WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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Lieutennant Deng? Ugh, fire this guy.

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait, lol wrong thread

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like the trailer trash tracys record, at the least it is loads more interesting than best coast.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 03:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

only the deng part was wrong thread, if that's not apparent

Oh shit, that's my bone! (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 05:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

the coppertone 7" on nna from last year really kills

HOOS steen is it anyway? (Lamp), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

i was all wait i don't remember a coppertone single on not not fun then i realised you said nna

i agree

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

liking diagrams (sam genders ex-tunng) album & EP a whole lot

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

sounds like tunng

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

i love love love the siamese twins demo/EP, partic 'ascension' which reminds me of v early velocity girl

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 22:29 (seven years ago) Permalink

electricsound have you heard the herbcraft record on woodsist?

HOOS steen is it anyway? (Lamp), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

i have, i didn't really get into it though save for the last track

virtual gape machine (electricsound), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

n/a at the end of the 2011 thread:

New Cloud Nothings seems good after one listen, a little more aggro than their last one but still catchy.

aggro is good. the drummer sounds pretty sick, too.

j., Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

albini production is always good for drummers. i still really like that album. not sure what makes them so good when they're doing a pretty standard pop-punk think but whatever it is, it works.

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

i dunno either. they seem very contemporary while also obviously 90s-reminiscent. but without the distasteful preciousness or insipidity of marquee indie music of the past 10 years. they actually sound like a rock band.

j., Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

I think new Cloud Nothings is great, and easily the best thing they've done.

monster_xero, Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, it rules

Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, it rules

Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, sure does *whistles*


Z S, Friday, 20 January 2012 03:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

i only just learned of The Magic Theatre album from 2010 which is like first three Scarlet's Well albums with a dash of the bugaloos. very nice. strange, mainly considering it is two from ooberman who were more often than not, not very good.

keythhtyek, Friday, 20 January 2012 04:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

The new Bears record is okay, a couple of great songs, sails a bit close to the Shins and Pains Of Being Pure At Heart in places.

Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 20 January 2012 12:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Polica has been releasing great songs that seem to only be getting local acclaim. They have a similar sound to bands like Phantogram or Grimes, but have not gotten as much attention as either


monster_xero, Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

That Cloud Nothing album is fucking fantastic, just right up my alley.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

Fun. - "We Are Young" ft. Janelle Monáe

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

hear that on KROQ on the way home tonight and is sort of catchy

Bee OK, Saturday, 28 January 2012 03:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Like the ramshakle quality to the Cloud Nothings. Doesn't all work, but the short, sharp songs tumbling over each other, none outstaying their welcome, makes for good, fun listening.

The new Sleigh Bells track, "Comeback Kid" is pretty good too. One of their more Lush-esque type songs.

DavidM, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

In the long run I think I may prefer last year's Cloud Nothings album but the new one will be an album of the year contender all year.

fun is so much better in theory than in practice - the songs are just not good, especially the melodies - and like the new weezer albums, make those old Format albums seem worse in retrospect. "Tonight we are young"? That's supposed to be a hook?

skip, Saturday, 28 January 2012 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

ooh ooh there's a new A Place to Bury Strangers ep!

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink


Johnny Fever, Saturday, 28 January 2012 16:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

Would have had no idea Janelle was even on that Fun song were it not for the video.

Who wants to see the great Pavarotti sit on a pie? (jer.fairall), Sunday, 29 January 2012 00:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Loving the Porcelain Raft album released this week.

musicfanatic, Monday, 30 January 2012 00:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

^i've been enjoying their EP a lot so looking forward to the LP

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Monday, 30 January 2012 00:25 (seven years ago) Permalink


love this so gd much

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

i really like lots of that album, but felt that partic track to be one of the weaker moments. 'minor keys' is probably the high point of that record for me

fitzroy institution (electricsound), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

i was turned off by the singer's delivery for the most part but i think the disaffected and louche way he sings this gives it an ironic twist that really fits w/how sloppy and teenage the whole track is. like hes practically rolling his eyes on the 'uh-ohs' in a really bratty but appealing way

the parable is the parable of the (Lamp), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:15 (seven years ago) Permalink

Saw Big Troubles supporting Ducktails last year, they weren't bad at all.

