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The Shark Bubbles: Necktie Troublespot

Call it noise rock, psychedelic electronic dance pop or indie spacerock, whatever it is, Necktie Troublespot by The Shark Bubbles is, well, something else. This German band's music has been likened to those of great rockers The Velvet Underground, and it's not just the Nico-esque female vocals we're talking about. Necktie Troublespot is an eclectic album filled with uncharacteristic song arrangements, diverse instrument work and music that appeals to your senses.

Kleinfelter: Kleinfelter

As Kleinfelter, the group released this 6 track record. It's filled with intelligent math rock cuts that are filled with awesome rock swells and faded vocals. These Chicago natives certainly know how to create music that sticks. Filled with noise, progressive elements and calculated rock, the album takes you on a trip to the unknown and back. Musically, the guys incorporate different elements into their sound. From hard rock, prog and even punk, the sound merges into a coherent sound that satiates any alternative indie rocker out there.

To Leave A Trace: Fight Your Evil Side

Just after a year of playing music together, this four piece rock band from the Ukraine decided to release their debut LP, Fight Your Evil Side. Leave A Trace certainly knows how to bring a fusion of rock, metal and even melodic screamo to their fans. Their album is packed with 10 powerful tracks that comes with Oksana's hard rock growling. By the way, yes, Oksana is a girl.

Chasing Eidolon: Chasing Eidolon

Chasing Eidolon is a bunch of lads from Canada trying their hand on alternative pop rock. Although they sound like a more power pop (boy) band, they do incorporate alternative rock elements to their music. Initially formed in 2008, this is the group's first album. It's a combination of sweet, slightly emo vocals, beautiful melodies and a hint of rockish rude.

Peter Wickstrom Band: Clear Sky

To say that Clear Sky by Peter Wickstrom Band is a great and relaxing album is a complete understatement. According to the band, they wanted to focus on a different approach when it came to music. Instead of creating romantic love songs, they focused on creating songs that tackle "clarity and stability." The resulting album is a beautiful and melodic set of cuts that's well-balanced and definitely relaxing. Its hard not to fall in love with the album especially after a couple of listens.

The Shooters

Formed in 2008, hard rock group, The Shooters, have finally created their latest EP, Rock Pedal to the Floor. The album comes with 7 rock and roll tracks that means nothing but business. With hard rock guitar, thumping loud drums and grungy vocals; there's no mistaking this record for anything else other than pure rock and roll. The group is made up of Alex, Carlos, Danishoot and Marcos.

Morning Side: Modern Fit

Atlanta based quirky indie rockers, Morning Side brings you this 14 track melodic pop rock compilation. Modern Fit is the latest release from this quartet of Byron Long, Daniel Gelbaum, Will Thigpen and Joe Costanzo. Modern Fit easily fits on the post-emo, melodic pop rock genre with each track resounding in beautiful melodies, eloquent, at times cynical, lyrics and heartfelt vocals.

On Returning: Thieves Like Us

Sounds like feel good 80s indie pop music. If you're in for an occasional timewarp back to the era of big hair and leotards, then "Thieves Like Us" by On Returning can help you out. Thieves Like Us is composed of 8 pop alternative tracks that brings to mind New Order. Of course, it's not lost on us that the band has the same album title as a New Order song. Whether it's a straightforward nod or not, there's no doubt about the influence they retained in their music. Definitely an album worth time warping with.

Futile: 7 Nightmares

Alternative progressive four piece from Germany. With the influx of generic alternative rock bands, it's hard to find bands (famous or not) that conform to the norm yet still stand out. Futile is one of the few bands that can do this. Truth be told, they do sound like just another rock/alternative band on the horizon, but some of their songs are quite good and worth checking out. Think German, slightly unrefined version of Staind, with a little bit more progressive.