Pinwheels - Smashing Pumpkins
Live to Rise - Soundgarden
Youth Without Youth - Metric
45 - Gaslight Anthem
Colours - Grouplove
At the start of this year I was really starting to feel like alternative music was done for like so many had been saying for years.
Between some of the bands I listed above and a bunch of others (Airborne Toxic Event, M83, Silversun Pickups, The Joy Formidable, etc) I'm finding I'm more excited for the future of music than I've been in years.
^ Me too. Don't forget Mutemath, Phillip Phillips, Metric, and XX
Even though it was overplayed, I still love this song - You are not allowed to view links.
Yahoo did an acoustic version in an interview. Love it when it's just him and his guitar.