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I'll never understand why The Grates didn't become "a thing". It's like Crissie Hynde and The Thermals had a baby but aborted the politics and replaced it with pop.

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Does Arcade Fire count?

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Gomez too.


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Snow Patrol.


Gomez too.

I hope that someday an unheralded graffiti artist named gomez2 finds this post and bites his thumb at thee all Shakespearian style

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Snow Patrol.


Gomez too.

I hope that someday an unheralded graffiti artist named gomez2 finds this post and bites his thumb at thee all Shakespearian style

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Does Interpol count? They were hot as hell when Antics came out but I think the National kind of gave them the ol'

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Weren't all the 90's bands Indie bands?

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Little Man Tate- great band.

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This thread was basically waiting for CH and he finally showed up only to give us....Interpol.

Voxtrot is the king of forgotten indie bands from the Bush era. Peak emo.

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This thread was basically waiting for CH and he finally showed up only to give us....Interpol.

:( I was trying to go from memory and my memory failed me.

The Ditty Bops were two lesbians who did strummy little vaudeville-tinged tunes. I thought they were a neat little novelty but when I bring them up, no one remembers them. They probably had a song in Grey's Anatomy; everyone did.

I don't think the Polyphonic Spree have enjoyed too many moments in the 2010s; they were a giant choir who dressed like a cult and had that "Hold Me Now" song that was kinda good. Either the 2010s had too much irony for the Polyphonic Spree to thrive or so little irony that their earnestness got lost in the crowd.

Celebration was a side project of TV on the Radio (are they a forgotten 2000s indie band themselves? I feel like they're walking the line, the hype machine certainly wasn't what it was in 2006) that had two good songs but was otherwise just kind of loud and noisy, like TV on the Radio was, and after some initial p4k buzz, I think Sitek went back to TVotR full-time and that was that. I still break out "Evergreen" and "Heartbreak" now and then, though, and you should too.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow captured my heart when I was obsessed with Loveless by putting out some 21st-c shoegaze that was perfect for lonely trudges through the snow but I don't think much became of them after Scribble Mural Comic Journal. I have the follow-up but it never resonated. Then it turned out they weren't even from Glasgow.

Nellie McKay and Regina Spektor were battling for smart-girl-anti-folk supremacy in the mid-2000s, which Regina Spektor won by selling out then unselling out and selling back out a few times, but while I liked both, I was always more impressed by Nellie McKay. Sure, ONE COULD ARGUE that she was just doing the old Ben Folds trick of writing Brill Building chord changes and then saying "fuck" in the lyrics, but I thought her talent went beyond that and she was as close as we were going to get to a feminist Frank Zappa. She certainly was in the way that she would dump out double albums that were right-skewed bell curves of genius and crap, annoy her way out of record deals, and have to self-publish. But she sort of burned herself out with those two double albums. Her third album was really good but almost so short as to be an EP, and then after a Doris Day cover album she was basically out of ideas. She made another album in 2010 but it's terrible and I think she's more or less done with music and committed to Broadway where maybe she belonged all along. My high school crush, probably as close to a soulmate as I'm ever gonna get, got me into both, and never quite agreed with my girl-Zappa analysis, but in 2015 she did a cover album and what should appear on it but "Hungry Freaks, Daddy" off the Freak Out! album. So I'm vindicated, Katie, wherever you are.

Is Yeasayer still around? They were Animal Collective for people who couldn't handle Animal Collective (in other words, me).

The Postmarks were a band from Miami, of all places, that went after sort of a Bacharach sound, except for the penultimate track on their debut, which for some reason sounded like Johnny Marr arranged that and only that track. The singer had a perfect Manic Pixie Dream Girl voice, the kind that probably wouldn't fly in 2017 like it did in 2007. The second album was a concept album of covers numbered 1-12, with the most interesting part being the cover of "7-11" that created in earnest the Phil Spector sound that the Ramones were riffing on. Then for the third album they tried to do a concept album around British spy drama music but I think they broke up shortly after. But I still love the Postmarks.

