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The term alternative music (also often known as alternative rock) was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. Bands dubbed "alternative" could be most any style not typically heard on the radio; however, most alternative bands were unified by their collective debt to punk. Important bands of the '80s alternative movement included R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Pixies, Hüsker Dü, The Cure, and countless others. Artists largely were confined to indie record labels, building an extensive underground music scene based around college radio, fanzines, touring, and word-of-mouth. Although these groups never generated spectacular album s ... Read More


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WILD WEEKEND - (by Chris Hodges (LP))  Year: 2013
Chris Hodges (LP) Fun and cocky indie-rock. Youth party / reckless behavior / acting out. Care free, with feelgood factor. Good for youthful fun, sports, extreme sports, motorsports, rocked-out parties and more, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
624955 3:00 Fast 144   


WRECKERS - (by Chris Hodges (LP))  Year: 2013
Chris Hodges (LP) Confident indie-rock strut. Good, powerful drive, with drums, bass and multiple electric guitars. Neo-punk / Alternative / Indie rock style with a solid, careless, reckless feel. Good for sports, extreme sports and motorsports, dirt and grit, youthful rebellion and more, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
624966 3:06 Fast 156   


THE OPERA'S NEVER OVER - (by Michael Zaneski)  Year: 2014
Michael Zaneski The singer has a phantasmagorical dream involving a futuristic opera, vultures, assorted debris, and a "fat" lady who may or may not sing, late in the opera. The music is fittingly foreboding, and rather unique. Perfect for Post-Apocalyptic Radio, TV, and Film. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
637333 4:14 Med Slow 94   
Variation (Fade Out Edit) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
637335 3:33 Med Slow 94   


OLD DAYS - (by Nicola Donchev)  Year: 2014
Nicola Donchev Hot sexy rocking guitar instrumental in the style of the Black Keys. Guitar riffs and synthesizer themes. Fast drums with steady beat. Suitable for film and television: action adventure, fashion show, travel, corporate, extreme sports, party, rock and roll scenes. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock  
646185 1:49 Fast 163   
Variation A (chorus) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock  
646193 0:29 Fast 163   
Variation B (variant A) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock  
646194 0:56 Fast 163   


BIG HIGHWAY - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom A full on killer alt-rock track. Raucous guitars, driving drums and 80's synthesizers result in a track that's epic with attitude. Ideal for TV/Film, sports, corporate or travel. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
677890 1:38 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
677885 0:31 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
677886 1:03 Med Fast 130   


SCREECH ROCK - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Raw trashy alternative rock. Classy sleaze with guitars from hell. From car ad campaign to apps & games via extreme sports and TV vampire brawling truckers it's all good. Not pretty, not sweet.. nasty medicine. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
678197 1:01 Medium 120   
Logo - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
678193 0:10 Medium 120   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
678194 0:31 Medium 120   
Loop - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
678196 0:08 Medium 120   
Stinger - Sports, Extreme Sports Music
678195 0:06 Medium 120   


ROCK THIS PLACE - (by Jonas Hornqvist)  Year: 2014
Jonas Hornqvist Smoking hot, energetic and uplifting rock track in the vein of The Hives, Wolfmother, Kaiser Chiefs, The Strokes, White Stripes. Driving guitars, solid bass and pumping drums. Great track for beer commercial, tv shows, fashion, adverts, background music, corporate, DVD, sports, websites Nascar. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Driving guitar rock) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
703772 1:01 Med Fast 140   


CATHARSIS-LANDSCAPE IMAGE HYBRID ELECTRO ORCHESTRA - (by Dual Corps Activities)  Year: 2015
Dual Corps Activities A Hypnotic soundtrack that takes the listener to another world or time; Fluid, ethereal, repetitive and rhythmic, an aural rite of passage, calming. Brings to mind Sam Rockwell in "Moon" floating in space, all alone with his thoughts hovering on a background of stars. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
722616 6:02 Med Slow 95   


UP AND DOWN - (by Charlie DeYoung)  Year: 2013
Charlie DeYoung Guitar driven alternative rock instrumental with tremolo guitar would work well with any upbeat, positive, fun scene in TV/Film/Video. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
601832 2:49 Med Fast 130   


INDIE DAYDREAM - (by CitySound)  Year: 2014
CitySound A driving electronic indie rock piece inspired by The Killers. Features a fun, quirky synth melody and a repeating glockenspiel/piano motif. Hard hitting drums and distorted guitars rock out as the piece crescendos to an emotional climax. Perfect for commercials needing modern, edgy, positive vibes. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
700973 1:13 Medium 125   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
716719 0:31 Medium 125   


