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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:00 pm 
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Favorite bands?

Pengy loves:
The Academy Is...
The Album Leaf
Ambulance LTD
The American Analog Set
The Arcade Fire
Augustana
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE!!
Built to Spill
Copeland
Cute is What We Aim for
Daphne Loves Derby
Death Cab for Cutie (Except they're not really indie anymore, now that they've been signed onto Atlantic Records)
Death From Above 1979
The Decemberists
Ani DiFranco
Electric President
Everybody Else
Explosions in the Sky
The Features
Feist
The Format
The Fray (I guess?)
Frou Frou
Gatsby's American Dream
Head Automatica
hellogoodbye
Hot Hot Heat (Mainstream?)
The Hush Sound!!
Ima Robot
Imogen Heap
Iron and Wine
Jack's Mannequin
Kaiser Chiefs
Kings of Convenience
Le Tigre
Lovedrug
Mae
Mayfield
Menomena
METRIC!!
Murder by Death
Nada Surf
The New Pornographers
The Notwist
Ok Go
Panic! At the Disco
Paramore
The Postal Service!!
The Raconteurs
Radiohead
Razorlight
Rilo Kiley
Damien Rice
Saves the Day
Say Anything
She Wants Revenge
The Shins!!
Shiny Toy Guns
Shout Out Louds
The Smiths
Snow Patrol
Something Corporate
Sorry About the Fire
Styrofoam
The Spill Canvas!!
STARS!!!!!!
Straylight Run
Tegan and Sara
Umbrellas
We Are Scientists
Wilco
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

So what indie bands do you heart?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:22 am 
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Anyone mind explaining what exactly Indie music is? For some reason, I keep thinking it's lesser known rock bands.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:31 am 
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It's basically just music that isn't in the mainstream (though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_%28music%29 helps clarify things). I have a friend that assumes that when a band goes mainstream (or even semi-mainstream) that it "sucks", so if he likes an indie band and it goes mainstream, he then hates it for that reason (because they're "selling out").

It annoys the bloody heck out of me.

At the same time though, indie is too "broad" a term for me to be able to classify any of my music as "indie".


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:35 am 
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Ah thanks Kugetsu! In that case,

The Arcade Fire
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE!!
Death From Above 1979
Feist
Frou Frou
Hot Hot Heat (Mainstream?)
Imogen Heap
Jack's Mannequin
Le Tigre
METRIC!!
The New Pornographers
Panic! At the Disco
Radiohead
Snow Patrol
STARS!!!!!!
Tegan and Sara
Yeah Yeah Yeahs

These are all mainstream bands now. But I do like some songs by some of the bands you posted.

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It's basically just music that isn't in the mainstream (though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_%28music%29 helps clarify things). I have a friend that assumes that when a band goes mainstream (or even semi-mainstream) that it "sucks", so if he likes an indie band and it goes mainstream, he then hates it for that reason (because they're "selling out").

It annoys the bloody heck out of me.

At the same time though, indie is too "broad" a term for me to be able to classify any of my music as "indie".


That annoys me as well. If a band goes mainstream, it's their choice and as long as they don't change their style than it shouldn't affect his liking on them. If the band he likes suddenly changed into pop music, than I can see his point.


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-Belle & Sebastian
-Eisley
-Frou Frou
-Imogen Heap
-Plumb
-Stars
-The Dresden Dolls
-Sufjan Stevens

I'm pretty sure those are all indie bands/artists. <3

P!ATD is definitely not Indie...


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 Post subject: Re: Indie!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:48 am 
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From Your List:

The Arcade Fire
Augustana
The Decemberists
Frou Frou
Imogen Heap
Murder by Death
Say Anything (fantastic and I want to marry them)
Snow Patrol
Something Corporate
Stars

Others I Like That You Didn't Mention:

Antony and the Johnsons
smurf Ponys
Coheed and Cambria
Motion City Soundtrack
Neutral Milk Hotel
Sigur Ros

Bolded ones are the ones I completely adore. As for what indie really is, eh... everybody really has their own definition of indie. A lot of the bands Pengy mentioned are ones I wouldn't consider indie, and a lot of the bands I mentioned would probably not be considered indie by other people. I haven't listened to a bunch of the ones she listed, either (but some, like Broken Social Scene, I've been planning to listen to for quite a while).


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:46 am 
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Hil wrote:
P!ATD is definitely not Indie...


Depends on your definition of Indie. Some people say that Indie is any band that isn't signed onto a major record label (thus my listing of P!atD, since Fueled by Ramen isn't a major one) while others say that Indie is music that isn't mainstream. Whatever floats your boat I guess. :)

Bangel, you NEED to listen to Broken Social Scene right this second. They're asdfing amazing! :D Motion City Soundtrack is pretty good, but I really like only one of their songs. The Future Freaks Me Out. Any other recommendations?


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Giant Sand is pretty cool.


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Broken Social Scene and Stars are 2 of my very favourite bands.

