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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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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   


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   


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   


FRAT PARTY - (by David Scance)  Year: 2015
David Scance Dial up the party on your next project. Lots of cool guitars, drums and shouts occupy this track that is bringing the good times with it. A touch of the sixties can be heard in there but it still remains thoroughly modern. Great for ads with a younger theme and in any party situations. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
737531 1:01 Medium 124   


ALL THAT YOU CAN BE - (by Hans Bolex)  Year: 2015
Hans Bolex Intense Indy rock with jangly electric guitar chords joined with a "super spy" lead guitar theme. The powerful bottom end includes techno elements and guitar power chords with a distinct sequencing pulse that joins and wraps around the beat to create the massive PUNCH and THUMP character of the trak, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
707373 2:23 Medium 112   


MOTHER EARTH (STEREO OVATION) - (by Steve Willoughby)  Year: 2015
Steve Willoughby Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
707167 4:18 Medium 126   


YOUR DREAMS WONT GO AWAY - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2013
Dean Graham Wolfe Easygoing track about Being true to yourself and your dreams; soft rock tune with undertones of Scottish folk rock inspiration; indie film bed track; replete with authentic cellos/strings, Male Vocals, Folk, British Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (singing version) - Folk, British Folk
691938 3:36 Med Slow 92   
Variation (vocals removed) - Rock, Folk Rock
691935 3:36 Med Slow 92   
Segue (edit of intro) - Indie Rock, College Rock
696236 0:14 Med Slow 92   


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   


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   


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   


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   


TEEN MORNING - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2014
Wolftooth Wide open and shimmering, with distorted piano and expansive lead guitar. Gives the feeling of aftermath, or impending action or duties. Perfect for an indie drama or teen MTV program. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
634065 2:41 Med Slow 94   
60sec A - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
634057 1:04 Med Slow 94   
60sec B - Action, Impending Rock & Metal
634058 1:04 Med Slow 94   


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   


COOLNESS RULES (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering and tough as nails cool, this blues rock shuffle is in the style of The Black Keys and features catchy guitar riffs, inspired lead guitar and a hooky chorus melody. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand The Datsuns, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
630794 2:09 Med Fast 120   


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   


OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Swaggering and tough as nails cool, this blues rock shuffle is in the style of The Black Keys and features catchy ensemble riffs, inspired lead guitar and smooth, smoky organ. Electric 6 Dirtbombs Yeah Yeah Yeahs Interpol The Libertines Arctic Monkeys Bloc Party Franz Ferdinand The Datsuns, Instrumental, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
630541 2:41 Med Fast 133   


RUNNING - (by Chris Whatley)  Year: 2009
Chris Whatley Big epic track. Sweet piano melody, soaring The Edge style guitars and driving rock beat sets this track apart. Corporate video, branding, TV, movies, media, advertising, closing credits. High impact and heartfelt. Modern, pulsing, emotional beautiful and uplifting. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
375995 2:31 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (drums only) - Indie Rock, College Rock
620119 2:32 Med Slow 100   
Variation B (No drums) - Indie Rock, College Rock
620120 2:32 Med Slow   


ROCK SOUP - (by Wolftooth)  Year: 2013
Wolftooth Bouncy and powerful, this is a very hip indie rock track. Uptempo and climactic, sounds like The Strokes or Arctic Monkeys. Big brash choruses with distorted synth amps up the intensity. Perfect for action, sports, chase, indie, hipster, or bar scene usage. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
619160 3:11 Fast 154   
60sec - Rock, Modern Rock
619157 1:01 Fast 154   
Bed - Indie Rock, College Rock
619158 3:11 Fast 154   
30sec - Action, Moderate Rock
619156 0:34 Fast 154   


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   


COLLEGE ROCK - (by Yurikud)  Year: 2013
Yurikud Positive, driving and youthful indie rock track. Fresh and Uplifting. Great for Sports, Film or TV Series, action, Teens, any exciting action, Youtube clips, pod casts and personal use. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
607588 2:17 Med Fast 132   


