It's that time of year when all your favorite music sites are releasing their Best Albums lists, but our tradition here at IndieBeat is to have some of our featured artists share their favorites first.
We asked our artists to share their Top Albums of 2015, from well-known to underground acts & pop to alternative tracks. Did your picks make their lists? Read on to find out the indie consensus, in this year's edition of IndieCember Albums According to Artists.
That can be said of the whole Captiva EP, which is an amazing depiction of the group’s growing sound-aesthetic, fusing ska-funk tradition a la Sublime with modern alt-meets-classic-rock amalgamation, sort of like if Cage The Elephant covered Chicago’s greatest hits.
If you truly want to understand what an experience this album is, look to the final track Sometimes which makes an apt meta description of the album: “Sometimes I take drugs. It feels like a high speed metronome, Senses are drowned out, vibrations of sound throughout my bones.” That drug seems very akin to the feeling listeners get upon hearing their songs, an easing effervescence with cerebral ruminations that are unique “way[s] to navigate around my head.”
IndieBeat previously described ABC as having an "off-center indie rock aesthetic, reminiscent of elements from pop-punk of the early 2000s but with a more contemporary and active edge. It's sort of an updated grunge for the 2015 alt soundscape." We recently talked in-depth with Tom D'Agustino, Andrew Wolfson, Zach Slater, and Carter McNeil about their take on alternative culture. Read on to find out more about your next favorite artist, Active Bird Community.
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