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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Besides the usual I like listening to the indie rock playlist for new music, there can be a lot of terrible poo poo in there (The Killers and Pomplamoose last month ugh) but you occasionally get gems. http://theindierockplaylist.com/

Haven't listened to the new one yet but from a quick look I can recommend Priory, Grouplove, Mother Falcon, The Black Keys, Dum Dum Girls, Destroyer, Florence (though I would be surprised if anyone here doesn't know her or The Black Keys), Los Campesinos!, The Vaccines (somewhat, depends a lot on the song) and Rabbit (if you like twee)

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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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For twee basically read this pitchfork http://pitchfork.com/features/artic...6-twee-as-gently caress/ ,look up every band that you like and get those for a quick starter of the essentials of older twee. If you're done with that twee is actually having somewhat of a mini-revival now (or maybe it never went away? I don't know but there is a huge gap in my album years) but check Los Campesinos! (a bit punk inspired Twee, still owns a lot), Architecture in Helsinki (Electronic Twee-ish stuff, still very cutesy), I'm From Barcelona (they can get a bit overly on the childish aspect though), My Little Airport (Chinese Twee), My Little Pony (Awful name (and not related to the show), I know but they share a lot of indie pop sensibilities with twee), Rabbit! (very, very sugar sweet indie pop).

For Dream pop check Asobi Seksu, Beach House and E for Explosion also look into Chillwave, because in my experience a lot of chillwave stuff sounds very close to Dream Pop.

Folk Talk: I have been digging Of Monsters And Men a lot lately http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86tDEuoOSko and also getting back into older Okkervil River stuff http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMLbKNcKww
Will Shef totally killed someone though, the guy has a lot of songs from the viewpoint of a murderer and the like.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Eggie posted:

Sufjan Stevens.

He's in the process of recording his next studio album. After his experimental The Age Of Adz, I'm curious what he's doing now. Is he head backing to his indie folk roots or experimenting further? I didn't hate Age Of Adz, but I can't say it was an excellent album. Some songs, his voice is overwhelmed by the loud electronic roar. And that final song "Impossible Soul" is just a bore. That being said, I hope he continues to experiment. If he heads back to his indie folk roots, he risks being samey and damaging interest in him.

Really? I love both Impossible Soul (the rest of the album hasn't really gotten to me yet) and his more 'active' sounding of his older work (stuff like Go! Chicago! Go! Yeah!) while finding his slower stuff a bit droll. If anything I hope he ends up combining his electric stuff with the folk like he did in parts of Impossible Soul.

Also have a decent Indie Pop band I stumbled upon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbQYj2JQB9A

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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LooksLikeABabyRat posted:

Phantogram owns bones. They're indie pop/electronic (Disclaimer: I usually hate electronic music). Here's them playing live on Jimmy Fallon with ?estlove on drums. This band is fantastic.

http://vimeo.com/19632737
I own all their records and they really are quite good, though I prefer Eyelid Movies to the new one and their EP's aren't really worth it considering 90% of them contain the same songs.

Anyway, the new Tennis album is now streaming: http://pitchfork.com/news/45338-str...lbum-young-old/

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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CancerStick posted:

I've recently been digging The National pretty hard the past month or so. I just saw they are going to be in Cincinnati, Ohio next month and thats about 35 minutes from me. Must see? Underwhelming live? Any insight appreciated before I pull the trigger.

I heard they are really god live but if you want to go, buy fast. When I wanted to go they sold out months before (which is very unusual over here) and I wasn't able to get a ticket.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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MC Fruit Stripe posted:

Ugh, you know what? I give up. Everyone I talk to in person is right - Deerhunter and The Dear Hunter are the same band. That's right, they're exactly the same and interchangeable in every way. I've just been trying to prank you, but you saw through it.

(Both are loving amazing - which really isn't a surprise when you consider they're the same band.)

And The Deer Hunter is a documentary about the band, yes
Welp I've never listened to them but
I genuinely thought this.

Also the new Islands album is really
good y'all, and there are 2 new
Songs by Allo Darlin' coming out in preparation for their new full length as well as a new Imagine Dragons & Miniature Tigers albums coming up. Its a good time for pop/rock

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Mt. Modular posted:

After reading this I decided that I just have to see Islands live. So I go check out when they're going to be near me... Friday. Two days from now. There's no chance in hell I'll be able to get off of work with that short of notice. I'm going to have to start paying attention to these things.
Get songkick. Scan your last.fm account.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Crell posted:

Hey thread! I've got a lot of great music from here so here's another folk/indie/rock band that I enjoy quite a bit. They have female vocalist who is pretty awesome and create some pretty catchy songs. Two good ones are

A Song about California
Turn up the Stars

They're from somewhere in western Canada and put on a pretty great show!

