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#61 of 695 Old 06-25-2006, 09:46 PM
 
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I love this thread and hearing about all kinds of good music I've never heard of. It literally makes my day!!
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OK I looked up Superdrag. Is the Senorita EP good?
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Hmmm... I actually haven't heard of that one! But I love Head Trip in Every Key and I LOVE LOVE LOVE In The Valley of Dying Stars. The second is about the lead singer's father dying and it makes me want to cry every time I hear it. : Kind of depressing, I know, but definitely worth a listen, imo.
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Here's my indie list off the top of my head...

Stereolab (my personal all-time fave)
Monade (Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier's own project - a must hear)
Spiritualized
Cat Power
Yo La Tengo
Neko Case
Rilo Kiley or Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (try 'Rabbit Fur Coat')
Air
Arcade Fire
Animal Collective
Camera Obscura
Elliott Smith
Tegan and Sara
Mogwai
Slowdive
Nouvelle Vague (not really 'indie' but all your favorite 80's performed in a Bassa Nova style with smooth & chilly female vocals)

And the usual suspects such as Cocteau Twins, Flaming Lips, Radiohead, etc.

More will come to me later...
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I cannot stop listening to the new Catpower album. Especially the song "Willie". I read in Mojo that she is playing with Al Green's band and it sounds awesome.
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Here's my indie list off the top of my head...

Stereolab (my personal all-time fave)
Monade (Stereolab's Laeticia Sadier's own project - a must hear)
Spiritualized
Cat Power
Yo La Tengo
Neko Case
Rilo Kiley or Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins (try 'Rabbit Fur Coat')
Air
Arcade Fire
Animal Collective
Camera Obscura
Elliott Smith
Tegan and Sara
Mogwai
Slowdive
Nouvelle Vague (not really 'indie' but all your favorite 80's performed in a Bassa Nova style with smooth & chilly female vocals)

And the usual suspects such as Cocteau Twins, Flaming Lips, Radiohead, etc.

More will come to me later...
Haven't heard Modave...what's it like? Stereolab-ish? One of my all-time favorite memories was when I saw Stereolab at Princeton University. A friend and I got drunk and snuck up to their dressing room. I got to chat with Andy and Tim - I truly wish I hadn't been drunk so I could've held an intelligent conversation.
I also love many of the bands you mentioned - Spiritualized, Yo La Tengo, Arcade Fire. Also love Tortoise and all those Elephant 6 bands (Neutral Milk Hotel, etc. etc.).
So sad about Elliott Smith. Definitely one of the best live shows ever.

Anyone into Leslie Feist and/or Broken Social Scene?
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Pixies. Did we forget to mention the Pixies??

ETA: The Clean!
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^

Oh my goodness! That's criminal!

*bows to Kim Deal*





Monade is amazing. It's mellower stereolab. It's basically Laetitia's own project, most of it is sung in French - which I love. Acoustic-ey, dreamy, with intermittent electronics. Listen to with 1 glass of red wine. Yay.
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I just got the Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis cd's. I am enjoying them very much!

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So sad about Elliott Smith.
He was murdered, you know! Just like Kurt! Where's the conspiracy smiley?

How about:
Modest Mouse (I Building Nothing Out of Something)
Spoon (Girls Can Tell!)
Le Tigre!
New Pornographers
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Today I bought one of The Detroit Cobras albums!
Its AWESOME!
I also forgot to add that I LOVE Rilo Kiley!!
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Rilo Kiley/Jenny Lewis & Watson twins

DH and I are really digging Imogen Heap (sp?) also, but haven't bought CD yet. (Singer from Frou Frou)
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Today I bought one of The Detroit Cobras albums!
Its AWESOME!
I've gone to see The Detroit Cobras a couple of times. Once with Pete Yorn :yawning: and once at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. Man alive that was some fun stuff!!
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well, i did it...i bought my tickets to the pitchfork music festival for july 29-30th in chicago! my DH has offered to take care of our daughter all weekend so i don't have to worry about chasing down a toddler all day long among strangers. just look at this lineup:

day 1:
Silver Jews
The Walkmen
The Futureheads
Ted Leo / Pharmacists
Art Brut
Destroyer
The Mountain Goats
Band of Horses
Man Man
Chin Up Chin Up
Hot Machines

day 2:
Os Mutantes
Spoon
Yo La Tengo
Devendra Banhart
Mission of Burma
Aesop Rock & Mr. Lif
Liars
The National
Jens Lekman
Danielson
Tapes 'n Tapes

plus more! including glenn kotche, the drummer for wilco, whom i highly esteem (*swoons*)!

i haven't seen most of these bands live before, so i'm very excited. i just hope the weather cooperates...

woohoo!
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I don't think I ever commented on how totally cool this is!! I would love to own an indie record store.
Oh, thanks! It was cool and fun, but a lot of work. My dad was our first employee! (He's an indie and electronic music fan too. He likes Goldfrappe, Low, Calexico, and Air.)

