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Sonic Reverie [Sep. 19th, 2006|06:49 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[music |Silversun Pikcups--Kissing Families]

Hey all,

There's this great new music blog getting started here at LJ and at MySpace. It's called Sonic Reverie and they've just started this great Album of the Day feature. Their speciality is music that's not getting coverage anywhere else, so check it out and find some new bands.

Sonic Reverie at LiveJournal
Sonic Reverie at MySpace

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as promissed [Sep. 13th, 2006|07:18 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[mood |stressedstressed]
[music |Desentoa - Cachorro Grande]

So, here are two songs by the brazilian band Cachorro Grande (which means big dog lol)

The first one is called Desentoa:


The other one is Você não sabe o que perdeu


They might sound too erm, common for us who are used to all those alternative/indie/whatever bands. But they´re one of the first Brazilian bands with that music style. Me likes. What do you guys think?
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all else did fail [Sep. 13th, 2006|12:43 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[mood |anxiousanxious]

I am: Mary, from Brazil
I listen to: lots of stuff, from classical music to nelly furtado
Something new I recommend: new?? hmm...there´s this Brazilian band called Cachorro Grande, I like them a lot. I´ve also been listening to The Organ and The Raconteurs and New Order.
If I didn't have music, I would: there´s no way I wouldnt have music
Something to talk about: does anyone know anything about Brazilian music? lol
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Music makes 'em wanna f*ck [Aug. 7th, 2006|04:45 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

Damn, if only I had raunchier musical taste in high school...



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(no subject) [Aug. 2nd, 2006|10:04 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[Current Location |dans la discoteque.]

Hello. Yup I am new and I actually have something to discuss: DPT really are that bad, aren't they, but I guess everyone already had that one.

So I'll go by the second option:

I am: Özlem. speak eaasslem, really.
I listen to: the Bowie, Peaches, Björk, IAMX, Robots in Disguise, The Libertines, Regina Spektor, Patrick Wolf, Sneaker Pimps, The Young Knives, The Automatic, Babyshambles (pfft), Velvet Underground, Glamour to Kill, Tomte, Die Sterne, Olli Schulz und der Hund Marie, Brian Eno, Art Brut, Kings of Leon, Air, 2raumwohnung, Ima Robot, Black Rebel Motorcycle club, Elastica, DFA 1979, Le Tigre, Mia, M.I.A., Joni Mitchell, Manic Street Preachers, Metro Riots, Moving Units, Queens of the Stoneage, Q and not U, Radiohead, Pulp, Scissor Sisters, Skin, Suede, Talking Heads, Beatles, The Cure, The Cloud room, the coral (!!!), the cure, the dandy warhols, the decemberists, the kills, the magic numbers, the rakes, the paddingtons, the rogers sisters, the zutons, the who, the white stripes, tocotronic, t-rex, white rose movement, wolfparade, xiu xiu... some of it.
Something new I recommend: I don't know what each of you defines as "new"...
If I didn't have music, I would: be someone else.
Something to talk about: how hello kitty is feminist, in oh so many ways. or anything concerning music?
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Libs [Jul. 7th, 2006|11:44 am]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[music |Clover - Black Taj]

I have been looking for this picture everywhere and can't find it haha, so I thought to ask here as I know some of you are mad Libertines fans...
From what I remember it's of the band on a street, and behind them written on the door is There are no innocent bystanders.
I really really need the pic!

Thankyou muchly.
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Cross posted at my own journal.... [Jul. 3rd, 2006|05:20 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

Why/how is it that our culture has this stereotype that rock music MUST be angry/depressive/angsty/sardonic/dark/otherwise stuffed with negative emotions? My brother's School of Rock gig, for example - all but one of the bands were insistently "dark" or cliche-punk-angry. Chris Stapp from Deja Voodoo put the obsessive earnestness and seriousness of modern rock down to the influence of grunge, and listening to The Rock this morning really illustrated that... I noticed at least three quarters of the songs were about the singer's emotional anguish or indignant anger at *insert person or insitution of polite society here*. The main exceptions were songs from the 80s.

