Tag Archives | indie-rock

Imaginary Watch This: Sloan see the good in everyone

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qffy6uHkcTU] My favorite Canadians, also known as Sloan, made this entirely rad video near an airport for their song “The Good in Everyone” way back in 1996. Even though the song is only about 2 minutes long, the video is a little over 4 minutes, which makes for an interesting jet engine prelude. It’s well […]

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Imaginary Watch This: the Debate Team shows us their expertise

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iGStPJTGmI] I stumbled on to this band via OK Go, because Debate Team is their drummer’s (Dan Konopka), side project. A quick listen told me all I needed to know: Debate Team makes bouncy indie-rock songs that are catchy, fun, and easy-to-fall-for. Give them a try with the video above for “My Expertise” (which is […]

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Recommended all ages show: The Thermals @Neumos {Friday, 1/21}

[Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EgeecG1Eh0] Another discovery via my boyfriend – I love, love, LOVE the way this Portland band rocks my socks off! I can’t really put a label on what they do (they call it indie/alternative/pop-post-punk, so I guess they can’t either), all I know is: it is awesome. Watching them live in this KEXP video at […]

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When you get noticed by Sub Pop and they subsequently sign you, that’s a good sign that you've pretty much made it. Case in point: Blitzen Trapper. Their acclaimed album, Wild Mountain Nation, a woozy cornucopia of sound and style, a genre that might be called ADHD-addled psychedelic indie jams (?), put the Portlanders on […]

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Reading the biography for Division Day is like looking at a wish list for my high school reunion: Four friends from the Southern California area play music together while they are young, part ways to take on various endeavors, and then converge again four years later to record their debut LP. I mean it almost […]

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