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)