Tags: indie wank


Once I Wanted To Be

Here is a sample of one of my favourite bands. I love Chan Marshall even more than Jenny Lewis and I want to hold her.

Chan Marshall stops time. She sits at a piano or lays her guitar across her lap, and whether it’s a noisy club overflowing with drunks or a coffee house full of laptoppers, Chan Marshall draws all the attention in the room and makes the world stop spinning. As Cat Power, Marshall’s music seems to rise from nowhere, envelop the room, then vanish; listeners know they’ve been hit by something but they’re not sure what.
-suprisingly wanky review from Matador

Cat Power: Wonderwall
Backbeat the word was on the street
That the fire in your heart is out
I'm sure you've heard it all before
But you never really had a doubt
I don't believe that anybody feels
The way I do about you now

This is intriguing, and makes me want to weep more than PostSecret.

Cat Power: I Found A Reason
Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before

And you'd better come come, come come to me
Better come come, come come to me
Better run, run run, run run to me
Better come

This is a Velvet Underground cover, and is beautiful.

Cat Power: The Greatest
Melt me down
into big black armour
Leave no trace
Of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Lower me down
Secure the grounds
For the later parade

This is not, but is still beautiful and classic.

And finally, Cat Power: Keep On Runnin'
When will you do what you say you’ll do?
How could you really do it?
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
You'll lose your home
Why you keep on running?
Baby settle down
Why you keep on running?
Run on, run on. You’ll rule your den.

Crawlin black spider baby
Crawlin black spider
Got me to crawl on baby with the grass was very high
Just keep on crawlin till the day I die

I played this song on repeat the first time I heard it, haunted.

Sorry about my incoherence, but it's been a rough weekend.

Love always,
Your Procrastinating Mod.

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Hi everyone.

I'm glad that this community is becoming more active, maybe. Just a note - I based it on one of the greatest communities ever, ____rhapsodical, and I would like us to take up their tagging system. I thought it was crazy in the beginning to include the username, artist(s), and announcement(optional) in the tags, but now I think its useful to keep track of too much indie wank, etc.

While reading some old school Questionable Content, I came across this Ultimate Fantastic Supreme Band called Deerhoof. You can download heaps of their tracks HERE. They have a rock-meets-pop-meets j-pop-but-not meets-Mogwai-meets-Ratatat-meets-Le Tigre feel, which I believe is good. I love post-post-ironic bands! < /qc>

Pandora is a hardcorely-brilliant site that lets you listen to your favourite music for free and makes other good music magically pops up also! I don't think it's very dial-up friendly, but I really like the concept, and the fact that you can set up personalised stations, without signing up for anything (I think).

And finally, Matador. This is me in website form. Random groovy music thrown up without much time given, free and wonderful love for every man and his dog.

¡Adiós para siempre, usted bastardos!