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Rock - Walk the Moon 

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Walk the Moon was formed in 2006 by Nicholas Pettricca while he was still a student in college. They independently produced and released their first album, I want! I want! in 2010. The only single on this album was “...

February 14, 2019

Rock - The Mowgli's 

The original members of The Mowgli’s (Matthew Di Panni, Dave Applebaum, Spencer Trent, and Andy Warren) have been friends since their high school days. After recruiting several new members, the band released their first singles on

February 7, 2019

Rock - Joco

Johnathan Coulton aka “JoCo” is a singer-songwriter, and one of my favorite indie artists. He wrote the songs “Still Alive” (2007) and “Want you Gone” (2011) for the Portal games, and "Re: Your Brains" (2006) for Left 4 Dead. He plays a wide variety of instr...

January 30, 2019

Rock - Hippo Campus

The members of Hippo Campus, Jake Luppen (vocals/guitar), Nathan Stocker (guitar/vocals), Zach Sutton (bass), and Whistler Isaiah Allen (drums/vocals), all met at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists in 2013. They were quickly joined by...

January 23, 2019

Rock - Alt-J

Alt-J (∆) was formed in 2007 in England by members Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals), Thom Sonny Green (drums), Gus Unger-Hamilton (keyboard/vocals), and Gwil Sainsbury (guitar/bass). After 5 years, they released their debut album, An Awesome Wave. In early 2...

December 19, 2018

Rock - Two Door Cinema Club

Hailing from Northern Ireland, Two Door Cinema Club was formed in 2007 by members: Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar, beats, synths), Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Kevin Baird (bass, synths, backing vocals). After 3 years,...

December 12, 2018


I have been a fan of Mae since I first discovered them in college back in 2011. By this time, they had already released 3 studio albums and 6 EPs. Their first album, Destination: Beautiful, was released in 2003. Destination: Beautiful included 2 of my favorite song...

December 6, 2018

Rock - Vance Joy

James Gabriel Keogh, AKA Vance Joy, was a football player before becoming a musician. A few years after quitting football, he released his first EP, God Loves You When You’re Dancing (2013). The EP contained the singles “Riptide” and “From Afar”. The ne...

November 29, 2018


Glass Animals was founded in 2010 by members David Bayley, Andrew MacFarlane, Edmund Irwin-Singer, and Joseph Seaward. They released their first EP, Leaflings, in 2012, and then a self-titled EP in 2013. Glass Animals gained popularity quickly and was able to relea...

November 21, 2018


Michael Nelson, also known BANNΞRS, released his first EP, Banners, in January 2016. The EP featured his first singles: “Shine a Light”, “Ghosts”, and “Start a Riot”. “Shine a Light” made it to the Billboard Canadian Hot 100 list and was featured in the F...

November 14, 2018

Hey all! It's Maria and I've got a great group of artists from around the indie genre that I've been into this week. Check it out!

Rock - Interpol

Interpol was forrmedin 1997 in New York. The band has changed members a few times, but the current members are: Paul Banks (...

November 8, 2018


Hailing from Brighton, England, The Kooks have been known to explore a wide variey of genres, including Britpop, funk, and reggae. Their first studio album, Inside Out (2006) was the epitome of  success. It hit quadruple platinum in the UK, and went platinum in Aus...

October 31, 2018

Hey all! It's Maria and I've got a great group of artists from around the indie genre that I've been into this week. Check it out!

Rock - Arctic Monkeys 

Formed in 2002, the Arctic Monkeys began making music in England and quickly gained popularity in 2003 when they were...

October 25, 2018

Welcome to the Indie Update, where we check out indie music across genres! To kick off this feature I’d like to look at a band that represents both of my favorite genres of music, rock and indie.


Hailing from Scotland, Franz Ferdinand was formed in 2002 by Alex Kapr...

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