WHAT. IS. INDIE. Rolling 2012 Indie Thread

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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

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

useless chamber, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:01 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

no really. his best record since 'tangerine dream'

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

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 (eight years ago) link


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

j., Thursday, 30 August 2012 00:16 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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 (eight years ago) link

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

nostormo, Wednesday, 26 September 2012 17:06 (eight years ago) link

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


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

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

adam bandit (electricsound), Sunday, 30 September 2012 23:19 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

umm hows late 80s is this !?


oh, and so is the song.

mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:28 (seven years ago) link

doh ..


mark e, Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:29 (seven years ago) link

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

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 11 October 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) link

That is one hell of an ugly band.

Eyeball Kicks, Friday, 12 October 2012 13:46 (seven years ago) link

Side 2 of the Sweater Girls LP is amazing!

skip, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:19 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link


bansplain (electricsound), Friday, 19 October 2012 02:45 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link


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 (seven years ago) link


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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Wednesday, 21 November 2012 17:13 (seven years ago) link


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

Windsor Davies, Wednesday, 21 November 2012 19:04 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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


nostormo, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:19 (seven years ago) link

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

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:22 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

by the sea album meets expectations


site nuances (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:13 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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