|Some Great Relatively Unknown Stuff.|
Kinda bored, feel like list making.
|1||Future of Forestry|
Arcade Fire but without the "massive" sound, if that makes a lick of sense. Very
diverse in instrumentation, adept vocals, nice guys. A track to check out:
Fall and Winter
The singer of Switchfoot's folky side project. Completely different from
Switchfoot, Foreman writes mostly acoustic, darker songs on Fall and Winter
and more upbeat indie, almost Sufjan Stevens influenced songs on Spring and
|3||Blood and Water|
Mostly high energy pop-punk with some ska and alt rock thrown in. A pretty
good easy listen that manages to grow with a few extra listens.
I have a hard time finding a way to describe Stockholm Syndrome better than
"electronic indie folk." Very minimalistic production and beats make this have a
pretty unique sound that bears Radiohead to mind. Much of his lyrics are cutting
criticism and commentary on the modern church. A huge grower, for me at
Brilliant indie folk record. Mostly just acoustic chord progressions with shoegazy,
breathy vocals. Sort of a hybrid of the mood of Pink Moon and the more somber
moments of Transatlanticism. Very lo-fi production, but probably my album of
the year so far. Free download at http://jeffjacquay.bandcamp.com/
It's like Eisley but waaaay better. More atmospheric, almost in a Sigur Ros/Jonsi
sort of way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdAunBveJQQ
Gypsy rock. Crazy, eccentric stuff.
|8||Pedro the Lion|
A key influence on later acts such as mewithouYou and As Cities Burn. Indie
"slowcore" as I've heard it described on their earlier material, though their later
work is more energetic. The two piece focus much on story telling and social
|9|| ||Sky's The Limit|
Sky's The Limit
Mae, before Mae. Better than Destination: Beautiful, in my opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ96tOCVero or
The oldest member of Tooth and Nail Records remains one of the best despite
never receiving the acclaim they deserve. Started as shoegaze and eventually
transitioned to 80's esque dream pop indie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
mewithoutYou side project that no one has picked up on...
|12||(The) Slowest Runner (In All The World)|
We, Burning Giraffes
Scoot's been hyping this a lot, and for good reason. Godspeed fans might want
to gives this a try. Free download: http://theslowestrunner.bandcamp.com/