WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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Yeah, I wonder why...

emil.y, Friday, 20 April 2012 02:08 (eight years ago) link

i pledged, but only for the demo package. the 'make us cover a song of your choice' option went in like 15 minutes

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:11 (eight years ago) link

i would have made them do i kill everything i fuck fwiw

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:12 (eight years ago) link

Ha, good choice. Though I doubt the ilxor's cover of that could ever be bettered.

I'd have made them cover 'I'm a Terrible Vacuous Imbecile Who Uses My Body to Sell My Mediocre Records'. I'd have to write it first, obviously.

emil.y, Friday, 20 April 2012 02:24 (eight years ago) link

of this story i am thankfully unaware. dandy warhols related?

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:25 (eight years ago) link

ok now i know. seems.... pointless.

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 02:31 (eight years ago) link

Weird Dreams "Choreography" album is a total joy, tasty indiepop goodness

beer in heaven (electricsound), Friday, 20 April 2012 06:40 (eight years ago) link

i wonder if elizabeth darlin' has been listening to the hummingbirds a lot for this latest record

the sunno)))boys (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:12 (eight years ago) link

have i already raved about rex or regina on this thread? their ep is utterly gorgeous

the sunno)))boys (electricsound), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:13 (eight years ago) link

is this thread title a lfo reference?

Sennen are about to realese their third album, produced by David M. Allen (Cure, Depeche Mode, Chameleons):

Bee OK, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:11 (eight years ago) link


UnderControl, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:48 (eight years ago) link

i'm really that Sennen song, i liked their last album but this sounds nothing like that. interested in hearing this album now.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 03:51 (eight years ago) link

Cool song til the vocals come in

poxen, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:29 (eight years ago) link

Oberhofer "HEART" is pretty good, debut album this month.


Bee OK, Saturday, 28 April 2012 06:00 (eight years ago) link

This is very relevant to my interests

Straight From the Harp - Dancing Slow

Johnny Fever, Monday, 30 April 2012 06:43 (eight years ago) link

good song.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 05:25 (eight years ago) link

loving the Now, Now album so much

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:21 (eight years ago) link

woo some stuff i produced is coming out on two of my fave tweeish indie labels ^_^

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 22:47 (eight years ago) link

Congratulations. I actually went and looked up Summer Cats on Slumberland's page to see if that was what you were doing, but they are listed as past artists and I can't think of any other tweeish Melbourne bands.

svend, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 02:21 (eight years ago) link

it does involve at least one summer cat

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 02:33 (eight years ago) link

Is there any news from SULK? Still really enjoying their two singles and would love to hear more. Their website doesn't seem to hint at much more than touring at this point.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 14:12 (eight years ago) link

they finished recording their album a few weeks ago, not sure if it's going to be self-released like the singles or if they're approaching labels..

suburban buttshaven cannibal (electricsound), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 22:59 (eight years ago) link

turns out the cats on fire album is vastly better than their earlier stuff. pretty nice.

the aower of aussy (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:19 (eight years ago) link

i agree. although, i think all of their albums are pretty nice. the lovesliescrushing reissue or first issue of their early recordings or whatever is really gorgeous.

keythhtyek, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 02:24 (eight years ago) link

wtf @ this sub-lucksmiths drivel that allo darlin are passing off as lyrics

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:13 (eight years ago) link

Hmmm...it' s pretty great actually.

keythhtyek, Friday, 11 May 2012 01:11 (eight years ago) link

i hate the lyrics on this record. they're genuinely awful.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:12 (eight years ago) link

I tend of swing between cringing and loving Allo Darlin' lyrics. They're more of a guilty pleasure than most stuff I regularly listen to. The first album had its bland out moments but could still frequently make me feel giddy. Haven't given the newie much time.

Anyone here diggin' Joanna Gruesome? Their EP, and new track on a split on Art Is Hard Records are pretty great.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 11 May 2012 08:40 (eight years ago) link

tbf it's really only two songs that piss me off lyrically - "europe" and "tallulah".. they come across like the typical expatriate australian who believes they've 'outgrown' their country and the people in it, while the whole album steals completely from the go betweens, the lucksmiths and the hummingbirds.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:20 (eight years ago) link

it's always australians who write these sort of dreadful lyrics, i can never work out why.

12plsrU (electricsound), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:22 (eight years ago) link

I really like 'Tallulah', I think it's more an age thing rather than an expatriate thing. She's late 20s and feels like her life's path has been determined. I don't think it's particularly disparaging of Australia (in so far as I've noticed anyway).

I like the increasing Go-Btwns influence, that's what makes 'Capricornia' one of the best things they've done whilst being less playful than some of their previous singles.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 11 May 2012 10:45 (eight years ago) link

isn't 'tallulah' about finding a small piece of home anywhere? almost a recognition that even though she's far away, australia is always a part of her and the bit 'and i wonder if you'll wanna go over there with me, when i'm finished over here' seems like pining for home. she hardly seems the type to get worked up over.

the school album is ok but i am starting to think that 'let it slip' was a one off moment of pop perfection, they are capable of cute but not much more.

keythhtyek, Saturday, 12 May 2012 17:18 (eight years ago) link


this isn't really new, but i think i had heard a couple of citizens! songs before and they didn't appeal at all (i'm remembering them being very kitsune-y, which generally has a maximum of two minutes' appeal for me), yet this i'm liking a lot.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 14 May 2012 17:30 (eight years ago) link

i'm really enjoying the lissy trullie lp

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:42 (eight years ago) link

kinda like a nu-gemma hayes without the folkiness

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 03:43 (eight years ago) link

holy shit the new purling hiss track 'lolita' is (a) studio recorded and (b) fucking great

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:03 (eight years ago) link

picked up the new School album, it's definitely better than the non-EP tracks on the debut album but they still haven't bettered those first two releases. though this album makes me think it's still possible, one day..

mexican sumner (electricsound), Thursday, 17 May 2012 23:47 (eight years ago) link

Caught them live last night, they had a couple of stand-in members including the always-a-pleasure incongruously metal looking drummer. Were very good.

Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 18 May 2012 20:50 (eight years ago) link

grass widow album their best yet

hamburglr (electricsound), Thursday, 31 May 2012 05:04 (eight years ago) link

This would probably fit equally well in the goths thread, but since I started this one I'll put it here:


Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 05:58 (eight years ago) link

new Orca Team album is pretty darn lovely

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:44 (eight years ago) link

if u like indie pop innit

tempus fuggerit (electricsound), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:45 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

Or, uh, Deirdres.

emil.y, Monday, 23 July 2012 23:46 (eight years ago) link

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