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09-29-2011, 03:12 PM
I saw the dum dum girls posted in a thread yesterday which wasn't bad but wanted to see if anyone had some bands they wanted to share that were similar to the (sort of pop) style of: camera obscura, metric, jellyfish, brendan benson, the shins, the strokes, etc
i've been digging through sub pops youtube page but figured this may easier.
Jet Age Eric
09-29-2011, 03:20 PM
Check Dot Dash (full dislosure: I inadvertently recorded their album--actually recorded as quick demos but great tunes and performances), Sloan, Tommy Keene, Wye Oak, Rogue Wave, Fruit Bats, maybe Clientele (thinking Camera Obscure). -E
09-29-2011, 06:40 PM
Check out Archers of Loaf. They were around in the 90's. They were kinda considered the indie bands indie band (in my opinion!! - I know there were more independent and obscure bands, but their first album is pretty much considered an indie staple).
They have some really obscure but cool stuff, but for starters check out ''web in front'' - there most 'famous' single. After listening to that, listen to "the lowest part is free" - a good cross section of their music. Both on Youtube, both actually have film clips - which surprises me.
Well, you asked. :)
Super Furry Animals
Belle & Sebastian (get either one of their first two LPs)
The soundtrack to Lost In Translation
09-29-2011, 11:49 PM
09-30-2011, 12:16 AM
Their sound may be a little too polished for that Indie Rock rawness, but one band I have digging quite a lot lately is Motopony. I love their orchestration and musical creativity:
09-30-2011, 12:18 AM
As usual, I say 'Kaiser Chiefs'!
09-30-2011, 03:01 AM
Not indie in the literal sense, but I think Blur's 1997 self-titled LP nails the style
09-30-2011, 08:18 AM
The Boxer Rebellion
09-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Stuff to check, some of which was mentioned:
Archers of Loaf
Yo La Tengo
Galaxie 500 (pre Luna)
09-30-2011, 08:25 AM
These days, it seems like people mostly assign the indie rock label to cutesy, precious acts, but I could be wrong about that. Anyway, I feel compelled to mention David Bazan (both solo and with Pedro the Lion). His music has changed my life.
09-30-2011, 08:37 AM
Check out my friends Rubblebucket from Brooklyn/Boston area. They used to do a little more afrobeat heavy stuff but have been making a transition to a more indie sound. Amazing band. Great live as well.
09-30-2011, 09:30 AM
Pine & Battery
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