My top 10 alternative/indie artists picks


The realm of alternative music is a topic not many people touch on. This list provides you with bands that are the epitome of this sector of music. These are not necessarily the best or most well known, but rather bands that can introduce you into this music and are based on my own personal evaluation and opinions.  


(no particular order)

  1. The Walters

The Walters are a five-piece indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois, composed of Luke Olson, Walter Kosner, Michael Tirabassi, Danny Wells, and Charlie Ekhaus.

Song Picks- “I Love You So” and “Life”

  1. Coast Modern

The duo consists of Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp.

Song picks- “Guru” and “dive”

  1. Moon taxi

The band was founded in 2006 by Trevor Terndrup, Tommy Putnam, Spencer Thomson, Tyler Ritter, and Wes Bailey while attending Belmont University.

Song picks- “morocco” and “too high”

  1. Coin

formed in 2012 at Nashville, Tennessee. It currently consists of Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen, Joe Memmel and Zachary Dyke.

Song picks- “Talk to much” and  “Malibu 1992”

  1. The Marias

Formed in 2016 in Los angeles the bands vibes are described to be as beachy pop.

Song picks- “I don’t know you in” and “only in my dreams”

  1. Mood rings

Debuting in 2011 with the EP Sweater Weather Forever, they have since been recognised nationally for their sound. You can find there music debuted in many MTV tv shows.

Song picks- “The Line” and “Pathos Y Lagrimas”

  1. Gus Dapperton

Brendan Rice, better known by his stage name Gus Dapperton, is an American recording artist and songwriter from New York.

Song Picks- “Gum, Toe and Sole” and “Prune, You talk funny”

  1. Beach fossils

Formed in 2009. The group currently includes Dustin Payseur, Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. They are known for their lo-fi, atmospheric sound and Payseur vocal style.

Song Picks- “may 1st” and “down the line”

  1. The growlers

The band is currently composed of singer Brooks Nielsen, lead guitarist Matt Taylor and keyboard player/guitarist Kyle Straka.

Song picks- “i’ll be around” and “going gets tough”

  1. Mac Demarco

McBriare Samuel Lanyon “Mac” DeMarco is a Canadian singer-songwriter and well as a producer.

Song Picks- “chamber of reflection” and “salad days”