Looking for GOOD(indie) Music

phas3

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So every month I set off to find new and eargasmic music. I have a very wide range of taste from indie/rock, to hip hop, to alternative rock, to country!(love taylor swift) haha. But I lean more towards indie music as I like finding bands out there that aren't mainstream or juist starting off. I would like to get some band suggestions from you guys, here is a list of bands that I like, maybe it can help:

Radiohead(not indie but hell its Radiohead)
Incubus(same as above)
Phoenix
Pinback
Kings of Convenience
The Fray(lol)
The Temper Trap
Mumm Ra
Airborne Toxic Event
Deathcab for Cutie

thats just a few of my kind of bands, but lets start!
 

Yojiirill

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Here are a few indies that I think you'll like:
*Grizzly Bear
*Porcupine Tree (maybe not indie, but I just heard of them last week, and they're a lot like Radiohead)
*Neutral Milk Hotel
*Sepiamusic (you can download free samples at their Ilike page)
*Apples in Stereo
*Dinosaur Jr.
*Care Bears On Fire (look them up. They're actual music is pretty dumb, but I got it just for the name :p)

Hope that helps!
 

jb1280

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If you like Radiohead, you really should check out Grizzly Bear. It's equally hard to put them in a box. Check out the recently released video of "Ready, Able" on youtube.
 

usclaneyj

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**All links are to iTMS**
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Indie Rock
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An Horse - sounds like Tegan & Sara

All Get Out - southern indie rock, similar to Manchester Orchestra

David Bazan - lead singer for now defunct Pedro the Lion

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Indie Rap
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P.O.S. - This guy is a genre-buster. There's nothing out there like what he is doing. If you ignore everything else on this list, at least check out his newest album "Never Better".

Heiruspecs - Live instrumentation. Think The Roots but without all the anger.
 

phas3

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If you like Radiohead, you really should check out Grizzly Bear. It's equally hard to put them in a box. Check out the recently released video of "Ready, Able" on youtube.
digging the grizzly bears and also animal collective
 

NoSmokingBandit

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Here are a few indies that I think you'll like:
*Grizzly Bear
*Porcupine Tree (maybe not indie, but I just heard of them last week, and they're a lot like Radiohead)
*Neutral Milk Hotel
*Sepiamusic (you can download free samples at their Ilike page)
*Apples in Stereo
*Dinosaur Jr.
*Care Bears On Fire (look them up. They're actual music is pretty dumb, but I got it just for the name :p)

Hope that helps!
This fellow is 100% correct. Everyone should own Beyond from Dinosaur Jr.

I'll add to the list:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Ra Ra Riot
Shout Out Louds
The Most Serene Republic
 

mortonjl

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Here are a few indies that I think you'll like:
*Grizzly Bear
*Porcupine Tree (maybe not indie, but I just heard of them last week, and they're a lot like Radiohead)
*Neutral Milk Hotel
*Sepiamusic (you can download free samples at their Ilike page)
*Apples in Stereo
*Dinosaur Jr.
*Care Bears On Fire (look them up. They're actual music is pretty dumb, but I got it just for the name :p)

Hope that helps!
Agree on most BUT...Porcupine Tree a lot like Radiohead???????????
 

Angels&Airwaves

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Frightened Rabbit (very good), Noah and the Whale, Throw Me the Statue (also really good), The Mountain Goats (not sure if they'd be considered indie), Modest Mouse
 

MrCheeto

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Wow, the words good and indie in the same sentence?

Besides the last time good music roamed the earth was but years ago. Sorry but you're one of the last to realize it's dead, stop searching for the last dodo already.
 

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Indie Rap
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P.O.S. - This guy is a genre-buster. There's nothing out there like what he is doing. If you ignore everything else on this list, at least check out his newest album "Never Better".

Heiruspecs - Live instrumentation. Think The Roots but without all the anger.
YES! Nice seeing some love for the Minneapolis underground! :cool:

The godfathers of the scene: Rhymesayers


Wow, the words good and indie in the same sentence?

Besides the last time good music roamed the earth was but years ago. Sorry but you're one of the last to realize it's dead, stop searching for the last dodo already.
:rolleyes: Get out.
 

nicque

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Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum (vulgur lyrics/ sound like nuetral milk hotel)
Animal Collective
Tally Hall
Hockey
 

XNine

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Ida Maria (Really grooving stuff)
Shivaree (AMAZING)
MGMT (More elctro-indie type of sound. Good Stuff)
The Blow (Pretty catchy stuff. Very Shins-y)
Bat for Lashes (Has some deranged lyrics and tunes, but hauntingly good!)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Nuff Said)
The Strokes (Nuff said)
Beautiful Small MAchines (the chick who did the song "David Duchuvony" is vox for this band)

I dig all of the above and think you would too. I'm more of a fan of Radiohead's Pablo Honey and The Bends than anything after, not that it's bad, just like those two the best.
 

phas3

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Wow, the words good and indie in the same sentence?

Besides the last time good music roamed the earth was but years ago. Sorry but you're one of the last to realize it's dead, stop searching for the last dodo already.
haha nice, I take it you don't listen to music anymore? or do you listen to the same type of music over and over again become more ignorant as each track plays?
 

ash0man

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This fellow is 100% correct. Everyone should own Beyond from Dinosaur Jr.

I'll add to the list:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Ra Ra Riot
Shout Out Louds
The Most Serene Republic
I don't know the others, but Godspeed, indie? :/

And to the guy who said Neutral Milk Hotel - you win thread.

I've not heard them, but apparently Wilco do some very good indie.
 

NoSmokingBandit

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I don't know the others, but Godspeed, indie? :/
The problem with "indie" is that its not really a defined genre but when i listen to other accepted indie bands like Broken Social Scene i find that Godspeed blends in just fine so i consider them indie enough.
 

iObama

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KISS' new record "Sonic Boom" is an indie release.

And it's awesome.