BLACK SAND - (by Pandemic)  Year: 2014
Pandemic An enthusiastic, dynamic, young and trendy indie pop track, well suited for TV advertisements and corporate settings. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
638689 1:36 Medium 125   


DAUGHTERS AND SONS - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2013
Dean Graham Wolfe Anti-corruption indie pop rock anthem, anticipating change, pro democratic, power to the people, marching united, combatting unfairness, Great for anti-corporate or civil rights documentary, product emphasizing fair trade, equality of sexes or rights of indigenous peoples, levelling status of all, Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Garage Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (full vocals version) - Indie Rock, Garage Rock
689664 3:32 Med Fast 130   
Variation (no vocals version) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
689669 3:32 Med Fast 130   
Loop (spicy version) - Rock, Anthem Rock
695537 0:41 Medium 129   


FILTHY FIGURE SKATER - (by AML Creative)  Year: 2008
AML Creative Upbeat bluesy sounding alternative rock crossover track. Female vocals. Deals with themes of cheating and infidelity. Really rocks out in the chorus. Similar feeling at times to Reef "Put your hands up". Good for scenes such as southern style road movies, biker and bike ride types of situations, 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
777276 4:07 Medium 106   


WHO WILL YOU REALLY BECOME - (by AML Creative)  Year: 2005
AML Creative Upbeat rock and loops track in style of Alanis Morrisette. Female vocals. Themes of identity, relationships and finding out who you are. Works well with scenes of darker drama e. g. running with danger, vampire clubs (oh yes!). Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
777308 4:02 Med Slow 104   


BETWEEN THE KISSES AND THE WINE - (by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer)  Year: 2001
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer 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
761441 4:00 Med Fast 142   


DNR - (by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer)  Year: 2015
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
761439 3:17 Med Fast 135   


COWARD - (by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer)  Year: 2015
Jaclyn Bradley Palmer A heartfelt, passionate song about loving someone who doesn't have the courage to love you back. The composer's favorite song. Features cello, beautiful lyrics, hauting vocals and tom percussion. Possibly for use in dramatic televison or film scene. Sounds like Sara McLaughlan. 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
756195 3:35 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Instrumental- no vocal) - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
756196 3:33 Med Slow 102   


PAINTED LADY - (by Dream Vampires)  Year: 2015
Dream Vampires An energetic and edgy piece with a powerful change in tempo and time signature after the first chorus hook. A brooding and darker piece about fear of not knowing what's around the corner. A delicate male vocal delivery that escalates to a greater sense of urgency and a desire to find closure. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
764817 3:49 Mixed 143   
Variation - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
764840 3:35 Mixed 143   


STRANGE DAYS - (by Dream Vampires)  Year: 2013
Dream Vampires A search for truth and purity in all of us and the desire to be better than who we are on the surface. An acoustic piece to set the mood and then breaks out to a power rock number with a dual male vocal delivery and a soaring and engaging vocal melody that empowers the listener to look deeper. Male Vocals, Rock, Modern Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Modern Rock
764675 4:53 Med Fast 98   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
764836 4:53 Med Fast 147   


TRAVEL DIARY INSTRUMENTAL - (by Dream Vampires)  Year: 2013
Dream Vampires An interesting fluid track with loads of presence and mobility to define the need to just get up and go To move freely without constraint towards a new destination and disregard the limitations of the past. Filled with strong melodic guitars and some great slide and pedal steel work throughout. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
764847 2:24 Med Fast 123   


UNSTOPPABLE RISE - (by Jerome Chauvel)  Year: 2016
Jerome Chauvel Indie rock track with a lot of distortion and energy. This catchy track get post rock and new wave guitar riffs, kind of like Nirvana meets The Cure. Could fit almost every action scene. I hope this stylish composition can enhance your project, whether it be for corporate or personal use. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
780096 2:38 Medium 127   


KIDZ GONE BAD - (by Donal Lee Finn)  Year: 2016
Donal Lee Finn White Stripes inspired Indy Garage freak out, pile-driving power chords and drums using vintige boutique instruments for that retro cool sound. Lyrics about a street kid going wild. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Slamming full track) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
810243 2:39 Med Fast 130   