I like this but was wondering about all the pony comments. Apparently the singer is a pony or something? drat ponies keep showing up on my last.fm

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Victorkm posted:


Edit: I love Architecture in Helsinki(My Absolute Favorite Band ever since I heard their first album), The Shins, Modest Mouse, Belle And Sebastian, The Decemberists, Los Campesinos!, and The xx, and 69 Love Songs, off the top of my head. Any recommendations for similar sounds?

Seeing as you have 4 twee or twee influenced bands (AiH, B&S, LC!, TMF) in there, have you checked out twee? Camera Obscura is a lot like B&S for the modern twee sound, Johnny Foreigner and Fighting Apes aren't twee at all but hit the same screaming punky sound LC!. For The Magnetic Fields (69 love songs) check out some of the other twee classics like Heavenly or newer soft pop like Jens Lekman. For AiH, if you are looking for music like their newest album I find that FM Belfast hits the same sort of note and for the older albums stay with twee. There is a lot more out there, but this should help a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3CkfvYMCWM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1NUbOQMCKY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCNSoWSvyX4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeNSFIajsI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4K90J59LQ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xf_GTbcSlc

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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The new Miniature Tigers album is almost out, they are a pretty good indie pop/rock group and you can listen to their new album here:
http://www.spin.com/articles/first-...-mia-pharaoh-lp

They seem to be taking somewhat more of an electronic twist to their usual mix of indie pop with some more experimental songs. Anyway check it out, I dug it.

Also @ Field Mouse, is it me or does this sound a lot like a modern The Field Mice? Maybe its the name.

Davincie fucked around with this message at 01:11 on Mar 4, 2012

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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CestMoi posted:

Does anyone have any stuff that sounds like Los Campesinos!'s first album? Nothing they have put out since then has quite the same happy, jumpy, fun as stuff like You! Me! Dancing! and Broken Heartbeats Sound Like Breakbeats and I just want more WOOO in my music.

I actually asked a very similar question a while ago and the recommendations I got and really liked were Fight Like Apes (definitely my favourite), Japandroids, The Mae Shi and Johnny Foreigner. I was also recommended early danananananaykroyd, attack! attack! and tubelord but haven't gotten time to check them out yet.

Davincie fucked around with this message at 00:31 on Mar 10, 2012

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Chairlift is cool, but I don't really feel I can judge them fairly due to all the fake 80's nostalgia they dig up?

Also Boy&Bear guy, I assume you know Fleet Foxes? They (FF) always sounded like a more popular and somewhat boring version of them to me.

And the new Imagine Dragons EP is really good Y'all

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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I looked up the surf pop tag to see which of my bands fit it, so not really sure if these exactly fit in but: Dum Dum Girls, Les Savy Fay and No Age?

Also since you list Wavves maybe try some other noise pop bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sleigh Bells, The Men, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and so on?

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly & Bryce Desnner (from The National) did a thing together, and you can see the concert on this channel on youtube, its neat: http://www.youtube.com/user/LysWantTwo

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Holy poo poo you guys aren't kidding about the Chromatics, first 10 seconds into the album and I am hooked.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Oh man the FORTRESS album by Miniature Tigers has this terribly photoshoped bra on it on last.fm and its hilarious.

http://www.last.fm/music/Miniature+Tigers/FORTRESS

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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The SARS Volta posted:

I debated making a thread for Father John Misty, but for now...

Father John Misty is the alias of 30-year-old Josh Tillman, who until last year was the drummer for Fleet Foxes. Got your attention? Probably.

He's done some solo work in the past, but Sub Pop has since inked him.

His stuff certainly draws comparisons to FF, but it's a bit more accessible. His lyrics are pretty fun, too.

The album, Fear Fun, comes out next Tuesday (5/1).

He did a video for "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings," which, while well produced, features the uberpolarizing Aubrey Plaza. You have been warned. (That said, I think it's the best song on the album.)

