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10. The Dirty Guv’nahs
Composed of six members, this band from Tennessee was formed by accident as a rush opening act for a benefit concert. Their self-titled album, consisting of blues and rock songs, was released last April 2009.
9. Deas Vail
This band’s name means “God’s humble servant”. Their album Birds and Cages was released last October 2009. Their rock songs are slightly reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie.
8. Passion Pit
Passion Pit is an electronic band from Massuchussetts. The band consists was formed in 2007 and consists of 5 members. Their song, Moth's Wings, has been featured in one of the episodes of the hit TV series Gossip Girl. Their album entitled Manners was released last May 2009.
7. Wild Beasts
Wild Beasts is a rock band from England. They released their album Two Dancers under Domino Records last August 2009. Their songs feature an unorthodox style and showcase the lead singer’s falsetto voice, distinguishing them from the rest of the pack.
6. Animal Collectives
This American band first wound up together after meeting in school, starting on their work at an early age. They released their album Merriweather Post Pavilion last January 2009.
5. Cymbals Eat Guitars
This independent rock band from New York just released their debut album, Why There Are Mountains, within the year (2009). They were dubbed the year’s number one album by The Daily Cardinal.
4. Camera Obscura
Camera Obscura is a Scottish band. Their album entitled My Maudlin Career was released last April 2009. Their album songs are dubbed “infectious pop”, making it to the list of must-have new Indie albums in Amazon.com.
3. The Swipes
The Swipes is a German band who prefers to be classified under the genre “New Garage”. Their influences include garage punk and protopunk. This indie band has been consistently at the top of UK’s major music website, www.somojo.net.
2. White Lies
A band first formed in London, White Lies plays alternative rock music. The band consists of 3 members but plays with an additional keyboardist for live performances. They have a contract with Fiction Records and have released several singles such as Death and Unfinished Business, rightfully earning their place in this top ten new bands list.
Rendezvous is an electropop band composed of Itai Simon and Hagai Izenberg. Their electronica songs show a strong touch of acid jazz, promising a “clean chaos” of instrumental music. After the release of their first EP, Rendezvous gained a fiercely loyal cult following, earning more than 7000 fans on Facebook. Rendezvous is now working with producer/ mixer Dave Bascombe, who has done incredible work with the famous bands Tears for Fears and Depeche Mode. Having proven their worth in the world of music, Rendezvous is the band to watch out for in 2010.
Contributed by: Anne DLC