two lights crew (seandalai), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 23:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

new beets album is good while sounding exactly like everything else they've ever done. not sure how they can keep recording the same song over and over and keep having it be good.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 16:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

there's a nice new Nada Surf album that sounds just like all the other nice Nada Surf albums, if you're into that sort of thing:


skip, Thursday, 2 February 2012 00:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

new liechtenstein album is really nice, no departure from the last one so if you liked that you'll like this

flagsteban postez (electricsound), Thursday, 2 February 2012 03:45 (seven years ago) Permalink

Man I actually thought the Nada Surf album was boring as fuck and borderline terrible, and I've generally been a fan. The entire album is just like one plodding tempo and never gives you any reason to care.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 February 2012 04:34 (seven years ago) Permalink

i use to be a Nada Surf fan but Lucky did nothing for me, i might seek this one out

Bee OK, Thursday, 2 February 2012 05:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

new liechtenstein album is really nice, no departure from the last one so if you liked that you'll like this

Just came in the post yesterday.

emil.y, Thursday, 2 February 2012 11:20 (seven years ago) Permalink

anyone heard of this band called Old Monk? their album is pretty enjoyable, in a steve malkmus poppy prog style. but no jams, all short songs.

mizzell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

lyrics and voice are malkmus-y too.

mizzell, Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

Liechtenstein album is sweet, judging by the first half. Had forgotten what a doozy of a track 'Meantime' is. I got the split tape with Twinkle Twinkles as well, really liked one track of theirs.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 3 February 2012 11:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

Heartless Bastards forthcoming LP is streaming on NPR atm. Seems a bit more restrained than 'The Mountain'. Reminds me a little of White Denim 'D'. I do love her voice tho.

pandemic, Friday, 3 February 2012 12:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

Damn, I'm snoozing on my Liechtenstein fandom here. A new LP and a split tape? Argh and Discogs lists another CDR as well! *slaps self

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 3 February 2012 12:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

Django Django are fun and interesting but lacking any real emotional impact on initial exposure. Anyone else listening to them?

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 4 February 2012 08:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

on initial listen I'm underwhelmed by the Liechtenstein album. They don't make knock you over the head music but the first album had a bit of an edge that's missing this time around. maybe it just needs a few spins.

skip, Saturday, 4 February 2012 20:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

being the best of the group of look blue go purple aping bands(slow down tallahassee, vivian girls, etc...) still doesn't make liechtenstein very interesting.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 4 February 2012 21:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

'nakagawa' on the latest new lines EP is the most beautifully done broadcast ripoff i've heard

regal xenophobe (electricsound), Saturday, 4 February 2012 21:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

new Orca Team album is pretty darn lovely

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:44 (six years ago) Permalink

if u like indie pop innit

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:45 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

diiv album quite a bit better than expected, based on the not-as-good-as-beach-fossils singles

no bongs tomorrow (electricsound), Thursday, 19 July 2012 00:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Totally adore Orca Team, had the pleasure of putting on their first UK show and they were extremely good. They combine their influences supremely and Leif has a fantastic voice too.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 22 July 2012 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't like the name, though on Friday I saw Haiku Salut who I'd avoided because I thought their name made them sound like some sort of 'Allo Darlin ukulele fest, but it turns out they're actually great. I feel pretty foolish.

useless chamber, Monday, 23 July 2012 09:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Haiku Salut are lovely. I still have a soft spot for their previous band The Deirdres who I know were way over the twee line for a lot of people. Seeing Haiku Salut on Thursday, have only previously seen them through a church window at Indietracks, looking forward to it hugely.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 23 July 2012 23:35 (six years ago) Permalink

Ugh, the Dierdres were awful. But yeah, HS seem a lot better. Still holding out for being able to watch a full gig inside the venue before I make up my mind properly...

emil.y, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Or, uh, Deirdres.

emil.y, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:46 (six years ago) Permalink

I had no idea they were the Deirdres, no wonder my twee-senses were tingling.

useless chamber, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm really liking the new Lorn album, 'Ask The Dust'

laid back late night ambient, a little dark in places, a lot smoother than the first one, which I also liked.


nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:10 (six years ago) Permalink