Stream the album, c/o the AV Club

I really like this guy's work, its certainly better then the pretty boring Fleet Foxes. Whole album is worth it in my opinion.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Not just you, there is a huge Twee and Indie Pop 'revival' going on there which along with the fact that some of the most influential modern Indie Pop artists originate there make it so that there is an extremely friendly environment there for new bands.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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nomapple posted:

Any albums in particular? Thanks

You sound really new to, well music, so am I going to put Okkervil River out there. Get any of their albums besides the newest one. Black Sheep Boy and its appendix is my personal favourite. Also obvious suggestions are 'Come on feel the Illinoise' by Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird, Boy & Bear, Fleet Foxes ( I find them boring, but you might like them), The Crane Wife by the Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Hyde & Beast, Great Lake Swimmers, M. Ward, The Unthanks, Wye Oak and Beirut.

Should be enough to last you a while.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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There are a lot of people into Indie on this forum, most of us just don't give much of a gently caress about Animal Collective really. Also how much can there really be to discuss about a single album?

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Epi Lepi posted:

How does it compare to Gemini? I like that album but none of the songs in particular really stand out to me.

Its pretty much the same really, all okay songs but nothing I can really remember.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Megadace posted:

I think it was Somethingawful that introduced me to Islands, these guys were really great before a major band member left, I think he wrote most of the songs. A lot their songs are depressing but have up-beat vibes:

'Ones'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Ones/1hpUtJ?src=5

'Tender Torture'
http://grooveshark.com/s/Tender+Torture/3Szj83?src=5


If you like Islands go listen to The Unicorns, its the same guys but mostly a lot more upbeat.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Behold! A Elk! posted:

I realized about a few days ago that Belle and Sebastian accidentally became my favorite band. Does anyone have any recommendations in the style of "if you love [band] then you'll love [this band/these bands]"? I need more. I have everything they have released.

edit: these so called "New Pornographers" are quite nice!

B&S is basically what made Twee known to the mainstream so go listen to some of the classics (Camera Obscure was also recommended and is basically a female fronted B&S)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIppK6kDCUM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzHKSDy9cME

Modern bands you might like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_JayWrkqDI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dROJvBiHrnU

You can also try side projects like God Help The Girl or the (in my opinion mediocre) The Gentle Waves.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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They aren't that similar but check School Of Seven Bells, Phantogram themselves are fans of them and they occasionally got a similar sound going on.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Kill For Love has some excellent tracks (The first 4 and the last 2) but I can't remember which track is which with the inbetween ones. The pauses in some of them annoy the gently caress out of me too.

Also its good to see P4K give a bad review to Alt-J, finally my dislike of them despite all my friends pushing them is validated.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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desert diver posted:

Can someone recommend some good artists or bands that use a lot of piano?

Fiona Apple.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Half the bands talked about in here are fairly well known (Titus Andronicus for example) but I don't think anybody minds posting about them as long as they are actually good (see Titus Andronicus).

However, gently caress Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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I, as someone who obviously doesn't care for the Fleet Foxes, quite enjoyed FJM. Looking through my played list it appears I like 'Nancy From Now On' the most. It's a good enough album and I enjoy the slight subversiveness of the lyrics.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Slate Action posted:

Yeah, Asobi Seksu's great, and so is their label. When I ordered from them last year the CDs came in a padded envelope with promotional materials and some candy

Also, their original name (Sportfuck) is pretty hilarious.

Makes sense they changed it to Asobi Seksu, Happy Sex sounds way classier.

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Jul 7, 2008

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MC Fruit Stripe posted:

Yeah I could really go for a bit more Christmas music. Not some novelty version of Jingle Bells sung by a 5 year old, just, you know, music, that is about Christmas. This is my favorite holiday, and one of my favorite "yeah, this is where I want my life to be right now" moments is throwing on a little Christmas music, lighting a fire, and letting the tree and the fire (and the XBMC visualization) be the only light in the room.

Hell, suggestions? Are there Christmas compilations of indie pop bands that I don't know about?

e: Not. Zooey. Deschanel.

That's okay because the She & Him Christmas album is awful.

Go for the Christmas Special by The Boy Least Likely To instead.

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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So now they just make boring sadsack music, maybe this album will be ever so slightly better then the last one though?

Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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Dodoman posted:

I prefer the female singer - she has a really good voice (IMO).

She quit! Also Heat Rash #5 is on sale on their site if anyone cares.

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Davincie
Jul 7, 2008

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appropriatemetaphor posted:

NPR has a first listen for the new Dum Dum Girls album, seems cool so far.

http://www.npr.org/2014/01/19/26277...-girls-too-true

I saw them perform half of it live and it was pretty good.

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