Cardiff's Tibet honors the past while moving into the future, keeping the flame of melodic guitar rock alive and vibrant.
The Clash were punk's proud, leftist poet-intellectuals, equally interested in cultivating their own political identity as they were in capturing rock's unbridled ferocity.
"Boy Problems" isn't reinventing the pop song, but it's pop music done well.
Complete with the requisite soaring chorus and unobtrusive guitar lines, this is a comfortable, paint-by-numbers Ben Gibbard song.
"Fast Moving Cars" is less a song than it is a hypnotic incantation edged with the stirrings of dark spirits.
Austin's Blue Healer use distorted upright bass, shimmering guitar, analog synths, and drums in their blending of indie rock with dance elements.
Katy B's "I Wanna Be" is one of the reasons why pop music is considered by many to be generic and bland.
Soft Ethnic has a great sound that's an amalgam of synthpop, electro soul and queer no-wave.
Classically trained composer Andrew Shapiro possesses a deep love for melodic pop alongside his more high brow pursuits and he has a real sweet spot for synthpop.
PopMatters funk favorite DâM-FunK headlines the latest DJ Kicks release coming in May.