10 Holiday Gifts For The One With An Indie Spirit This Season
It’s about the music. It’s about the artist. It’s about collaboration.
Indie music is a lifestyle that lives on in the soul of artists who remain dedicated to their independent status. Blue Élan is an independent record label that starts with the music. We don’t ask our artists to sign their lives away. We don’t ask them to give up ownership of their music for any long period or sign long-term contracts. We value our artist relationships, and continue to work to earn our reputation as the industry’s most-artist friendly label. Here are 10 must-have gifts this 2019 holiday season for anyone with an indie spirit.
Hailed as “Midwestern rock heroes” by American Songwriter, Red Wanting Blue has spent the past twenty years establishing themselves as one of the indie world’s most enduring and self-sufficient acts, notching appearances everywhere from Letterman to NPR. For their album, The Wanting, the band handled production duties over to Will Hoge, who helped them create their most ambitious, fully realized collection yet.
This military grade protective iPhone 11 Pro case is engineered with a two-layer construction that is 6.6 ft. drop test approved. This collab collection with Pangram Pangram is inspired by a jetsetter’s journey through the airport, from luggage scan tags to boarding passes. Oh yeah, and you can customize them too.
Indie-pop duo Roan Yellowthorn consists of songwriter Jackie McLean and multi-instrumentalist Shawn Strack. A perfect marriage of shared passions, their debut album, Indigo, delivers ethereal indie-rock songs with a singer-songwriter heart. Listeners will find themselves singing along to the catchy melodies while simultaneously becoming immersed in the story behind each song.
This beard care kit is made from a variety of oils to help that beard stay clean and healthy. It also includes wash, oil, balm, and a beard brush to keep the tangles away.
This salt lamp gives off a primordial glow, creating a light source that exists between sunset and molten lava.
More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering the dizzying pinnacle of L.A.’s punk rock movement as its stars took to the national — and often international — stage. Detailing the eventual splintering of punk into various sub-genres, the second volume of John Doe and Tom DeSavia’s west coast punk history portrays the rich cultural diversity of the movement and its characters, the legacy of the scene, how it affected other art forms, and ultimately influenced mainstream pop culture.
Yes, Mallrats is an iconic nineties movie starring Brendan Frazer. But, Mallrat (minus the “s”) is Grace Shaw, a singer-songwriter from Australia. A regular on the Hype Machine charts for sometime, Mallrat made her U.S. debut at South by Southwest in 2018, and recently released her latest EP Driving Music amassing over 5M streams on Spotify for her single “Charlie.”
One of the most popular backpacks of the season, this pack has a simple and functional design where the top can be folded down and attached to the front with straps and metal buckles. It is made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco, and serves as the perfect weekend back for any trek around the world.
This six piece collection of reusable metal straws will serve as the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone who is a fan of Greta Thunberg, or in the slightest bit environmentally conscious.