie musicians dabble in folk music, that is not how you define an Indie music artist. J. Scalco was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. At an early age he knew he wanted to move to Hollywood to join fun & excitement of music & movie making. To take a leap of faith by following his heart, JScalco decided to pack his bags and head for the West Coast, where he landed in Burbank, California. JScalco quickly found himself playing in a rock band, working on national commercials, hit television shows and major motion pictures with bit parts and Under5s, but always dreaming of bigger and better things. Dissatisfy with the direction his acting and music careers were head, JScalco took a long break. He was determined to learn the ins & outs of both the music industry as well as the film industry. After some pretty well established internships with major companies, JScalco decided it was time again to branch out and develop and produce his own material.

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10. Metric

The band started as a duo in the late 1990s when lead vocalist and utility woman, Emily Haines, started writing music with lead guitarist and back-up vocalist, James Shaw. After releasing their first EP under the name Mainstream, Haines and Shaw went on to write and collaborate with producers from New York and London until they signed a record deal with Restless Records in the US in 2000. Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key joined shortly thereafter, helping to produce their first officially released and recorded album, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, In 2003 with the independent Canadian label, Everloving Records. Record was a success, launching them into stardom; since then, Metric has continued to put out critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, from Live It Out in 2005 to Fantasies in 2009, up to their latest album release, Pagans in Vegas. Metric has seen their songs feature on US Billboard charts, films, TV shows and video game soundtracks, has been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize and won several Juno Awards. With the versatility of Haines as vocalist and band as a whole, there is no stopping Metric the kind of success they will have in the future: from punk to rock to dance-pop to electronica, they have mastered it all. Gold Guns Girls make a fierce appearance on the otherwise downtempo album, Fantasies, with fast beat, rapid drums and electric guitar riffs reminiscent of Old school punk that set the stage for many years of the 1990s music scene. Inspire by the film S carface, lead singer Emily Haines writes lyrics around the idea of greed, repeatedly singing the catchy phrase is It ever gonna be enough, and coming at You strong.

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7. The Stroppies - Whoosh!

From across the world, Melbourne, Australia seems like a city filled with youthful bands breathing new life into old formulas of melodic guitar-pop. Each of last few years, number of great bands coming out of Australia, especially Melbourne, has steadily impress. Stroppies' self-titled 2017 EP was a great rough-around-edge work of experimental pop, with air of Flying Nun Records to it. Whoosh! It is comparatively next-level-anthemic and multi-layer yet still driven by loose DIY impulse. The Voices of Gus Lord and Claudia Serfaty alternate, overlap and complement each other, as instruments do much the same. Theirs is a comfortable, familiar-in-agood-way sound that also feels fresh and exciting.

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MUNYA Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Know for her airy voice and dreamy synthesizer Pop, Munya is the stage name of Quebecois musician Josie Boivin. Munya initially garnered attention in 2017 by performing at the Pop Montreal music festival. The following year, she issued her debut EP, North Hatley. Raised in Saguenay in Quebec, Boivin took classical piano lessons growing up. It was while joking around in high school, imitating opera singer, that her music teacher discovered she could sing. Opera instruction follow, as do several years studying jazz at the University of Montreal. However, looking to experience life, Boivin dropped out of college and spent several years working odd jobs, as well as playing keyboards and singing with other artists around Montreal. In September 2017, friend invited her to play her own set at the Pop Montreal music fest. Having only written one song, she jumped at the opportunity-quitting her day job and moving in with her sister to write and record more music. Along with her Pop Montreal performance, process resulted in her debut EP, North Hatley, in May of 2018. It was named after one of Boivin's favorite town'ss in Quebec. The second EP, Delmano, name for Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg, arrives in October. The final EP in the trilogy, Blue Pine, was named after the mountain range in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. It follow on Luminelle Recordings in March 2019 alongside Munya, which collected three EPs.

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Stef Chura Detroit, Michigan

Detroit-base singer-songwriter Stef Chura has seen her stock steadily rising in the global indie-rock scene ever since her 2017 debut album, Messes. Her signature vocal stylings, curly melodic phrases and scintillating guitar riffs garner acclaim from tastemakers like Pitchfork, establishments like Rolling Stone and fans like contemporary artists like Will Toledo, a Seattle-base singer-songwriter otherwise know as Car Seat Headrest. Toledo connected with Chura after Messe came out, and traveled to Detroit to help produce just-release Midnight, which has consistently received glowing reviews, each noting its demonstration of Churas steady elevation in artistry. Critics tend to key in on her distinctive vocal tones, emotive lyrics, billowing guitar phrases and balance of melodic indie-pop and grittier avant-garde. Chura grew up in Alpena, and started making her own music in high school. She relocated to Ypsilanti about 10 years ago, and not long afterward became a dynamic component of Detroits music community. She worked with art-rock auteur Fred Thomas for her first record, and would join tours with indie-rock luminaries like Frankie Cosmos and share stages with Lord Huron, Jay Som and Priests. Chura's second stop on her first headlining tour will be at Detroit's Deluxx Fluxx on Saturday, showcasing songs from Midnight, which was released by noted indie label Saddle Creek Records. We speak with Chura about pressures that come with doing big follow-up album, as well as her thoughts on songwriting as a form of artistic expression. Actual pressure wasnt actively there for me while I was making it. It feels really good to make a record, so that these songs have a place that this is where they belong. I want this record to be a representation of how I felt. The messes exceeded expectations, but there was more I wanted to achieve. I like working out vocals, and I think I am pretty good at writing hook, and I like writing lyrics, and I love playing guitar, but it was nice to work with someone with all these interests in arranging and who I trust, and was able to move forward on things rather quickly. We will come to Detroit for four days, we arrange songs within that time, and we track songs for another five days after that. Will had so many great ideas; he didnt contribute to lyrics except for Sweet, Sweet Midnight, but it was cool to do that process with him. And, by way, Clancy really killed it on drums the whole time we were tracking. I used to have this strange thing, like I almost had rules and was secretive about it, but I snapped out of that. With, I learn you can have more practice with; you can take it and mold it into something new. Frequently, songs can be about people in my life, so I had to check how I do that now, as far as expressing who songs might be about.

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