indie rock


RÜFÜS // RÜFÜS DU SOL consistently releases addictive emotive indie-house. New track ‘Say a Prayer for Me’ is no different. The trio are coming off their You Were Right tour and into their far-from-a-slump sophomore release, Bloom, out on Foreign Family and Sweat It Out, January 22. In the meantime, we’ve got 4 singles to sate us. And then Coachella. Our excitement is palpable.


RÜFÜS // RÜFÜS DU SOL – Say a Prayer for Me

RÜFÜS // RÜFÜS DU SOL – Innerbloom

RÜFÜS // RÜFÜS DU SOL – You Were Right

RÜFÜS // RÜFÜS DU SOL – Like an Animal




LA-based quartet Travelers blend indie rock instrumentals with folky tempos. They lay on top of that stories about life, loss, and guilt. Meaningful lyricism has always been a point of preference for our music tastes. Travelers satisfies that need in spades.


Catch them LIVE tonight alongside equally awesome Leland at School Night!


Travelers – Something I Said

Travelers – My Fault




Leave it to Mount Elsewhere to rise to the challenge of effectively encompassing all things indie rock. At once sounding Americana and folk-funky and the next experimental bluesy, they’ve developed a musical style that blends acoustic tradition with modern electronic experimentation. Throw in the vocals and it becomes weighty travelling music for sure.


This trio comes to us from Michigan and it definitely shows: maudlin lyricism on top of all-out jamming is their specialty. Get their debut album Heart and Soul.


Mount Elsewhere – Deceiver

Mount Elsewhere – kswdt

Mount Elsewhere – Heart and Soul

Mount Elsewhere – And Gold


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52/69 Days



It’s a wonder to us how long it took for Germany’s Milky Chance to get picked up by US radio. Honestly though, we’re just glad they are finally getting the recognition. With a 2013 debut that hinted at a blend between The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and The Shins, this duo has been repping all the things we love about indie-rock in stride. Their single ‘Stolen Dance’ was and continues to be remixed by pretty much every producer going the ‘chill’ route. We can’t argue with that since the original was a summer hit in its own right.


We’re thinking a Saturday Sunset Session at Outdoor Stage is definite. House right, look for the frisbee.


Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind

Milky Chance – Stolen Dance

Milky Chance – Stolen Dance (Flic Flac Edit)





London’s Ed Cares, better known as ‘CHILDCARE’, has a Free EP out. It is 4 tracks of high-energy pop-punk that’s got us remembering why we love live instruments and rock so much. We need to see a live show (for some bruises).




Imagine, if you will, our boys in blue donning instruments and crusading throughout the night to stop baddies from perpetuating the culture of terrible music. A welcome sight that would be, but alas our men in uniform have more pressing matters to attend to.


Instead, LAPD is the brainchild of multi-talented Ryan Pollie. The sound he’s developed is far from horrid. We finally got around to listening to his debut album and have only this to say: Buy it!


It’s a lo-fi heartbreak that when finished, leaves you in a strangely pained joy. It’s kind of like ripping off a band-aid. We mean that in the best of ways. He’s really talented. Buy his album. Album two coming soon!


Los Angeles Police Department – LAPD


As is customary for year’s end, we must reflect back on our experiences. The way everything came together for us this year in regards to music – album releases, shows, festival appearances, CAD4.0! – definitely makes it one of the best years we’ve had. We’ve put together a top 20 list to recognize our very much opinionated favourite releases of 2014. These twenty albums influenced us in some way or other throughout the year by making us dance, think (or not think), and enjoy life; and they deserve a shout out for that. Onward to bigger and better in 2015!