I neglected an OLD indie song from LA based band, West Indian Girl from 2007. It’s progressive meets indie, and features many scenes from my old stomping grounds. The video has lots of anti-Bush politics from LA during that year. The song has such a great hook at the end:

Update: While we are at it, Indie from 2008:


Manic Street Preachers:


From 2007, the Ravonettes, whom I first heard on WKNC in Raleigh–one of the best college music stations in the country: