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Late 80s indie song ID

I've been searching for various songs I used to have on tape from UK Radio 1's John Peel show in the late 80s (roughly 87-90). One in particular is proving a bit tricky. On the tape inlay I labelled it Imaginary Girlfriend by Mighty Mighty, but if that's true I haven't been able to turn it up on Google, so that could be completely wrong. I don't have the tape anymore so I can't upload a sample. More half-remembered details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by crocomancer on Jun 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Summer jamz for 2014

Last year around this time misskaz asked this question that resulted in a Summer Jamz 2013 playlist that was SO AWESOME that it changed my life. Can we do it again? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Apr 29, 2014 - 33 answers

I am NOT thinking of Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy."

I'm trying like crazy to find the name of a song I heard playing earlier that I was unable to identify at the time. It is an indie-rock type of song with a long, slow build of an airy female voice singing in this repetitive rhythm. The voice is pretty heavily layered and processed, but it sounded like some of the lines were things like, "Parking our cars, sleeping on lawns" but the google's do nothing but bring up that damn Lit song, which is absolutely not what it was. So now this is driving me crazy and I really want to get this song. Hope me?
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Business, Murakami, DFW, and Music

Book suggestions for a gift exchange recipient that combine business, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, and/or music? (here's hoping my recipient isn't also a Mefite!) [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

What was this game?

I'm wondering if you can recall a certain indie game about multiple generations of flying creatures peacefully growing flowers on an island. [more inside]
posted by michaelh on Feb 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Song-filter: male + female indie/alt duet, one octave apart

Hive mind: I'm trying to identify a song and google is failing me. Here's the best info I've got: The (tiny bit of) lyrics I can remember go something like "there's so many miles to go... [na na na na] // Don't even know [who I'll be?] when [I?] get there..." It's a duo of a male and female, and the male sings one octave lower than the woman. Her voice is somewhat ethereal. The song is in a minor key, and is somewhat melancholy. I keep thinking it's an Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan piece, but from everything I've listened to on youtube, it's not. HELP!
posted by Betty's Table on Jan 10, 2014 - 2 answers

Great streaming indie sci-fi/horror films, 2014 edition

This has been asked before, but long enough ago that it's time for an update: What are the best, smartest, most compelling indie sci-fi and horror films of recent months/years, with a preference for things streaming on either Netflix or Amazon Prime? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 8, 2014 - 22 answers

Micro-run offset printing for CD inserts.

Can anyone offer opinions on reputable offset printers for CD inserts in short-run or micro-run quantities (50-100 copies)? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 16, 2013 - 4 answers

What is this horrifying Batman parody?

Can anyone point me to this online Batman deconstruction? [more inside]
posted by moonlight on vermont on Nov 12, 2013 - 2 answers

point me to underground contemporary hip hop!

Please turn me on to excellent hip hop tracks produced in the last few years, but not released on any major label -- I'd love to hear stuff you can only get on bandcamp, or soundcloud, or on some scrappy self-produced website. I'll be hosting a 90-minute hip hop show on my local community radio station in a couple of weeks and I need sweet tracks! Suggestions of tracks by hip hop artists from elsewhere than the U.S. also more than welcome. Muchas gracias, amigas y amigos!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Oct 1, 2013 - 24 answers

State of the art indie/hobby game programming tools?

It's been nearly 10 years since I've poked at game programming as a hobby (Hi smackwich!). What are the best platforms, engines or technologies for not-windows hobby/indie game devs these days? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jul 26, 2013 - 10 answers

need style ideas-- indie folk women

My indie folk band is playing a show, and I'm trying to get some ideas as to what to wear. I'm a short, un-thin (but I mean, not fat) asian girl. I'm also kind of a lesbian, middle-of-the-road in terms of gender expression (think My Drunk Kitchen). I like dressing up, but not the super girly stuff. What are some indie musicians whose styles could be an inspiration for me?
posted by redwaterman on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Great essays and analysis about Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP?

I just finished the iOS indie game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (previously) and I feel the need to contextualize what I've just experianced. I'm looking for long-form essays, analysis, YouTube critiques, and anything else that will let me understand more about what I've just played.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants on Jul 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Need some great Summer 2013 songs for a playlist

I'm making a Summer Jamz 2k13 playlist for a few BBQs I'll be hosting this month, and I'm looking for more songs to add to the rotation. Despite my best efforts I'm a little out of both the indie/hipster loop and the R&B/rap/pop sensation loop, so I'm turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on May 29, 2013 - 22 answers

Quirky indie songs about love and happiness

My dear friend who is known for making awesome mix tapes/CDs/playlists is getting married, and I'd love to give him an awesome mix CD as part of my wedding present. So, musical & in-the-know folks of AskMe, please give me your best suggestions for what songs should be on it! Artist suggestions welcome too, but ideally you will suggest specific songs. [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on May 22, 2013 - 61 answers

What is a good programming tool for developing RPG games?

