WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

there is new frank and walters album out this month. the younger me hidden inside is jumping up and down. the single is 'indie love song', how topic appropriate. this performance makes me feel old though-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzfey_3UKMg

keythhtyek, Saturday, 4 February 2012 23:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Django Django album kept reminding me of Gomez. Quite liked some of it though.

if, Sunday, 5 February 2012 00:16 (five years ago) Permalink

I've been tracking Django Django for a couple years waiting for this album, though now that it's arrived I'm not in any hurry to hear it.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 5 February 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

The reviewer in The Guardian was raving over Django Django and gave it *****.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 5 February 2012 17:57 (five years ago) Permalink

new Caveman album on fat possum is not special or unique in any way yet i'm really really enjoying it

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:14 (five years ago) Permalink

sometimes standard dreamyish indie can be just the ticket

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:15 (five years ago) Permalink

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.

not enough reverb this time i reckon

all apart and no pull (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 02:47 (five years ago) Permalink

I found nothing at all interesting on that Django Django record.

I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 03:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Veronica Falls are gonna be in DC Wednesday night. Can't decide whether I like their retro UK postpunk sound or not.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:46 (five years ago) Permalink

I found nothing at all interesting on that Django Django record.

I really enjoyed it albeit in a sub XTC manner. There are some fantastic songs on there.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I was briefly obsessed with Django Django's "Love's Dart" / "Storm" 7" but so far the album seems pleasant but not too exciting. All the tracks have sounded good popping up on random play, though.

Schleimpilz im Labyrinth (a passing spacecadet), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

The two Liechtenstein tracks on the split tape with Twinkle Twinkles are great, would've boosted the album a little.

Seeing Still Corners and My Sad Captains on Friday, two bands I've not seen for at least 3 years maybe, but really enjoyed last time out. Am intrigued to see how they've grown. Only heard the odd Still Corners thing despite them getting tangiably more of a big deal recently.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

the latest MSC album is not bad, i've been enjoying listening to it a lot but nothing really sticks quite like their first album, which is a shame

still corners seem more overrated every time i hear them

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

nothing really sticks quite like their first album, which is a shame

getting this a bit with the 2nd standard fare album too, though that is growing on me quite fast

meat o.d. (electricsound), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 22:07 (five years ago) Permalink

Django Django seemed pretty Beta Band-esque to me, but not really in a way that felt like it was filling a gap in my life that's been empty since 2004 or whenever.

Feel like what I've read about Standard Fare is something I'd like, but have not heard them yet. Is early Delgados anywhere near what they sound like? I could do with some of that.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:10 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess they're a little early delgados-ish?

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

if you're new to them i'd direct you to the debut album first

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:12 (five years ago) Permalink

How well known are they now? I don't really keep up with the indie press so it's difficult for me to gauge how much attention they're getting.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:16 (five years ago) Permalink

they're not as big as allo darlin'

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Hm, the first video I found on Youtube (Fifteen (15)) sounded like how I think the Long Blondes sounded, maybe it's just a similar lyrical sentiment or something. Norman Records' review of the 2nd SF album almost had me throwing money at it but I was distracted by something else. I could probably grow to like it, I guess.

There's an indie press? SF seem like a band I could've seen maybe 20million times at various nights put on by friends of friends in the past couple of years but often I can't be bothered showing up. I don't know if there's an actual POPBAH-next level to step up to anymore, but the fact that I'm actively checking them out suggests they might be getting there.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:20 (five years ago) Permalink

Allo' Darlin' I guess would be getting onto the Camera Obscura tpe of net level?

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

jeez the one post I put that doesn't get a ton of xpost warnings is the one full of typos.

Les Tressle (useless chamber), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:21 (five years ago) Permalink

well if you use last.fm as a guide - and i often do - they've got a long way to go

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I've known the singer for years. It's still a little bit strange for me to see people talking about them on ILM. Their reviews have tended to be positive, as far as i can tell, but i've never been sure how much attention they're picking up in the wider world.

Mohombi Khush Hua (ShariVari), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 00:30 (five years ago) Permalink

some nice things out on hozac today. bare mutants 45 sounds like crystal stilts. the radar eyes LP is v nice too

meat o.d. (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 01:24 (five years ago) Permalink

camera obscura were the new belle and sebastian for a bit, allo darlin' seem more the new heavenly. they've supplanted a dormant pipas as the great white hope. i rather like them but i don't see them signing with 4ad until the 4th album. i think their new one is out soon right?
i agree with jim on still corners, it is exceedingly pretty but insubstantial. they might be better with a singer instead of a coo'er.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 04:31 (five years ago) Permalink

i think their new one is out soon right?

next month i think

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 04:34 (five years ago) Permalink

listening to the single 'capricornia', her personality moved back in the mix, maybe this will be more of a band record? has a bit of the lucksmiths nostalgic geography thing going while sounding more 80s jangly than they have before. sadly they are not playing near here on their US tour.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 05:05 (five years ago) Permalink

Might pick up Cloud Nothing's at lunchtime.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 07:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Cloud Nothing's what?

hilare appendage (electricsound), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 08:07 (five years ago) Permalink

fancy way of saying nick is now on a diet

a hoy hoy, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 10:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I'll be curious to hear what you think of that Cloud Nothings Sick, I'm head over heels for it myself.

Gonjasufjanstephen O'Malley (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 14:27 (five years ago) Permalink

Ooh, on Carpark and P-Fork likes 'em.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Sounds like they rawk

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Which is good

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 15:43 (five years ago) Permalink

Veronica Falls are more twee than I said above, but not annoyingly so.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:19 (five years ago) Permalink

Wasted Days off the new Cloud Nothings is The Shit. Another fine Albini sound-engineering jobby.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 20:41 (five years ago) Permalink

I quite like that Allo Darlin' track, was a little different than expected.

The new Standard Fare album took a while but proved itself a grower. First three tracks awesome from the go though. They are so great live.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 22:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Although it is difficult to stop oneself from substituting 'Danzig' for 'Dancing'.

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 February 2012 23:34 (five years ago) Permalink

Quite liking this new Wedding Present track. More than the "You Jane" single anyway.

http://www.omgrecords.com/2012/news/feeds/spin-feeds/first-spin-hear-the-wedding-presents-new-heartbreaker-youre-dead/

DavidM, Thursday, 9 February 2012 11:26 (five years ago) Permalink

god, that cloud nothings

j., Friday, 10 February 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

"Steve Albini played Scrabble on Facebook almost the entire time [we were recording]. I don't even know if he remembers what our album sounds like."

curmudgeon, Sunday, 12 February 2012 21:41 (five years ago) Permalink

love that quote

flopson, Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:16 (five years ago) Permalink

i have been known to play WWF during sessions :( but usually only while the band warms up

are you ready for a little spittle? (electricsound), Sunday, 12 February 2012 23:18 (five years ago) Permalink


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