Can’t get enough of cool indie rock bands? Let’s have another rock on moment with this playlist and a bit of indie history for the decades of 90s and beyond. But if you missed the first installment of this cool music list that was published last October 4, click the link below.
Music journalism became tastier with the emergence of The Pitchfork 500, having the power to break music careers through reviews and served as a gateway to the freshest available Indie music.
Indie music also made its way to Pop music through the band Oasis and Creation, a music label, making Indie travel all over the world of music.
The beginning of the decade also became a huge transition for Indie music from its earlier specificity that concerned itself with guitar sounds to the vagueness of underground and underrated music. Blog music was also born, meaning music that was showcased on MP3 blogs.
Technology greatly affected the emergence of indie artists as more people are able to produce music and has created a gray definition of the genre. 2001 was also the year that The Strokes made pop culture feel its overall influence of sexiness and New-York-street appeal.
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The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O also greatly influenced fashion and pop culture through her band’s Indie club music that screamed fearless and inventive. Talk about girl power!
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One of their most popular songs was featured in the 2012 party movie Project X.
The Ultimate Hipster Track
Yes, there is such a thing. The term hipster was used as “a catchall term for white, twenty something, pop culture fans whose identikit music and fashion tastes were worn, perversely, as a badge of nonconformity” so yeah, that was pretty much the song for that.
Sexy Smart Music
That’s what Franz Ferdinand, one of my favorite bands of all time, is all about. They had the power to make girls dance to their music, so I guess that’s pretty much brilliant. They were also the band that introduced post-punk to the charts.
Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Thank God for the internet and thank god for the Arctic Monkeys. Why? They became the biggest shock in indie music during the 2000s as the first week of the release of their album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” sold 363,735 copies which holds the record of the fastest selling debut EVER. Well, imagine that.
So how did they do it? Not by promoting their band non-stop. No, sir. They did it through the World Wide Web’s peer-to-peer file sharing. They were so reminiscent of previous indie legends that people just ate their music up. Here, have a listen and dare tell me that that’s not Indie-awesome.
If you know other cool indie bands foreign or local, comment below and will feature your fave Ciao!