LIVING TO LOVE YOU - (by Johnny Breton)  Year: 2013
Johnny Breton Driving Indie/Alt Pop with fun acoustic strumming and steady kick drum. Exciting, uplifting summer track with a free-wheeling Devil-may-care attitude. Sets a great carefree mood for the beach, road trip, adventure, or taking charge deliberately. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
606322 3:28 Med Fast 138   


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   


GRASS ON THE FIELD INSTRUMENTAL NEW - (by Johnny Breton)  Year: 2013
Johnny Breton Modern rock-synth blend of guitar, synths, drums, great for commercial for youth oriented products, like mobiles, life-style products, games, hang-out locations, clothing, personal styling products or for scenes portraying young peppy people living life to the full, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
617754 2:44 Med Slow 82   


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   


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   


SETTLING FOR YOU - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2012
Fab Claxton A happy-go-lucky, grungy indie rock song. Bounces along with a cheery vibe. Loud drums and distorted guitars. Lots of little hooks to catch your ear. Has a Weezer-meets-Nirvana vibe, with a dash of Dinosaur Jr. thrown in. Perfect for college comedies or light-hearted commercials. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
567799 3:07 Medium 123   


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   


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   


IT'S REALLY SOMETHING (FOUR TWENTY DREAMING) - (by Cold Manicotti)  Year: 2012
Cold Manicotti Rocking Seattle-Sounding tune in the same lines as Pearl Jam, Audio Slave or Alice In Chains. Song revolves around the sarcastic look at "first-time marijuana use" Drop-outs on their own "Pineapple Express" College Fun and College antics. Party hardy DUDE! Adult comedy, extreme sports. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock  
557197 4:13 Med Slow 95   


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   


FOUND MY WAY [30SEC EDIT] - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2011
Michael Corn Instrumental indie rock with optimistic & dynamic vibe. Modern & retro sound ala The Fratellis, White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Weezer, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Foo-Fighters, The Who, The Cars. Medium Tempo. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
555621 0:31 Medium 123   


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   


IF THEY ONLY KNEW - INSTRUMENTAL - (by Daniel's Window)  Year: 2012
Daniel’s Window This song features bright acoustic with an interesting melody. It presents an overall melancholy mood that would work great in a theme of hurt or depression, although it can be implemented in a variety of scenes. Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
529761 4:37 Med Fast 130   


THE LUCKY ONE - (by Eric Baines)  Year: 2004
Eric Baines Acoustic guitar driven song about a man in aw of his girl who tries his hardest to please her. Who's the lucky one in your relationship? Are you in the friend zone? Upbeat song with male vocal. Perfect for any romantic scene or love story. A light hearted, fun song about love. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
528232 4:57 Med Fast 132   


HOT POPPERS - (by Aleksandar Dimitrijevic)  Year: 2011
Aleksandar Dimitrijevic Punk Rock / College Rock / Fun Sports: An excited sports / action type rock track full of energy and zest. Slight Punk-Rock or Punk-Pop element, with upbeat, moderately fast tempo, multiple guitar layers. Determined and a bit rebellious. Good for X-Games type sports, skating / skateboarding, racing, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
572391 2:27 Med Slow 80   


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   


LOVE & GRAVITY - (by The Whole Bolivian Army)  Year: 2011
The Whole Bolivian Army A cheeky, infectious song about love, outer space, and the elusive G-spot, this indie rock gem features charming female vocals, melodic fretless bass, bold guitar, and lively drums. Reminiscent of REM, the Cardigans, Radiohead, the Sundays. Suitable for parties, romance, and comedy. Quirky pop fun. Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock  Caution: Explicit Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
521851 5:05 Medium 127   
Variation - Indie Rock, College Rock
521829 5:04 Medium 127   


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   


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