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Brittany Dawson, the CampusRiot Campus Representative for the University of South Carolina, is a junior studying English at the University of South Carolina.

Music is everything ya’ll. No really, it is. Pandora and Spotify are my besties, our friendship will never terminate (unless I stop paying my monthly subscription).

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Without music, how can we possibly sing songs with our best friends? Or get an adrenaline rush during workouts? If you’re looking for new music to add to your iPod, here are 7 indie/alternative artists you need to know:

1. Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls

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Origin: Los Angeles, CA
Genre: Lo-fi, indie pop

2. Tame Impala

Tame Impala

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Origin: Perth, AU
Genre: Psychedelic rock, alternative

3. Beach House

Beach House

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Origin: Baltimore, MD
Genre: Dream pop, experimental

4. Bombay Bicycle Club

Bombay Bicycle Club
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Origin: London, UK
Genre: Electronic, indie/alternative

5. Legggs


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Origin: Clover, SC
Genre: Alternative, Surf Rock

6. Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear
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Origin: Brooklyn, NY
Genre: Indie, Psychedelic-experimental

7. Foals

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Origin: Oxford, UK
Genre: Indie rock, alternative

What artist(s) do you recommend?