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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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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   


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   


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   


PURE LIGHTNING - (by Brian David Watson)  Year: 2016
Brian David Watson Upbeat, Motivational Indie Track featuring shimmering synths and snappy percussion, perfect for a road trip montage or a beach party with buff people showing off their awesome bods! Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
769919 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed A (Bass and Drums) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769913 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed B (No Guitars) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769914 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation A (No Melody) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769915 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation B (No Synths) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769916 1:24 Medium 122   
Bed (Only Drums) - Indie Rock, College Rock
769917 1:24 Medium 122   
Variation (With Shouts "Hey!") - Indie Rock, College Rock
769918 1:24 Medium 122   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DIVE BAR ROCK STAR! - (by Eric Baines)  Year: 2008
Eric Baines Opening with a rocking guitar riff, this is an anthem-like song about breaking free from the stresses of life and having a place to go to do your thing. This has a passionate male vocal and a drum solo. This is a lighthearted and humorous romp with an underlying powerful message. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
519627 3:59 Med Fast 132   


ALL ALONG - (by Cary Kanno)  Year: 2009
Cary Kanno a song about finding love and wishing you had been with that person all your life. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Love song) - Indie Rock, College Rock
379601 3:39 Med Fast 148   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608320 3:36 Med Fast 148   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


357 - (by The Crossing)  Year: 2012
The Crossing A hot, driving, classic indie rock track. Big guitar, jamming bass, cool drums & male vox. Lyrics are a tongue in cheek look at the criminal mind & living big. Works well with sports themes & highlights. Great for film & TV action and chase scenes, video gaming, and all purpose general ad campaigns. Male Vocals, Rock, Hard Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Hard Rock
446069 3:51 Med Fast 140   
30sec - Indie Rock, Indie Rock
527556 0:31 Med Fast 140   
Variation A (riff excerpt) - Indie Rock, College Rock
446153 0:19 Med Fast 140   
Variation B (instrumental excerpt) - Indie Rock, Garage Rock
436856 2:11 Med Fast 140   
30sec - Action, Adventure Rock
527558 0:31 Med Fast 140   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


COOL GUY COFFEE - (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
452455 0:36 Fast 156   


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   


GROOVY ROCK (BACKTRACK) - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2009
Adagio Music A soulful and solid rock groove, featuring electric bass percussion and piano. nice bed to build on top using voice or voice over. Plenty of space for a voice-over and will loop, Also useful for any backing track, ident, transition between segments, film scene, or video game level intra scene segue, Instrumental, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Indie Rock, College Rock
550574 0:54 Med Slow 100   


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   


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   


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   


YOUR DREAMS WONT GO AWAY - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2013
Dean Graham Wolfe Easygoing but motivating track about Being true to yourself and your dreams- your dreams won't go away hard as you try to ignore them-; 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   


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   


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   


HIGH OCTANE! - (by Magma Music)  Year: 2010
Magma Music High energy fast paced Drum n Bass / Punk Rock n Roll hybrid with a grunge sound. Car commercials, sports, racing, Nascar, Hell's Angels. Hard rocking, high intensity with the attitude of Nirvana. Super for car chases, bikers, kickass action adventure, corporate, news energizer, ESPN, & commercials, Instrumental, Soundalikes, Nirvana
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Soundalikes, Nirvana
404779 1:03 Med Slow 85   
30sec - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
404780 0:30 Med Slow 85   
15sec - Indie Rock, College Rock
404781 0:15 Med Slow 85   


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   


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