|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.
Other Genre: dream pop. On this album they fit the slowcore genre nicely. Lovely
Shift These Thoughts
Classically trained female vocals.
I Know About You
The Red Thread
Coming to Terms
|Pedro the Lion
It's Hard To Find A Friend
Often being labeled emo, David Bazan knows his slowcore.
|Art Of Fighting
Other Genres: dream pop. male/female vocals.
Notes to an Absent Lover
|Escape The Day
Other genre: post-rock. The singer of this band committed suicide, very moody listen.
|Birds Of Passage
Without The World
The genre strictly taken, I think these guys are the summit.
Restos De Un Incendio
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.
The female part of the preceding band tries her own luck. other genre: lo-fi
The White Birch
Another so called quintessential band.
The Going Away Present
Actually more noise rock than slowcore, but I stand alone.
Songs for a Barbed Wire Fence
Heavily 'Red House Painters' inspired, but it's so sad guys!
Push The Heart
Other genre: dream pop
Other genre: lo-fi. Similar to: Carissa's Wierd
|Early Day Miners
The Blue Moods of Spain
|Faith And Disease
Beneath The Trees
Hearts of Palm
|Good Night And Good Morning
Pretty sure the artwork won't show... One of the better recent bands though.
|The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up
If you value lyrics and emo vocals. Handles poverty, depression, break-
ups,...devastating. other genre: indie emo
|Grace 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.
The Bed is in The Ocean
I Could Live In Hope
Pioneering band. Quintessential. Male/female vocals
Farewell To Introductions
Other genre: emo
|Thee More Shallows
A History Of Sport Fishing
Pretty experimental at times.
|Pale 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
Day and Night
A Taste For Bitters
Other genres: noise rock, post-hardcore
El bosque en llamas
The financial crisis brings out the best in the Spaniards.
|Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill
The ever depressed Mark Kozelek helped pioneer the genre and produced some
This guy has some angelic vocals.
|The Secret Stars
Related to Karate
Probably the best of the recent additions to the genre.
|American Music Club
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)
|Small Town Boredom
Autumn Might Have Hope
The Doctor Came at Dawn
|The Sonora Pine
Other genre: post-rock
The Proud Graduates
|The String and Return
A little mathy slowcore. Wait, that's not slow!!!
Heavy Black Frame
Standing in the Shade
Some might say indie-pop, well it's kind off lighthearted. Maybe even a little twee.
Nevertheless beautiful mellow stuff.
...And So the Morning Comes
Other genres: dream pop, ambient
|The Black Heart Procession
|At Swim Two Birds
Before You Left
Other genre: space rock.
Do What You Must Do
Pretty experimental stuff. Often romantic, often weird. other genre: lo-fi