anonymous asked:

what are some good indie bands these days?

get ready for a long ass post my friend

(bold = not bands)

some obvious ones:

  • tame impala
  • the black keys
  • vampire weekend
  • alt-j
  • modest mouse
  • arcade fire
  • death cab for cutie
  • haim (not even sure if they classify as indie but they are so amaze)
  • lana del rey
  • hozier (does he count as indie? idk but i love him)

not as obvious:

  • spoon (they’ve been around for quite a while but somehow a lot of people still don’t know who they are)
  • best coast
  • mac demarco
  • toro y moi
  • real estate
  • beach house
  • atlas genius
  • deerhunter
  • youth lagoon
  • blood orange
  • blind pilot
  • phantogram
  • washed out
  • beach fossils
  • wild nothing
  • broken bells
  • kurt vile
  • craft spells
  • bombay bicycle club
  • tv on the radio
  • king krule
  • devendra banhart
  • sky ferreira

a little more cutting-edge:

  • warpaint
  • foxygen
  • the war on drugs
  • unknown mortal orchestra
  • diiv
  • blitzen trapper (a little folksy but good)
  • gregory alan isakov (more acoustic but goood)
  • pond
  • mystic braves
  • broncho
  • glass animals
  • alvvays

i would have put some more but i cant remember the last time they put out an album

i spent a lot of time on this post ok

family or not, a mostly serious visored fanmix

(01.) kanye west – clique (02.) trent reznor & atticus ross – great bird of prey (03.) the decemberists – when the war came (04.) DIIV – home (05.) soap&skin – deathmental (06.) fall out boy – i don’t care (07.) beats antique – i got… (by mix n blend & narch – remix) (08.) regina spektor – call them brothers (ft. only son) (09.) diablo swing orchestra – gunpowder chant (10.) AC/DC – back in black (11.) morrissey – you’re gonna need someone on your side (12.) diablo swing orchestra – justice for saint mary

(listen / download)

“Psychic” by Theme Witch // Psychic - Single (2015)

Maybe it’s just the distance in which we are currently from my favorite season of the year, but I have been in an autumnal kind of mood as of late. Portland based musician, Tyler Brown’s Theme Witch project is just what I’ve been looking for to get there mentally. The artist’s new single, “Psychic” is the kind of hazy, late-summer beauty that instantly floods your brain with nostalgia and good vibes, but also leaves you a bit melancholic and longing for those cooler months and gorgeous shifts in color. Of course, it’s foolish to pine for a time clear on the other side of the year, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t fall in love with sounds that instantly transport you there and “Psychic” is more than capable of delivering the goods. Highest recommendation for fans of Real Estate, Ducktails, and Diiv.

summer carnivale - a whole day at the beach or fair

  1. nantes // beirut
  2. oxford comma // vampire weekend
  3. haiti // arcade fire
  4. rebellion (lies) // arcade fire
  5. run // vampire weekend 
  6. city with no children // arcade fire
  7. two weeks // grizzly bear
  8. go outside // the cults
  9. boyfriend // best coast
  10. everybody wants to rule the world // tears for fears
  11. age of consent // new order
  12. home // lcd soundsystem
  13. joy ride // the killers
  14. here comes the night time // arcade fire
  15. let’s go surfing // the drums
  16. how long have you known // diiv
  17. missed the boat // modest mouse
  18. pulling mussels (from the shell) // squeeze
  19. walcott // vampire weekend
  20. bones // the killers
  21. something’s coming // will butler
  22. ocean breathes salty // modest mouse
  23. island in the sun // weezer
  24. realiti // grimes
  25. someone great // lcd soundsystem
  26. all my friends // lcd soundsystem
  27. wake up // arcade fire

listen on spotify // meant to be played at a beach or carnival or sick party