10 Indie Pop Tracks That Don't Suck (Week 49) 2012

12/3/12
Best of Indie Pop

Look...we KNOW what you're thinking. “HEY, where's the Best of Indie, BitCandy?” Well, we hate to break it to you, but, INDIE STUNK THIS WEEK! And since it is our job to CUT the crap, we have skipped on serving you 10 indie tracks on Monday that suck wangs (unlike SOME blogs out there).

So today, we are switching shit up to deliver you a Best of PopKiller instead! And before all you indie bros and broettes click 'x' on this tab, HEY! Pop doesn't have to be a dirty word round these parts! Scroll down and you may be pleasantly surprised by "our hipster version" of pop treats that BitCandy have hand-picked for you this week. After all, who DOESN'T love a bit of the Biebs and 1D? Just kidding..

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Alex Clare “Up All Night”

Believe it or not, there is more to Alex Clare than “that Internet Explorer song.” We hope “Up All Night” doesn't end up on an IE commercial, too. I mean, really, Microsoft. Just stop. It’s over Johnny...it's OVER!

 

Charli XCX “Cloud Aura ft. Brooke Candy (Prod. by J£ZUS MILLION)”

Here is our fav cut from the Super Ultra Mixtape, courtesy of Charli XCX (prolly the most EXCITING pop songwriter out there right now...did you know she co-wrote Icona Pop's “I Love It”? Oh yah!). Grab Super Ultra in full here. You're welcome!

 

The Hood Internet “212-PARADISE (Azealia Banks x YACHT)”

Just when we think The Hood Internet couldn't get any more GENIUS UP IN HERE, they go and drop “212-PARADISE,” which fuses Azealia Bank's “212” with YACHT's “Paradise Engineering.” To quote Wayne's World, “We're not worthy!” (Plus...it's better than the garbage Azealia put out recently.)

 

Rudimental “Hell Could Freeze (ft. Angel Haze)”

Those bloody spiffing Brits, Rudimental, have SOMEHOW managed to blag alt-rap's next big thang, Angel Haze, for their chill new single, “Hell Could Freeze.” Check it out...then devour another Rudimental track featuring Alex Clare (him again!), here.

 

HAIM “Don't Save Me”

At last...the label circle jerk signing FRENZY has ended with Polydor Records UK blowing the biggest load over the Haim sisters. Here’s the video for their total TANKER of a single, “Don't Save Me”...but what do you think? Hype Hype or Hubba Hubba? We'd rather watch (and listen to, thinking about it) Josie and the Pussycats. Hence why Ham, sorry, Haim made the #1 spot on our Top Hype Fails of 2012 list. Congrats, girls!

 

Skylar Grey "C'mon Let Me Ride ft. Eminem (Clean)"

“If you've got a sweet tooth you can taste my watermelons” is the new “My pussy tastes like Pepsi Cola.” Trashy innuendos aside, we surprisingly dig this new single from Skylar Grey, which features a blink and you'll miss it guest verse from Eminem (during which he disses safe sex – not cool dude, not cool). Btw, how the FUCK did Interscope convince Queen to clear the sample of “Bicycle Race”? Maybe they asked Adam Lambert?

 

Rihanna “Diamonds (Congorock Remix Radio)”

While Rihanna was busy getting SHIT FACED on The 777 Tour, Congorock was turning her (we admit, pretty amazeballs) new single “Diamonds” into a tight ass electro BANGAAA!

 

Jake Bugg “Two Fingers”

Jake Bugg is a British songwriter doing PRETTTY damn well for himself in his home country, where his self-titled debut album recently beat Leona Lewis' Glassheart to the #1 spot (Good Music 1 – Bad Music 0). We are currently vibing on the album cut, “Two Fingers,” which we will totally absolutely not compare to Oasis...or worse...The Beatles!

 

Mumford & Sons “Whispers In The Dark”

Here's a new flick from Mumford & Sons, who are currently in their 'Bob Dylan born-again Christian' phase, going on most of Babel's lyrics/the C.S. Lewis quote that accompanies this video on YouTube: "Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him and with Him everything else thrown in." Sure, bros, sure...*backs away slowly*...

 

Will.i.am “Scream & Shout (ft. Britney Spears)”

This song is SO! BAD! we simply had to include it for shiggles (shits and giggles, to you). Dafuk up with Britney's British vocals?! Awkward... Also, LOL @ will.i.am, who is STILL trying to pimp out his shitty custom DeLorean.

 

Duran Duran “Rio”

Closing down this week's Best of PopKiller in classic 80s fashion! Can you believe this song/the Rio album is 30 years old? 30! And nobody has looked as good hanging off the end of a yacht since...sigh. We love ya, Le Bon. Oh, and keep an eye out for epic sax guy on a raft at 3.06. PS. Sorry if Vevo torture you with a Haim advert before they let you play this. Bastards!

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That's all for this week, pop tarts! But don't worry, we will be back next week with more sugary popgasms! Look, Britney is TOTEZ excited!

But if you can't wait until then, bookmark our dedicated alt-pop page for even MORE! And hey, why not check out our indie and electro pages while you are at it? Come on...you know you want to...

Alt-pop - http://www.bitcandy.com/bits/weekly-popkiller
Indie - http://www.bitcandy.com/bits/weekly-new-indie
Electro - http://www.bitcandy.com/bits/top-dance-songs

 

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