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Indie Music: to 2008!

PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
Guys, it's going to be a freaking amazing new year for indie/indie cred music. Here's a partial list:

Menomena (January 23)
Deerhoof (Jan 23)
The Shins (Jan 23)
Of Montreal (Jan 23)
Hella (January 30)
Beirut (EP)(Jan 30)
Clap You Hands Say Yeah (Jan 30)
Bloc Party (Feb 7th)
Explosions in the Sky (Feb 20)
Do Make Say Think album (Feb 27)
Arcade Fire (March 6th)
!!! (March 6)
Air (March 6)
Modest Mouse (March 20)
LCD Soundsystem (March 20)
Les Savy Fav (sometime in March)
You Say Party! We Say Die! (April 10)
Wilco (May 15)
Architecture in Helsinki (sometime in spring)
Bjork (late spring)
Johnny Greenwood solo album
Islands
Sigur Ros
Beirut LP

I'm totally digging the new Menomena. It's an amazing balance between avante-guarde rock and sweet pop. Unlike a lot of bands, they don't do pop songs and then avante guard ones, but they mix them together in every song. Good good stuff.

So discuss upcoming stuff and the albums once they're released.

I'll edit this post when either new albums or release dates come to light.

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Sigur Ros is awesome. So is Arcade Fire.
    LCD Soundsystem sucks. So does Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
    Modest Mouse doesn't qualify as indie anymore.
    That is all.

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Feral wrote:
    Modest Mouse doesn't qualify as indie anymore.

    I know, but that's why I said creds.

    Speaking of creds

    we can reasonably expect

    NEW RADIOHEAD

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I checked out some Beirut and I really dig the song Mt. Wroclai.

    I'm considering picking up some of his stuff.

    I'm also apprehensive about the new CYHSY because the early reviews have not been good.
    Podly wrote:
    NEW RADIOHEAD


    Oh god you have no idea how much I want this to be out already.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    From the songs I've heard, it's a lot more ambient and brooding. It's definitely a good turn. I freaking LOVE their first album, but the songs are very similar and they couldn't do that again.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think I've heard some whispers of a new Wolf Parade album. Which would, indeed be awesome. It'll be self produced, no Brock, which I think will help them mature.

    And of course, that new Eno/Coldplay record has me ascared.

    Also, the new Islands songs I heard at their concert in Nov. rocked fucking HARD. I think it will be even better, which is a hard task.

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  • gimmickgimmick Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Feral wrote:
    Modest Mouse doesn't qualify as indie anymore.
    They have the right sound, if not the right label.

    Also, the OP is missing the new Do Make Say Think album (Feb 27). The new Jesu album (Feb 20) as well, but that's straying a bit from what people usually think when they say "indie". Also, the new Eluvium album (Feb).

    Overall, a good year for music, I expect.

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  • Ramen NoodleRamen Noodle Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I think Arcade Fire is March 6th.
    My birthday.
    Fuck yeah. A band that I fucking love releasing a album on my birthday.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    added:

    DMST
    Of Montreal
    The Shins

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    New Bloc Party in February 7th. It's been leaked. It's different from Silent Alarm, but good. Not as good, but good.

    I thought the Beirut EP came out last year?

    Also new Shins came out this week and they are awesome, although I haven't heard this new one yet.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    New Bloc Party in February 7th. It's been leaked. It's different from Silent Alarm, but good. Not as good, but good.

    I thought the Beirut EP came out last year?

    Also new Shins came out this week and they are awesome, although I haven't heard this new one yet.

    Yeah, it's weird. I think it came out on vinyl or something, but I can't find the EP in any stores. Maybe it's a limited press or something.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    added:

    Bloc Party
    Wolf Eyes

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If it's your thing:

    Hella (January 30)
    !!! (March 6)
    El-P (March 6)
    Air (March 6)
    Ted Leo (March 20)
    Kaiser Chiefs (March 27)
    Maximo Park (April 3)
    Blonde Redhead (April 10)
    Dinosaur Jr. (May 1)
    Wilco (May 15)
    Sage Francis (sometime in May)
    Bjork (late spring)
    Architecture in Helsinki (sometime in spring)
    The Cure (sometime in May)
    Dntel (sometime in April)
    Elbow (sometime in spring)
    Duran Duran (sometime in May)
    Feist (sometime in spring)
    Hot Hot Heat (sometime in spring)
    Les Savy Fav (sometime in March)
    Magnetic Fields (sometime in spring)
    NIN (sometime in April)
    Rilo Kiley (sometime in spring)
    The Smashing Pumpkins (sometime in May)
    Spoon (sometime in spring)
    Travis (sometime in spring)
    Rufus Wainwright (sometime in May)

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  • CheerfulBearCheerfulBear Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Podly wrote:
    added:

    Block Party
    Wolf Eyes

    Podly, you cannot falter like this.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If it's your thing:

    Hella (January 30)
    !!! (March 6)

