Traditionally, indie music has been celebrated for reasons other than pure catchiness. Sure, there have always been catchy indie songs, and that's always a draw for some people, but there's also a stigma attached with huge hooks and songs so immediate that you're singing along by the end of the first chorus. Lately, though, it seems like indie pop is having something of a moment. Embracing massive hooks and addictive melodies, indie artists (whether "indie" in relation to their style or label situation) are figuring out how to use production, style, and delivery to make even the most instantly gratifying songs interesting enough to maintain indie credibility and staying power.
We're not complaining. Here are some of the catchiest indie songs in current rotation.Continue Reading