Tag: 2013

Staying Up

The Neighbourhood were a major indie radio favorite in the Year of Our Lord 2013. That year, as I’ve noted before, was a particularly outstanding one for great breakout indie bands. I think it was probably the high point of the wave of indie/dreampop/electro/chillwave pop … Continue reading Staying Up

Stay In

Here is something that I know will be new to you. Wax Idols were a band out of Oakland who made four albums before disbanding in 2018. They earned praise from music media outlets such as Pitchfork, but never got any mainstream attention. They don’t … Continue reading Stay In

Stay Awake

No collection of 2010’s dreampop is complete without London Grammar. They’re up there with Savoir Adore and Camera Obscura in exemplifying the genre. It’s a loosely defined genre, as it goes, but there a few features that all of the above groups excel at: sensuous … Continue reading Stay Awake


Cage the Elephant has been getting better and better. When they started out they seemed like they’d formed a band because they’d heard a Raconteurs record. But they quickly grew out of that comparison. They’ve become one of the best guitar bands, full stop. Quirky … Continue reading Spiderhead