    El-P (March 6)
    Air (March 6)
    Ted Leo (March 20)
    Kaiser Chiefs (March 27)
    Maximo Park (April 3)
    Blonde Redhead (April 10)
    Dinosaur Jr. (May 1)
    Wilco (May 15)
    Sage Francis (sometime in May)
    Bjork (late spring)
    Architecture in Helsinki (sometime in spring)
    The Cure (sometime in May)
    Dntel (sometime in April)
    Elbow (sometime in spring)
    Duran Duran (sometime in May)
    Feist (sometime in spring)
    Hot Hot Heat (sometime in spring)
    Les Savy Fav (sometime in March)
    Magnetic Fields (sometime in spring)
    NIN (sometime in April)
    Rilo Kiley (sometime in spring)
    The Smashing Pumpkins (sometime in May)
    Spoon (sometime in spring)
    Travis (sometime in spring)
    Rufus Wainwright (sometime in May)

    added is in red

    Smashing Pumpkins comes out that early? I though it was much later.

    Can't believe I forgot about Les Savy Fav. Craziest fucking concert I've ever been to. I just hope their new albums is a little different.

    !!! is gonna be so awesome. I can just tell.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I wonder how the new AiH will be.

    I wonder if they will be even more childish, a la "It's 5" or a little more ironic, as in the change in "Wishbone"

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Podly wrote:
    Smashing Pumpkins comes out that early? I though it was much later.

    Honestly, I don't know. I'm just going by Metacritic's release calendar, which could be completely wrong.

    What's wrong with Bjork? She's totally awesome in every way.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Podly wrote:
    Smashing Pumpkins comes out that early? I though it was much later.

    Honestly, I don't know. I'm just going by Metacritic's release calendar, which could be completely wrong.

    What's wrong with Bjork? She's totally awesome in every way.

    oops, I had no idea Bjork had a new album coming out and I read over it! Freaking awesome!

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    RADIOHEAD.

    when's sigur ros coming out with new junk?

    also, fuck bjork.

    also, air is awesome.

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    MAGNETIC MOTHERFUCKING FIELDS

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Wait, new Arcade Fire this year? In a little over a month? Holy shit.

    Does Ambulette count? Because Maura said they were recording something new for this year, I believe.

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  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    I think I like the new Bloc Party better than the old one.
    It's supposed to be an album about life in the city, and I think it reflects that, as a whole. I'm in love with it, I can't stop listening to it.

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  • gimmickgimmick Registered User
    edited January 2007
    MAGNETIC MOTHERFUCKING FIELDS
    wait, what?

    <3

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  • Loren MichaelLoren Michael Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    gimmick wrote:
    MAGNETIC MOTHERFUCKING FIELDS
    wait, what?

    <3

    I love music in this order:

    1. Radiohead. Nothing is fucking better than Radiohead.
    2. The Magnetic Fields and Sigur Ros. Fucking amazing, both of them.
    3. Everything else.

    The Magnetic Fields, IMHO, have the best lyrics of any group I have ever heard. They're cute and poignant like Belle & Sebastian, but fed through the brilliant mind of Stephin Merritt. Untouchable lyrics.

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  • The TommyThe Tommy Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Feral wrote:
    LCD Soundsystem sucks.

    Half of LCD rocks, half sucks. Problem is, I've overlistened to all of it, and all of the songs are WAY TOO GODDAMN LONG (Yr City's a Sucker) and now I hate most of it :/

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Arcade fire arcade fire arcade fire


    Question, I recently discovered that there were a bunch of extra-tracks from The Decemberists - The Crane Wife that were released on the different versions of the CD, plus iTunes. Are they good?

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The Tommy wrote:
    Feral wrote:
    LCD Soundsystem sucks.

    Half of LCD rocks, half sucks.

    There are a few songs which I find catchy and listenable, but they don't rock my world. I don't understand why they're loved so much. Even their good songs consist of, at best, a few canned techno beats, synthesizer noises, and meaningless lyrics. It's like 20 years of progress in electronic music was just totally ignored by a DJ who really should know better. No, James Murphy! Bad James Murphy! No piddling on the drum machine!

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    The first track of Some Loud Thunder is the worst, most disappointing song I have ever heard.

    I am not exaggerating.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Rust wrote:
    The first track of Some Loud Thunder is the worst, most disappointing song I have ever heard.

    I am not exaggerating.

    A lot of people hated the first track of their debut, too.

    I loved it, but then I am a weird guy.

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  • flamebroiledchickenflamebroiledchicken Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Mai-Kero wrote:
    Arcade fire arcade fire arcade fire


    Question, I recently discovered that there were a bunch of extra-tracks from The Decemberists - The Crane Wife that were released on the different versions of the CD, plus iTunes. Are they good?

    Wikipedia lists two of them as "Starbucks bonus tracks". I don't even want to know what that means.

    I'd like to hear "After the Bombs" though. Sounds like it might be similar to Sons and Daughters, which was my favorite song on The Crane Wife.

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  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2007
    Rust wrote:
    The first track of Some Loud Thunder is the worst, most disappointing song I have ever heard.

    I am not exaggerating.

    A lot of people hated the first track of their debut, too.

    I loved it, but then I am a weird guy.

