"indie" music

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by Mogwai, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. So apparently nowadays indie means a specific sound/genre more than simply meaning music that is on an independent label/no label at all. That's sorta stupid in my opinion but it's just the way it is. Anyway, I've been so stuck on certain artists/other genres that I haven't messed with this type of music much lately. Which is a shame because growing up during my teen years I was REALLY into the stuff. Maybe you guys can suggest some new shit? Or just discuss "indie" music?

    Here are some examples. All very good so check them out:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RCSIp0xIW4]13 & God - Perfect Speed - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv1BHv_NlJQ]Earlimart - "We Drink On The Job" - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E0zej3qZRY]The Notwist - Pilot - YouTube[/ame]
  2. I enjoyed, good songs.
  3. The kind of "indie" music I like the most is indie folk...I'm in love with it. But I'll try to give any of it a listen.
  4. Yeah, I have a thing for folk/indie folk also. One of my favorite genres.

    And here's another great song. So relaxing. 0:47-1:50 just sounds beyond awesome to me

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGPIcmm6wfE]Love During Wartime - The Main Drag - YouTube[/ame]
  5. You have good taste!
    This one is amazing to watch when you're high, it kind of gives you the feeling of tripping.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puph1hejMQE]Grizzly Bear - Ready, Able [Official Music Video] - YouTube[/ame]
  6. the only indie i like tends to be the most mainstream indie. because when music is super indie it's like they're trying wayyy to hard to be different, and oftentimes even though they're all "different" they end up sounding kinda the same... and not even trying to make quality music anymore.

    but some bands are indie and know how to make music. like band of horses! they're "indie" but they're kinda big now. the lead singer's voice is beautiful, especially while high: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7_s9H0BRrU]Band Of Horses - "No One's Gonna Love You" - YouTube[/ame]

    freelance whales is reallyyyy indie, but good: [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1KJs_tiL5o]Freelance Whales - Generator ^ Second Floor - YouTube[/ame]

  7. Fleet Foxes will always be my favorite indie folk band. They are actually getting pretty popular. I can get lost in these songs.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mR8Z-gmK1g]Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues - YouTube[/ame]
  8. As far as indie folk, Elliott Smith (I guess people call him indie folk) might just always be my favorite. He's my favorite artists out of everything actually, I've even gotten a Smith tattoo

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabO_UXb6MM]A Fond Farewell - Elliott Smith - YouTube[/ame]
    That one is a little different. It's not really as folkish.

  9. Lol wait so Atmosphere is "indie"?

  10. That's real dedication! This is my first time hearing him. I've got two music artists tattoos, but nothing indie. Might just get a Fleet Foxes on someday though.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rdKzlsYWhY&list=FLzJUqctzCCkhcdc3AGq138Q&index=9&feature=plpp_video]Forest Fire - Sunshine City - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG2ccH8jlCA]The Tallest Man On Earth - Where Do My Bluebird Fly (Live on KEXP) - YouTube[/ame]

  11. FLEET FOXES!!!!! I fucking love them hahahaha

    saw them in july... or june..... SO GOOOOOOOOD

    ive been learning how to play all their songs lol, orgasms in my fingers

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQRS40OKNE]Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRfBqoGVFXc]Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (only sound) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIU4A_TiGeo]Blue Ridge Mountains- Fleet Foxes - YouTube[/ame]

    Alexi Murdoch is great too, Bon Iver and one of my guiltiest pleasures... Neutral Milk Hotel.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH3CRVVBL9o]In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iipO9Tvk1EI]Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel [with lyrics] - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCxEWPLDg5c]Neutral Milk Hotel-Two headed boy - YouTube[/ame]

    lol no one i know believes i listen to any of this shit just because i used to be a MASSIVE metal head hahahaha
  12. SIRSOG, you are AWESOME! I'd love to learn guitar for the Fleet Foxes songs, I'm just so busy I can barely pick it up.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL9n1dLcT7k]The Head and the Heart - Lost in my Mind - YouTube[/ame]

