unknown indie songs

Foals – Total Life Forever

3 fun facts about Foals:
1) They are signed to Sub Pop, the same record label Nirvana and other big grunge artists
2) Yannis (the singer) and Edwin (keyboards) dropped out of Oxford University, a top 10 university in the world, to pursue music
3) Their song “Spanish Sahara” is featured in the Entourage season 7 trailer

I love this groove.

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Posted in Unknown Songs on December 3rd, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s-Skeleton Key

I first discovered this band in early 2007, and I absolutely love them. I heard this track on the radio, and it got me curious enough to go and buy their first album, “The Dust of Retreat” and woof! am I glad I did. The album is an actual album, rather than just a collection of songs, and that by itself is refreshing and rare these days. The fact that all the songs are really gorgeous and edgy pop music is icing on the cake.
It’s easy to see how the 7 piece “cinematic chamber pop” ensemble from Indianapolis easily could have fallen into the seductive trap of indie hipsterism, but they managed to avoid it and create really beautiful music together, and I thank them for it.
Check ‘em out now, before they get super-famous!

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Posted in Unknown Songs on November 11th, 2010 by eddielehwald –

Big Universe – Everybody’s Arms

We have a very special gift for everyone today – the first Daily Song Fix exclusive release.
“Recorded in the Oakland hills in spring 2010, Everybody’s Arms is the first studio release of material from Big Universe. The lyrics are loosely centered around a search for ones “home”. Not necessarily a physical place, but a moment we feel a deep sense of inner peace. A reflective journey through life and love leads us to simple conclusion – Home is in the arms of the one you have always loved.

Since the release, the band has been in deep developmental mode working extensively on the vision and sound of Big Universe. Refining their live performance in the Mission District of San Francisco and recording in Sebastopol, Ca in the summer and fall, Big Universe expects to release their EP in early 2011.” – Greg Chapman of Big Universe

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on October 15th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Wye Oak – Take it in

Wye Oak
Baltimore indie power-couple, Wye Oak, are making it in the music bizz.  Maybe.  I don’t actually know how they define, “making it big.”  I would say that a feature in Spin, a record deal with Merge (Spoon, Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.) and no 9-5 job definitely denote the term.  This track, taken from Wye Oak’s latest album, features the angelic voice of Jenn Wasner.  Come to think of it, most of Wye Oak’s songs feature the angelic voice of Jenn Wassner.  She wails on the guitar like an ex-member of Sonic youth, and her man, Andy Stack, plays the drums, the keyboard AND sings backup vocals.  Two people haven’t made this much noise since overweight people realized that they, too, could have sexual intercourse.

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Posted in Unknown Songs on April 26th, 2010 by Danny G –

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power pop group Ima Robot. After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining Alcoholics Anonymous, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.”

The band’s first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released on July 7, 2009. “Home” was voted number 15 on the Australian Triple J Hottest 100, 2009 countdown, the largest music poll in the world. Shout out to my sister, Neekole, for recommending this song.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on February 17th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

Passion Pit – Little Secrets

I previously posted “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit and have another great one to share. “Little Secrets” is another great song off their album, Manners, released on 2009.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on January 25th, 2010 by Tony Amoyal –

David Byrne & Brian Eno – Strange Overtones

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, released on August 18,2008, was a collaboration between two amazing artists – David Byrne and Brian Eno. Leo Abrahams helped produce the album and also co-wrote “Strange Overtones.” This electronic gospel album was born after a dinner conversation where Brian Eno told David Byrne that he had accumulated a lot of music that he had never formed into songs.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on November 25th, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –

Andrew Bird – Fake Palindromes

“Fake Palindromes” is off Andrew Bird’s 2005 album The Mysterious Production of Eggs. The album displays Bird’s continued progression towards an eclectic indie–folk sound, and layered samples of sound constructed using multi-track recorders and loop pedals. He is musically proficient at the violin, whistling, guitar, mandolin, and glockenspiel.

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Posted in Underplayed Music, Unknown Songs on September 21st, 2009 by Tony Amoyal –