Latin music is all too often reduced to dance-pop, tropical and regional Mexican styles only. Meanwhile, mainstream indie rock (what? it's a thing) is dominated by English-speakers. And what gets left out of those equations? Well, just about every band on this list, for starters. Once the provenance of post-grunge stadium rockers, Latin alt or indie today is a wealth of fascinating scenes and sounds.
Don't take our word for it: Check out the awesome Latin indie culture site [Remezcla](http://remezcla.com/), where you'll also find lots of great recaps and video footage from this past week's Latin Alternative Music Conference, the annual showcase of awesome Latin indie-pop, rock, electronic music and hip-hop. You'll find quite a few LAMC participants and performers on our roundup of some of this year's top Latin alt albums so far (such as the woman behind #1, [Xenia Rubinos](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.53016818)!), plus a bunch more chunky dance beats, alt- _folklorico_, vintage psychedelic cuts, killer indie rock and shimmering electro-pop. Dive in!