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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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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   


NO WAY OUT (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie Raw testosterone runs wild in this ominous alternative rock track featuring edgy guitars, slamming drums and thumping bass. Feel the danger! Great for chase, action and escape scenes. Lots of different sections to choose from, check out 1:04 & 1:55. Blistering lead guitar cadenza at the end. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
616943 2:44 Medium 125   


FAT MOMMA STOLE MY BOOTY - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2013
Fab Claxton A full-throttle punk explosion with wild drums, jagged guitars, piano, organ, and even a theremin. The song blasts off at a brisk pace, then slows down for a piano interlude, then back up to full speed again. Would suit wild scenes, parties, getaways. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608598 2:54 Mixed 179   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608599 2:54 Mixed 179   


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   


BIG GREG (REDUX) - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2013
Fab Claxton A fun, loud, take-no-prisoners indie rock song with shouted vocals, a clap-along chorus, and plenty of hooks. Perfectly suited to party scenes, collegiate comedy capers, or summertime fun. The mood is happy and frantic. The perfect song for high-energy scenes (new & improved arrangement / mix), Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
19 Mixes Available
608726 2:19 Very Fast 166   


TRAILER DAYS - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2013
Fab Claxton A fast, frantic indie rock song recalling the early days of post-punk. It's weird, it's wired, and it's dead cool. Madchester breakbeat drums, wirey guitars, snappy bass, and various percussion propel the song forward. Would be perfect for high-energy scenes, action sports, getaways, etc. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
609173 2:30 Fast 141   


C.H.U.D. ROCK - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2014
Fab Claxton A funky indie rock / hip hop hybrid song with a bouncy dance-rock groove. The guitar riff is insistent and repetitive, and the bassline is funky as all get-out. The main riff repeats on a groovy, hypnotic loop, over and over. Perfect for parties, happy scenes, beer commercials, triumphant moments. Instrumental, Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
667669 2:17 Medium 110   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
563108 2:17 Medium 110   
Loop A - Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
667574 0:18 Medium 110   
Loop B - Hip Hop, Alternative Rap
667575 0:18 Medium 110   


TOUGH ENOUGH (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2013
Ron Komie The cool thing about this track, besides the fact that it totally rocks, is it's got a lot of different sections to choose from. Featuring funky, crunchy guitars ala Led Zeppelin, it's great for party scenes, commercials, promos, and anything that needs a little taste of epic edgy rock. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
577419 2:35 Fast 160   


LOOKING FOR MY FORTUNE - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2012
Ron Komie This upbeat, curious, always on the move rock track has a catchy guitar riff and a driving bass and drum groove. Lead wah wah guitar with attitude enters at 17sec. The groove will have you tapping your toes in no time flat. Great for young lifestyle commercials, promos, underscore, corporate. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562251 0:57 Fast 165   


PRIMED FOR FLIGHT (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2011
Ron Komie This steadfast, pleading alternative rock track beats with pulse and emotion due to the jangly electric guitar rhythms, melodic bass lines and big power guitars. Airy synth pads give the piece spaciousness while huge drums give it driving intensity. Perfect for sports, promos, reality TV. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562207 3:03 Med Fast   
Variation A (Bass and Drums Only) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562206 2:59 Med Fast   
Variation B (No Synth) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562209 2:57 Med Fast   
Bed (Less Guitar) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562208 3:02 Med Fast   


NINE INCH DAGGERS - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2012
Ron Komie Raw unbridled testosterone runs wild in this hard rock track featuring wild guitars, slamming drums and pulsing bass. Escape into insanity! Great for intense chase, action, escape scenes. fire gothic grand heavy huge intense escape run, Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562269 0:57 Med Slow 83   


STRIVE AND SUCCEED (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie Driving, powerful, hypnotic and melodic, this uplifting rock pop track features foot stomps, handclaps, sparkling clean guitars, forward moving muted guitar, solid drums and bass, and crispy synth chords. Builds to an elated chorus. Instrumental, Rock, Modern Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
20 Mixes Available
807281 2:39 Fast 150   


