A Couple Of New Music Recommendations: Mew, Muse, and Cold War Kids

In my never ending quest to find new (indie rock) music, I've stumbled across a couple more troupes that I really dig, all of them via The Dive which comes on Fuse.tv at the most ungodly hour imaginable (usually around 3am Sunday mornings). By no means are any of them new...they've been making music for years, but only recently have they made it onto my daily playlists. They are:

  • Cold War Kids: Good edgy sounds, slightly dancey and energetic. 'Hang me out to dry' is the hit single from their latest album, Robbers and Cowards. An all around fun band, good party music.
  • Mew: Of all the places in the world for a progressive rock band to hail from, Denmark is certainly not on my radar for internationally acclaimed indie rock music. But from Denmark they doth hail, and their music is deep and melodic. Their lead singer has one of the most unique voices I've ever heard...you'll either love it or hate it (think Geddy Lee except with more overtones). 'Am I Wry? No' is a great tune off of the re-released Half the World is Watching Me album, though my personal favorite is the no transition between tracks 'And The Glass Handed Kites' album.
  • Muse: Probably the most mainstream of the 3 listed here, but still a killer group nonetheless. They're British, so they must be good, right? They've been around for a while, and their maturity shows in their musical taste. They are also characterized by a uniquely sounding frontman...definitely worth a listen to see what I'm talking about. 'Supermassive Black Hole' is the track to listen to first to get a better idea of what these guys are all about.

Hopefully some of you will enjoy listening to them as much as I have over the past few months. Enjoy.