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Friday Music Picks | Indie Edition

TGIF! We are always excited here at CouponTrade when Friday rolls around, especially after a stressful workweek! Here are three music videos from our favorite Indie artists to help you start your weekend off right.

Foster the People are an Indie Pop band formed in 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Their big break came when they released their debut single, ‘Pump Up Kicks in 2010. The single instantly went viral and lead to a subsequent multi-album deal with Columbia Records. The song is about a kid that has been bullied and feels like an outcast among his peers. In the music video the band is playing at a house show and features cuts to the band members doing various activities around California. The music video is entertaining, yet holds a powerful message.

 

On July 6, Belgian-Australian artist Gotye released his single ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’. The song written by Gotye himself, expresses feelings about his failed relationships. It seems that all the best songs are about failed relationships (Rolling in the Deep, I Will Always Love you, etc.). His single debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became a huge success in Europe. In Australia, the single spent 8 weeks at #1 beating out the previous record held by Savage Garden. The music video for ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ seems to be an illusion. Gotye appears in the nude in the music video and as the video progress he slowly starts to blend into the background, possibly depicting the contrasting feelings he feels towards his ex.

 

Continuing with the Indie theme, Mumford & Sons are an Indie Folk/Rock band formed in England. The group is comprised of front man Marcus Mumford, and his ‘sons’, Ben Lovett and Winston Marshall. The band formed in 2007, but started to gain popularity in 2009 with their debut album Sign No More. Their hit “Little Lion Man” was written by Marshall, and tells of a time in his life where he struggled to find himself. In the music video, the band is playing to an empty room which could possibility signify the self-struggles Winston faced in his past.

 

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