Also (though varying degrees of indie-ness):
The Arcade Fire
Animal Collective
Ani DiFranco
Iron and Wine
Le Tigre
Metric
New Pornographers
Tegan and Sara
Wilco
Antony and the Johnsons
Xiu Xiu
Sigur Rós
Nathan Fake
M83
Acoustic Ladyland
Air
Angels of Light
Architecture in Helsinki
British Sea Power
Do Make Say Think
Calla
Kings of Convenience
Low
Mercury Rev
Outhud
Of Montreal
Spoon
Yo La Tengo
Xinlisupreme
dEUS
Enon
Les Savy Fav
Mull Historical Society
Van Dyke Parks
Kimya Dawson

Bla bla bla

By the way, it's bad enough you said snow patrol, but calling Panic! At The Disco indie is seriously sick. It's Emo lyrics over elevator music.

Plus, Pengy, you make no sense. You say Panic! At The Disco are indie because they aren't signed to a major record label, but you list The Smiths? Dude, I love The Smiths, but indie they ain't....they're (well, were) a pretty major band!
Likewise Snow Patrol, except I hate them.


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Panic! doesn't get much plugging, so they are indie. So, Panic!, Jacobs Theory, Captured and DAYLIGHTwasting. :)


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DM was on fire! wrote:
Panic! doesn't get much plugging, so they are indie


Are you for real?

I'd say the 349730635706735 people who bang on about them on Myspace while making sure their fringe still covers their left eye do a fair bit of plugging. As do TV adverts.
They don't NEED a huge marketing scheme because they have it in spades with all the kids who listen to them and think they're cool...


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pengy wrote:
Motion City Soundtrack is pretty good, but I really like only one of their songs. The Future Freaks Me Out. Any other recommendations?


"The Future Freaks Me Out" makes me giggle. I have the "I Am the Movie" album as well as a couple of songs from "Commit This to Memory". My favorites besides "The Future Freaks Me Out" would probably consist of "Everything is Alright", "Perfect Teeth", "Capital H", and "Autographs and Apologies".

As for Panic! at the Disco, they are not indie. Indie doesn't really have anything to do with record labels (also, I disagree with you that Fueled by Ramen isn't very mainstream, considering Panic!'s evil clone, Fall Out Boy, is also hugely popular and on that label). It has to do with how mainstream the band is. Panic! is mainstream. Very mainstream. You do not sell out all your concerts in four minutes and NOT be mainstream.

Sure, maybe in a year from now when no one listens to them anymore, it will be less of a crime to refer to them as indie, but as for now... they fit more into the 'crap' genre (also know as pop-punk, emo, whatever, I don't care).


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Bangel wrote:
pengy wrote:
Motion City Soundtrack is pretty good, but I really like only one of their songs. The Future Freaks Me Out. Any other recommendations?


"The Future Freaks Me Out" makes me giggle. I have the "I Am the Movie" album as well as a couple of songs from "Commit This to Memory". My favorites besides "The Future Freaks Me Out" would probably consist of "Everything is Alright", "Perfect Teeth", "Capital H", and "Autographs and Apologies".

As for Panic! at the Disco, they are not indie. Indie doesn't really have anything to do with record labels (also, I disagree with you that Fueled by Ramen isn't very mainstream, considering Panic!'s evil clone, Fall Out Boy, is also hugely popular and on that label). It has to do with how mainstream the band is. Panic! is mainstream. Very mainstream. You do not sell out all your concerts in four minutes and NOT be mainstream.

Sure, maybe in a year from now when no one listens to them anymore, it will be less of a crime to refer to them as indie, but as for now... they fit more into the 'crap' genre (also know as pop-punk, emo, whatever, I don't care).

Hey, I'm a member of the Fall Out Boy fanclub :P

Here's some of mine, label them how you'd like! :)

From First To Last
Coheed & Cambria
Panic! At The Disco
Motion City Soundtrack
The Click Five
Taking Back Sunday
Fall Out Boy
The Rocket Summer
Reggie & The Full Effect
Hellogoodbye
The Academy Is...

I like HiM too, but they're pretty more hard rock! They can still be indie though :)


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halfbakedbliss wrote:
Bangel wrote:
pengy wrote:
Motion City Soundtrack is pretty good, but I really like only one of their songs. The Future Freaks Me Out. Any other recommendations?


"The Future Freaks Me Out" makes me giggle. I have the "I Am the Movie" album as well as a couple of songs from "Commit This to Memory". My favorites besides "The Future Freaks Me Out" would probably consist of "Everything is Alright", "Perfect Teeth", "Capital H", and "Autographs and Apologies".

As for Panic! at the Disco, they are not indie. Indie doesn't really have anything to do with record labels (also, I disagree with you that Fueled by Ramen isn't very mainstream, considering Panic!'s evil clone, Fall Out Boy, is also hugely popular and on that label). It has to do with how mainstream the band is. Panic! is mainstream. Very mainstream. You do not sell out all your concerts in four minutes and NOT be mainstream.

Sure, maybe in a year from now when no one listens to them anymore, it will be less of a crime to refer to them as indie, but as for now... they fit more into the 'crap' genre (also know as pop-punk, emo, whatever, I don't care).

Hey, I'm a member of the Fall Out Boy fanclub :P


I cannot fathom a reply to such blasphemy. :P

And The Click Five is definitely not indie. They play their music videos on Disney Channel. That is so not indie.


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From First to Last
Motion City Soundtrack
Taking Back Sunday
HIM
Aiden
Alkaline Trio

Those are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.

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