Unfortunately, our grand opening was September 9, 2001. Two days later...and business never really recovered.
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Oh and I wanted to say the listening to The Sundays kind of just makes me want to listen to Cocteau Twins. How's THAT for a blast from the past!!
Oh, how I love Cocteau Twins! I had a friend who can't listen to them without thinking me -- I listened to them ALL the time!
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what do your little ones like to listen to?
DS looooves They Might Be Giants, just like his daddy does. "Dr. Worm" was the first song DH ever sang to DS.

He also likes Dan Zanes, Devo, Interpol, and "Free to Be You and Me," of course!
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what do your little ones like to listen to?
DD loves Ted Leo, she calls him Uncle Teddy. And The Arcade Fire. Right now she's really into Dream Police by Cheap Trick. And, of course, Dan Zanes. Her daddy makes his own music with Garage Band on our EMac and she loves that, too.

DD's birthday is in August and I'm going to email Ted Leo and see if he'll come play for her. I know, silly me. But stranger things have happened, right?
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anyone ever listen online to kexp.org? they're a public radio station out of seattle and that's where i was first introduced to many of the bands listed on this thread....just thought i'd share my favorite resource
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I've heard that Chicago was a great place for indie rock. I know, re: Mojo being expensive. Sometimes there's a worthwhile cd attached and that helps justify the cost. I usually buy it for dh as a special treat or even a birthday present.

Hey Tree Hugger, you will be able to tell your kid when she's older that you saw the Stooges live.
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well, i did it...i bought my tickets to the pitchfork music festival for july 29-30th in chicago! my DH has offered to take care of our daughter all weekend so i don't have to worry about chasing down a toddler all day long among strangers. just look at this lineup:

day 1:
Silver Jews
The Walkmen
The Futureheads
Ted Leo / Pharmacists
Art Brut
Destroyer
The Mountain Goats
Band of Horses
Man Man
Chin Up Chin Up
Hot Machines

day 2:
Os Mutantes
Spoon
Yo La Tengo
Devendra Banhart
Mission of Burma
Aesop Rock & Mr. Lif
Liars
The National
Jens Lekman
Danielson
Tapes 'n Tapes

plus more! including glenn kotche, the drummer for wilco, whom i highly esteem (*swoons*)!

i haven't seen most of these bands live before, so i'm very excited. i just hope the weather cooperates...

woohoo!
Wow! That's an insane lineup! FUN!! I went to "This Ain't No Picnic" out in LA a few times and that was pretty great--Sonic Youth, Built to Spill, Apples in Stereo, Beck--ah, good times.
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BUMP! I need more music talk ladies!

Tell me more about this Ted Leo. Never heard of him/them.
Do ya'll like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs?
Are The Arcade Fire working on a new album? Can they top their first?

What about older punk stuff like The Dead Kennedys or The Slits or The Dead Boys?
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Ted Leo is a vegan lefty!
I think The Tyranny of Distance is my favorite cd, but they all rock.
I really adore him.:
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Dh sent me an email that Sleater-Kinney broke up. Well, they're still touring but this is the end apparently.

Must get more info.


It's true : http://www.sleater-kinney.com/index2.php

Sad.
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Dh sent me an email that Sleater-Kinney broke up. Well, they're still touring but this is the end apparently.

Must get more info.


It's true : http://www.sleater-kinney.com/index2.php

Sad.
Whaaaaa?????
Awwww..No not my girls
I had tickets to see them last year and couldnt go at the last minute!
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Hey, looks like I've found my tribe!!! I can't wait for the Sonic Youth AND Flaming Lips show: Dd had better get used to taking a bottle by then. In heavy rotation at my house are the new BTS, new FLips, Beck Guero and Nuetal Milk Hotel.
Dh and I are in a band (though we haven't played in quite a while).

Mama to dd 2/06 and ds 12/09
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i LOVE NMH. 2 headed boy part 2 makes me cry...
I sat and read the words to the whole album while I listened to it last week, and bawled my eyes out!!!!

Mama to dd 2/06 and ds 12/09
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Wow, 3 post in a row. Can you tell I need some music talk? Have any of you ever heard Poly Sics? They're from Japan, and they're amazing!!! I got to see them last year in England when dh's band opened up for them. They're somewhat Devo-ish. Very good. They are on Sony in Japan, and their US releases are on AsianMan Records. Everyone should love them.

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I've never heard of Poly Sics. I'm adding them to the list I have made since starting this thread!
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Hmmm, some more to add to your list are Jaw Box, Rainer Maria, Pavement, Archers of Loaf, Grandaddy, Superchunck, My Bloody Valentine...I could go on and on and on...

Let's all post links to cool local bands in our areas. So many great bands go totally unheard of outside their hometowns. I'll start compiling a list from here in St. Louis.

Oh, and I also have quite a few VHS tapes full of 120 Minutes videos. Ah, where did the early '90's go?:

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ooh! ooh! local bands! here are my favorites from the chicagoland area:

the detholz!
life at sea
watchers
chinup chinup
the eternals
the smoking popes
joan of arc
owen
lying in states

oh. and wilco. there's more but i don't have the links...
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