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.


The Grunt said...

You just saved me from buying yet another remastered KISS CD.

The UnMighty said...

Have you ever heard of "The Quinn Brothers"? They blew my freaking mind.