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Music Suggestion for my Sister

Legoman05Legoman05 Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
My sister and I usually get each other CDs for our respective birthdays - just outside the envelope of our tastes so we get to appriciate new stuff.

She's into alternative indie type stuff - think Decemberists more than Bright Eyes. Any suggestions for mostly unheard of music?

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  • TaGuelleTaGuelle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Easy Beat - Dr Dog
    Robbers and Cowards - The Coldwar Kids
    American Water(s) - Silver Jews (Not sure if there is an s there)
    Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Stereolab

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Can't go wrong with The Postal Service.

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  • holycrapawalrusholycrapawalrus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No indie rocker would be complete without Neutral Milk Hotel

    Also maybe Limbeck or Sherwood

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  • Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Of Montreal.

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  • enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No indie rocker would be complete without Neutral Milk Hotel

    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is pretty much one of the best indie rock albums ever...at least on my list.

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  • wallabeeXwallabeeX Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No indie rocker would be complete without Neutral Milk Hotel


    Death Cab For Cutie, Islands, The Unicorns, The Shins, The Mountain Goats, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

    If she's into female vocalists and you're feeling risky, she might dig El Perro Del Mar, Camera Obscura, or The Pippettes.

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  • RocketSauceRocketSauce Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Fiery Furnaces, Wilco, The Rapture.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Mountain Goats. An album like All Hail West Texas or Full Force Galesburg.

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  • Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, The Mountain Goats. Oh man. I've got their discography and then I shacked up with this girl who said they were her favorite band. And now their discography sits and collects dust. She liked to try and sing.

    Yes, Mountain Goats. Get Lonely is a good album but I wouldn't recommend actually giving it to someone. The above suggestions are more apt.

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  • Brucelee41042Brucelee41042 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Rentals, Ozma

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  • TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Delorentos, The Coral and Idlewild.

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    No indie rocker would be complete without Neutral Milk Hotel

    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is pretty much one of the best indie rock albums ever...at least on my list.

    I don't even think it's a matter of opinion anymore. Shit's so good.

    I'd recommend Sufjan Steven's Illinois, or LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver. Maybe Figurines' Skeleton. Clap your hands say Yeah's s/t is pretty much a must-have if she doesn't already own it.

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  • yotesyotes Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Nick Cave - Murder Ballads

    I don't care anymore, I am going to have to recommend Nick Cave in every music thread I encounter on The Internets.

    Nick Cave, everything before 2003, before he found Jesus.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh what an awesome thread

    If she's a Decemberists person, check out Beirut, The Unicorns, Sufjan Stevens, Built to Spill, Cloud Cult, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, Sea Wolf....

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  • OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    If you're trying to show her 'new' stuff, and she likes the Decemberists (I'm pretty much the biggest Decemberists nerd ever), I'm sure she's heard of DCFC and the Postal Service- Meloy and Gibbard toured together. Sufjan, CYHSY, NMH, these are all relatively known in the sense that I gather she'd probably know them if she knows the Decemberists.

    Even so, I'd agree with the NMH rec. for two reasons:

    a.) They are, indeed, magnificent. Without question, go for ItAOtS.
    b.) Early Decemberists and Tarkio, Meloy's previous band, were oft' compared to NMH because of the similar stylings of Meloy and Jeff Magnum, NMH's frontman.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu poops peesRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2008
    Oh what an awesome thread

    If she's a Decemberists person, check out Beirut, The Unicorns, Sufjan Stevens, Built to Spill, Cloud Cult, The New Pornographers, Broken Social Scene, Sea Wolf....

    I very much approve of your taste in melodic amalgamations of sound and silence. Let's have a baby and name it clef.

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  • DemerdarDemerdar Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Maybe she would enjoy Minus the Bear - Minus El Oso.

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  • TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited January 2008
    White Wedding!

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  • KingAgamemnonKingAgamemnon Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Holland, 1945 by Neutral Milk Hotel is pretty much sex in audio form.

    No, better. Get that already mentioned album. Unless she has it, which might be likely depending on her nerdom.

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  • Charles KinboteCharles Kinbote Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh my god let's do it.

    Also, if you're concerned about her knowing about a band, Islands, Beirut, Sea Wolf and Cloud Cult are pretty good bets for her not to know them.

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