I have an album in my library by a band called Menomena. All I remember about it is that Menomena was some sort of punchline to there being too much indie music to collect or something and that no one really cared about Menomena. I can't remember a note of this album and I'm already listening to that first Postmarks album so I'm not gonna put it on, but know that Menomena existed.
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No, but I remember them doing this with Menomena. And Black Kids, which we've gone over.

I remember that my 2007 album of the year, because I was a pretentious ass, was by the self-titled album by Blind Cave Salamander. It was a concept album about the blind cave salamander, which lives in Slovenia and I guess is its national animal. For some reason, I was blown the fuck away by the bold creative decision to make electronic music about a blind cave salamander. The album itself is electronic burbling with some strings and drum beats, it basically sounds like a collaboration between Boards of Canada and Tortoise. I don't remember who was in this collective, but I don't think they've made any music since, about blind cave salamanders or about anything else.

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Do Kings of Leon count?

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It basically sounds like a collaboration between Boards of Canada and Tortoise.


I could sit on this earth for a billion years and i'd never think "boy I wanna hear a collaboration between boards of Canada and tortoise" --- plus didn't tortoise and autechre do a collab/split-12" or sonething back in the a4mentioned mid/late 00s?

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ZephMarshack wrote:
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Ooooo, fuck yes. This is a good one.

Klaxons
Tapes n Tapes (but I've mentioned them previously)
The Fiery Furnaces
Bloc Party
The Futureheads
Lady Sovereign (which I suppose doesn't count as she isn't an indie rock band)

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Ohhhh, Bloc Party! I did not get that one at all.

The Fiery Furnaces, I was a big fan of. I liked how over-the-top they were and how every song had too many instruments and too many parts and too many words. They were the toomanyiest band of a generation, especially on Blueberry Boat. But the grandma album sucked. Hard.

Tapes n Tapes is one of those that only exists in my head as a name I used to hear, like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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Who will be tomorrow's forgotten indie bands? I suspect Real Estate. We'll all wonder why we liked a band where a dad stood in his front yard and described things he was looking at.

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Hopefully Greta Van Fleet.

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Ohhhh, Bloc Party! I did not get that one at all.

The Fiery Furnaces, I was a big fan of. I liked how over-the-top they were and how every song had too many instruments and too many parts and too many words. They were the toomanyiest band of a generation, especially on Blueberry Boat. But the grandma album sucked. Hard.

Tapes n Tapes is one of those that only exists in my head as a name I used to hear, like Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.


I remember trying to impress a girl I had a crush on in college by telling her I was thinking of going to a Fiery Furnaces show. And I fucking HATED the Fiery Furnaces for the reason you just described.

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Who will be tomorrow's forgotten indie bands? I suspect Real Estate. We'll all wonder why we liked a band where a dad stood in his front yard and described things he was looking at.


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. There's only room for one post-2010 blue eyed soul revival band and that's St. Paul & the Broken Bones.

Oh, and the dozen or so Bon Iver clones I'm too bored by to even name.

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Joe Orr Road Rod wrote:
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Hopefully Greta Van Fleet.


Listening to them makes me wonder why I'm not listening to a Led Zeplin album instead.

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The fact that Arcade Fire, Kings Of Leon, and The Killers book the United Center when they play Chicago always baffles me.
I've only ever bought Neon Bible, and I once saw KOL by accident because they opened for U2.
Who buys these tickets?, because NO ONE is buying their albums (or really any albums by rock bands).

There's just so much mediocre to flat out terrible music across all genres for me to give much of a shit anymore.

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Oh, and the dozen or so Bon Iver clones I'm too bored by to even name.

Lord Huron > Bon Iver

I've gone in on them before but I hope Vance Joy and George Ezra are thoroughly forgotten.

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ZephMarshack wrote:
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House of Jealous Lovers is still an awesome song. I mean in retrospect we can maybe credit the DFA for that, but it still rocks, or whatever sound Indie Rock Bands make.


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