Cool indie bands whom perhaps you have never heard...

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  1. starfish

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    I'll begin with...



    Swell


     
  2. EricPeterson

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    Title sounds like a hipster thread. ;) great idea though. Thanks for the suggestion, I will check them out.
     
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    I recommend checking out company of thieves. The singer has a great voice and the guitar playing is great. Under the umbrella and Oscar Wilde are good starters from their first album and modern waste from their second.
     
  4. monty

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    Check out Wintersleep.
     
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    i'm a broken record here: field music
     
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    Or Winterpills.

    cheers
     
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    I remember Swell. Cool that you're bringin' 'em back.

    My vote goes to Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. Not terribly obscure, but Ted's a great guy doing it on his own terms, and I like to tout him as often as I can.

     
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    Gonna go with Spoon. Not terribly "indy" or "underground", but a surprisingly large number of folks haven't heard of them. Give 'em a listen. You'll be glad you did.
     
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    some of my favorite sh!t right now is louis cole's music:





     
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    The Mummers
    Anything that Esthero sings.
    Another vote for Spoon.
    Avett Brothers
    The Weepies
    The National
    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
    Margot and the Nuclear So & So's
     
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    Minotaurs/ Nathan Lawr
    Papercuts
    French Kicks
    Kurt Vile
    Heartless Bastards
    Micachu & The Shapes
    Deer Tick
    Julie Doiron
    Broken Social Scene
    Hayden
    Peter Bjorn & John
    Frank Black
    Kings Of Convenience
    Brian Jonestown Massacre
    The Dutchess & The Duke
    Mr. Airplane Man
    The Bowerbirds
    Dead Man Winter/ Trampled By Turtles
    The Sadies
    Real Estate
    Man Man
    Do May Say Think
    David Karsten Daniels
    Sea Wolf
    The Notwist
    Love As Laughter
    Pinback
     
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    Love that band!
     
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    Haha second post in is already proclaiming "hipster!"

    Beach Fossils:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnBoFiNSRJI
     
  14. starfish

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    Eclectic tastes for sure. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll admit, I'm certainly a sucker for guitar-centric, slightly darker themed music.

    Keeping along those lines, here's a great "supergroup" of sorts - Adam Franklin [Swervedriver] and Sam Fogarino [Interpol]...

    Magnetic Morning

     
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    someone still loves you boris yeltsin
     
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    ^This is fantastic stuff! It reminds me of early Creation Records, some of the early 80's Scottish bands, and Flying Nun [New Zealand label].

    What's the scoop? Have Beach Fossils been around long? Discography?

    Have you heard of this band...

    Close Lobsters


     
  17. Serious Poo

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    I :) this thread

    A couple I havent seen mentioned yet:

    Marty Willson-Piper
    Sing-Sing
    Sloan
     
  18. Jet Age Eric

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    +1

    +1 (played w/'em in DC). Adam's solo stuff is even better, and Swervedriver are the second greatest band of all time.

    I discovered them via the third greatest band of all time, The Wedding Present. :) Speaking of Flying Nun, the fourth greatest band of all time is the Verlaines, and David Kilgour is a phenomenally tasteful guitar player and master of tone both with his solo stuff and in the fantabulous Clean who are on a VERY RARE tour of the U.S. in June; see them!!!!!!!

    Speaking of Creation Records, they had, along with Swervedriver, Ride, an AMAZING band.

    Two bands you have never heard and should: Fivehead (Austin--http://www.myspace.com/fiveheadmusic) and Latenight Television (Philly--http://www.myspace.com/lntv)--amazing tunes and lyrics, great sounds, both incredibly rocking and Matt of LNTV, in particular, is an amazing guitarist. -E
     
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    I like this band out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada called King Khan and the Shrines. Not real guitar heavy, but their bass player kills it.
     
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    When you say "Indie" bands, does that mean that they are from Indiana?
     

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