GAY MEN and INDIE ROCK

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    Feb 15, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    i started another thread about gay men and electropop. kind of a classic fit. but i'm curious about the other RJ members out there that are indie rock fans. now, IMHO indie rock is a catchall term that has been watered down over the years but has a long illustrious history from the art rock of the 70s (eno, bowie, bolan) to the stalwarts of the 80s (the smiths, the pixies, oh so many more) to the britpoppers of the 90s and on. so, excluding the more mainstream indie (i'm looking at you emo) what indie rock bands do y'all listen to? i listen to all the bands i just mentioned and some (semi) newbies i like include neon indian, camera obscura, late of the pier, and the pains of being pure at heart. tip of the iceberg and yes i know there is plenty of overlap between "indie" and "electro" as well...

    embedding disabled with late of the pier but cute band boys alert...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz5Dei5O3xY

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  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 16, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    oh god
    should i list my ipod here too lol
  • WILDCARD73

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    stereolab
    muse
    st vincent
    add n to x
    cocorosie
    dot alison
    sigur ros
    radiohead
    starsailor
    richord ashcroft
    phoeinx
    school of 7 bells
    bibio
    internationa noise conspiacy
    elbow
    the aliens
    travis
    chicken lips
    BRMC
    patric wolfe
    editors
    primal screem
    high llamas
    junior bois
    arctic monkeys
    beta band
    charlatans
    verve
    ride
    dirty projectors
    placebo
    franz ferdinand
    the walkmen
    the notwist
    brazilian girls
    the rakes
    band of horses
    maximo park
    boy kill boy
    white lies
    the maccabees
    death in vegas
    the cribs
    deerhunter
    deer hoof
    stereophonics
    kings of convinience
    florence and the machine
    the Xx
    super grass
    clinic
    british sea power
    the clientell
    babyshambles
    sunset rubdown
    dresden dolls
    kasabian
    kaiser chiefs
    metric
    dinosaur Jr
    monade
    electric six
    beirut
    belle and sebastian
    manic street preachers
    verve
    the bees
    friendly fires
    clinic
    bat for lashes
    spoon
    glasvegas
    ian brown
    radio 4
    stellastarr
    the kills
    gomez
    saint etienne
    yeah yeah yeahs
    gossip
    razorlight
    doves
    horrors

    and there are shit loads more and more
    again its at http://www.pitchfork.com
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    Feb 16, 2010 2:05 AM GMT









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    Feb 16, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    To OP:

    I hope your emo comment refers to the mall-rat, The Used/Underoath/30 Seconds to Mars type of emo. There is some genuinely good emotional music out there--for instance, Fugazi. Granted, Fugazi doesn't have the mere "emo" label; it is in combination with other such as "post-hardcore" or simply "alternative." In this instance, "emo" is a sub-genre within an over-arching genre--analogous to black metal being a sub-genre of metal.

    At the heart of it, "emo" emerged from (mostly) hardcore and post-hardcore bands. Earlier emo-oriented bands did not approach melodrama like The Used or any other emo-pop band found at Hot Topic. If you want to listen to a far more authentic emo band distressing the effects of post-modernism, check out Orchid.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Orchid?ac=orchi
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    Feb 16, 2010 2:53 AM GMT
    The Tough Alliance

  • Iluros

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    Feb 16, 2010 2:59 AM GMT
    I'm told I have some indie cred. icon_cool.gif
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Feb 16, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    Some of my current favorites...





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    Feb 16, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Camera Obscura are also one of my favourite acts. "Let's Get Out of This Country" is one of my favourite albums ever and "My Maudlin' Career" was really good. "Careless Love" is the best moment on the album. I love the string arrangement! I hope Tracyanne Campbell isn't as depressed as she sounds.