    So did I. Hard to listen to, but still possessed of a certain quirky charm.

    This track is a half-decent song with a great big mound of shit on top. They committed atrocities to the bass that could normally be achieved by dunking a pair of headphones into a fish tank, waiting a month and then using them to hear the song while STILL IN the fish tank.

    Good thing the following two tracks are the best on the album.

    Rust on
  • BenGPTBenGPT Registered User
    edited January 2007
    New Shins is meh. It's definitely different from their previous stuff; they've taken a more experimental direction. It'll probably take me a while to get into it, like everything else.
    Huzzah for Sigur Ros and Radiohead.

    Speaking of Arcade Fire and Decemberists, perhaps they'll be playing some of their new stuff at Coachella? Anybody else see the lineup this year? It's pretty good. I've got a ticket to Saturday already.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm almost sure the Mountain Goats will release something this year.

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  • PodlyPodly you unzipped me! it's all coming back! i don't like it!Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Also, Kevin Shields has guaranteed a new My Bloody Valentine album, with work starting this year.

    Of course, that means it will probably be out in like 2012 :P

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    BenGPT wrote:
    New Shins is meh. It's definitely different from their previous stuff; they've taken a more experimental direction. It'll probably take me a while to get into it, like everything else.
    Huzzah for Sigur Ros and Radiohead.

    Speaking of Arcade Fire and Decemberists, perhaps they'll be playing some of their new stuff at Coachella? Anybody else see the lineup this year? It's pretty good. I've got a ticket to Saturday already.

    New Shins - total agreement. I had the new My Chemical Romance and the new Shins album queued up in a playlist, having heard none of either, last weekend and was surprised to find I enjoyed the new MCR better. It's not that Wincing The Night Away isn't good...it just doesn't grab me, or hasn't yet anyway.

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  • PootPoot Registered User
    edited January 2007
    Guys, I listened to the new Exposions in the Sky CD (All Of The Sudden I Miss Everyone) and it fucking blew my mind. Those of you in the Seattle area should buy tickets for their Neumo's show in May, it's only 10-15 bucks and totally worth it.

    I havn't gotten a chance to pick up the new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! yet, but what I've heard has been pretty solid. This goes for The Shins too: I really liked Sleeping Lessons and Turn On Me, but the rest has been pretty meh for me so far; maybe it'll grow on me.

    I completely forgot Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros were coming out with new stuff. I think I heard one of the new Arcade Fire songs on the radio and it was pretty good, but I'm mostly excited for Sigur Ros. I'm probably not as excited about Radiohead as I should be, even if I'm not a huge fan of them, but I'm sure I'll get excited when the time comes. Also, if any of you havn't heard of the Shout Out Louds I highly suggest you check them out. If you have, I think their new album should be coming out soon as well; they've been in-studio for awhile.

    And one final question: New Ben Folds anyone? I'm fairly certain he started new stuff in the fall, so a new record could be possible by mid-to-late this year? I'm not sure if he is classified as indie but if any of you have any info I have not come across it would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. Oh christ yes new Dinosaur Jr.

    Edit: I almost forgot to mention Little Brazil, a little unknown that just came out with an album I think you should all check out. Their MySpace should give you a general idea of what they play. Good stuff.

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  • FoodFood Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I've seen Architecture in Helsinki a couple times since In Case You Die came out. They played new material at each show, and I have to say I'm REALLY excited about their new album. I can honestly say I enjoyed some of the new material more than the songs I actually knew going into the concerts, and I usually hate it when bands play new songs I've never heard at shows. I even still remember some of the songs after hearing them just twice. Hold Music in particular is amazing. The new songs are much more electronic and dancable, but still keep the old sound. Definitely be on the lookout for this album.

    edit: Actually I have a video of Hold Music from one of the shows I went to. Check it out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NFat2rDiDA

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jonny Greenwoood isn't putting out a solo album, it's a reggae compilation. the tracklist is out so if you're curious you can just go hunt them down.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Arctic Monkeys have a new CD coming out in like April if you want to call them indie.

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  • CrayonCrayon Sleeps in the wrong bed. TejasRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Feral wrote:
    Sigur Ros is awesome. So is Arcade Fire.
    LCD Soundsystem sucks. So does Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.
    Modest Mouse doesn't qualify as indie anymore.
    That is all.

    Ummmm, indie is more a sound than it is the terminology of "omg, no one knows about the band I listen to because I'm an elitist prick."

    MM still counts no matter how elitist you want to be.

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    BenGPT wrote:
    New Shins is meh. It's definitely different from their previous stuff; they've taken a more experimental direction. It'll probably take me a while to get into it, like everything else.
    Huzzah for Sigur Ros and Radiohead.

    Speaking of Arcade Fire and Decemberists, perhaps they'll be playing some of their new stuff at Coachella? Anybody else see the lineup this year? It's pretty good. I've got a ticket to Saturday already.

    I'd imagine they will

    my friends all wanted to go when they saw Rage is playing, but they didn't get tickets.

    I'd be more excited about the bands you listed, personally.

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