Neo-rock or negatively refered to as Beard rock (due to most musicans garnering long hair and beards) is a music genre currently developing in the USA, UK & Australia, mainly in response to the growing staleness, self-indulgence and over-saturation of indie rock bands which has been the only rock movement since the end of Post-punk revival and New rave of the 2000's. Typical instruments in the genre consist of Guitar, Bass, Drums, Woodwind, Ashbory Bass along with some other less commonly used instruments with regular inclusion of vocal harmonies. Seminal albums that influenced the genre in particular are At Filmore East by the Allman Brothers Band, UFO by Jim Sullivan and Fresh Cream by Cream. Neo-rock's main sound is most commonly compared to that of late 60's Hard rock bands like Cream or Blue Cheer although this is accompanied by an apprecation for more melodic and harmonious late 60's californian acts like The Mamas & The Papas. The fashion of choice in Neo-rock is a fairly casual look with jeans, boots, and an occasional pop culture referencing t-shirt. the genre's stylistic origins are deeply rooted in that of the late 60's counter culture movement, along with early 70's blues rock artists such as lynryd skynrd, neil young, and the allman brothers band. other less common influences on the genre are: Post-punk, Shoegazing, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Math Rock, Post-rock, Krautrock, Ostrock, Art rock, Freak Folk, Stoner rock, Sunshine pop, Psychedelic pop.
Thad: "man some arctic monkeys would be go down a treat right now".
Greg: "you need to get into some Neo-rock man, this isnt 2006 anymore, hang on i'm gonna put some on, this is a brilliant playlist".
Thad: "awww dude this is too heavy, and they all look like hobo's with those beards".