Music Recommendations; Alternative/Indie/Festival Taste?


Puppy asked:

…Hello; I’m looking for some new good music. I love Muse, Nirvana, Interpol, Lykke Li, KOL, Crystal Castles, Florence + The Machine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, Etc.

…I listen to bands that play like…the music festivals (Cocachella, Lollapolloza, Reading Fest, You Know?)…what are some good bands I haven’t discovered yet? Recommendations?

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You seem to like entry-level indie. Try


MGMT, The Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Smith Westerns, Future Islands, Explosions in the Sky, Iron & Wine, Frightened Rabbit, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem, Local Natives, M83, Kurt Vile, Of Montreal, Manchester Orchestra, Arcade Fire, Angus & Julia Stone, The Joy Formidable, Motopony,Metronomy, and The Antlers – those are mostly indie rock/alternative.

As for groups similar to Crystal Castles – Animal Collective, Discovery, Sleigh Bells, and The Big Pink.


Arctic Monkeys, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs, MGMT, Beady Eye, Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, Two Door Cinema Club, The nationals, Arcade Fire, The Kooks, Brandon Flowers


Titus Andronicus
The Naked & Famous
The Vaccines
Marina & The Diamonds
Band of Horses

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