For over 100 years, Heineken has blessed beer aficionados with high-quality lager. Now the esteemed brewmeisters are teaming up with Thrillist to serve 10 fresh tracks that’ll keep you rocking for the next century, giving you the chance to grouse to your great, great grandkids that "they just don’t make electropop indie rock like they used to".
Free Energy, "Bang Pop"
This power-pop hit off the Stuck On Nothing album could earn the dynamic Philly quintet a sponsorship from the crackling carbonated candy as a result of their fans raucous chants of “Bang Pop rocks!".
BOAT, "Forever In Armitron"
Unlike musicians who sing about lifestyles ordinary folks can’t relate to, these Seattlites croon about passing a convenience store on the way to a bus stop. Okay, so maybe you can't relate to taking the bus, but still...
The Postelles, "123 Stop (The Knocks Remix)"
Not to be confused with Easter hues, these four dudes from NYC have put out an electro-synth love ballad so hot, your first instincts might be to 456 Drop and 789 Roll.
Drawing their inspiration from rock pop of the 50s, 60s, and 70s, this NOLA duo transcends generation(al)s almost as vigorously as Marty almost made out with his own mom.
Foster The People, "Pumped Up Kicks"
In this distant, almost ethereal number, the LA trio sings to “all the other kids with the pumped up kicks,” clearly illustrating they're totally pissed that their manager wouldn't buy them sweet inflatable-tongue sneakers.
My Dear Disco, "M.Y.F. (Move Your Feet)"
More than a formal letter to the sounds of the 70s, the Ann Arbor group's soulfully-synthesized “M.Y.F.” vibrantly mashes together nods to classics from the one-gloved king who sang “P.Y.T.”
The Naked And Famous, "Young Blood"
“Young Blood” puts a body-shaking beat behind upbeat lyrics about rolling in a field and falling in love -- clearly, the New Zealanders don't realize that fame in America is all about tiger blood.
Crystal Castles featuring Robert Smith, "Not in Love"
The Cure frontman joins the Castles to create an awesomely abrasive break-up anthem by pummeling digital distortions into an obscure 80s Canadian new wave track from the group Platinum Blonde, which at this point is probably closer to Balding Grey.
Ellie Goulding, "Starry Eyed"
Britain’s Goulding sings about losing yourself and falling into a euphoric state in a melding of dance, folk and electro-pop that'll leave you starry eared from trying to figure out how many genres you’re jamming to.
LMFAO, "Party Rock Anthem"
The LA duo that loves to instant message 'til the break of dawn has created a rump-shaking ode to the genre they've conquered, putting aside any fears that they'd STTTS (start taking themselves too seriously).
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