After a long break (again) Bandcamp Adventures are back! This week, we’ll be looking a the Indie Rock tag. Something that I’m recently getting into after finally listening to bands like From Indian Lakes and Lydia. Expect a lot of music in this list resembling them (but also some different shit). Enjoy!
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Val Son – Miracles
tags: experimental, experimental folk, indie rock, pop, psychedelic
Some really chill, atmospheric indie/folk rock.
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Say Sue Me – Say Sue Me
Busan, South Korea
tags: alternative, surf rock, indie pop, indie rock, post-punk, punk, shoegaze, surfgaze
Really cool indie/surf rock out of South Korea.
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Lenses, Maps – Lenses Maps EP
tags: rock, emo, indie rock, midwest emo, twinkle daddies
Midwest emo from Australia? Sign. Me. Up. All the Australian bands I find are amazing and this project is no exception to that.
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lifetime achievement award – year of the smudge
tags: alternative, d.i.y., indie rock, singer-songwriter
Some DIY indie rock I dug.
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Vesper Sails – Cheshire King
San Francisco, California
tags: rock experimental rock, indie rock, jazz rock, math rock, progressive
I’d more describe this as something like The Butterfly Effect at times. The tags will give you a pretty good idea of some of the sounds you’ll hear with this though. Super solid release.
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Kid Brother – Baltimore Street Rat
tags: alt., alternative, rock, alternative rock, indie rock, poprock, shoegaze
This band wouldn’t be out of place on the radio at all. Although I never really listen to the radio so they might? And I wouldn’t know. But yeah this band is cool give them a listen.
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THE WILD FRONTIERS – HOLD
tags: alternative, pop, alternative rock, indie pop, indie rock
Another band that wouldn’t be at all out of place on the radio.
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Cloud Hands – Qualms
Elon, North Carolina
tags: alternative, rock, alternative rock, indie, indie rock, post rock
This is the most “From Indian Lakes”-ey band on this list. They’re super good. I like em.
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Roman – Safe And Sound Hotel EP
tags: alternative, rock, singer-songwriter, folk, indie, indie rock
This is really relaxing music and I like it a lot and they’re from my neck of the woods (kinda).
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Self Deafence – Self Deafence
tags: rock, emo, indie rock, midwest, post-hardcore, punk
More on the punk/post hardcore side of things but this band is super cool.
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The Northeastern Railroads – Hope
tags: alternative, dream pop, indie, indie rock, shoegaze
At the time of posting there was only one song available to listen to, but it absolutely blew me away. If it’s any indicator of the rest of the album, you won’t wanna miss this.
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Barcelos – Blairgowrie//Romantic
tags: alternative, ambient, indie rock
Insert comment about how Australian bands are too good. Cause this is most certainly the case. This is a really cool release (and I may even consider copping that 7″ even with the absurd amount of shipping)
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a certain smile – Fits & Starts
tags: indie pop, rock, dreampop, fuzzpop, indie, indie rock, shoegaze
Another band from kind of my neck of the woods! There were only two songs at the time of posting but they were both super good and catchy.
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Bird Concerns – Is This Really Love?
Los Angeles, California
tags: alternative, pop rock, surf rock, west coast, garage rock, indie, indie rock
Might as well call the indie and surf rock bandcamp adventure cause there have been quite a few surf rock tagged bands on here. Not that I’m complaining.
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Pembleton – Past Tense
tags: indie punk, pop punk, punk, punk rock, rock, indie rock
I clicked on this album because the dog reminded me of that “maximum overdrive dog” meme or whatever. The music was super good and I looked like this dog when I listened to this EP through a few times.