WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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for me CT has put out a lot of very very good records but nothing classic yet.

surprised you don't like gold bears and sea lions. seems like they'd be up your alley.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:21 (eight years ago) link

i thought the neverever ep was trash. cannot stand her voice anymore.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:22 (eight years ago) link

Also, I've decided that Memoryhouse is one of the lamest "cool" bands going right now.

i thought their earlier stuff was really lovely, but the hype is out of control and i would say that sub pop is not the label for them.

‎~=(,,_,,):3 (electricsound), Monday, 27 February 2012 00:23 (eight years ago) link

I have to agree - the LP does not live up to the promise of (the first release of, smdh) The Years. Also, why keep "Heirloom" for the LP but discard "Caregiver"?

Simon H., Monday, 27 February 2012 00:59 (eight years ago) link

oh yeah gold bears, i liked them. and of course i am looking forward to allo darlin but they aren't really a slumberland thing. but i listened to the devon williams and big troubles and it was meh. the new princeton record is pretty nice for rich guys making posh pop, one might have minor flashbacks of the push kings which may not be a good thing for many people. i think i may only like the lodger records because they remind of sneaky feelings.

keythhtyek, Monday, 27 February 2012 03:37 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, um I kinda expect to be in the minority re: Cloud Nothings.

― Johnny Fever, Friday, February 17, 2012

I still haven't made up my mind. I like some of 'em of it, but yep it sounds so 1995 and even 1985 at times. I need to listen a bit more and decide what they do or don't add to those sounds

curmudgeon, Monday, 27 February 2012 13:15 (eight years ago) link

that 2:54 song is grebt!

I have one thing to say: "Roxanne Shanté" (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 28 February 2012 14:52 (eight years ago) link

"Free Time!" by Pinkunoizu yall. i want this band to catch on

caulk the wagon and float it, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:26 (eight years ago) link

Pitchfork and the Washington Post love synth-pop indie entity Grimes. I have not given it a listen yet. Anyone? Or maybe they're for a different thread?

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:34 (eight years ago) link

Grimes/Claire Boucher thread

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 16:35 (eight years ago) link

A new Keith Canisius ep just popped up, sooo good!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 19:09 (eight years ago) link

can't remember if i mentioned them but i've been digging Cue Fanfare a lot lately, though their current release was from last year. similar to the likes of ashby, birdie etc but without so much of the loungey tinges that unpleasantly colour much of the marina groups that they loosely resemble

gobbie billespie (electricsound), Thursday, 1 March 2012 06:17 (eight years ago) link

thanks for the canisius tip, enjoying that EP.

skip, Thursday, 1 March 2012 15:26 (eight years ago) link


^ could be good, could be shit, who knows?

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:38 (eight years ago) link

Worth documenting perhaps, but could do without another rehash of the Tony Wilson/ Alan McGee/ Geoff Travers Stories TBH.

good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:47 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, looking at the guy's blog, I think that might be the bulk of it.

Feebs K-Tel (NickB), Friday, 2 March 2012 16:54 (eight years ago) link

Thank you so much to whoever nominated this song in the 2011 tracks countdown - has turned into one of my three or four faves from the whole year:


skip, Friday, 2 March 2012 22:58 (eight years ago) link

p sure that is the most indie pop thing ever made

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:08 (eight years ago) link

that whole single is great imo. so much better than their previous thing free loan investments

gobbie billespie (electricsound), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:16 (eight years ago) link

Lies and slander. It is pretty good though

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Friday, 2 March 2012 23:21 (eight years ago) link

Favourite Roger Gunnarsson thing is The Garlands, but that Pushy Parents EP is 100% gold.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Saturday, 3 March 2012 02:20 (eight years ago) link

Yeah I have the Garlands split single with someone and it's great, got it when they played London Popfest a couple of years ago

The Eyeball Of Hull (Colonel Poo), Saturday, 3 March 2012 09:37 (eight years ago) link

Goddamn I wish I was 16 and could get fucked up to that Clound Nothings.

Mule, Monday, 5 March 2012 21:59 (eight years ago) link


Besides being a great Godz song, they're a great Chicago band who just released their self-titled album. "Miracle" is on it, though this is technically from the single from last October.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:55 (eight years ago) link

They're like a fuzzy hybrid of The Bats and Outrageous Cherry.

ma ck ro ma ck ro (mackro mackro), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:56 (eight years ago) link

after that description i was actually disappointed to find out i'd already heard of them

their LP is really good

some crap (electricsound), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 09:08 (eight years ago) link

new amy linton song--


banjos. it has been alleged that she is making an aislers set album on her own again.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 11 March 2012 16:13 (eight years ago) link

the new megaphonic thrift album on club ac30 is a thing of shoegaze beauty

Delia Derbyshire's Complete Moog Cookery Course (electricsound), Monday, 19 March 2012 02:14 (eight years ago) link

marty donald demo-


sounds a lot like the lucksmiths obviously. new band 'last leaves' with 3 of the 4 lucksmiths and a new drummer.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:50 (eight years ago) link

do you actually like it?

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:52 (eight years ago) link

(not a trick q)

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:52 (eight years ago) link

yeah. is that the wrong answer?:) i like everything marty though. besides, it's a demo, i am sure when they finish it it will be free jazz skronk and beats.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:00 (eight years ago) link

ha no not wrong, but yeah it's probably my least favourite song of his thus far. will be v interested to see how it goes with the full band treatment. choosing to sing his own songs was an interesting idea

groanland (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 01:11 (eight years ago) link

feeling this and playing it a lot lately:

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:07 (eight years ago) link

dude's voice is a dealbreaker imo

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:20 (eight years ago) link

dude's stupid face is a dealbreaker imo. i should have listened to it with the browser minimised.

trimdon orange explosion (electricsound), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:23 (eight years ago) link

i have been trying to figure out who he sounds like and it finally it me, it's Jónsi from Sigur Rós.

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:23 (eight years ago) link

it hit

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:24 (eight years ago) link

That's not it. He sounds more like a sleepy Antony Hegarty.

i should have listened to it with the browser minimised.

I did that.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 03:27 (eight years ago) link

Sounds like Kermit.

Evan, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 04:21 (eight years ago) link

the new Lotus Plaza record (Deerhunter) sounds pretty good to me, esp. considering the fact that im not a Deerhunter fan

nostormo, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 13:13 (eight years ago) link

this Megaphonic Thrift album is better at Imperial Teen than the new Imperial Teen album.

skip, Thursday, 22 March 2012 01:31 (eight years ago) link

new single by The School not bad, a bit less of a drag than the non-single tracks on their album. but the opening track is lifting part of the melody of something else and i'm struggling to put my finger on it

and she really needs to lose the fucking autotune

dieter bummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:07 (eight years ago) link

music sounds like tramway, it's ok.

keythhtyek, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 04:10 (eight years ago) link

i like "give you the ghost" by polica a lot

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 29 March 2012 09:25 (eight years ago) link

the newest klaus & kinski record is really very nice. seems as if they don't get much credit for being kinda great. they churn out the records too.

keythhtyek, Friday, 30 March 2012 03:20 (eight years ago) link

listening to the compilation the rainyards put up on bandcamp. fantastic. in spite of having a friend that was obsessed with summershine once upon a time I was completely unaware of their goodness.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:12 (eight years ago) link

it is a thing of absolute beauty.

titanius sterlingsmith, fancyman of corwood (electricsound), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:21 (eight years ago) link

it is. it reminds of rick menck/paul chastain but better than that. papa topo's mini-lp is lovely as well, it is like the school record I was hoping for, in spanish of course.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 02:49 (eight years ago) link

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