ROUND 1: Vote for the Indie Song of Summer!


For every Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, or Justin Timberlake, there are so many more incredible singers who you may not have heard yet.

Here are a few of our favorite indie artists, like Mayer Hawthorne, CHVCHES, Churchill, and New Politics … and now we want you to check them out before they totally blow up and become the next big thing.

Listen to Mayer Hawthorne’s ‘Where Does This Door Go’ Before It’s Released

Listen to their music, pick your favorite song, and vote in our poll below.

Each week, we will eliminate the song with the lowest amount of votes until we have the ultimate indie song of summer!

Churchill [Facebook / Twitter]

+ Formed as a duo in Denver of 2008.
+ The group grew to a quintet in 2009
+ Released The War Within EP in 2011
+ Debuted “Change” music video in 2012
+ On summer Tour with OneRepublic.
+ Opened P!nk‘s Truth About Love Tour.
+ Featured on Rolling Stones Magazine.
+ New July Album The War Within
+ Help Churchill win by clicking here!

Chvrches [Facebook / Twitter]

+ From Glasgow, Scotland
+ “Recover” music video has 950k hits
+ “Gun” has 450k listens on SoundCloud
Second single written and recorded in 2 days.
+ Full length album due in September
+ Help Chvrches win by clicking here!

Frightened Rabbit [Facebook / Twitter]

+ EP released on June 4th
+ On tour in North America and Canada
+ 740K views on YouTube in 5 months
+ Announced tour with The National
+ Writes, records and mixes their songs in a basement
+ Help Frightened Rabbit win by clicking here!

Mayer Hawthorne [Facebook / Twitter]

+ Real name is Andrew Mayer Cohen
+ Stage name is his middle name and street he grew up on
+ Performs and records hip hop udner stage name Haircut
+ New album dropping on July 16
+ Currently on tour
+ Had a single with Snoop Dogg
+ Help Mayer Hawthorne win by clicking here!

New Politics [Facebook / Twitter]

+ From Copenhagen, Denmark
+ Signed to RCA in 2009
+ First album was released in 2010
+ Sophomore album released in 2013
+ Opened for 30 Seconds to Mars in 2010
+ Touring with Fall Out Boy
+ Help New Politics win by clicking here!

Pacific Air [Facebook / Twitter]

+ First full length album dropped June 11
+ Touring with Youngbloode Hawke
+ Playing Governors Ball Music Festival
+ “Move” is their newest single
+ Help Pacific Air win by clicking here!

Paper Route [Facebook / Twitter]

+ On tour with Imagine Dragons
+ Started out as a quartet, now a trio
+ Had songs in 2 episodes of One Tree Hill
+ Had music featured in (500) Days of Summer
+ 400,000 subscribers on YouTube
Help Paper Route win by clicking here!

Said The Whale [Facebook / Twitter]

+ “I Love You” EP dropped June 4th
+ New full length album this fall
+ From Vancouver, British Colombia
+ Performed at 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival
+ Help Said The Whale win by clicking here!

The Colourist [Facebook Twitter]

+ From Orange County, California
+ Played at Coachella this past April
+ Headlining OC Weekly’s Summerfest
+ Setting off on first national tour
 Help The Colourist win by clicking here!

Youngblood Hawke [Facebook Twitter]

+ Very popular in the UK
+ Featured on video game FIFA 13
+ Played at Coachella
Help Youngblood Hawke win by clicking here!

Vintage Trouble [Facebook Twitter]

+ Open for The Who and Rolling Stones
+ Opened for Bon Jovi in the UK
+ Played at Coachella and SXSW
+ “Pelvis Pusher” has 16 thousand views
+ Their fans are known as “troublemakers”
+  Help Vintage Trouble win by clicking here!