The Best in Indiepop of 2015
Tons of genres out there, but if you’ve been following our work, you know that I’m really partial to the indiepop scene. I scour the confines of the Internet for any and the best of the genre, and admittedly get tons of tips. So, I looked back through what had come out and wanted to throw a little bit your way…just another list of what I think was the best in indiepop in 2015. Still staying away from numbering. Also…some of this has made my other lists, but I wanted to expand on my favorite genre a little bit.
The Fireworks – Switch Me On
Brideshead – Never Grow Up
The Spook School – Try to Be Hopeful
Mammoth Penguins – Hide and Seek
Finnmark! – Things Always Change
Postal Blue – Of Love & Other Affections
Knife Pleats – Hat Bark Beach
Unlikely Friends – Solid Gold Cowboys
Strawberry Whiplash – Stuck in the Never Ending Now
The Hermit Crabs – In My Flat
Stutter Steps – s/t
Bob Collins and the Full Nelson – Telescopic Victory Kiss
Expert Alterations – You Can’t Always Be Liked
The Mantles – All Odds End
Azure Blue – Beneath the Hill I Smell the Sea
Tigercats – Mysteries
Les Bicyclettes de Belsize – Bicycle Thieves EP
Expert Alterations – s/t EP
Emma Kupa – Home Cinema
Alpaca Sports – When You Need Me the Most
Wildhoney – Your Face Sideways
Popguns – Still Waiting for the Winter
Goodly Thousands – Sunshine Hair EP
Rose Selavy/Templo X – split 7″
Moon Types – Know the Reason 7″
The Debutantes – Adams Apple 7″
Oakland Health Academy/Heavy Pet – split 7″
Red Sleeping Beauty – Always 7″
Dream Boys – Positive Arguments 7″
Here’s a few notes on this list:
- It is by no means the end all, be all list — as much as I try to listen to everything, you just can’t, so some rise to the top. These were the ones I listened to the most.
- I put out the Rose Selavy/Templo X 7″ – It belongs here. It’s great.
- If I missed something, I’m sorry. Please kindly let me know what I left off.
- Also…as big as the genre is (at least in my heart), still amazed at how few labels really bring us this great genre.
- And, I realized the meaning and sound vary depending upon listener, so please be warned that I realize that some might find a few of these as nontraditional indiepop…but deal with it!