MONSTER CRUSH - (by Julian Angel)  Year: 2016
Julian Angel Mid-tempo Alternative Rock with a pounding beat and powerful guitar riffs in the style of Monster Magnet, Weezer and Marvelous 3. Excellent entrance music for fighters and wrestlers and scenes involving fighting and action. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
808929 2:32 Med Slow 99   


ALL I WANT - (by Valo)  Year: 2010
Valo Up tempo Acoustic song with a Latin flavor and Vocals ala "The Gypsy Kings". A song about those times when you need someone the most and they are never there. Sounds like Gypsy Kings. Male Vocals, Rock, Latin Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Latin Rock
390432 3:10 Medium 120   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
390444 0:59 Medium 120   


RIGHT SIR BLIGHT - (by Uranium 235)  Year: 2010
Uranium 235 A hard hitting Industrial,Metal song about a person living life with lots of drama and self-persecution. Always complaining about what they don't have. Finally letting go to achieve happiness. Sounds like Korn, Marilyn Manson, Pantera. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389646 3:39 Med Fast 132   


MINNESOTA (FULL TRACK) - (by Three Against Four)  Year: 2010
Three Against Four Upbeat alternative rock song with male vocals. Vocals accompanied by electric guitar, bass guitar, and drum set. Lyrics discuss leaving your hometown and how you change. Could be used in a college film about coming home after moving out, or any film discussing change after moving. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389056 5:11 Med Slow 102   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389069 1:27 Med Slow 102   


MY PLACE (60 SEC) - (by Three Against Four)  Year: 2010
Three Against Four Melodic slow alternative rock track with soft male vocals. Vocals accompanied by electric guitar, bass guitar, and percussion. Lyrics discuss wanting a certain girl to be with him in his place and not leave him. Could be used in breakup scene, drama romance, 20s or teens films. Sad and melancholy. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389074 1:09 Slow 70   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389061 5:56 Slow 70   


DESPERATE MEASURES - (by TinGods)  Year: 2010
TinGods Acoustic and Electric Guitars build into Male Vocals with light Drumming, into dramatic chorus. Sounds like Grateful Dead, Dave Mathews. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
390312 5:24 Med Slow 90   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
390321 1:21 Med Slow 90   
30sec - Rock, Soft Rock
395980 0:31 Med Slow 92   
Full Track - Rock, Soft Rock
395992 3:59 Med Slow 92   
60sec - Rock, Soft Rock
395993 1:00 Med Slow 92   
Ident - Rock, Soft Rock
395995 0:11 Med Slow 92   
15sec - Rock, Soft Rock
395994 0:16 Med Slow 92   


MORTAL MAN - (by TinGods)  Year: 2010
TinGods High end Male Vocals with smooth Bass and light Acoustic Guitars then build into a chorus with light Electric Guitars. Sounds like Grateful Dead, Dave Mathews. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
390318 6:50 Med Slow 82   
Full Track A - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
390326 1:25 Med Slow 82   
Full Track B - Rock, Soft Rock
396016 5:20 Med Slow 84   
Ident - Rock, Soft Rock
396019 0:10 Med Slow 84   
30sec - Rock, Soft Rock
395986 0:30 Med Slow 84   
60sec - Rock, Soft Rock
396017 1:01 Med Slow 84   
15sec - Rock, Soft Rock
396018 0:15 Med Slow 84   


BLUE SKIES - (by J.J. McGeehan)  Year: 2010
J.J. McGeehan Beautiful, poetic lyrics and powerful, heartfelt Female Vocals come together for a great contemporary Alt-Rock tune that reflects shades of "Jewel", "Melissa Etheridge", and "Alanis Morissette". Sounds like Jewel, "Melissa Etheridge", and "Alanis Morissette". Female Vocals, Indie Rock, Indie Rock  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Indie Rock
388957 3:36 Medium 105   
Variation - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
388966 1:17 Medium 105   


STRAWS (STINGER) - (by Three Against Four)  Year: 2010
Three Against Four Funky laid back alternative rock instrumental track. Instrumentation includes electric guitar, bass guitar, and drum set. Fun and outgoing, could be used in scenes for a night out. Family, teens, or 20s. The bassline gives the track its funky feel. Appropriate for an energetic party or dance. Instrumental, Reggae, Ska
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Reggae, Ska
395953 0:11 Very Fast 179   
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389058 3:43 Very Fast 180   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
389072 1:27 Very Fast 180   
15sec - Reggae, Ska
395952 0:16 Very Fast 179   
30sec - Reggae, Ska
395921 0:31 Very Fast 179   



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