Up-tempo indie rockers get mixed with some fiery indie pop beats on this update to East of 8th’s playlist. Without further ado, check out these spooky good songs!
“HELLO, HELLO” – GLASER BROTHERS
Bright electric pop guitar riffs are front and center and boosted by a driving beat that will remind you of the catchiest hits from pop rock bands like Walk The Moon or Atlas Genius. With up-tempo energy and an anthemic chorus, “Hello, Hello” from the Glaser Brothers is downright addictive. It’s a song that deserves to be sung along with by a huge crowd at a music festival.
“FAIR THEE WELL” – ØZWALD
ØZWALD, the indie side project of lead singer and guitarist Jason Wade and Steve Stout of the band Lifehouse, got its start based on the duo’s mutual appreciation for the Beatles. This is noticeable as classic British pop-rock influences merge with American surf-rock touches on “Fair Thee Well.” The song’s catchy beat will have you nodding along, while the dreamy guitar elements evoke summer vibes.
“THE BATTLE IS ON” – FORCES
Indie pop gets a bold electronic beat on “The Battle is On,” from Canada’s Forces. The duo of Dave and Jess use intense synth and vocal styling to pack a powerful punch. The funkiness is a welcome addition to such an electronic-forward track.
“RUBY, DON’T CRY” – LUCA WILDING
London singer/songwriter Luca Wilding’s bright, clear falsetto vocals give “Ruby, Don’t Cry” a distinct and instantly memorable sound. The tale of doomed lovers is magnified thanks to the song’s mournful electric guitar solo. The track has an ethereal quality, yet you feel immersed in a human whirlwind of emotional turbulence.
“BAD” – HARLEQUIN GOLD
On “Bad,” sisters Elle and Avery O’Brien combine their stunning vocals under the artistic project name Harlequin Gold. A quick-hitting indie pop gem, the song brings to mind “Wildest Dreams” era Taylor Swift getting an infusion of Lennon Stella’s modern pop zest. The minimal glow of organ and synth allows the flow of the vocals to give the track its emotional charge.
“SHOULDERS” – THE HABITS
On “Shoulders,” The Habits give the happy-depressive vibes of 90’s alt-rock a kick of indie-pop energy. Singer/guitarist Wolf Bradley gives us some infectious riffs while drummer Andrew Macatrao makes us nod along to the beat. You’ll want to play this one loud and sing along with the infectious chorus.