Also, this whole recent (and long lived) pensing I've done over the situation helped me realise that one of my favourite things about the kind of "indie"/neo-new-wave etc I like best, is the way there's so much less negativity in the lyrics and instrument style - the bands know they can be loud and heavy without going drop-d or or whatever; Being lightweight or poppy isn't a sin - for many of them it's totally okay to make songs with non-deeply-emotional or even slightly bizarre lyrics, ridiculously danceable tunes, etc (and still stuff their songs with brainy references a la Franz Ferdinand). Even when they're all pretentious, the focus still seems to be tipped more towards "time for a good time!", not "we're expressing feelings we hope you agree with".

I fully realise there's plenty of you reading this who like your favourite music PRECISELY because it's angry, and more power to you. I'm not ranting against angry music existing, and nearly everyone has angry music they like for its angriness or emotional music they like for its emotionalness, myself included. I just have a problem with the way whingeing and anger have had a stranglehold on rock for the past 15-odd years... it's such a nice change for me to hear the Long Blondes' character songs, Franz Ferdinand's wry mixture of literary references and blatant commercialism, or Connan and the Mockasins doing a song entirely about chocolate. What do you all think?
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(no subject) [Jun. 10th, 2006|09:37 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[music |Death On The Stairs . The Libertines]

I'm going to be in England (Oxford, specifically) for the month of July, and want to take advantage of not having to wait several weeks to several months for the imports to come to America. This is my music schedule so far; if anyone can recommend me some records that release in July that I should check out, or remind me of other things that come out then, that'd be greatly appreciated. (That was a terrible sentence.) I'm open to pretty much anything, but this is my last.fm profile.

3 July
Special Needs album
Sheila . Jamie T
Pull Shapes . The Pipettes

10 July
Eleanor Put Your Boots On . Franz Ferdinand

17 July
Lupen Crook album
The Pipettes album
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(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2006|03:10 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

Somehow I've managed to spend years on live journal without ever having to introduce myself. I go by Penelope and primarily am currently interested in the Libertines, Babyshambles, and Dirty Pretty Things. Probably the easiest way to give you an idea of my musical tastes is to list what I've got in my car and on my desk, the two places where I listen to music the most. So that would be, in no particular order and in addition to Up the Bracket, Down in Albion, and Waterloo to Anywhere: The La's, the Clash (several CDs and the deluxe reissue of London Calling), the dBs, Big Star, the Soft Boys (Underwater Moonlight), the Rakes, the Pixies (multiple CDs), Television, Orange Juice (The Glasgow School), The Saints, "For Lovers", Ryan Adams (Cold Roses), Manic Street Preachers (multiple CDs), the Jam, Arctic Monkeys (this one is actually about to be sold back to the record store. I never could get into it), Editors, the Subways, Art Brut, the Who's Live at Leeds, Maximo Park, the Cribs (The New Fellas), Franz Ferdinand (You Could Have It So Much Better), Sleater Kinney, the Swell Maps, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, the Charlatans, and ... something I'm not remembering because it's in the car and I'm not.

I subscribe to Uncut and am the kind of person who will buy an album on the basis of a written review without actually hearing any tracks off the album.
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(no subject) [May. 16th, 2006|09:29 pm]
we're not indie, we just like the music

[music |Sleeping At Last--Say]

Hello everyone, just joined up, looks like its polite to introuduce yourself so here I go:

I am: Michael Schmitt

I listen to: The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Franz Ferdinand, Zwan, Eyes Adrift, The Butterfly Explosion, Sound Team, Audioslave, Babes In Toyland, Hole, Atomic Violet, Auf Der Maur, Band Of Horses, Billy Corgan, Boris, Withdrawal, Radio 4, The Futureheads, The Bravery, Destroy All Daydreamers, The Dollars, Drop Dead Valentine, My Bloody Valentine, The Elected, Adem, Shiloe, Green River, Mother Love Bone, Gumball, Jimmy Chamberlain Complex, Jane's Addiction, Koalas, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Muse, The Pixies, Screaming Trees, Shade, The Red Paintings, Sleeping At Last, Speed Readers, U2, The Vines, The Vaselines, The Velvet Underground, VNV Nation, Voxtrot, and alot more.

Something new I recommend: The Butterfly Explosion, Sound Team, Sleeping At Last, Adem, Atomic Violet

If I didn't have music, I would: Realisticly I wouldn't die, but my life would become quite dry and bleak. There would be nothing left to occupy my time except reality TV, and that would just be horrendous.

Something to talk about: In what direction do you think indie music and just music in general will go? Genre wise, will it follow the post-punk-meets-dance trends some more or go in a different direction?

Thanks for reading my blather, this community looks enjoyable!
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