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    Indie Rock?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by tarnished, Nov 17, 2008.

    Any other Indie Rock fans out there? I'm relatively new to the genre, but I thoroughly enjoy what I hear. My personal favorites are The Killers, The Ting Tings, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, and The Cribs.
    Any reccomendations/general chatter?
    (Please don't debate the defintion of "Indie Rock", amongst many music people it is an active debate, but I don't see any reason to debate it here.
     
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    Placebo and Arctic moneys are the only ones that come to mind. Oh and the white strips (first album)

    Im so trying to get into kings of Leon (I'm not sure why)

    Not a huge Indie fan, anymore and don't look as much as i used to (found indie more real back in the 90s)
     
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    Two very good bands I forgot to mention. I barely count the White Stripes as Indie anymore, so I guess they slipped my mind- I'm a diehard fan of them :D
    I think that Indie is really thriving right now, and I really can appreceiate 90's Indie, and I think its taken a bit of a different form now. But I still love it :D
     
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    I respect Indie 100% No indie, nothing new and most importantly no direction to follow.

    I just feel (and this is just opinion, nothing debatable ete) But music today just feels soo samey (though i do live in a box sometimes).

    Hopefully if it was the case, Indie will always stay strong.
     
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    Hopefully :D
    I do agree that beats can seem stale sometimes, and lyrics can all seem to mesh together.
     
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    Okkervil River and Arcade Fire are another two to add to your list.

    Basically, I'm a major fan but there are just so many different bands. Download the Indie/Rock Playlist torrents from here. They go back to early 2007 and have huge masses of great songs.
     
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    I guess you only get what exists. And i think the world is just not as inspired

    Arcade fire was one i was ganna mention as well 9only saw them last year)
     
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    I like Death Cab, Modest Mouse, MGMT (Do they count as indie? They've been listed as indie, so I'll just include 'em :) ), The Killers, Interpol, and Franz Ferdinand.
     
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    Interesting one, the definition of indie music, but agreed not one for now. For the purpose of this exercise, I'll just go with 'not likely to chart highly often'. Anyway, I am a huge fan of music as a whole, listening only (sadly I don't play) and estimate that I spend 50% of my wage on music and gigs. As such, I always look forward to this time of year as I get to draft my own personal Best Of 2008 list, which is of course highly subjective and bias. However, I can whole-heartedly recommend all the below releases. Be them 'indie' or not. I have not yet drafted an ordered list, but these are the contenders. Final placings will be out in December! If you want any particular recommendations then let me know.

    Albums

    A Place To Bury Strangers (feedback heavy, loud shoegaze)
    British Sea Power (anthemic 'true indie')
    Notwist (Electronic infused indie-folk)
    Hold Steady (Hands-in-the-air, pop-rock)
    Conor Oberst (introspective troubadour mumblings)
    M83 (80s synthy electronic-indie)
    Micah P. Hinson (folk meets crooning)
    Glasvegas (Catchy, catchy indie-pop)
    Holton’s Opulent Oog (Pyschadelic indie-folk)
    Portishead (Dub-lite alternative indie)
    Dodos (Straight-up indie)
    Gutter Twins (Sinister, growing pop-rock)
    Evangelicals (Ethereal pop-rock)
    Bodies of Water (Squeaky, catchy, indie pop-rock)
    Tapes ‘n’ Tapes (Alt. Rock)
    The Grand Archives (Americana tinged indie-rock)
    Sian Alice Group (Ambient influened psychadelic indie)
    Bon Iver (Folk)
    The Helio Sequence (See Evangelicals)
    Black Mountain (Near prog-rock, experimental rock)
    Elbow (Indie, indie, indie (but great))
    Fleet Foxes (Americana Folk)
    Murder By Death (Americana Folk-Rock)
    Get Well Soon (Electronica influenced Folk-Rock)
    Mark Lanegan & Isobell Campbell (Indie)
    White Hinterland (Folky indie)
    Spiritualised (Indie-pop)
    iLIKETRAINS (Brooding indie-rock)
    The Gaslight Anthem (See Hold Steady)
    Glass Candy (Disco influened Electronica)
    The Chromatics (See Glass Candy)
    Clockcleaner (80s Goth influenced industrial Rock)
    F*cked Up (Intriguing Hardcore meets Folk mash Up)
    The Week That Was (Alternative Indie)

    Tracks

    Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Electronica)
    Slowclub – Dance Til Morning Light (Folk)
    Joy Formidable – Greatest Light is the Greatest Shade (Indie-Rock)
    Deus – Popular Culture (Pop-rock)
    Amazing Baby – Pump Your Brakes (Indie-rock)
    Fight Like Apes – Jake Summers (Indie-rock)
    Scarlett Johanssen – Falling Down (Alternative indie)
    Lykke Li –Tonight (Electronic pop)
    Syclops – The Fly (Ambient Techno)
    Beck – Gamma Ray (Indie pop)
    Jaguar Love – Highways of Gold (Pop-rock)
    Teenagersintokyo – Very Vampyr (Indie-rock)
    Heartsrevolution – CYOA (Electronica)
    Fan Death – Veronica’s Veil (Electronic Pop)
    MGMT – Time To Pretend (Pysch pop)
    Hold Steady – Stay Positive (Pop-rock)

    EPs

    Jaguar Love – Jaguar Love (Pop-rock)
    Slow Club – Let’s Fall Back In Love (Folk)
    Passion Pit – Chunk of Change (Electronica)
    Fleet Foxes – Sun Giant (Americana Folk)
    Mechanical Bride – Part II (Folk)
    Amazing Baby – Infinite F*cking Cross (Indie-rock)
    Teenagersintokyo – Very Vampyr (Indie-rock)
     
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    These ones I certainly agree with. I look forward to your list. Last year's was great.
     
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    For simplicity's sake, I'll use that definition and throw a few more names in you might consider worth checking out - some of it goes back a while.


    In alphabetical order:

    The Black Heart Procession (much love for this band at the moment)

    Blonde Redhead

    Denali (Possibly defunct - possibly not, but they've released two albums that are worth some attention)

    Lightning Dust

    My Brightest Diamond

    My Latest Novel

    Scout Niblett

    Sparklehorse


    See also The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots especially.
     
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    Are you referring to The Spell or other work? If so, whole-heartedly seconded.
     
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    The Spell is the only album I own - it's actually the only album of theirs I could find here in Australia, and I had to get it second-hand from eBay (which is saying something, as I swore off eBay a long time ago after purchases failed to arrive).

    I've heard a select few songs from their other albums, which appear to be a bit more hit-and-miss.
     

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