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College rock was a term used in the United States to describe 1980s alternative rock before the term "alternative" came into common usage. So named because it was primarily played on campus radio stations, these bands combined the experimentation of post-punk and New Wave with a more melodic pop style and an underground sensibility. It is not necessarily a genre term, but there do exist some common aesthetics among college rock bands. Artists such as R.E.M., 10,000 Maniacs, U2, and the Replacements became some of the better-known examples in the mid 1980s. By the 1990s, however, the genre had been supplanted by grunge and indie rock.


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ON THE PULSE - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy Indie rock track, with a big, M83 inspired feel that conjures images of triumph, perseverance, winning and success. Great for corporate use, sports channels, for that precious moment of achievement. Power packed with a silence gathering strength before the final lap. Amplified, by Tobias James, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671022 2:31 Med Fast 138   
60sec (60 secs) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671025 1:03 Med Fast 138   
30sec A (30 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671026 0:34 Med Fast 138   
30sec B (30 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671028 0:29 Med Fast 138   


NEON CRUX - (by Music Candy)  Year: 2014
Music Candy An indie rock piece, full of energy, lift and party vibes, verging on dance-rock and with hints of punk rock flavours. Brightness fills this track, ligten up any piece of film/TV with this instant perk me up track, jumpy chords, insistent melody and an attitude miles high. Amplified, by Tobias James, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671072 2:40 Fast 160   
60sec (60 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671073 1:04 Fast 160   
30sec A (30 secs 1) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671075 0:30 Fast 160   
30sec B (30 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671076 0:28 Fast 160   
60sec (60 secs 2) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
671074 1:04 Fast 160   


SLOPPY SECONDS - (by Bradley Banks)  Year: 2007
Bradley Banks This song reminds me of a Pavement song in the way that the instruments are played in such a loose and sloppy way. Standard instrumentation, yet with 2 blistering and lazy solos. The verses of the song are very lazy and lazy back. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
360305 2:10 Medium 120   


WHY SO SERIOUS - (by Marc Blackwell)  Year: 2009
Marc Blackwell Edgy indie rock song with cool guitars and distorted bass, killer disco like chorus! Think Franz Ferdinand meets Bloc Party. Perfect for a bar, fight, or driving scene. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
351030 3:46 Medium 120   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, College Rock
343904 3:45 Medium 120   


SPARK FIZZ - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2014
Wolftooth Funky drum groove and synth shakers set the mood. Nice dubby delayed piano and plucky U2 style guitars make for a tense situation. Guitar melody sounds somewhat like a Dire Straits lick. Groove sounds like Blink 182, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
673324 3:09 Med Slow 94   
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
673322 1:08 Med Slow 94   
Stinger - Indie Rock, College Rock
673323 0:08 Med Slow 94   


MEET ME HALFWAY - (by Ferenc Hegedus)  Year: 2010
Ferenc Hegedus A positive and melodic rock track with a good forward drive and a nice, optimistic outlook and a fresh, young rock sound. Happy, refreshing, feelgood, and somewhat rough and tough, but without being too heavy or hard. The fast background riffing gives the track a very slight punk feel, but in a good, Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
507503 3:40 Med Fast 145   


DANGEROUS TIMES - (by Michael Wheeler)  Year: 2012
Michael Wheeler Late 70s, early 80s influenced Indie rock song with Male vocals, similar to The Strokes, The Clash. Rock in the dirty crime infested city. Catchy guitar hooks. Garage, grunge, classic punk, Indie, pub rock, TV Vocal, Law & Crime, Movie Trailer, Action Thriller, Road Trip. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
545111 2:45 Medium 124   
Full Track (Instrumental Version) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
545112 2:45 Medium 124   


CAN'T STOP US - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2013
Wolftooth Somber and suspenseful, but with an uplifting and proud vibe. This track borders on dirge in the verses, with detuned guitars and heavy tom grooves. Beautiful screaming guitar and piano choruses create a dramatic edge. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
619130 3:10 Fast 152   
Variation - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
619129 3:10 Fast 152   
Full Track - Dramatic, Energizing Music
619128 3:10 Fast 152   
60sec - Rock, Modern Rock
619127 1:03 Fast 152   
30sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
619126 0:31 Fast 152   


BEST FRIENDS - (by Michael Keck)  Year: 2011
Michael Keck Fun up tempo feel good alternative guitar based indie rock track for high impact action. Great for college themes, sports highlights car chase, high impact moment for television film, technology, comedy commercials, travel and cooking shows, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495731 2:07 Med Fast 148   
30sec A - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495729 0:32 Med Fast 148   
30sec B - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495745 0:35 Med Fast 148   
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495746 1:11 Med Fast 148   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
495747 2:08 Med Fast 148   
Variation - Corporate, Corporate Rock Guitar  
495730 0:47 Med Fast 148   


