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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

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

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

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

Fuzzed out keyboard bands?

Looking for poppy indie bands/songs that use fuzzy or heavily distorted keyboards. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Dec 1, 2010 - 29 answers

I want to find that feeling

What was that video of the sad couple on a road trip? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Oct 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Indie Yule Music

I need some Yule music. With kind of an indie rock feel if possible. Stuff that is a cross between Belle and Sebastian and the sountrack for the Wicker Man with a winter yule theme. This is anon because its for a surprise evening dinner/birthday party. Please suggest any songs/whole albums. Thank you!
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2009 - 29 answers

I wanna shred you up!

Looking for recommendations of modern indie rock artists that aren't afraid to shred & solo - on the electric guitar, not a Casiotone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Oct 27, 2009 - 41 answers

if u live on the road theres a new highway code

My band is going on a national rock tour: what should I know? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Aug 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Sonic Youth or Smiths?

Rock 101 Filter (literally): I'm giving a lecture on popular music from 1984 - 2000. (!) I'm teaching by style (in 1.5 hours). I'm having a tough time with alternative, punk, and indie rock. Whaddya think? [more inside]
posted by cachondeo45 on Jun 18, 2009 - 48 answers

Indie music to listen to while I write in my diary?

So I just watched the fourth episode of Scrubs season 8 with the song Close Your Eyes by Young Love. What are some other sissy-rock songs that are worth crying over (more Further by Longview than, I dunno, Nick Drake or something)?
posted by serak on May 3, 2009 - 7 answers

How do I bridge this gap gracefully?

I like indie type rock. He likes U2 and Bon Jovi. Help me make a mix cd he won't hate! [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Mar 13, 2008 - 35 answers

What should I call my indie rock travel site?

I need a good name! I'm putting together a travel website focusing mainly on indie rock/nightlife/offbeat stuff to do in different cities, aimed mainly at 20-something travellers or anyone looking for live music or more alternative venues while they're travelling. What should I call it? [more inside]
posted by octavia on Feb 24, 2008 - 10 answers

Indie rock travel in the southwest...good guides?

Looking for good online or printed travel guides featuring local indie rock venues in the American Southwest...any recommendations? Should I write one? [more inside]
posted by octavia on Jan 21, 2008 - 3 answers

All your bass are belong to us

How can I find the right bass player for my band in the Philadelphia area? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 30, 2007 - 20 answers

I got a Nikon camera, l love to take a photograph

Can you recommend any cool locations to do a band photo shoot in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Aug 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Where to (indie) rock on the west coast?

My east coast tour is ending. That means it's time to start booking the west coast tour. Please suggest cities and venues for a touring indie rock band to hit in NV, CA, OR, WA, and AZ. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jul 7, 2007 - 32 answers

And they're coming to the chorus now...

DissectingArtFilter: I'd like to start to understand how certain (in my eyes, fantastic) lyrics are devised. Specifically, Stephen Malkmus's lyrics, as a part of Pavement. For instance, Gold Soundz. I can pick out some slant rhymes, and certain other techniques but can't figure out how they work in the context of the entire piece. I know that melody plays a huge role in making the song what it is, but sort of focusing on the lyrics part - any words of wisdom. (and yes, I'm possibly writing lyrics for my band at some point)
posted by tmcw on Jun 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Where should we book shows in the mid-atlantic US?

Where should I book tour dates for an unknown indie-rock band in the middle-atlantic US? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on May 15, 2007 - 15 answers

Your favourite indie band sucks.

Music nerds! All these indie rock bands are starting to bore me. I want something different... something unique, unconventional, magical, soulful, challenging, uncategorizable, fun, heartbreaking, bizarre, and all or none of the above. [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Apr 10, 2007 - 114 answers

Indie / rock covers of ABBA's "Dancing Queen"?

I recently admitted to myself and to the world that I really, really love ABBA's Dancing Queen! Are there any interesting indie / rock covers of it to be found online? [more inside]
posted by Lush on Jan 27, 2007 - 28 answers

On the road

Where can I get indie rock gigs outside of (but nearby to) Pittsburgh, PA? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jun 28, 2006 - 21 answers

Has anyone ever started a record label?

Has anyone ever started a record label? I would like some advice (other than "Quit while you're ahead"). [more inside]
posted by lovetragedy on Apr 17, 2006 - 11 answers

Indie Rock Recommendations

Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
posted by kmel on Apr 13, 2006 - 41 answers

London Calling

Where should I try to get (indie-pop) bookings in London? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 9, 2006 - 15 answers

The windup and the pitch

Tips for tightening up my live vocal performance? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Oct 17, 2005 - 9 answers

OrlandoFilter

So I'm staying in Orlando June 4-11 with my wife. We'll be there for Microsoft's TechEd. Outside of the typical conference-related activities and attendee parties, what is there to do? [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Jun 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Indie Rock Interconnections Map

About five years ago I stumbled across a website that contained a terrific "map" of the various Olympia-based post-grunge indie rock bands (such as Sleater-Kinney,Cadallaca, The Softies, Quasi, Sarah Dougher), and the interrelations between them (for instance Sarah Dougher has been a vocalist for both Cadallaca and the Crabs; Corin Tucker is a member of Sleater-Kinney and was also in Cadallaca with Sarah Dougher"). But now, for the life of me, I can't find that site, despite using all of my google-hacking skills. Does anyone else know where that page, or a page like it is?
posted by jrieffel on Feb 24, 2005 - 12 answers

Indie Pop Playlist

I'd like to put together a collection of new (i.e., unfamiliar) music for a friend who gravitates toward the more wistful moments of Belle and Sebastian, James, et al - Brit indie pop that often falls under the dubious label "twee." Any recommendations?
posted by stonerose on Dec 21, 2004 - 37 answers

Where can I find more stuff like Modest Mouse?

OMG. Modest Mouse is damn good. Where can I get more! MORE! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Aug 4, 2004 - 39 answers

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