Mark Kozelek was the songwriter behind '90s indie band Red House Painters. Since then he's released a bunch of albums under his own name and under the moniker Sun Kil Moon. That project's new album is called "Common As Light and Love Are Valleys Red With Blood." The songs are almost like diary entries. Click here to listen to a single off the album called, "I Love Portugal."
Never shy about addressing current events, a couple weeks back indie-music giants Arcade Fire released a new song called "I Give You Power." It features rhythm and blues great Mavis Staples.