Tag Archives | alternative

New Music First: Pixies & Beck Release First Tracks in Years

We’ve got some new music for you on Slacker and right now from some indie/alternative favorites. It seems some artists are dusting off the studio pipes and getting back down to business. First, we have the Pixies. Just two weeks after announcing that Kim Deal had left the band, Pixies have released “Bagboy”, their first […]

Read full story Comments

New Music: We Love Grouplove

There is an early contender for this year’s summer anthem–and it comes to us from Grouplove. After breaking out in 2011 with songs like “Tongue Tied” and ‘Colours”, nabbing a few soundtrack spots in hit TV shows like “Don’t Say Oh Well” in Vampire Diaries, they are back with the first single from their new […]

Read full story Comments

Kings of Leon Debut New Music at Bottle Rock Festival

The Kings Of Leon played a brand-new song during their set at the Bottle Rock festival in Napa, California this weekend. The track is called “It Don’t Matter,” though many YouTubers are calling it “Always the Same.” Frontman Caleb Followill booms on the song’s catchy chorus of this  uptempo rocker that is reminiscent of Queens Of The Stone Age. There’s […]

Read full story Comments

Five Alternative-Indie Artists to Watch in 2013

Indie-alternative rock music is fast-becoming popular on the music scene–even under hipster protest. The historically elusive genre, or rather bucket of genres, just can’t help itself. We blame/thank all the fabulous music festivals, like Coachella, for shedding some light on some undeniably talented indie rock artists. We would be remiss not to thank skinny jeans, […]

Read full story Comments

Grammy Winner fun. Debut New Artist of the Week

Slacker’s new Artist Of The Week is New York based indie pop group fun. It’s a bit ironic for the trio to have won the Best New Artist award at this year’s Grammys, as they joked throughout the ceremony, they are not actually “young” any more. In fact, the band is the product of 12 years […]

Read full story Comments