Kishi Bashi Athens GA5.00 1.75 A classically trained violinist, Kishi Bashi (the pseudonym of Kaoru Ishibashi) makes highly catchy indie pop tracks using repeated loops of instrumentation and vocals. Unique and mesmerizing live.
Miike Snow Stockholm SWEDEN5.00 4.30 Producers of electronic dance pop featuring a male falsetto. The shows are lively and include cool gadgetry.
Art School Girlfriend Wrexham UK-WALES5.00 0.00 Every lyric sung by the vocalist against the subtle percussion and synths is effortlessly pulled off with reserved emotion. This is dark.
My Life as Ali Thomas Bangkok THAILAND5.00 0.00 Indie rock mixed with a bit of that folk fun we had in naughts with big drums and acoustic breaks.
Phantogram Saratoga Springs NY4.89 3.10 Dark ambient indie electro-pop male/female duo
Sylvan Esso Durham NC4.86 0.00 A male-female duo putting out smooth tunes that are a nice blend of of electro-folk and indie pop.
Jim James Louisville KY4.83 3.06 The frontman for My Morning Jacket, Jim James is a fascinating performer who loves music, loves his audience, and loves to do cool things.
TV On The Radio Brooklyn NY4.83 4.35 Little bit funky, little bit electro, multi-instrumental excellent rock music
Alt-J Leeds UK-ENGLAND4.82 3.64 Mercury prize winners for best album of 2012. Haunting vocals, stripped down intrumentation, fresh indie music