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Rock Your Life – Alternative Rock & Indie Pop To Get You Through The Week [Sound Sunday]

Tina Sieber 18-08-2014

Sound Sunday explores the diversity of pop and rock 10 Free Music Albums: Flavors Of Pop & Rock [Sound Sunday] Sound Sunday is back this week with a fine selection of free pop and rock albums. Whether you are craving indie dream pop or alternative roots rock, there is an album for every taste. All... Read More , a range of genres that unites generations. All music can be downloaded for free. Consume at your own risk.


See the bottom of this article for a convenient playlist featuring the best track from each album. Enjoy this edition? Please tell your friends and share us via your social media channels. Your support keeps Sound Sunday going!

Indie Pop

Genre: indie, pop, rock

Going 90 liken themselves to two of my favorite bands, Two Door Cinema Club and The Editors, being involved in a fender bender. The Irish indie band emerges with a highly addictive and fast paced indie sound that has the potential to capture the airwaves.

Genre: indie, pop, rock

Eccentric Chicago-based Republic of Lights don’t adhere to norms The Facebook Marketing Guide Anyone trying to market a business knows that they need to “get a Facebook presence” because “Facebook is huge”. That’s great, but how do you get started? Read More , neither on their Facebook profile, nor in their music. The music is catchy, the lyrics are challenging, and I imagine their shows are a blast.

Genre: electronic

Formed in 2007, beta.beta is a bicoastal pop synth collaboration between musician Parixit Davé and vocalist Adelin Cai.
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Alternative Rock

Genre: alternative, indie, rock, hip hop


||| The Wyld – amazing fusion sound from New Zealand.

Genre: alternative, indie, rock, hard rock

Argentinian hard rock with a taste of blues, psychedelic rock, punk, and indie pop. In 2012, their sound won them Buenos Aires’ Pop City festival Emerging Band award. Animal Instinct, released in April 2014, is their debut album.
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Genre: alternative, pop, rock

Open Letters offer a sound that isn’t easy to digest. Borderline emo and with a vocalist that could pass in Punk, they push hard against the mainstream.

Genre: alternative, indie, rock, noise pop

Estaçao Planetaria is the debut album of the Spanish band Monos (Monkeys). It’s a sonic daydream for fans of 90s pop-rock Rock Your Road Trip With Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Road trips are not the same without music. You know how radio stations blast the same songs over and over again, spiced up with news and commercials? Rather bring your own mix. Read More .
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Progressive Rock

Genre: electronic, progressive, noise, rock


Los Angeles based guitarist and producer Andre LaFosse is a skilled sound manipulator. Challenging the idea of technology-driven efficiency and precision, he splits and fuses sound bits to produce machine-made music driven by human impulse, intellect and intuition. His credo: “Technology does not age gracefully.” Do The Math.
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Genre: alternative, atmospheric, math rock, post rock, progressive, shoegaze

Automaton is the debut album of North Californian progressive rockers Pinnacles.

Atmospheric Rock

Genre: alternative, cinematic, indie, post rock

Following their critically acclaimed 2012 debut Growth and Squalor, Accents present Tall Tales. The sophomore album was funded with a Kickstarter campaign 7 Ways To Discover Cool Kickstarter Projects Before Anyone Else It's easier to search for interesting projects on the site. We've come up with a list of seven ways to discover interesting and new projects on Kickstarter before anyone else does. Read More . It captures the listener with stories well told, spun into a web of lush melodies and strong vocals.
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Genre: instrumental, atmospheric, post-metal, post-rock, rock

Sleeping Bear is an instrumental post-rock band from the Ukraine. Founded in 2013, the melancholic sound of the self-titled debut brings brings up images from the recent happenings in their home country. Richard Allen from A Closer Listen writes: “By shifting between desolation and hope throughout the album, Sleeping Bear has given the people an soundtrack for their times.”
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The Playlist

Eleven best songs of this week’s edition in a single playlist. Enjoy the ride, then let us know what you thought in the comments.


Did It Rock?

Taking home any favorites from this week’s mix? In case you missed a bit of classic rock 15 Free Classic Rock Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Rock is the ultimate music genre. It's one of the most diverse and influential styles ever seen. Rock is a state of mind and a way of life. This edition features classic & hard rock. Read More , check out the respective edition from January this year.

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  1. Nahla D
    August 19, 2014 at 11:55 am

    I must say you did a great job with this and last week’s compilation, Tina! I’m enjoying your recent music finds. It amazes me how you were able to find these great bands. I've got a plenty of indie artists I follow, and you just added them. It’ll be an indie music overdose this week for sure! I almost forgot that I am in a technology site! By the way, I’m loving the new Sound Sunday logo. Keep it up! :)