New Prog to me is not "new progressive rock". It's just a name. Like how post-rock isn't really after rock, it doesn't need to make literal sense.
I take it as indie/alternative/post-hardcore bands being more experimental. The basics of the style are Coheed & Cambria, Muse's Absolution, Circa Survive, Mew, etc.
I really hope this tag grows, because there really isn't a genre to put these bands into.
I'm looking for bands similar to Muse. What I am searching is this kind of electronic, synth, rock, progressive sound, but harmonically influenced by late romantic classical music. It's just a modern sound (electronic, rock) but with a classical harmonic basis. I already know Muse, Pure Reason Revolution, Kiss Kiss, Oceansize, Mystery Jets, Radiohead...
"Muse... are still one of the most talented bands on this planet" In case you haven't realized, everything you have just said is exclusively your opinion. To me, Muse's musicianship is just mediocre. Not to mention that their lyrics are nothing short of unintelligent and pretentious.
If there is consensus on using this for prog-ish "alt-rock" bands this can be an useful tag. Muse, Mew and Pure Reason Revolution probably fit, Radiohead not quite and acts like Porcupine Tree are better with the "full" progressive rock tag.
Uh, for all you haters on muse, just because they've grown to become a little bit more "mainstream," they are still one of the most talented bands on this planet. And if you think they suck, listen to the new exo-genesis, citizen erased, and exo-politics. All of these songs are symbolically transcendent compared to all other bands in the genre, just read the lyrics of exo-politics.