Next, here is something that may be a lot easier for some of you to digest. It is basically a rock and roll band with plenty of rock and roll cred (I saw Lou Reed join them on stage at Radio City Music Hall for one of Reed’s last performances.) Here they are using traditional rock and roll instruments (they incorporate a lot more electronics in later albums). They are indie because – well what else would they be?
Emily Haines – the lead singer – is one of my favorite performers. Super high energy live – and just gives of a real rock and roll star vibe. Love it.