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Jen Dan: September 29, 2017

Writer Jen Dan runs down her favorite recent indie, alternative, psych, and post-rock, post-punk, trip-hop, and down-tempo tracks. Lyrics and mood take slight precedence over the sonics and song structure on some of these tunes.

1. Tombstones In Their Eyes – “Take Me Home” (Top fuzzed up, burning psych-rock)

2. Sick Joy – “Cat in a Bird Cage” (Emits very early, casual, crash ‘n’ bash Nirvana vibes)

3. Galanos – “Dead Leaves” (New York-based part post-punk, part surf band with Nick Cave -like vox)

4. The Yada Yada Yadas – “Oceans” (Dreamy, noisy, fuzzed up alternative rock goodness with melodic pop flourishes)

5. Scenic Route To Alaska – “Slow Down” (Stop-start, lurching alternative rock with pleading male vox from Canada)

6. Black Tail – “Spider / Galaxy” (US-Italian indie/alt-rock band with a classic touch)

7. Vilda – “Just Visiting” (Shivery Swedish indie rock/pop with yearning male vox)

8. The Clientele – “Lunar Days” (London-based indie rock band with hazy male vox)

9. Teen Ravine – “Hall of Horrors” (Down-tempo trip-hop; gently languorous malaise)

10. Man Without Country – “Lion Mind” featuring Sansa (Down-tempo, cool melancholic electronica)

 

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