    And I don't LOVE Mumford and Sons, but I really do enjoy some songs.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-1V92iWtQY]Mumford And Sons - Roll Away Your Stone - YouTube[/ame]
  13. Ah I'm a pretty big Neutral Milk Hotel fan too. I don't bother telling many people because it'll end up with me either being labeled a hipster or just pretentious in general. The hipster thing has sorta given them a bad name it feels like, but it's whatever really.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ooj6pEd6YM]Naomi - Neutral Milk Hotel - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksjL9nkLhkY]Neutral Milk Hotel "Where You'll Find Me Now" - YouTube[/ame]

    And if you like NMH you might like The Magnetic Fields. I dunno, other people disagree but I see strong similarity in the two. They've always went hand in hand in my mind for some reason. Vary highbrow moosic.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVEhNHIzJec]The Magnetic Fields - I Don't Want To Get Over You - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhO1XlDFqxE]Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side - YouTube[/ame]
  14. Double post for organization

    I'm willing to bet there are some Pavement fans here. They're considered to be one of the best indie groups ever to get in the game by quite a few people. If you're not familiar:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8gdqWTgi9s]Pavement - Gold Soundz - YouTube[/ame]
    ^classic song

    If you dig them, perhaps you'll also dig the Silver Jews. I believe some of the members in SJ are the same as Pavement's, the lead singer maybe? Eh, I don't remember. Anyway:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNBc3J3GEzk&ob=av2e]Silver Jews - Random Rules (1998) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONbooypFSd4]the silver jews - smith and jones forever - YouTube[/ame]

    Ah those songs take me back. When I was younger I would go cruising just for the sake of jamming to that album...

    i dunno... people call all this shit hipster, or indie and think it requires to be part of a life style, then they pull of my headphones and are surprised this mother fucker in a slayer shirt is jamming some NMH or MF hahahaha or fleet foxes.... they are like... oh... this isnt what i expected...

    Oh im sorry, did you judge me cause im wearing a slayer shirt??? Sorry... i didnt know you were a pretentious DICK lol
  16. arcade fire's early stuff is good:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b_IHjWXbuM]Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - (1 of 10) - YouTube[/ame]

    shins of course:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhxthxhwk0]The Shins - Caring is Creepy - YouTube[/ame]

    bright eyes is dope too:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qikRcAiCtKM]Bright Eyes - At The Bottom Of Everything - YouTube[/ame]

    sorry these are rather mainstream suggestions

  17. Lol why are you apologizing? Mainstream isn't always bad.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_heR2ekoxI]Modest Mouse - Out of Gas - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83KR_UBWdPI]Arcade Fire - No Cars Go - YouTube[/ame]

  18. that's true but I just figured everyone already knew the bands I posted lol.

    here's a rare one, and tim fite is as indie as could be:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIiM0Xg5_Ys]Tim Fite - "Away from the Snakes" - YouTube[/ame]
  19. Modest Mouse is where it's at. I love them. I also have a Modest Mouse tattoo. Big fan of Ugly Casanova too

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATfEvOzyF9U]Barnacles by Ugly Casanova - YouTube[/ame]

    If you like Modest Mouse you should definitely check out Wolf Parade. They are the closest thing I've ever heard to MM. A little different but ah well. Great tunes

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkgqrxkEbW4]Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts - Wolf Parade - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36nW3e3Pkf4]Shine a Light - Wolf Parade - Music Video - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7G1eLTV89dM&ob=av2e]Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - YouTube[/ame]
  20. I feel like a lot of the bands in this thread have more potential and talent in their pinky finger than many of the popular ones.

    Actor Jason Schwartzman's band
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSDVX6fRSr4]Coconut Records "Microphone" Official Video From Davy - YouTube[/ame]

    Actress Zooey Deschanel's band
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-mWT2a7zU]She & Him Perform "I Put A Spell On You" On CONAN - YouTube[/ame]

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