haven't heard either of these but maybe you should try:
Mew - Frengers or No More Stories...
Neverending White Lights - Act II
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Coldplay - Viva la Vida (no, really)
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Flight (optimistic in bits, and overall in a backwards kind of way)
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (!!!)
Idlewild - Post Electric Blues
mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister/It's All Crazy! etc
also, what I've heard from Andrew Jackson Jihad (esp people that can eat etc) is very optimistic and indie in equal measures, and you'll deffo wanting to check out the 'Dark Was the Night' compilation album cos it's basically 2 discs of what you're after. hope you check out some of these, I've basically just gone and named some of my favourite albums evar :D
|blk bjks -after robots|
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
The Futureheads - The Futureheads
|cheers guys.. AC is a definite yes, but coldplay? wut?|
i need some Cymbals eat guitars, Mew and mewithoutYou so bad.
oh and jingle, nm bro, you?
|nm bro, just chilling and expanding my tastes by checking out lots of non metal material recently haha.|
oh and i forgot to mention The Swell Season - Strict Joy, it's one of my favorites from this year.
|All the girls say i'm pretty fly for a white guy.|
R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
|Your title reminded me of that stupid Offspring song. |
The only indieish album that I can say was optimistic with any confidence is the new Manchester Orchestra album.
|andrew jackson jihad is definately not optimistic. |
first line in first song on people who can eat people.. is "god's ears are stiches"
and also not indie.