Indie-Rock


Myspace

I saw this band a little less than a month ago. They were so good. They put so much energy into their set. After the show I didn’t have enough money to buy one of their CDs, so I traded them Eight Below (on Blu-Ray), King Kong (on DVD), and about 80 cents in exchange for one of their DIY, homemade CDs.

Buy

Preview

Myspace

Pretty awesome band from France I discovered awhile back, but am just now getting around to posting.  Spin-off project of the lead singer of the band “Stereolab”.

Preview

Site

Buy

This album is really weird and I honestly can’t think of a way to describe the genre at all. The vocals are very epic and almost ‘chanting’ at times, and the instrumental segments go from droney guitar solos to enchanting indie pop riffs. Honestly, just listen to the Youtube link, and if you like it, download the album. I’m not doing the album any justice with my half-assed description.

Preview

Buy
S is the solo project of Jen Ghetto, co-founder of the incredible Seattle band Carissa’s Wierd. In her solo work, she writes largely the same kind of music that Carissa’s Wierd was famous for, depressing indie rock with lots of orchestral influences. When she’s on her own, her recording is much more lo-fi and acoustic, but the general sound is still there. She also throws in more electronic influences in her solo work, which works out very well.

Preview

Buy

Official Site

I found out about these guys after I did a little reading up on another band I really like called Maritime (who I’ve posted on here before).  I’d known about them for awhile, but just recently got around to trying out an album.   Maritime is a made up of two guys from The Dismemberment Plan and two guys from The Promise Ring.  I went into this album expecting Pop Rock similar to Maritime or even Emo-ish Indie Rock like The Promise Ring.  What I got was way different.  The Dismemberment Plan is loud, obnoxious, and incredibly fun for a Post-Punk band.  Definitely a great find.

Buy

Preview

Official Site

One of the best albums so far this year.  Everything about it is wonderful.  It’s a bit less folky and not as happy as their previous album was (which wasn’t that much to begin with), but still a great listen, nonetheless.  Each song feels just as fresh and interesting as the last one, and the guitar in track 3 is heavenly. Definitely a contender for Album of the Year, even this early on.  I also suggest anyone who enjoys this try their other album “The Ortolan” that I also have posted on the blog.  And if The Deadly Syndrome ever come to your town, for god’s sakes, go see them.  I’ve only heard and seen recordings of their live shows, but they sound fantastic.



Buy

Preview

Official Site

This album has been growing on me a lot lately. And now they have a new album called Nolens Volens due out next month, so you can expect that to be posted on here, too. The album itself is a brilliant blend of pop-rock riffs and slightly folkish sounds with some pretty great lyrics thrown in. I’ve been completely hooked the past two weeks, and I highly recommend everyone give this a try.

Next Page »