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Highlights from the critically-acclaimed albums released in the fall of 2012.
Some of today's catchiest indie rock songs are built upon the familiar sounds of rock 'n' roll, pop, and R&B from the '50s and '60s. Listen to songs by new artists who put their own twist on those vintage sounds.
She & Him,
Lively twee pop for friendly gatherings, drinking and dancing. Because adorable people like to party too.
This modern day psychedelia and garage rock will help open your mind with the dawn and get you ready for the day.
Listen to this sunny, strum-y and decade-spanning playlist while lying in the grass with friends.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros,
Waste away the day outside with good friends and these sun-drenched indie tunes.
Toro Y Moi
Brian Eno once claimed that while The Velvet Underground's debut album only sold 30,000 copies in its first five years, everyone who bought it started a band. Listen to a few of those bands with this mix of songs that wear "The Velvets" influence most clearly.
The Modern Lovers,
Go west and watch the desert sun set to the sounds of red hot synth pop and retro California cool.
Toro Y Moi,
For two decades, the Pacific Northwest has been a hotbed for budding indie talent. From Elliott Smith to The Shins, here are the artists that emerged from the rain and the fog.