HELP, trying to pin down an indie song I heard on local radio saturday morning. kind of highlife/jonny marr-esque guitar riff, chorus is something like "dont try something unless youre careful" (at least thats what it sounds like). im thinking its a well known indie act (thought it was two door cinema club but tis not) as the local station wouldnt play anything too obscure.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Monday, 30 July 2012 13:20 (six years ago) Permalink

can't get enough of the asteroid #4/peter daltrey album. gonna be top 3 for the year for sure

we know about this ---˃ (electricsound), Friday, 10 August 2012 06:16 (six years ago) Permalink

no really. his best record since 'tangerine dream'

we know about this ---˃ (electricsound), Friday, 10 August 2012 10:23 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

stagnant pools album is pretty good slackery shoegaze, picked it up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised

the dilettante escape plan (electricsound), Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink


i like this swearin' record, don't know whether it goes here or in the 'underground' thread.

j., Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:16 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

by the sea's "dream waters" single is utterly beautiful, it's like a lost john head classic

fuckmeat zydeco (electricsound), Monday, 24 September 2012 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

By The Sea are a treat to watch play as well, btw - there are rather a lot of them and they seem to have one guitarist whose job it is just to go "ding!" every now and again.

Tim, Tuesday, 25 September 2012 07:57 (six years ago) Permalink

the new Chris Cohen record, though not making anything new, is very nice and pleasant

nostormo, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Haven't heard the album yet, but this is sorta perfect.


something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 30 September 2012 13:52 (six years ago) Permalink

The Sweater Girls album is some kind of indiepop perfection! Was just coming here to post to that effect as well. Great to fall in love with a band from the first two 7"s then find the album's better than you hoped for.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 30 September 2012 15:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Actually yeah, I wasn't entirely sure about them from the singles but on first listen the album is really really good.

emil.y, Sunday, 30 September 2012 17:55 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, i dug the 45s but they've cleaned up REALLY well

adam bandit (electricsound), Sunday, 30 September 2012 23:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Outside World tape on night-people is squarely hitting all the right early 90s indie buttons. ace.

ian curtis e. bear (electricsound), Sunday, 7 October 2012 01:49 (six years ago) Permalink

umm hows late 80s is this !?


oh, and so is the song.

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:28 (six years ago) Permalink

doh ..


mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Minus the video, that doesn't sound very retro at all. Very Englishy Vampire Weekend imo.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:07 (six years ago) Permalink

That is one hell of an ugly band.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 12 October 2012 13:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Side 2 of the Sweater Girls LP is amazing!

skip, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:19 (six years ago) Permalink

fear of men 7" on too pure is just so. fucking. great. lock for one of the best singles of the year

bansplain (electricsound), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:45 (six years ago) Permalink


bansplain (electricsound), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:45 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

five new releases from hozac this week, five great power pop / garage records!!

people's temple LP is really really good, games not half bad either (reminds me a lot of the gentlemen jesse lps tho)

biased gaffe patrol (electricsound), Thursday, 8 November 2012 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink


Liking this Cold Pumas album, good and krauty but in quite a spiky sort of way

Albert Crampus (NickB), Thursday, 8 November 2012 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink


veronica falls still sound like veronica falls (tho somewhat cheerier), fine by me.

fun facts about human waste (Merdeyeux), Monday, 12 November 2012 17:50 (six years ago) Permalink

can't get enough of the new people's temple LP at the moment. it sits somewhere between back from the grave and early flying nun. if that even begins to make sense.

site nuances (electricsound), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 04:32 (six years ago) Permalink

The Melodys Echo Chamber album is cracking, like a fuzzier, more rocking Broadcast.

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:13 (six years ago) Permalink


Dunno if this is the right place for this, but it's quite lovely.

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:04 (six years ago) Permalink

There's no Cloud Nothings thread, so I guess I'll post this here: I think Attack on Memory might be my album of the year pick, and I'm trying to come to terms with that since it seems silly to to throw my vote to this inconsequential little faux-punk album in a year that had so many big, important, great albums. But if I'm honest with myself, I listened to Attack on Memory more than any of them, and that might have to be the bar

Evan R, Tuesday, 27 November 2012 01:19 (six years ago) Permalink

please explain me the hype, cause there's nothing new going on around here:


nostormo, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:19 (six years ago) Permalink

HOOKS FOR DAYS. I hate everything about this band but the hooks. The hooks are enough.

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

granted, Cheap Beer is not their hookiest song

i dunno, man, they just have it, if you ask me

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

by the sea album meets expectations


site nuances (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Finding great stuff so late in the year always throws me off, but this is great stuff.


Indoor Voices : http://indoorvoices.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-ep

Johnny Fever, Monday, 17 December 2012 06:23 (six years ago) Permalink

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