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Saul Saul 07-19-2005 09:35 AM

Indy bands...
 
So I'm really into the whole indy band/performer thing, so I thought I'd see who else people are listening to with this bent.

My current favorites are

Brian Kent
Twin-A
Granian
Fallen From Grace

Also for those that are interested. Granian will be playing over in Morristown this saturday, and they are my current favorite.

07-19-2005 12:24 PM

http://thestoryofourselves.net/

THE STORY OF OURSELVES, fondly known as TSOO. listen to them and listen good - they come to drew a lot :) and the lead singer/guitarist is helping me decorate my dorm. buy a CD so that she can afford train fare? lol.

no seriously - they're really good. i promise. just ask anyone who has seen them play.

- Dia

Saul Saul 07-19-2005 03:32 PM

They actually sound really cool... I look forward to the next time they are in the area. Thanks for the tip.

07-19-2005 05:11 PM

What type of indie are you in to?
Like, man and guitar type stuff, or full bands?

Saul Saul 07-19-2005 08:32 PM

Any and all... Brian Kent listed by me is a singer who does serious club mix stuff...

07-20-2005 04:12 AM

As they are almost all I've been listening to, I would definitely recommend the Hold Steady, I don't know how to describe them. They remind me a lot of the Dismemberment Plan, but my boyfriend says I'm crazy.

Madison and Outsmarting Simon are my personal favorite local NJ bands, but they sound nothing alike. Madison is hardcore with an underlying moog and OS is a slow rocky kind of deal who sound like Penfold and quote T. S. Eliot.

Saul Saul 07-20-2005 08:47 AM

Thanks... they all look pretty cool... been added to my list...

07-21-2005 01:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John S. Saul
They actually sound really cool... I look forward to the next time they are in the area. Thanks for the tip.


awesome :) i'll post around here and the drew lj whenever we can get them another show. look for posters around campus, too - the lead singer's a graphic designer and the bassist is an art major, so they're always pretty cool. haha.

Dia

07-22-2005 12:59 AM

Ooh, The Fiery Furnaces. And no, that isn't misspelled. I'd link their site, but it's flash and annoying and noninformative, really. Of their albums, I only have Blueberry Boat, so I'd recommend getting that.

Also, the Kaiser Chiefs. I'm not sure if they're really considered indie, but I like them a lot.

yeah, check those out.

07-22-2005 03:45 PM

Blueberry Boat is such a good album, but I played it so much it started to annoy me. The songs are really long. The only song I can still listen to is Rub Alcohol Blues. Good choice though.

07-23-2005 05:27 AM

some of the songs are so epic I can't identify most of them with the title. it's crazy. I need to get EP and Gallowsbird's Park. I should get around to that sometime. I wish there were better music stores around me.

07-24-2005 03:06 AM

Where are you from? There are so many great independent record stores I know of and could surely direct you to one if you're from NJ. And there's even one in walking distance from Drew. I wish I could work there, it's totally my dream job.

07-24-2005 03:04 PM

I'm from connecticut. the part where it's boring all the time. as in, southeast, on the coast.

Golbanou Tabatabaie 07-25-2005 03:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda L. Brennan
Where are you from? There are so many great independent record stores I know of and could surely direct you to one if you're from NJ. And there's even one in walking distance from Drew. I wish I could work there, it's totally my dream job.


The one by the cafe? That's the only one I've scoped so far, haven't had a chance to actually go in yet, though.

Why dontcha work there? Record shops are the best jobs ever because of all the networking you get to do not to mention being surrounded by music 24/7 *bliss*

07-25-2005 03:43 AM

I think it's by a café...not sure.

And it's just hard to get a job, especially when I wouldn't be able to get there during the summer months. I plan on starting a record store of my own post-college, though.

07-27-2005 12:55 AM

Indie Music
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary C. Kanfer
Ooh, The Fiery Furnaces. And no, that isn't misspelled. I'd link their site, but it's flash and annoying and noninformative, really. Of their albums, I only have Blueberry Boat, so I'd recommend getting that.

Also, the Kaiser Chiefs. I'm not sure if they're really considered indie, but I like them a lot.

yeah, check those out.


Yeah, Kaiser Chiefs are absolutely wonderful. :D Also fun...Bloc Party, Stereophonics, Starsailor, Travis, Embrace, Manic Street Preachers, and I'm starting to get into Louis XIV. Not sure if it's Indie, but it's British (most of it) and that's just as good.

07-27-2005 11:26 AM

ooh, I do like stereophonics. have you gotten their new album, Language Violence Sex Other? I don't think it's as good as Performace and Cockatils, but it's not bad.

07-27-2005 02:14 PM

No, I've only heard a few songs off of it. I think only two or three.

I'm lookin for something to beat JEEP but nothing has yet, though I'm currently in love with the song "Superman".

07-28-2005 02:38 AM

Bloc Party! I was listening to them all day. They are fabulous, but then tonight I heard them on a commercial. I wasn't watching, so I don't know what it was for, but it was weiiiirddd.

