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  1. SPOON - "Do You"
  2. FALL OUT BOY - "Centuries"
  3. BEAR HANDS - "Agora"
  4. MODERN BASEBALL - "Your Graduation"
  5. FRANK IERO AND THE CELLABRATION - "Weighted"

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Evaline – UK and California With six members from California to the U.K.), indie rock band Evaline released their debut album in 2010, followed by their sophomore album, produced by Dan Austin (Doves, QOTSA, People in Planes). Since the release of their 2006 EP, Portrait of Skin, produced by The Used’s Quinn Allman, Evaline have [...]
Ivy Dye Drop Their Second EP Ivy Dye is a Chicago band formed in 2011 by Chris Adams, the head songwriter. His best friends, who happened to be the musicians he played with regularly, were going off to college, so he needed a new outlet. Thus, Ivy Dye was born. Blending elements of ’90s alternative [...]
S. Walcott – Rhode Island Five experienced, teenage musicians and friends in Providence, Rhode Island, decided to start up a band last year after hearing their friend sing at an open mic night. After that night, the five youngsters officially launched as S. Walcott. We’re not exactly sure what that name means or where it [...]
The Bellegards – Selden, New York: This is the second featured band in the latest edition of the popular series of 7 Bands You’ve Gotta Hear. Monday we featured The Airplanes, the first band in this latest installment of seven DIY and indie bands you’ve likely never heard before. The Bellegards, an indie rock trio [...]
The Airplanes – Fayetteville, Arkansas These are bands, like bands and artists we’ve been profiling since 2008, that fly largely under the radar, but whose music warrants more attention. Here’s the first of seven bands we’ll feature over the next week. If you would like to support IRC, and help us grow and feature more [...]
For indie music lovers, this summer’s flow of new releases successfully fulfilled every vein and niche of sub-genre enjoyment. From the Vampire Weekend-ish jams busted out by Island to Fleet Foxes’ somber folk melodies, all the way to the glitchy electronic drones of Diplo, this summer’s indie rock, folk, electronic drops encompassed the entire spectrum [...]
All photos by Leopold Ruiz The weekend before Labor Day, the second annual First City Festival took place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. The line-up included headliners like Beck, The National, Phantogram, Geographer, as well as performances from a bunch of other mostly indie rock artists including Cults, Best Coast, Liars, Tokyo Police [...]
This weekend the second annual First City Festival in Monterey will kick off at the Monterey Fairgrounds, the location of what is largely considered the first major rock music festival in the U.S. – 1967′s Monterey Pop Festival. It’s also the fest where Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin first became international pop stars. This year’s [...]
Marsan is a solo project of 21-year-old Chicago musician, Jeremy Marsan, who is currently in the band Acker, and was previously a member of Shy Guy Says. In 2012, Marsan kicked-off a side solo project as a way mainly to channel his “interest in replicating the textures and grooves” with the use of “live instruments” [...]
For those who have followed IRC for years (and thank you for that), you may be familiar with a profile and playlist series called In Dee Mail, which is a play on words to symbolize music that we receive by email. The In Dee Mail series, first published in 2008, is one of the longest [...]
A few days ago, we posted the best singles from the top new albums released in the first part of April. Sure, it may be a bit overdue, but the fact that remains is the quality of the music. Here is the second half of the best singles from new releases for April 15th through [...]