A HAND UP (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie Inspiring pop rock piece starts with hypnotic guitar arpeggios, and is propelled forward by muted guitar and drums, building slowly. At 48sec it launches into an uplifting chorus in the style of Coldplay, with a memorable piano melody. Great for about overcoming adversity, inspiring stories etc. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
16 Mixes Available
807232 3:11 Med Slow 97   


THESE BONES (REALLY GET AROUND) - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2012
Fab Claxton A greasy, groovy indie rock song in the style of The Black Keys. The drums are huge and the guitars are filthy, creating a cool, sleazy atmosphere. Want more cowbell? This song's got it. Would be perfect for beer commercials, bar scenes, college comedies, or anything requiring a grimey feel. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
567801 3:21 Medium 122   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562677 3:21 Medium 122   
Loop A - Rock, Pop Rock
801782 0:16 Medium 122   
Loop B - Rock, Pop Rock
801783 0:16 Medium 122   
Loop C - Rock, Pop Rock
801784 0:16 Medium 122   
Loop D - Rock, Pop Rock
801785 0:16 Medium 122   


(SHA-LA-LA-LA) LIGHTS OUT - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2012
Fab Claxton A big, bouncy, alternative rock song featuring an organ in the chorus. Lots of sing-along hooks and hands-in-the-air moments. Very energetic track with a raw, wild feel. Would be perfect for intense scenes (bank heist, brawl, fast getaway, etc.). A cross between Nirvana, The Pixies, and Oasis. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
567796 2:29 Med Fast 133   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
562633 2:29 Med Fast 133   


CAN'T LET THEM FIND OUT I'M A FREAK - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2014
Fab Claxton A greasy, groovy classic rock song with a hip-hop twist. Like The Allman Brothers jamming with The Beastie Boys. Sleigh bells, cowbell, fuzz bass, and sleazy guitars all held together by a funky Led Zeppelin-esque drum beat. Perfect for beer commercials, party scenes, & sports. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
685341 2:06 Med Slow 90   


IF YOU WANT ME AROUND - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2012
Fab Claxton A sparse, minimal indie rock track with trashy drums and dirty guitars. The verses are moody and dark, but the chorus is jangly and bright. Perfect for scenes featuring troubled lovers or people contemplating where it all went wrong. It's like The Smithereens meets Nirvana by way of The Smiths. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
567798 2:43 Medium 128   


BITTER HOBGOBLINS - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2014
Fab Claxton This alt-rock track starts off sweet and jangly before exploding into overdriven bliss. Would be perfectly suited for action sports or intense scenes. A church organ adds some melody and atmosphere to the symphony of fuzz guitars and pounding drums. A strong, confident song. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653362 3:11 Medium 112   
60sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653357 1:10 Medium 112   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653356 0:38 Medium 112   
15sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653355 0:21 Medium 112   
Variation A (Drums and Bass Only) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653358 3:11 Medium 112   
Variation B (No Percussion) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653359 3:11 Medium 112   
Stinger - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653361 0:10 Medium 112   
Variation (Percussion Only) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
653360 3:11 Medium 112   


BITTER HOBGOBLINS (ALBUM VERSION) - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2015
Fab Claxton This alt-rock track starts off sweet and jangly before exploding into overdriven bliss. Would be perfectly suited for action sports or intense scenes. A church organ adds some melody and atmosphere to the symphony of fuzz guitars and pounding drums. A strong, confident song. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715351 3:09 Medium 112   
Variation A (Drums & Bass Only) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715348 3:09 Medium 112   
Variation B (No Drums) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715349 3:09 Medium 112   
Variation C (Underscore) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715350 3:09 Medium 112   


