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Rock on indie labels still beats "indie rock" any day, if you're defining the latter as a genre where "rock" has nothing to do with rocking. (See Fireball Ministry title below.) But hey, it's a free country, sort of—you can still lump it all together under "obscure bands who employ guitars" if you want. And what do people complain about it? That it's not "going" anywhere and no longer "means" anything? Well, I can hear most of the bands below trying—especially maybe Deadly Snakes, Dirty Faces, Ewigkeit, and MX-80 in the "aim to capture the historical moment" sense, though others sound even hungrier. And as for the non-obscure, once indie Offspring, they went somewhere once. I still remember.


BACKBITER
Time Again/Magnet Heart Suite
(Blue Mask/Blue Man From Uranus heavy rock album)
Download "The Right Time"
Download "It's All Red" (MP3)

They'll help you party down.
They'll help you party down.


COMPANY
Parallel Time
(Brah folk-rock album)
Download "Red Army Blues"
Download "In the Jaws of the Lion" (MP3)


THE DEADLY SNAKES
Porcella
(In the Red folk-rock album)
Stream "By Morning, It's Gone"
Stream "200 Nautical Miles"


DIRTY FACES
Superamerican
(Brah post-punk hard rock album)
Stream "1974"
Stream "Drug Free America" (Windows Media)


EARLY MAN
Closing In
(Matador power-metal duo album)
Download "Evil Is" (MP3)


EWIGKEIT
Conspiritus
(Earache industrialized art-metal album)
Stream "It's Not Reality" (Windows Media)


FIREBALL MINISTRY
Their Rock Is Not Our Rock
(Liquor and Poker heavy rock album)
Download "Sundown" (MP3)


MOTORCYCLE BLACK MADONNAS
It's Everywhere
(Blue Mask psychedelic rock album)
Download "Easily Swayed"
Download "Golden Clouds" (MP3)


MX-80
We're an American Band
(Family Vineyard easy-listening beatnik-metal album)
Download "We're an American Band" (MP3)


THE OFFSPRING
Greatest Hits
(Columbia '90s hard rock-disguised-as-punk reissue)
Stream "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" (Windows Media)
Stream "Why Don't You Get A Job?" (Windows Media)


SAVIOURS
Warship
(Level Plane pseudo-satanic stoner-thrash EP)
Stream "Circle of Servants Bodies" (Windows Media)


WALTHAM
Awesome
(Rykodisc nerf-metal EP)
Stream "Cheryl (Come and Take a Ride)" (Windows Media)
Stream "Joanne" (Windows Media)

 
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