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Thread Starter 
Haven't seen an Indie music thread before (or really any Indie-related threads for that matter) and I know there is a good amount of NTers on here that listen to this stuff.

Was thinking we could use this thread to post what you're listening to at the moment, some of your favorite albums, discussion about recent albums, necessities, put some more NTers onto Indie, etc.

Some of my favorite albums (could consider some as necessities as well) (in no particular order) (Artist - Album):

Beach House - Teen Dream



Beach House - Bloom



Fiona Apple - Tidal



Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver



The xx - xx



Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago



Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today



Lana Del Rey - Born To Die



Lykke Li - Youth Novels



Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion



Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel.....


Edited by CertifiedSW - 8/15/12 at 1:15pm
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those beach house albums are great. love that xx album. and lykke li and lana got some addictive songs as well.

a couple of albums ive recently come across that are smokin.gif

Twin Shadow - Confess Genre: New Wave


Twin Shadow - Forget Genre: New Wave


How To Dress Well - Love Remains Genre: Lo-Fi R&B


Toro y Moi - whole discography



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bout to check that Ariel Pink album, heard some good things about it
post #3 of 1327
Okay before we start. What classifies as indie? A lot of those artists are on major labels

In my itunes, I have no idea what genre a lot of bands belogn to so I end up just putting alternative or ide
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Also I will be lurking in this thread a ton for new artists. Already have most of the albums already posted
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Stepkids are smokin.gif, signed to Stones Throw... got a Hendrix sound

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Little Dragon, great great band


Edited by Mr Brown - 8/11/12 at 11:38am
post #7 of 1327
Yo, what Little Dragon album is that? Is it new?
post #8 of 1327
their latest, came out last year.. called 'Ritual Union' its good
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Also I will be lurking in this thread a ton for new artists. Already have most of the albums already posted

same.. nothing like coming across new ish
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Okay before we start. What classifies as indie? A lot of those artists are on major labels
In my itunes, I have no idea what genre a lot of bands belogn to so I end up just putting alternative or ide

Yeah I do the exact same thing


can't wait for Grizzly Bear's new album though

First single off their new album glasses.gif
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Some different styles.







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^ That New Look song is flames! I heard "Everything" a few years back and never followed up. Bout to get their album

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their latest, came out last year.. called 'Ritual Union' its good

Ah for some reason I didn't recognize the album art. Thought they had a newer one out and I got hype for a minute.
post #14 of 1327
Like I said, I have no idea what classifies as Indie. This band might be folk, but I just found out about them the other day and really like what I've heard so far
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Thread Starter 
Yeah, Indie was kind of broad. I meant for this thread to be a discussion about Indie and about genres that are very close to Indie -- such as Alternative, Folk, Dream Pop, etc.

Will be checking out some of the vids posted later though.
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Japandroids - Celebration Rock

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Toro y Moi - whole discography

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bout to check that Ariel Pink album, heard some good things about it

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I have a love/hate relationship with this song
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Bloom was smokin.gif

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Boys Noize thanks for the contribution. Enjoyed those tunes.

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Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance

post #25 of 1327
Great music in the thread. (although it is prettz hard to define indie)


I would suggest

Chromatics- Kill for love
ANything Crystal Castles
James Blake- James Blake
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Japandroids - Celebration Rock


Ive heard great things about this album been meaning to check it out.

I enjoyed Chromatics - Kill for Love
I really like the new Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods (not sure if indie enough lol)

Wasn't really feeling Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta, was a little too experimental for me just a lot of brash noises. But wasn't bad overall
Did not like The Gaslight Anthem's new album, sounds like Bruce Springsteen (both from Jersey), and i hate Springsteen.

I thought the Best Coast album was pretty solid
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Midnight Juggernauts - The Crystal Axis

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As someone else said, I don't even know what's considered indie anymore.  To me, it was always a more lo-fi rock music, not heavily produced...obviously on independent labels but now it seems like just about anything that isn't major label, pop or jock rock is labeled as indie.  All kinds of electronic stuff that I wouldn't even think of as rock in the slightest, stuff more heavily influenced by other genres.

 

Lana Del Rey is so far from indie in my mind.  That chick was created by music execs and is playing towards a certain culture.  I can't stand her. </rant>

 

I'll try to contribute though, this is much more up my alley than 97% of the stuff posted in the music forum, I barely even check in here.

post #29 of 1327
If I had to define what "indie music" encompassed... it just seems to be music that is less well known. Stuff that's described as "indie" tend to be a bit more obscure than what you'd find on the radio.

I don't really even like the term "indie music" because, like the word "hipster", it's become this word that doesn't really mean anything. Let's just stick with pop, rock, punk, electronic, house, etc. Those are more descriptive and helpful than "indie."
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I heard Lupe Fiasco's going Indie after another album he would drop
mixtapes:
Reefershers Heart
The Coop Unconstructed
OS:FO II: What's a Color?
Ostrich Fox: Summer of 2011

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=483456
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mixtapes:
Reefershers Heart
The Coop Unconstructed
OS:FO II: What's a Color?
Ostrich Fox: Summer of 2011

http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-detail.php?id=483456
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