indie music!

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  1. Piroshky

    Piroshky Senior member

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    Indie as a style is a direct descendent of punk. It was kids having seen the punk bands playing, picking up on the DIY attitude and then trying to sound like the Byrds and the Beach Boys that spawned indie.
    Wouldn't indie then be a descendent of surf/psychedelia-pop genre tree? [for argument's sake, assuming your statement is true]. I don't think it's all that cut and dry, there's really no direct, singular lineage within genres of music, unless we're talking revivalism.
     


  2. TheFusilliJerry

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    People who get all bent out of shape about what is/isn't (insert genre here) are ridiculous.
     


  3. Tangfastic

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    Wouldn't indie then be a descendent of surf/psychedelia-pop genre tree? [for argument's sake, assuming your statement is true]. I don't think it's all that cut and dry, there's really no direct, singular lineage within genres of music, unless we're talking revivalism.
    Indirectly - a lot of those psychadelic and garage bands influenced the stooges / New York Dolls and Ramones who influenced the British punk bands which led to the post punk and nascent 'indie' genre.
     


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    People who get all bent out of shape about what is/isn't (insert genre here) are ridiculous.
    Worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd up.

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    It's called Coldwave not New Wave.
     


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    Pavement

    fuck yes
     


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    pavement sucks

    sunset rubdown sucks

    wolf parade sucks

    dirty projectors sucks

    indie sucks
     


  8. WorkingClassDude

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    pavement sucks

    meh, disagree

    the rest of this, you might be right.
     


  9. grouper

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    My experience with indie rock is that it's just as disposable as whatever crap is on mainstream radio, but it's just a little bit weirder. The fact that it's "different" than "mainstream music" leads people who are fans of indie music to believe they have better faculties to appreciate music than mainstreamers, which leads to an air of smugness when they talk about music.
     


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    pavement has always sucked.
     


  11. Tangfastic

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    Boring music for boring (and pretentious) people. Although I do like some bands that might be considered indie rock, but are either on the more noise or electronic side of things.
     


  13. WorkingClassDude

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    pavement has always sucked.
    There have always been people who have hated Pavement and (for some reason) feel they need to be mean about it. It doesn't bother me, and I don't try to defend the band. You'll like what you'll like. I guess I can agree that the term 'indie' when people mean 'this band dresses shitty, have beat up instruments, cool hair, and like I totally relate to them' is ridiculous. I guess what happened is a bunch of bands from independent labels started to stop sounding mainstream and people thought it deserved a new genre. Rock n' roll is always rock n' roll to me. If it's in 4/4 and as a backbeat, chances are it's probably still rock music. And I hate the term 'indie darlings'.
     


  14. thekunk07

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    ^yeah, i concur with what you are saying and probably about 50% of what i listen to is lumped into indie (the stills, luna, the national, guided by voices, etc.) I have just never liked pavement's sound.
     


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    Boring music for boring (and pretentious) people. Although I do like some bands that might be considered indie rock, but are either on the more noise or electronic side of things.

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