Prog Rock

Bosnian Rainbows – Torn Maps

Ever since The Mars Volta broke up, I’ve been waiting to see what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is going to do with his life (besides his disappointing solo career). Well here it is: Bosnian Rainbows. Formed out of El Paso, Texas, Bosnian Rainbows do a perfect job of mixing Rodriguez-Lopez’s signature sound with electronic elements and female vocals to make quite an original sound (think The Dead Weather meet The Strokes). Check out the track “Torn Maps” off their 2013 debut album Bosnian Rainbows below. Read More…

Closure In Moscow – Kissing Cousins

Progressive Rock band Closure In Moscow formed in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia. Described as a “catchy, yet melodic brand of progressive, avant-garde rock,” the band creates a heavy-sounding, quickly-paced sound often compared to early Saosin, Chiodos, or Coheed and Cambria. The band has been touted for their technical and complex guitar and drums work, with vocals flowing airily overhead. With only one EP and one album under their belt (another is expected later this year), Closure In Moscow have nowhere to go but up. Check out their song “Kissing Families” off their 2009 album First Temple below. Read More…

Bettie Serveert – Shake-Her

Why does it seem that Dutch indie bands always find the coolest ways to different? Amsterdam’s Bettie Serveert bridge the gap between indie rock and progressive rock. Like a mix between Muse, The Blue Van, and Metric, the band make the kind of garage rock that would blow the freakin’ doors off. The distorted, guitar-based songs are constantly at odds with each other, creating a rather dynamic feel to their tenth album. Check out the opener “Shake-Her” off their 2013 release Oh, Mayhem! below. Read More…

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