January 29, 2008
9 Indie Songs to Aid Winter Depression
I'm sorry that I don't know how to link to MP3s in my blog. I'll learn someday. For now, use whatever peer-to-peer program or music website you prefer to check these out. It'll help get you through at least a few days.
1. "Mansard Roof" by Vampire Weekend - This is a new find for me. I like the pop simplicity and they seem familiar but without sounding like a rehash of other bands.
2. "The General Specific" by Band of Horses - Here we go again. Another Band of Horses song. Are you on the wagon yet?
3. "Outta Sight" by Chromeo - Not from the 80s but fun enough to seem like it belongs back there.
4. "West Coast" by Coconut Records - Trust me. You would like the song even without knowing it comes from Jason Schwartzman's band. Still, knowing that is cool too, right?
5. "Titanic Vandalism" by The Go! Team - From their newer album. More horns more cheers. Yay!
6. "Violator" by White Williams - I like the out of tune guitar in the beginning. I like the electronic noises. I like his voice.
7. "Safety Bricks" by Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew - These guys are hard to pinpoint. They definitely aren't catchy. But, for me, they are addicting. I like about 99% of everything they do.
8. "Spring and by Summer Fall" by Blonde Redhead - New album. Good song. Great band.
9. "M79" by Vampire Weekend - Harpsichord? Strings? Reggae-like beat? Yes, please.
I hope these songs bring a smile to your face. Let me know what you think.