I want to develop an RPG game based on a non-popular, out of print tabletop RPG - the game I'm developing will be for PC/Mac/(possibly mobile). So far, I'm looking into RPG Maker, which seems to be able to fit the bill most appropriately. I've also looked at Titanium for developing mobile games, but this seems like it's not necessarily a good fit for just hitting the ground running. Any ideas are welcome - priorities are that the system is flexible for development and is easy to begin with (I'm cool with advanced features, but don't want to have to hack the system in order to merely start bringing my ideas to fruition).
posted by jibberish on May 19, 2013 - 6 answers

What is this upbeat indie song???

There's a song that comes on at my work, and for the life of me I can't figure out what it's called. [more inside]
posted by brittanyq on Mar 25, 2013 - 9 answers

Bookstores/Yoga Studios

Hi there! I'm planning a road trip around the US and Canada this June and was looking for suggestions for independent bookstores and places that cater to Yoga practitioners/Yoga studios that have an oomph factor. Do you have a favorite indie bookstore or a Yoga studio you go to that you'd love to share with other people? I welcome any and all suggestions! [more inside]
posted by Pleadthefifth on Mar 24, 2013 - 10 answers

What indie comic festivals should I attend?

A question for the alternative comic book artists out there who sell their books at small press festivals across the country. What are the must-attend festivals I should try to register for and how hard is it to get in? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo on Mar 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Where to find a cinematographer for an indie feature film?

We're shooting a low-budget feature and are having trouble finding a cinematographer/DP. Where else can we look (details inside)? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 12, 2013 - 7 answers

What's the economic return like for indie films?

A good friend of a friend completed production of an independent film earlier this year. They've submitted it to festivals and are just waiting to hear back now. Does anyone have some stats on how much revenue a typical independently-produced film can hope to make in the US and how much the most popular ones make? How do indie filmmakers actually make money? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Dec 28, 2012 - 10 answers

what is that indie song about turning into a wolf?

Name that song: I have a very vague memory of an "indie" song I heard last year but can't recall the name or artist or tune. The lyrics may have had something to do with turning into a wolf or running with a wolf, or something... [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Dec 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Please help me find a thrash version of Six White Boomers.

Can you help me find a thrash/garage version of Six White Boomers? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 4, 2012 - 4 answers

I need a new wardrobe - Help!

Style filter: Help me build a new wardrobe that is low-key, humble, and comfy, but polished and not disheveled. [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me listen to miserable music in Spanish.

I'm trying to revive my rather rusty Spanish. One of the green's favourite tips for language learning seems to be to immerse yourself in TV programmes/films/music in the target language. So I want to start listening to Spanish-language music, and I need some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on Sep 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Does (Canadian) campus/community radio airplay earn royalties via SOCAN?

If I release a new album to CANADIAN campus/community radio stations for airplay, and it is played, can I potentially earn royalties if the album is registered with SOCAN? [more inside]
posted by CarrotAdventure on Aug 30, 2012 - 2 answers

Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s?

Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s? It was shown repeatedly on either IFC or Sundance in that period. Set in LA, it seems now like a precursor to "mumblecore" films with non-actors poorly recorded with only a bit of a plot. The protagonist was male, shorter, dark-haired, and kind of aggressive in the way he would talk to people; I especially remember he would mostly repeat what other people would say, maybe two or three times, rapidly, with this angry tone. [more inside]
posted by stevil on Aug 18, 2012 - 2 answers

The Real World: Post-Apocalyptic Hellscape

Help me track down this Cube-esque, straight-to-video nuclear bomb shelter paranoia film (with a shocking twist!). [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Cold Hard Steel

Tell me about your favorite indie rock songs that have steel drums. [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Jul 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Indie pop female vocalists

I'm really liking female indie-pop vocalists right now (Kimba, Florence Welch, Adele, Marina + the Diamonds). Who else should I listen to? Sorry, I hate Kate Bush.
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 26, 2012 - 69 answers

What is this sound and where can I find more of it?