WAVES - (by Matt Kjeldsen)  Year: 2010
Matt Kjeldsen This song espouses the cleansing qualities of the waves and the beach. It contains some beach Boys qualities. Pop and rock. It has elements of rhythm and melody that make it very universal and accessible. Great for beach set ups and happy commercials. Male Vocals, Rock, Melodic Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Melodic Rock
401913 4:21 Med Slow 85   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
401847 4:22 Med Slow 85   


SKINTIGHT (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering, plodding and tough as nails, this cool blues rock shuffle is in the style of The White Stripes & features catchy guitar riffs, inspired lead guitar and a smokin' ending. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
633620 2:08 Med Fast 106   


21ST CENTURY FRIENDS - (by Vess Ray)  Year: 2011
Vess Ray Do you remember "Friends" TV Theme song "I'll be there for you" by The Rembrands? Here is a sounds like, updated with this century elctronica synth Pop, Punk Rock sound. Can be used in TV, series, film, corporate video, branding, presentation, documentary, web, youtube, teen, new product launch. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
464054 2:01 Very Fast 170   
30sec (30sec) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464051 0:33 Very Fast 170   
60sec (60sec) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464052 1:03 Very Fast 170   
Stinger (Sting) - Indie Rock, College Rock
464053 0:05 Very Fast 170   


THE WORLD IS YOURS - (by Alexey Maximov)  Year: 2016
Alexey Maximov Energetic, emotional alternative rock track featuring electric guitars, bass guitar, drums and some keys. Works perfect in teenage, youth oriented projects (extreme, sport: skateboarding, snowboarding, bike etc., college radio, tv, documentary) and more, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
795050 2:20 Med Slow 80   


ROLLING ON - (by Somatiq Audio)  Year: 2010
Somatiq Audio Uptempo pop rock song with jangly indie rock guitars. Confident, happy and steady. Youthful and carefree melody. Ideal for travel shows and promos. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
420447 1:43 Fast 157   


BREAKING FREE - (by Michael Wheeler)  Year: 2012
Michael Wheeler Jagged Indie Rock guitar instrumental. Rocking beat and quirky punk overtones. Great for TV instrumental, fast driving, sports, parties, dancing, travel, big city living, the seedy side of life, fast living, extreme sports, danger, excitement. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental Version) - Indie Rock, College Rock  
553811 2:12 Med Fast 140   


BRANDED - (by Roeland Ruijsch)  Year: 2013
Roeland Ruijsch Modern, Catchy, indie pop rock song in the style of The Black Keys meets Gary Clark Jr. Hard pounding drums with funky distorted guitar rhythms, Farfisa organs and soulful vocals. Works perfectly in today's hipster ads, car ads and TV series. Pop Music, Alternative Pop, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
578702 3:16 Med Fast 135   


PIMP TOWN BLUES (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Down and dirty blues funk rock track featuring smoking guitar riffs and leads. Nasty ass attitude, very street tough, urban and confidently cool. In the style of The Black Keys Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Mos Def Gary Clark Jr Allen Stone Pecos. Instrumental, Action, Theme RnB Retro Kitsch
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
630588 1:26 Med Fast 86   


ARE YOU UP FOR IT - (by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic)  Year: 2011
Aleksandar Dimitrijevic Happy Rock / Punk-Rock / Fun Sports. An exiting and positive guitar based track. Can be described as Punk Pop or light Punk Rock, perhaps College Rock. A little bit unruly, excited, punky. Good for racing, sports, fun and action, downhill, stunts and more. Instrumental, Rock, Hard Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
526941 2:45 Med Fast 170   


BIG BAND IN MY GARAGE - (by Martin Fackovec)  Year: 2011
Martin Fackovec Young and proud track from the 60's full of joy and youth rebellion. Features powerful combination of Big Band instruments, electric guitar, rock organ, funky drums and shouty vocals. Wonderful theme music for Teenage TV Series or dynamic commercials. Sounds like Wiseguys, Freak Power, FatBoy Slim. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
465808 1:48 Med Fast 130   


HOUSE OF FAME - (by Frank Enea)  Year: 2009
Frank Enea U2 Vocals style riff descending single note riff driven Rocker. A man lusting after a woman. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
384467 2:55 Medium 105   
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
390301 1:05 Medium 105   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
390291 2:55 Medium 105   


THE TRICK - (by Cold Manicotti)  Year: 2012
Cold Manicotti This song takes you all over the place... Hard, soft... Up and down. Driving Grunge style like Pearl Jam and STP. Relating to complete betrayal and disregard. She has left him in tatters and careless of it. Adult drama, romantic comedy, Extreme Sports. Disdain for being USED by the woman he loves. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
557226 3:48 Slow 64   


