Best New Indie

Today, The Guard revisit Etta James' classic, "Something's Got a Hold of Me" which was recently transformed into the smash of 2012 "Levels" by Avicii and "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida. Check out the oringal here!
Having dusted their weekend's off with the resurrection of Tupac Shakur, indie kids will bid farewell to Coachsmella Part 1 today. If you need a bunch of beats to tie you over until Coachsmella Part 2 next weekend, head on down to The Guard's Best of Indie, featuring all the fiercest cuts from the past week!
We're dedicating Today's Candy to Mariah Carey, and we don't care what you any of you hipsters have to say. First up, "Fantasy," then we jump to 1997 and to "Honey," Oh yeah!!
The year is 1997. Cristal sales are at an all time high. And Puff Daddy has just dropped his trousers, uh, sorry, debut album, No Way Out. Check out how fresh these songs sound today in 2012.
There is more to Run DMC's Raising Hell than "Walk This Way," bro. The rap troupe's tide-turning third record, which dropped in 1986, also rocks the almighty straight-edge anthem, "It's Tricky."
Still nothing scratches the original "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)." This was the title-track to Eurythmics' 1983 sophomore album, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). Check it out here just like it was 1983 again.
The Guard presents the latest music tracks and the best of indie for the week. New songs from jj, Memoryhouse, Edward Sharpe, Japandroids, Big Sir and more.
Grimes recently headed to the KEXP studio to perform three tracks: "Symphonia IX," "Genesis" and "Be a Bodyher." Watch Claire Boucher web her pixie magic on a floor fullah' synths, samplers and other dorky gear.
It is no surprise modern day electronica is struggling with the matter of sustenance when old skool sonics like Ferry Corsten's "Rock Your Body, Rock" still sound as fresh as my Grandma's home made bread.
The Guard's Blogs on Music brings you it's latest installment of the best pop songs of 2012. Up this week are the latest from Hoodie Allen, JLo, The Hives, Garbage and Dada Life...Click to listen!
Elastica's "Connection" still rocks us mega (even if that infamous lick was swiped from Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba" and transposed a sneaky semitone). Check it out here!

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