(also known as Garage Rock Revival, New Wave Revival, New Rock Revolution)
There are some things that are glamorous and sell well, but without being the best!
How it sounds
Like Indie Rock, which wants to be the Garage Rock of the ’60s, but eventually gets more elements from Post-punk and New Wave of the following decades.
It is generally what is generally called modern rock and is heard on the radio.
Why listen to it
Because it is fresh and we generally hear it, whether we like it or not.
But it is also the genre that brought Rock back to the forefront and some of the biggest names belong to it.
Extremely mainstream, very (radio) broadcasting, and easily gains the attention of musically irrelevant.
It basically does not express anything, it just sells a lot.
Where we meet it
The USA and Europe
When did it start
Late 90s early ‘00s
Who are the pioneers
The Detroit Rock scene was triggered by the White Stripes and the Von Bondies.
But also local scenes in Ohio with the Black Keys and in New York with the Strokes, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, the Walkmen, the Rapture.
On the West Coast, in the Los Angeles & San Francisco stage, the scepter is held by the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and The Dandy Warhols.
You have to listen
Black Midi, Squid, Black Country, New Road, Dry Cleaning, Shame, Sleaford Mods, Fontaines D.C., Idles, Silversun Pickups, Liars, Algiers, Babyshambles, The Black Angels, Bloc Party, Cold War Kids, Glasvegas, The xx.
Or you just turn on the radio to listen to dozens of bands. And of course, the Top Ten of each country, in which you will find many more.
Days of glory
For two decades this species has been the “goose that lays golden eggs” for record labels.
The most popular and the most commercial species and its glory will probably last for a long time, even though it now seems to be declining.
Excessive uniformity in the sound of the bands and often even in their faces, to the extent that you do not distinguish them.
Even if it sells a lot, many mediocrities are still circulating, which, however, are being “adorn” by the European and American Charts.
They do not hesitate to “steal” from the ’70s mainly.
What is it confused with
With Rock Punk, Garage Rock, New Wave, Britpop, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, and Garage Punk.
And many times the bands are confused with each other because of their uniformity.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What you hear on mainstream radios.