EAST COAST - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
452458 0:59 Med Fast 145   


CRACK IN THE TREE - (by The Whole Bolivian Army)  Year: 1999
The Whole Bolivian Army This playful alternative pop ditty features smooth female vocals, professional production, and tasteful instrumentation, including piano, fretless bass, and real drums. Reminiscent of the Sundays, with a chorus that evokes Karen Carpenter’s lower range. Suitable for romance, drama, breakups. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
586232 3:19 Fast 158   


WOUNDED - (by Cold Manicotti)  Year: 2012
Cold Manicotti A reflective song out of the same mold as that of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers or Creed. Raw, melodic guitars and baseline with heartfelt vocals define this piece of loss and the difficulty dealing with the memory of a true loved one or best pal. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
557230 3:46 Med Slow 96   


GOOD MORNING, CHARLOTTE - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2009
Eric Bode A 'rough n ready' track with a grungy garage sound and a sweet melody. Reminiscent of Pavement, Rilo Kiley and every band to ever feature on 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'! Suitable for teen/pop Culture or romance. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
342725 2:01 Med Slow 82   


FORGING AHEAD (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie This edgy, driving indie rock groove exudes a high energy rebel vibe. Driving, crunchy guitars, rolling drums and thumping bass highlight this rocking track that's great for sports, crazy party scenes, commercials, promos, and anything that needs a little boost of fun filled over the top attitude. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Indie Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
16 Mixes Available
807244 2:13 Fast 160   


TO FORGIVE - (by Jamie Knight)  Year: 2009
Jamie Knight Mid tempo Pop, Male Vocal, Piano and Guitar, catchy hook and harmony. A feeling of neglect, but the love that possess allows you to see through things for what they are, letting go of your pain. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
384724 3:20 Med Fast 130   


WATCH OUT - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2016
The Crossing A driving, uptempo, and energetic modern alternative rock track featuring big guitars, heavy bass, and pounding drums. Attitude and swagger. Works well with cool and tough themes, such as action, extreme sports, combat, crime, and determination. Also great for youthful advertising and programming. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
606739 2:01 Fast 150   
60sec - Indie Rock, Indie Rock
797323 1:04 Fast 150   
Stinger - Rock, Modern Rock
797325 0:07 Fast 150   
30sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
797321 0:33 Fast 150   
Variation - Indie Rock, Pop Punk
797322 2:01 Fast 150   
15sec - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
797324 0:20 Fast 150   
30sec - Rock, Arena Rock
606741 0:34 Fast 150   


ONLINE DATING SONG - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2008
Dean Graham Wolfe Hilarious song about online dating; a light perky get-up-and-go melodic college garage track; for film scenes with hip teens or tweens or any aged online daters; bed track Facebook internet service or product; like the Barenaked Ladies, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
695948 2:26 Med Fast 134   
Variation (instrumental version) - Indie Rock, College Rock
695856 2:26 Med Fast 134   


AVERAGE GIRL - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2006
Verona Music Country rock alternative, plain Jane gal next door who wants an average Joe, can rock your world. If you're down to earth like her, working a regular mundane job, you're perfect. Reproduced would make an "A" cut for Trisha Yearwood, Martina Mcbride, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Female Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
372106 3:34 Med Slow 80   


ANOTHER SPIN - (by Matt Kjeldsen)  Year: 2010
Matt Kjeldsen An introspective and warm reflection on the sunset and the passing of the day. Simple instrumentation with drum machine, and acoustic guitar and male vocal. Beautiful and poetic. Wonderful for a title track or commercial featuring simple beauty or natural beauty. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
401928 2:35 Medium 105   


DON'T BE LIKE ME - (by Eric Baines)  Year: 2008
Eric Baines A sarcastic, almost comical, anthem to all who live their lives in the moment and follow an unconventional path. Guitar driven, indie band sound, with a down to earth male vocal, perfect for any college party. Geek Rock with a touch of humor. A hint of the 80's done in a modern way for today's radio, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
519680 3:56 Medium 125   


COMING UP WITH A PLAN - (by Johnny Breton)  Year: 2013
Johnny Breton Mid-slow contemplative drums and guitar instrumental, perfect for thinking things through, figuring out the next step, coming up with a plan. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
606307 3:16 Slow 62   


HORIZONS - (by Eric Bode)  Year: 2011
Eric Bode Joyously uplifting contemporary independent rock. In amongst the positively uplifting drum, guitars and bass are glockenspiel and tubular bells. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
453916 1:13 Med Fast 149   


FRESHLY SQUEEZED - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Indie Rock, College Rock
452461 0:39 Slow 77   


CITY ON THE ROCKS - (by Alex Jensen)  Year: 2011
Alex Jensen Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
452454 1:01 Med Fast 145   


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