07-28-2005 04:20 AM

No way! Damn commercialism!! It was probably "Banquet" (the song)...as long as their other stuff remains untouched.

But agreed, they are fabulous.

07-28-2005 10:04 PM

No, it wasn't a song off Silent Alarm, that was the confusing part!

07-29-2005 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryan J. Crowley
I'm lookin for something to beat JEEP but nothing has yet, though I'm currently in love with the song "Superman".


have you heard Word Gets Around or Performance and Cocktails? They're my favorite two albums, but I'm not really sure in what order. I know I love songs from both.

07-29-2005 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda L. Brennan
No, it wasn't a song off Silent Alarm, that was the confusing part!


That is really odd....was the song any good?

I know there's a song, "This Is Not A Competition", that's not on Silent Alarm

07-29-2005 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary C. Kanfer
have you heard Word Gets Around or Performance and Cocktails? They're my favorite two albums, but I'm not really sure in what order. I know I love songs from both.


Honestly, I just download songs...do need to get into the habit of buying albums. I know JEEP because the cd title is one of the lines in "Mr Writer", and I think I know other songs.

I would love to hear WGA and PAC, do you have them?

07-29-2005 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryan
I would love to hear WGA and PAC, do you have them?


yeah, I've got all five of their albums.

07-29-2005 05:58 PM

SWEET!

There will definitely be some Stereophonics and Kaiser Chiefs blasting from our side of the quad. As well as FF, RHCP, and all sorts of good stuff. I predict people dancing outside the common door. Maybe we should get a hose, just in case. :p

07-30-2005 04:00 AM

haha. we definately should. then we can yell at the dancing people for making a racket and see what happens. :)

08-01-2005 12:56 AM

MWahahahahahaha.

08-05-2005 12:44 AM

Ryan needs to listen to Regina Spektor.
 
Yes you do, if you don't already.

08-05-2005 02:58 AM

Re: Ryan needs to listen to Regina Spektor
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephanie E. Patent
Yes you do, if you don't already.


I shall check her out. :D Thanks!

08-05-2005 10:45 AM

No offense Steph, I couldn't get into Regina.

08-05-2005 10:37 PM

Ne m'ecoutez pas, mon cher
 
How tragic, Ryan! I'm kind of addicted to that song (the chorus includes the line that is the title of this post), but I don't no what it's called.
How about The Decemberists?

08-05-2005 10:48 PM

Edit!
 
Ne me quitte pas, is what the lyrics are. No wonder I couldn't find the lyrics online.
Anyway, I would also highly recommend Of Montreal's The Sunlandic Twins. This album has been a well-loved denizen of my CD player practically all summer.

08-06-2005 01:27 AM

The Decemberists, I have enjoyed, the three or four songs I have heard from them thus far.

I shall try the Sunlandic Twins too. :)

08-06-2005 03:26 AM

Of Montreal steals my heart.

Tim, I wish you were born a girl so I could have been your boyfriend...

08-06-2005 12:48 PM

I'm gonna assume that's a lyric and back...away...slowly...

08-06-2005 09:32 PM

He's trying to run! Grab him!

Anyways...Of Montreal is okay so far. I am liking the Decemberists a lot though.

08-07-2005 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zachary C. Kanfer
I'm gonna assume that's a lyric and back...away...slowly...


LOL. It is. And it's the best song ever.

Well. It may be the second best. Pancakes for One is really good too. Because eating breakfast with you is such funnnn.

08-08-2005 05:02 PM

So I almost bought Satanic Panic in the Attic today, but instead I opted for Yo La Tengo's Electr-O-Pura (review soon to come...)
Of Montreal makes my heart smile for obvious reasons. The amalgam of unique trippy lyrics and synth-infused, danceable melodies is almost too much for my human mind to comprehend. Forecast Facist Future and The Party's Crashing Us are two of my favorites.
There's something about The Decemberists that makes you deliriously happy just to be listening to them. I loved Her Majesty--every single song on it is catchy and thoughtful. The Bachelor and the Bride is one of the saddest, most wistful songs I've ever heard. And who doesn't love The Chimbley Sweep? For the love of God, WHO???
Picaresque is also quite hot. The Infanta, with its driving percussion and fairy-tale lyrics is definitely as intriguing an opening as Shanty for the Arethusa. The Bagman's Gambit is one of my favorite songs, for some reason. It's a dynamic song about a man who falls in love with a spy. I find the lyrics so thrilling and timeless--like watching an old black and white movie on a dark, rainy day. It really didn't stand out at first from the album, but I think many of the songs on this album were unassuming to me at first. The Engine Driver is as understatedly beautiful. Then there are the infectious, upbeat songs such as 16 Military Wives, which makes no effort to disguise it's political message, but I can forgive Meloy that small infraction, considering the song is really fun to listen to. As in Her Majesty, the album includes a great little character piece--this time around it's Eli, the Barrow Boy, whose love died in some unexplained, but surely tragical, manner. Damn good storytelling.

08-08-2005 05:23 PM

And by the way, Mandy, that icon makes me hot.


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