View Full Version : reccomend bands on indie labels that don't sound indie


bonsor
04-23-2004, 03:02 PM
i've always been sort of been perplexed by the fact that most indie bands i've heard all have that same, clean guitar sound with that same clean drum sound as if something in their record contract barres them from using guitar overdubs.

so i ask you if can you give me examples of prog rock sounding bands on indie labels.

Irrelevant
04-23-2004, 05:14 PM
haha. Mars Volta is on Universal though.

Mayfuck
04-23-2004, 05:26 PM
Are the Decemberists on an indie label? They sound pretty generic and shitty and boring, er I mean that is to say they don't sound indie. Walkmen are pretty shitt--er uh un-indie sounding too if that's what you're going for.

sleeper
04-23-2004, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by ******
i've always been sort of been perplexed by the fact that most indie bands i've heard all have that same, clean guitar sound with that same clean drum sound as if something in their record contract barres them from using guitar overdubs.

so i ask you if can you give me examples of prog rock sounding bands on indie labels.

this is the confusion thats always with this label of "indie". semantically it means independant, but its just associated so much with that "indie" sound youre referring to, which 9 times out of 10 is boring shit. those kinda of indie bands are indie for a reason; because theyre not good enough to satisfy their big label ambitions and dont have the know-how or resources to make themselves sound any different. but fuck man, the world of independant music is ten times in size, variety, and quality to that of the popular music world, so dont think that any "indie" band is going to sound like that and stop looking.

i dont know what to recommend exactly, but just going by what i think is your taste:

the dead science (highly recommend)
blonde redhead
the constantines
do make say think

and as a musician, youll at the least get a kick out of:

hella
the mars volta
rockets red glare

ProgressChrome
04-23-2004, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by sleeper

do make say think


listen to Four Tet too

ZackZ
04-23-2004, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Sean Casey

the mars volta

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The Mars Volta isn't prog.

2Marlon2Brando
04-24-2004, 12:48 AM
american football

shaniqua
04-24-2004, 01:25 AM
******, you'd like the constantines.

i can't fucking stand them, they're the most overrated pile of overrattedness in the toronto indie "scene" but i think they may be your thing.

tear stained glass
04-24-2004, 01:40 AM
Originally posted by sleeper
the dead science (highly recommend)i thought i was the only person on the board who liked them. sean casey told me i was an idiot when i namedropped them, so i thought i must be on the right track.

Irrelevant
04-24-2004, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by 2Marlon2Brando
american football

ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Mayfuck
04-24-2004, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Irrelevant


ewwwwwwwwwwwww

2 i'm talking 2 you on slsk

sleeper
04-24-2004, 09:15 AM
Originally posted by tear stained glass
i thought i was the only person on the board who liked them. sean casey told me i was an idiot when i namedropped them, so i thought i must be on the right track.

check out "the sweet science" too. thats what they were called before they had to change their name. its also awsome

sleeper
04-24-2004, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by shaunna
******, you'd like the constantines.

i can't fucking stand them, they're the most overrated pile of overrattedness in the toronto indie "scene" but i think they may be your thing.

why are you so wrong? what dont you like about them

Egadsman
04-26-2004, 10:10 AM
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists?

They are actually good, as apposed to a lot of the suggestions, thus far.

if you are
04-26-2004, 10:57 AM
forget every other indie-type band, and just listen to cursive. they kick everyone's ass

Stars
04-26-2004, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by ******
that same, clean guitar sound with that same clean drum sound


that's why i like it. overdubs are sort of gay

pugghead
04-26-2004, 08:15 PM
what bout "ipecac", all the bands on that label don't sound "indie"