Indie Bands With Female Singers, Part 2

About two years ago I wrote a post detailing all of my favorite indie bands with females singers. Since then I’ve discovered many new bands (and recalled several obvious bands that should have been on the first list). Below is a new list with indie bands (not listed on the first post) with female singers:

Annie Clark as St. Vincent: “Rattlesnake

Monica Birkenes as Mr. Little Jeans: “Fool 4 You

Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab: “French Disko

Karen Orzolek of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Maps

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds: “Song With A Mission

Carah Charnow of Shiny Toy Guns: “Speaking Japanese

Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso: “Coffee

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz: “American Horror

Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman of Warpaint: “Biggy

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards: “Gangsta

Hannah Reid of London Grammar: “Strong

Nicole Yun of Eternal Summers: “Gold and Stone

Mary Timony of Ex Hex: “How You Got That Girl

Lindsey Minton of Football, Etc: “Goal

Caithlin De Marrais of Rainer Maria: “Atlantic

Laura Stevenson: “L-Dopa

Mackenzie Scott as Torres: “November Baby

Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy: “Big Stars

Danielle Sullivan of Wild Ones: “Rivals

Casey Dienel as White Hinterland: “Ring the Bell

Ann Yu of Silver Swans: “Solace

Amber Papini of Hospitality: “Eighth Avenue

Lisa Lobsinger of Reverie Sound Revue: “Arrows

Phaedra & Elsa Green as The Casket Girls: “Ashes and Embers

Natalia Rogovin of Social Studies: “Charioteers

Brenda Malvini of North Highlands: “Steady Steady

Sarah Versprille of Pure Bathing Culture: “Scotty

Casey and Jennifer Mecija of Ohbijou: “The Otherside

Sarah Hall of Let’s Buy Happiness: “Six Wolves

Danielle “Danz” Johnson as Computer Magic: “Electronic Fences

Monica Martin of PHOX: “Slow Motion

Meghan Remy as U.S. Girls: “Damn That Valley

Katy Goodman of La Sera: “10 Headed Goat Wizard

Bobbie Allen as Young Summer: “Waves That Rolled You Under

 

 

Indie Music Is So 80s: Part 2

Read my first post and Part 3 on how indie music sounds like 80s music.

So 14 months ago I wrote about how I though the aesthetic of 80s music was “invading” modern indie music. Well I think the invasion is complete. Trust me, I’m not complaining, as my top tracks of 2013 is full of music that is clearly influenced by the sounds of the 80s.

Since my previous post was written in October of 2012, there’s a lot of music that’s been released since then, and I though I’d go through some of that music. If you like indie music with an 80s tinge, check out some of the bands below. Many of the bands appeared on my previous list, but these are new songs from 2013!

Whitby” by The Octopus Project

It’s a War” by Blackbird Blackbird

While I’m Alive” by STRFKR

So Strange” by Superhumanoids

Replicants” by MillionYoung

Closer Than This” by St. Lucia

Mosaic” by Fear of Men

In Vertigo” by Beach Fossils

A Dancing Shell” by Wild Nothing

Still Left With Me” by Craft Spells

No Stranger” by Small Black

Pretty Boy” by Young Galaxy

Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens

All I Wanna Do Is Live” by Flaamingos

The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES

Indie Bands With Female Singers

Check out Part 2!

Many of my favorite indie bands have female singers, and I tend to prefer them over male leads. No real reason why, I just do. Maybe it’s because I grew up on classic rock, which is mostly devoid of female singers? Regardless, I’d like to share some of my favorite female indie singers with you, and give you a sample of their talent. This isn’t an exhaustive list of indie bands with female singers, nor is it a “best of” list in any way. It’s just a sample of the many great indie bands out there with female leads.

Sarah Barthel of Phantogram: “When I’m Small

Channy Leaneagh of Polica: “Amongster

Claire Boucher as Grimes: “Genesis

Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells: “Rill Rill

Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon: “Ritual Union

Frankie Rose as herself: “Know Me

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Dungeonesse: “Civilian” & “Shucks

Emily Haines of Metric: “Breathing Underwater

Megan James of Purity Ring: “Fineshrine

Samantha Urbani of Friends: “Friend Crush

Elena Tonra of Daughter: “Candles (Live)

Caroline Polachek of Chairlift: “I Belong In Your Arms

Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes: “Horses of the Sun

Suzanne Aztoria of Trailer Trash Tracys: “You Wish You Were Red

Denise Nouvion of Memoryhouse: “The Kids Were Wrong

Molly Hamilton of Widowspeak: “Gun Shy

Victoria Legrand of Beach House: “Lazuli

Jana Hunter of Lower Dens: “I Get Nervous

Alaina Moore of Tennis: “Origins

Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami: “; John

Sarah Chernoff of Superhumanoids: “Palm Springs

Chan Marshall as Cat Power: Ruin

Santi White of Santigold: “The Keepers

Jessica Weiss of Fear of Men: “Mosaic

Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic: “The Night

Kristin Gundred of Dum Dum Girls: “Lord Knows

Jasmine White-Glutz of No Joy: “Lunar Phobia

Patience Hodgson of The Grates: “Turn Me On

Alejandra Deheza of School of Seven Bells: “Windstorm

Andrea Estella of Twin Sister: “Lady Daydream

Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES: “Recover

Chloe Chaidez of Kitten: “Cut it Out

Katie Harkin of Sky Larkin: “Motto

My Top Songs of 2013

My Top 10 Songs of 2013 (In No Particular Order)

Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens

Black Out Days” by Phantogram

Ironworks” by Baths

Hit Me Up Again” by Summer Hearts

Shucks” by Dungeonesse

A Dancing Shell” by Wild Nothing

Mute” by Youth Lagoon

In Vertigo” by Beach Fossils

The Beauty Surrounds” by Houses

You’re Not Good Enough” by Blood Orange

 

Honorable Mention (Also In No Particular Order)

Recover” by CHVRCHES

Nunca” by Trails and Ways

Cirrus” by Bonobo

Swapping Spit” by Big Deal

Let is Spill” by Los Campesinos!

Open” by Rhye

The Front” by Quasimoto

Best of Friends” by Palma Violets