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The Essential Slowcore

Slowcore is basically (mostly) stripped down (indie) rock music, as a statement against the rlouder rock acts. The tempo is (naturally) slow and only ever so often increases to a rcrescendo. Themes are very introspective and (therefore) often sad in nature. On this list I ronly include one album per artist. Some albums can get leaped in with other genres as well, rbut fit the characteristics well enough to be called Slowcore. Remember: it is completely rnormal that- if you are familiar with the genre- you find other artists to be, to some degree, rslowcore. The genre has influenced more bands/genres than you would like to/can admit. rTherefore, some inclusions are obvious, others are disputable.I will provide some sparse info rhere and there on some peculiarities or essentials.
1Bedhead
WhatFunLifeWas
2Velour 100
Fall Sounds


Other Genre: dream pop. On this album they fit the slowcore genre nicely. Lovely female vocals.
3Heligoland
Shift These Thoughts


Classically trained female vocals.
4Ida
I Know About You


Male/female vocals
5Arab Strap
The Red Thread
6Arco
Coming to Terms
7 Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend


Often being labeled emo, David Bazan knows his slowcore.
8Art Of Fighting
Wires


Other Genres: dream pop. male/female vocals.
9Barzin
Notes to an Absent Lover
10Escape The Day
Ghostless


Other genre: post-rock. The singer of this band committed suicide, very moody listen.
11Birds Of Passage
Without The World


Female vocals
12Bluetile Lounge
Lowercase


The genre strictly taken, I think these guys are the summit.
13Migala
Restos De Un Incendio


Spanish
14 Carissa's Wierd
They'll Only Miss You When...: Songs 1996-2003


Need no introduction? They fancy the more dramatic slowcore.Think classical strings and wonderfully executed male/female coherence.
15S
Sadstyle


The female part of the preceding band tries her own luck. other genre: lo-fi
16Cobolt
Passoa
17Codeine
The White Birch


Another so called quintessential band.
18Lowercase
The Going Away Present


Actually more noise rock than slowcore, but I stand alone.
19Giles Corey
Giles Corey


Somewhat.
20Dakota Suite
Songs for a Barbed Wire Fence


Heavily 'Red House Painters' inspired, but it's so sad guys!
21Devics
Push The Heart


Other genre: dream pop
22Empress
Empress


Other genre: lo-fi. Similar to: Carissa's Wierd
23Early Day Miners
Offshore
24Spain
The Blue Moods of Spain


Pioneering band
25Faith And Disease
Beneath The Trees
26Idaho
Hearts of Palm
27 Good Night And Good Morning
Narrowing Type


Pretty sure the artwork won't show... One of the better recent bands though.
28The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up
Homemade Drugs


If you value lyrics and emo vocals. Handles poverty, depression, break- ups,...devastating. other genre: indie emo
29Grace Cathedral Park
In The Evenings of Regret


More post-rock than slowcore, but if one post-rock band should be called slowcore, it's this one. To wallow in your misery/romantic feelings.
30Karate
The Bed is in The Ocean
31Kepler
Missionless Days
32Low
I Could Live In Hope


Pioneering band. Quintessential. Male/female vocals
33Maya Shore
Farewell To Introductions


Other genre: emo
34Galaxie 500
Today


Pioneering band.
35Thee More Shallows
A History Of Sport Fishing


Pretty experimental at times.
36Pale Horse And Rider
These Are The New Good Times


This guy knows how to love ("I told Jesus how much I loved her). Recorded in a church
37Movietone
Day and Night
38Chokebore
A Taste For Bitters


Other genres: noise rock, post-hardcore
39Picastro
Whore Luck


Female vocals.
40Pumuky
El bosque en llamas


The financial crisis brings out the best in the Spaniards.
41Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill


The ever depressed Mark Kozelek helped pioneer the genre and produced some quintessential work.
42Rivulets
Debridement


This guy has some angelic vocals.
43Savoy Grand
Dirty Pillows
44The Secret Stars
Geneologies


Related to Karate
45Shores (Michigan)
To Volstead


Probably the best of the recent additions to the genre.
46American Music Club
Mercury


Pioneering band
47Slowblow
Slowblow


Wonderfully weird band, they set no limits as to what they'll use as an instrument (think tin cans, wooden boxes mixed together with conventional instruments)
48Small Town Boredom
Autumn Might Have Hope
49Smog
The Doctor Came at Dawn
50The Sonora Pine
II


Other genre: post-rock
51Sophia
Fixed Water
52Spokane
The Proud Graduates


Quintessential band
53The String and Return
Invisible City


A little mathy slowcore. Wait, that's not slow!!!
54Tram
Heavy Black Frame
55Very Secretary
Standing in the Shade


Some might say indie-pop, well it's kind off lighthearted. Maybe even a little twee. Nevertheless beautiful mellow stuff.
56Evi Vine
...And So the Morning Comes


Other genres: dream pop, ambient
57The Black Heart Procession
2
58At Swim Two Birds
Before You Left
59Duster
Stratosphere


Other genre: space rock.
60Flashpapr
Do What You Must Do


Pretty experimental stuff. Often romantic, often weird. other genre: lo-fi
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