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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


BABY'S BEEN GONE - (by Cary Kanno)  Year: 2009
Cary Kanno a quirky song about a breakup and a person who loves his former girlfriend in spite of the fact that she treats him badly. Uptempo Pop flavoring, male vocals, with a touch of 1970's, 1980's rock in the vein of Simple Minds, the Cars, Blondie, etc. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (breakup song) - Indie Rock, College Rock
379603 3:17 Med Fast 132   
Variation (Instrumental) - Indie Rock, Alt Rock
608323 3:18 Medium 125   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


KILLIN' ME - (by Rich Harper)  Year: 2004
Rich Harper This song is one about love from afar. He sees her, she doesn't see him & the pain & anquish of not being able to be with her is overwhelming. This song's hidden meaning is he is stalking her. Ideal for romantic dramatic Film or Major Motion Picture or romantic dramatic TV movie, Credits. Male Vocals, Indie Rock, College Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Heavy Guitar Rock) - Indie Rock, College Rock
373521 5:06 Medium 109   


A M INDIE (MASTER) - (by Evens Colas)  Year: 2016
Evens Colas Instrumental, Action, Adventure Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Adventure Rock
795955 2:04 Med Slow 83   
Stinger - Indie Rock, College Rock
795954 0:08 Med Slow 84   
Full Track - Indie Rock, College Rock
795956 2:04 Med Slow 83   


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   


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   


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   


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