It seems like the indie and alternative music trend has really taken off this year and previously unknown bands have been striking gold Stateside as well as in Europe. It really shouldn’t be much of a surprise; the talent that has emerged from the likes of Phoenix, Florence and the Machine, and Passion Pit is enough to make anyone swoon. I mean, Arcade Fire and Bon Iver were the last two winners of the Album of the Year Grammy! This genre of music is definitely here to stay. Maybe they’re not household names yet, but I think that’s what they want. These artists are striving to deliver good music, plain and simple.
I suppose this music has always been around, with older bands like MGMT and Kings of Leon causing loads of buzz on the music scene several years back. It just goes to show that avid indie fans will always find emerging talent somewhere, even if their favorite tracks will more than likely never grace a mainstream radio station.
If you’re a fan of MGMT, maybe you’ll enjoy this track by The Naked and the Famous: