All posts tagged in indie

  • March 19, 2020By Daryl Perry

    18-year-old indie pop singer Lilac Spirit is not afraid to dig deep into her psyche for a song. She released “Nothing Is Real,” which questions reality and the value on what matters in our lives.  Music is not new to Lilac Spirit at all. She started singing since the age of nine, and in 2014, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/lilac-spirit-questions-reality-in-surreal-new-single-nothing-is-real/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 18, 2020By Daryl Perry

    On the early morning of Jan. 25, I found the saddest post on my Instagram timeline — black text on a white background stating the end of the Los Angeles indie-rock band, Slow Hollows. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7uaHj2lRw3/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link A wave of shock flew over me. The familiar heavy ache in my heart sunk deeper. Slow Hollows, the group … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-to-deal-with-your-favorite-brand-breaking-up/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 11, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    This October was a great month for music. Many popular indie artists released new albums, EPs, and singles. If you missed some of the best releases, no worries! I’ve compiled a list of the most amazing songs that came out in October of 2019. All of them are sure to be hits for months to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-7-best-indie-song-releases-of-october/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 14, 2019By Daryl Perry

    Rex Orange County has not released solo music since Valentine’s Day of 2019—and before that, April 26, 2017, with his second album, Apricot Princess. If you had to categorize him, it would be impossible deciding between a neo-soul/alternative hip hop mix or indie pop. He breaks boundaries between all of these genres and manages to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/rex-orange-county-debuts-surreal-music-video-for-single-10-10/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2019By Helen Ehrlich

    Robin Skinner, referred to as Cavetown on stage and social media, is an English musician who rose to popularity through his musical cover videos on YouTube after he started in 2013. Cavetown began to amass a great following for his self-made music. When he released his song “Devil Town” in 2015, it quickly became one … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/cavetown-re-records-a-fan-favorite-on-devinyl-splits-vol-2-with-kevine-devine/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 2, 2019By Mia Vittimberga

    Good singers aren’t hard to find. Almost anyone can carry a tune. It’s the great ones that are few and far between. The musicians that can evoke the deepest of feelings within the most detached of listeners – those are rare. Yet with her innovative take on pop music, combined with Adele-esque lyrics, it appears … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/spotlight-on-asukal-a-sweet-new-electropop-artist/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 29, 2018By Beth Haze

    Carlie Hanson is a seventeen-year-old upcoming indie-pop artist raised in rural Wisconsin with a chill, but raw attitude behind her music. Born on May 18, 2000, she’s an independent singer that first came into the spotlight in 2017 when she released the single “Why Did You Lie?” that delivers a certain darkness and confidence topped … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-carlie-hanson-the-artist-youll-be-obsessed-with/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 7, 2018By Hien Nguyen

    With incredibly catchy guitar riffs and choruses along with head-bobbing melodies, “Indie” is the perfect genre to lift your mood up. Here are some essential track you’ll be glad you found: 1. “She’s A Riot” — The Jungle Giants One of my favorite indie tracks of all time, “She’s A Riot” is not only catchy … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/here-are-5-feel-good-indie-tracks-to-add-to-your-playlist/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 1, 2017By Daryl Perry

    There I was, scrolling through various apps on my phone when I got a notification from a group chat I was in. My cousin Kayla gave me a song recommendation. It was “Jaspar Wildlife Assoc.” by a band named Bay Faction. Ever since I heard that song, I’ve been hooked to the band. Bay Faction … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/bay-faction-is-one-of-the-most-slept-on-bands-and-heres-why/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Gabrielle Drolet

    If you live outside of Canada, take a minute to think about Canadian music. What exactly comes to mind? I’d like to imagine that you’re picturing Drake sitting atop the CN tower, singing about his home in the 6ix. Who knows, maybe you were even reminded of Alessia Cara or The Weeknd. The point is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/8-canadian-artists-you-should-be-listening-to-right-now/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 22, 2017By Allison Kirste

    It’s impossible to listen to Magic Giant without cracking a smile. I first saw the L.A.-based band at Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, California, and their upbeat lyrics and danceable tempo brought an air of happiness and positivity to the whole festival. While in the crowd at their set, I literally heard a girl say, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/meet-magic-giant-your-newest-indie-folk-obsession/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 1, 2017By Kelly Chen

    Look out next week for some highly anticipated music releases! Keep “On the Beat” on Friday, April 7th. Cold War Kids- L.A. Divine In nearly three years, Cold War Kids have announced L.A. Divine to hit the indie crowd 11 years after the release of Up in Rags/ With Our Wallets Full and their major … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/on-the-beat-april-7-2017-new-music-releases-to-look-out-for-cold-war-kids-falling-in-reverse-joey-bada-diet-cig-more/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read