Fifteen years later, Calexico's The Black Light has finally clicked with me in a big way. I absolutely love the guitar sound in Gypsy's Curse. Does this sound have a name, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on May 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Indie wedding playlists ...

Can we do this again? Indie music for a wedding? We're iPodding it for our reception, and would love some new suggestions for music that we might have overlooked. I've looked at the older threads on this on MeFi, but the newest one is a couple of years old.
posted by checkitnice on Apr 15, 2012 - 24 answers

Obscure shouldn't mean unattainable

Rhapsody has started to suck. Why? And what are my options? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Best Podcasts for New Music, no talking please

What are your favorite new new new new music podcasts? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Mar 16, 2012 - 2 answers

Alternative Nightlife in Seattle (March 4 - 8)

Seattle evenings: March 4 - 8? [more inside]
posted by hworth on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Dance party USA teeny bopper type ish?

Looking for a source for DJ dance mixes that lean toward the indie rock/pop side of the spectrum but don't neglect radio dance-pop. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Holiday viewing to distract and entertain

What are some awesome movies that just happen to be set around Christmas? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Dec 21, 2011 - 67 answers

Good indie horror/sci-fi films, on Netflix instant?

What are the best indie/avant/experimental/unusual/etc. films in the horror and sci-fi genres, currently available on Netflix instant? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Nov 24, 2011 - 23 answers

Need another pair of eyes on this beholder

How I do go about helping play test an indie pen and paper rpg? [more inside]
posted by 0bs01337 on Oct 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Post-punk Leonard Cohen?

Calling all indie music geeks... I need help identifying a band. iPhone update nuked all the downloaded music in my Rhapsody app. I was listening to a band that I liked a lot. Singer had sort of baritone, with interesting lyrics. Imagine a post-punk, slightly less-lackadaisical Leonard Cohen. Pretty sure record is relatively recent and band name has the word 'Future' in it. Any ideas?
posted by Heminator on Oct 14, 2011 - 14 answers

DA-DA-DA da-da-da da-da-da da-da-da

Name that song! Instrumental. Very recent. Overheard on the radio and in stores/restaurants where they typically play indie/alt rock. Bouncy. Very strong bassline. Kinda reminds me of Air. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 4, 2011 - 9 answers

What novel would make a great low-budget film?

What novel would make a great low-budget film? Any genre. Bonus for strong female lead under the age of forty, but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by michaeldunaway on Jul 28, 2011 - 27 answers

Find me offbeat wonky pop in the vein of W H O K I L L by tUnE-yArDs!

Find me offbeat wonky pop in the vein of W H O K I L L by tUnE-yArDs! [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy on Jul 27, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me identify this recent indie film set in Baltimore

I saw a trailer for an indie film about 6-8 months ago, or maybe a little longer. Please help me find the film based on very little information - gritty, realistic, probably not directly related to crime or police, set in Baltimore. The Baltimore bit seemed very important. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jul 18, 2011 - 4 answers

I need to know what this late-90s indiepop song is before it burns a hole in my skull.

Okay Metafilter, name this song: an obnoxiously bleepy, keyboard-heavy indie pop song from around 1998/1999 with a mostly deadpan, slightly sardonic female singer (and male backup vocals for the chorus). [more inside]
posted by chrominance on Jul 2, 2011 - 11 answers

Sweet Guitar Riff Bands. I know. Too general.

A very general question looking for your tastes. I like basic rock with awesome guitar licks/riffs where I can understand what the singer is singing (or at least has something melodic). I am open to any suggestions for bands post 2000, if not recent. I don't know what subcategories there are but am game for your input.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Keys to the Hotel?

Help me get into Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [more inside]
posted by PinkMoose on Jun 1, 2011 - 21 answers

Name that indie band.

Name that band: I think it was a Toronto indie rock band with a music video that was comprised entirely of stop motion figurines that were either lego figures or something similar. The song or the band name either used "horse" or "pony" or "sparkle" in the name because my brain keeps telling me "sparklehorse" though I know it's not them. [more inside]
posted by windbox on May 29, 2011 - 8 answers

An alt and his dog

Highly Specific Guilty Pleasurefilter: What are your favorite coming-of-age movies about (broadly-defined) "alt" people in their 20s? Preferably not rom-coms. Bonus for being set in a New Englandy-type place in autumn. (Artiness, seriousness, etc. totally optional.)
posted by nasreddin on May 17, 2011 - 51 answers

Indie Songs of Sex

Suggest some non-mainstream songs about sex, the erotic, and especially seduction. Bonus points if Australian. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 20, 2011 - 48 answers

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