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Alternative Rock *The Monikers, Future Islands, New Manhattan, Jacuzzi Boys, Milagres

October 5th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Rock |

Here’s five alternative rock songs from relatively unknown but highly underrated up-and-coming bands.

First we go with The Monikers who reached out to us with their recently released EP, Taliesin West (DOWNLOAD). I was on the fence with the EP but found one I particularly enjoyed as it had this up-and-down sound with an attractive instrumental. You might not like the vocals but you gotta appreciate the instrumentals and how this song flows.

The Monikers – Opportunity
Next is a song by Future Islands which I found out about on the How To Make It In America season 2 mixtape. I really like how this song picks up, the vocals and overall sound of “Balance” is real futuristic yet has an 80’s synth influence behind it, finding a “Balance” of awesome sounds. Good pun?

Future Islands – Balance
New Manhattan has a stripped down garage rock sound that’s tight, streamlined and melodic. With “Come On” its real short and catchy song that reminds me of a mix between The Strokes and Two Door Cinema Club. All of New Manhattan’s original tracks can be found on bandcamp.

New Manhattan – Come On
Not sure how I found this but it sounds like some old school rock with a more upbeat wavey approach. Plus their name is dope, Jacuzzi Boys!
Jacuzzi Boys – “Cool Vapors” Download
Lastly comes Milagres, not sure where I found them but they have a more chill alternative rock sound with “Here To Stay”.
Here To Stay by Milagres Download

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