Indie rock is a sub genre of rock music which is often used to refer to bands that are on small independent or "indie" record labels or who aren't on labels at all. In the 1980s, these bands were referred to as "alternative rock", since they were quite different that the mainstream rock that dominated the radio at that time. It was also interchangeable with the term college rock which was named after the main source of the music at the time was the college radio.
Indie rock became a separate movement when Nirvana broke into the mainstream along with several other bands, taking the "alternative" label with them. Many musicians were disappointed with the label alternative because it had become so conventional that it seemed to be an inappropriate name for these small independent bands who has no desire to be a part of a mainstream movement. These bands slowly began to separate from the label alternative rock and garner their own place as a small underground movement more in touch with the roots of its movement.
The term indie rock soon became the accepted label for these bands who fell outside mainstream grunge or alternative and wanted to establish a more underground sub genre of alternative music more like the college rock movement which established the alternative movement. rock tends to be an general term covering everyone from the Elephant 6 collective to the Pixies to the Cocteau Twins. The main thing linking these bands together is their existence in the underground as a grass roots popular movement and their indebtedness to punk rock. Some related genres include emo rock, lo-fi, post-rock, college rock and alternative rock.
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Houston Rock Record Label Silver Dragon Records presents rock band Lazarus X and the their latest independent CD release Weapon of Love. Lazarus X's combines determined hard hitting rock with haunting and soulful melodies which struck a chord with many underground rock music fans. Some fans received a preview of the publicity photos and underground rock CD WOL at a rooftop listening party a day before it was released and the response was amazing. Check out Rock Band Lazarus X merchandise like The Weapon of Love Tour T-Shirt and the Weapon of Love CD or preview one of their songs by downloading a free rock mp3.
Silver Dragon Records is a Houston rock record label producing and promoting experimental, hard rock and alternative metal albums. We provide 24 bit digital recording in a quiet private studio free of distractions. If you think we are the label for you submit a demo to our record label and let us tell you how we can help your band with artist promotion, publicity, marketing, recording, mastering, help in marketing a demo or shopping for a major label deal. We are happy to offer musicians our online resources like our musicians toolkit for recording audio, our museum of rock music history and our Houston rock music resource.
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