The British post-punk band Editors have always been a personal favorite of mine. They came to prominence during the 00’s post-punk revival scene with bands like Bloc Party and Interpol. They have managed to keep releasing albums and touring over the past decade.
“All Sparks” is one of the best tracks from the band’s catalog. It features a prominent guitar riff and danceable drumbeat that is furtherly heightened by Tom Smith’s baritone vocals. Check it out.
As many of you may know, I am obsessed with Do Make Say Think. They have become my favorite post-rock band with their awe-inspiring music. I listen to them when I work, write, and read and still want to hear more.
“Classic Noodlanding” is one of my favorite songs from the band. The guitars on this song are amazing, as the riffs completely sink into you and have you reeling from its mesmerizing spell. Check it out.
The Boxer Rebellion is a band that specializes in melancholy and emotive rock music. Over the course of the band’s career, they have released album after album that further pushes the boundaries of indie rock.
“Evacuate” is one of the most popular songs from The Boxer Rebellion with its excellent guitar effects and quick tempo. Check it out.
Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans came at a pivotal point in my life. I had just graduated high school and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I knew that I couldn’t remain in my hometown and that I wanted to do something with meaning.
Plans helped me try and figure out life and also reflect on what I had accomplished to that point in my life. Ben Gibbard’s lyrics were both searching and melancholy and kept me wondering on the many possibilities before me.
“Your Heart is an Empty Room” is one of my favorite tracks from the album with its simple guitar chords and Gibbard’s sad lyrics that somehow makes the song upbeat. Check it out below.
Over the years, Foals have ventured into many different musical genres on their albums. Math rock, indie rock, alternative, and even new jack swing have all popped up on their records. I have been closely following their music ever since listening to their remarkable first album Antidotes.
The band’s second album Total Life Forever was a game changer for the band as they showed just how versatile they were. “Blue Blood” is one of the best tracks from the album with its amazing chorus and math-rock guitar riffs. Check it out below.
The first time I listened to Son Little was on The Roots’ “Guns Are Drawn” and was intrigued by his vocal style. I checked out his music and knew I had to share it on this blog. “Lay Down” is a mellow and romantic track that has Little singing about spending quality time with his lover.
Benjamin Booker recently released his second studio album Witness which is proving to be one of the best albums of the year. The album mixes gospel, garage rock, and blues as Booker expands upon his sound. “Right On You” is one of the best tracks on the record with its raucous guitars and Booker’s growly voice.