    My dreams will finally come true when I see Beach House in March. They're probably my favourite band. Their music is such a dream:


    Phil Elvrum is a genius. Here he is as The Microphones:
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:26 AM GMT
    Frankly by now, I really don't have any idea what indie means anymore. To me it either means music which isn't mainstream or music which is produced by very small labels, by the artists themselves, or artists who are virtually unknown in the mainstream (or artists with origins in those). Which means a whole lot of genre-spanning music out there. Don't care really, as long as it sounds good. icon_smile.gif

    I'm primarily a late 90's alternative rock kind of guy, so I especially prefer alt rock (Beck, Nine Days) . Other indie genres I listen to are soft/piano/acoustic/folk rock mostly (Ben Kweller, Owl City, Jack Johnson), indie pop (Ben Lee, Fountains of Wayne) or brit rock (The View, The Fratellis). Here are a few (mostly well known) I can immediately pick out of my current playlist

    Dexter Freebish
    Nine Days
    Ari Hest
    Ben Lee
    Ingram Hill
    Feeder
    Ben Sigston
    Idlewild
    Ben Kweller
    Glen Phillips (of Toad the Wet Sprocket)
    Nine Inch Nails
    Radiohead
    Ryan Adams
    Guster
    Pansy Division
    Arctic Monkeys
    Joshua Radin
    The Kooks
    Lit
    Hootie & The Blowfish
    The Eames Era
    Fountains of Wayne
    Beck
    Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing)
    Guster
    Pansy Division
    Cary Brothers (no he's actually one person, his surname is Brothers, not the fourth Jonas Brother :lolicon_smile.gif
    Tegan & Sara (now they, on the other hand, are twins)
    Matt Wertz
    Pinback
    Greg Laswell
    Grand Fiction (formerly Funky Nashville)
    The 88's
    Aqueduct
    Jack Johnson (<3)
    Kasabian
    Owl City
    Halloween Alaska
    Jonathan Clay
    Stephen Kellog & The Sixers
    Dan Wilson (of Semisonic and Trip Shakespeare)
    Beulah
    Interpol
    Death Cab for Cutie
    The Ditty Bops (yay MARRIED lesbian partners! icon_biggrin.gif)
    Imogen Heap
    Metric
    Daniel Powter
    Nada Surf
    Spoon
    Butch Walker (not exactly independent and I doubt anyone remembers his Marvelous 3 gig nowadays, but he has supported, produced, cowrote, and appeared with a number of very wellknown bands today)
    Puscifer
    Jeremy Messersmith
    Embrace
    The Subways
    The Fratellis
    Phish
    OK GO
    Sea Wolf
    The Strokes
    Travis
    ...
    OK... I gotta stop. I just realized I'm listing basically everything in my music library. LOL
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    Feb 16, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    This might be venturing more into alt country territory, but I dig all the bands mentioned above and am also a huge fan of Will Oldham's work as Bonnie
    "Prince" Billy--He goes on a lot about his horny horn and goin' down on ladies, but it's good stuff. And if you can ever catch him live, do so...
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidSome of my current favorites...







    I LOVE Wild Beasts - Two Dancers CD !
    Le Loup is fantastic too !
    Great picks ! icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:31 PM GMT
    I love me some indie rock! Hell I grew up on it!
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    Feb 16, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    Brickbreaker saidThis might be venturing more into alt country territory, but I dig all the bands mentioned above and am also a huge fan of Will Oldham's work as Bonnie
    "Prince" Billy--He goes on a lot about his horny horn and goin' down on ladies, but it's good stuff. And if you can ever catch him live, do so...


    He's an amazing songwriter. He's great live too !
    He played at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival
    in S.F. a few years back. Magical !

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    Feb 16, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    ManMachine23 said
    jlly_rnchr saidSome of my current favorites...







    I LOVE Wild Beasts - Two Dancers CD !
    Le Loup is fantastic too !
    Great picks ! icon_smile.gif


    *swooooon* re: wild beasts. and their last album is perfectly swoon-worthy. that was my "you gotta hear this" album of 2009.

    keep 'em coming guys. some good stuff...

    the last "atlas sound" album was pretty sweet (gotta love that collaboration with laetitia) and am very much looking forward to the forthcoming "of montreal" full length. def a good band to catch live too.
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    Feb 16, 2010 2:44 PM GMT
    had name-checked these guys on my electro thread but their new album is a very tasty poppy angular indie guitar treat.

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