Metal band Threering's Peeling and Blistering is a new take on Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Pantera, and Dream Theater, with a more modern and twisting structure.
The Lavender Scare's release "Buried Behind Monet" is a shaded (not quite dark) tune that sings of melancholy and tension.
"Wanderer" by Nay Shalom is a reflective piece that would fit well accompanied by film.
Fusing contemporary classical electronic music sculpture with a clear drive towards the heavier side of popular music, AlwaysSlowlySinking will leave you living in its sonic landscape, but exploring--not lost.
Glossii's tune Runaway Rockaway features a strong mix between vernacular indie and punk, without sacrificing quality of sound, musicianship, or instrumental/vocal skill.
The simply titled "Memorabilia" is surprisingly refreshing, a breath of fresh air in the extensive pool of emotive and meditative instrumental/electronic-fusion works.
Jesse Woolston's Piano Form II is a fascinating blend of sounds reminiscent of Cage's Sonatas and Interludes, Cowell's experiments within the piano, and avant-garde electronic soundscapes.
The wacky video to Australian group Mylk Band's song Internet Cafe is a lighthearted, yet at the same time profound, envisioning of their song that speaks to how we make choices each day about how to spend our time.
The world lost a great man on Friday morning. Dr. David Macbride, music composition and theory professor at The Hartt School, but more importantly a great human, has left us.
Aaron Taos's "Summer In The City" brings about an alternative flair that is refreshing, and, while a bit idiosyncratic, is unique in a very good way.
Marty Zylstra's (Dance) to the Beat is an energizing, rhythmic, and catchy tune featuring a mix of neo-soul, indie, and Beatles-esque styles.
Joshua Spacht describes his arrangement titled "Brahms Intermezzo" as: "A new indie-classical single which is my arrangement of a well-known theme by Brahms. It's a condensed version of the 2nd piece from his Op. 118."
Reminiscent of early-2000s punk/rock/indie fusion, "Silver Spoons" modernizes this style and creates something impactful.
The track "Find Me Far Away" is not just featured alongside a breathtaking video, but it is breathtaking in itself.
Dancing by The Golden Leaves features an active but not overwhelming instrumental background that has a certain sway to it, relating much to the song's title.
The track "Riches to Rags" by Proxy Youth has an addictive chorus that will leave you humming it (if not singing along).
Keatsu's "Feel Good" is a relaxed, but still interesting tune.
For those of you looking for a contemporary indie rock sound that is not dumbed down nor over-compressed in the mix, try giving a listen to "Is It Snowing Today?" by The Shifts.
Abist's track "Apathy" is a richly mixed, subtly orchestrated track that takes advantage of a loop while not feeling repetitive nor being confined to the meter or barline.
I encourage you to check out "Bench" by Conner Simmons, from the album Guymon, Oklahoma.