Posts tagged Indie
We have some great new Indie tracks coming in, here’s the top five Indie songs going on the air this week:
1. Robyn – “Fembot”
It’s almost impossible to listen to this song and not want to jump up and start dancing. You may have heard Robyn’s voice before on Royksopp’s album “Junior.” Royksopp actually makes an appearance on Robyn’s album in the song, “None of Dem”.
2. Matt and Kim – “Block After Block”
Matt and Kim is back! The band that brought you the indie hit “Daylight” now has their new album “Sidewalks.”
3. Oh Land – “Sun of a Gun”
This is Oh Land’s debut EP, but I can tell they have the potential to be an indie dance hit.
4. Sigur Ros – “Festival”
Now, this song you might not actually hear on-air during a DJ’s show. Why? Well, it’s 9 minutes long. But it’s hauntingly beautiful, as Sigur Ros always seems to be.
5. Shara Worden and Signal – “Circe and the Hanged Man”
Sarah Kirkland Snider composed this whole album called “Penelope” and the best word to describe the music is ‘gorgeous’.
We have more new cds coming in this week, here are the top 3 picks!
-Demon Claws – “The Defrosting Of…”
Montreal garage rock a la Mark Sultan. This is what the Stones would sound like if they had stayed in the garage instead of crashing at fancy-pants French mansions, and maybe started hanging out with Link Wray and Richard Hell. The guitars are skuzzy and the reverb-drenched vocals are powerful. The songs are about the cliched rock n’ roll topics.
-Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger “Acoustic Sessions”
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, the products of absurb childhood and abnormal circumstance, have laid their backgrounds on the disc in the form of songwriting genius. In the style of Simon and Garfunkel, in beautiful harmony, they sing songs about oil slick rainbows, sweating snowmen, and Schroedinger’s cat meeting Pavlov’s dog.
-Meridene “Something Like Blood”
How can brooding pop rock be jubilant at the same time? Ask these guys. They pull off great emotional tunes with smiles on their faces. Recommended if you like Spoon, Beulah, or Delta Spirit.
Hey everyone, the Indie department at WBGU is getting some great CDs in this year. Here’s our favorites we’ve gotten so far:
1. Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
This album has been getting so many plays from our station. In case you haven’t heard, the Arcade Fire’s album “The Suburbs” has been one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. To quote the back of the album, it “revels in open space, reflections on long drives, and contemplating possibilities.” Check it out!
2. Sleigh Bells – “Treats”
Sleigh Bells have really been the breakout band of the summer. Every bit of the album is catchy, and it’s hard not to get excited about it. If you’re big into hard electronic indie music, this band is perfect for you.
3. Les Savy Fav – “Root For Ruin”
If you loved Les Savy Fav’s older album “Let’s Stay Friends,” you’ll probably love their new album. The only disappointing thing is that we cannot play my favorite song off the album because it has an FCC violation (Sleepless in Silverlake).
4. Of Montreal – “False Priest”
I always get apprehensive when I hear a new cd from a band I really like. But Of Montreal maintains their crazy stylistic sound. It’s hard not to have fun or move while listening to this album.
No Age – “Everything In Between”
Starts out employing a lot of electronics, but in later songs adopting a more post-punk sound. All delivered with an apathetic attitude. “Everything In Between” is pretty much the perfect title for this album.
1. Sleigh Bells – Electronic Indie for fans of Amanda Blank, Peaches, and Passion Pit. I actually just listened to this band for the first time a few days ago, and they already amaze me.
2. Rogue Wave – After talking to another Indie DJ, we both mentioned how this recent add to the stacks has attracted our attention. For fans of Death Cab for Cutie, and to be honest, they sound a little like the old Foo Fighters (think “Big Me”).
3. The Press – Their new release ‘Inteotwijeoae’ (yeah, try saying that) is fantastic. Fans of Tokyo Police Club would probably enjoy them.
4. Seabear – We received some pretty upsetting news this year with Sigur Ros breaking up. But hey, here’s this awesome band from Iceland you can listen to to ease a bit of your sorrow. But really, this band is good. Mellow with haunting vocals.
5. White Hinterland – For fans of Beach House, a more mellow version of Black Moth Super Rainbow, and Florence and the Machine. More haunting female vocals with softer modern electronic beats to back them up.
Well, this post is a couple months too late, but hey, it’s always a good time to talk about good music.
1. Fanfarlo – “Reservoir”
This album is simply amazing. I fell in love with Fanfarlo this past year. The band sounds like a mix of Beirut and Neutral Milk Hotel.
2. Passion Pit – “Manners”
Ever since their “Chunk of Change” EP, I’ve been a big fan of Passion Pit. They played at Lollapalooza in 2009, and had their song “Sleepyhead” on a tv commercial. I’m excited to say that I will be seeing them in Columbus on March 31st.
3. Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
This band has been everywhere lately. First an Apple commercial, then a car commercial, there’s no telling where they’ll go next.
4. Cold Cave – “Love Comes Close”
Definitely only for electronic music fans, and those who can stand circuit bending. It’s a great album, and was love at first listen for me.
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks – “These Four Walls”
I only took the time to check out this band because of their name, and it was totally worth it. This Scottish band’s cd has really great singles–I recommend “Quiet Little Voices” and “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightening.”
Why? – “Eskimo Snow”
The Temper Trap – “Conditions”
The Antlers – “Hospice”
Sunset Rubdown – “Dragonslayer”
Royksopp – “Junior”
Headlights – “Wildlife”
Florence & the Machine – “Lungs”
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