FAILING UPWARDS - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2015
Fab Claxton An energetic balls-to-the-wall alt-rock song with plenty of punk attitude. Pounding drums, a mixture of distorted and jangly guitars, and a great melody. Has a very triumphant, confident feel. Would be perfect for action scenes, sports, or anything requiring some intense yet positive music. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715355 2:44 Med Fast 145   
Variation A (Drums and bass only ) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715352 2:44 Med Fast 145   
Variation B (No drums ) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715353 2:44 Med Fast 145   
Variation C (Underscore ) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
715354 2:44 Med Fast 145   


FALLEN OFF THE RAILS - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2014
Fab Claxton A low-down, dirty rock song fusing the style of The White Stripes & Black Keys to the classic rock tones of Aerosmith & AC/DC. The guitars are filthy, the drums are rock-solid, there's a saloon piano... and the chorus explodes in psychedelic glory with a Vox Continental organ. Groovy. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
644240 2:23 Med Slow 105   


HALF OF ME SAYS YES - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2012
Fab Claxton A happy-go-lucky indie rock song with a bouncy, swinging beat. It's like The Kinks meet The Beatles, with a bit of The Smiths thrown in. The drums bounce along with handclaps on the accents, the guitar are jangly, and the bass is melodic. Perfect for parties, comedy capers, positive scenes. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
563107 2:03 Med Fast 132   


LITTLE GIRL LOST - (by Fab Claxton)  Year: 2013
Fab Claxton A perfect combination of late 80s American college rock and English synthpop. If modern retro has a sound - this is it. Jagged guitars and pounding acoustic drums blend into robotic synth bass and soaring strings. Fits well into the current crop of 80s retro inspired indie rock bands. Instrumental, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
622907 3:03 Medium 124   


A DAY TO OVERFLOW - (by Secret Babies)  Year: 2008
Secret Babies A melancholy, mid-tempo rock song. Angsty, lonely verses rise to stirring epic choruses. Subtle female vocals sing about looking back over the start of a relationship, deciding to get out, move on. Works well in romantic breakup scenes, indie club nights, emotional decision making scenes. Mixed Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
502014 4:24 Med Fast 133   


A WARNING IN THE MORNING - (by Secret Babies)  Year: 2009
Secret Babies An edgy, moody rock song about tiredness, relationships, fighting over small things, with a subtle female vocal, that explodes into punky rock chorus with male/female harmonies. Great for breakup scenes, difficult relationships, creepy slasher films, edgy dramas, scenes of sudden violence. Mixed Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (vocal version) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
502016 3:10 Med Fast 139   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
502015 3:10 Med Fast 138   


FALL FROM GRACE - (by Craig Rempel)  Year: 2011
Craig Rempel A driving acoustic guitar takes the listener from the verses into an epic chorus full of beautiful harmonies. The male vocals with a Bruce Springsteen feel are sung with a subtle intensity to match the lyrics that explore the issues of extremism and the determination to overcome evil. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
506776 3:05 Med Slow 96   


DOUBLE DEVIL DOSE - (by Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys)  Year: 2011
Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys Inspired by a particularly haunting episode of "Breaking Bad" in which Jesse's girlfriend dies of heroin addiction complications, this scorchingly cinematic ballad mournfully cries the angst of loss of life of our brothers and sisters through drugs. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
507300 4:03 Medium 120   
Variation (Instrumental version) - Indie Rock, Experimental Rock
507306 4:02 Medium 120   


WISDOM OF YOUTH - (by Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys)  Year: 2011
Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys A thinking man's song for the ages, reflecting upon the joy, strength, harmony and brotherhood of youth in recognition of all of its myriad possibilities, particularly within this new age of the so called Millennial generation. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
507228 3:24 Fast 159   
Variation (Instrumental version) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
507240 3:24 Fast 159   


DRINK DOWN DON'T LOOK BACK - (by Secret Babies)  Year: 2011
Secret Babies Urgent, driving pop-rock song about dancing, drinking, nights out. Lively female vocals paired with driving guitars keep the pace rocking til the sudden sharp stop. Great for partying scenes, getting ready to go out, beer commercials, energetic scenes, late night scenes. Mixed Vocals, Indie Rock, Alt Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
502020 3:18 Fast 163   



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