I'm sure you guys all want the best new dance music out today, but I've decided to post basically the only three Indie Rock album that I always come back to after a sea of EDM. Though, and I know some people find this amazing, I can fall asleep to blasting electro beats. It's nice to chill out sometimes for a minute and remember the times that I had with these albums. They're pretty popular, so don't expect anything like hugely alt, but there may be some people out there who might not have had them or didn't give them a good listening to. In fact the album art from one of them is on my back? Sitting down and just listening to these albums is always a huge pleasure which can rarely be felt, it's a journey.
"When that queens daughter came of age, I think she'd be lovely and sutborn and brave, and suitors would journey from kingdoms away just to make themselves known, and I think that I know of the bitter dismay of a lover who brought fresh bouquets everyday, when she turned him away to remember some knave who once gave just one rose, one day, years ago."
Okkervil River are probably my favorite band, even beating Neutral Milk Hotel. For some reason it always surprises me when people havn't heard of them. Their album Black Sheep Boy is incredible, one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard, and it's a shame that they don't have more listeners. Sends shivers down my entire body. Though the album has quite a sad feel, it's somehow uplifting.
Go to this blog to get it.
"If time is my vessel, then learning to love might be my way back to sea." (though it's not from this album, I love that line)
Interpol basically created a perfect album with Turn on the Bright Lights. It has it's sad moments, it has it's uplifting moments, but I will say overall it's grim (even when it's upbeat). In some ways this album makes me angry. As if it's slowly destroying a part of me with it's painful, hurtful idea of the lowliness of humanity and how to act. I'm sorry if that turns people off to the album, it's an experience that you should have.
Get it Here
The shins, are a staple that I've just recently returned to. Something optimistically eerie about them makes you happy but at the same time wondering why you're happy. I wouldn't say the shins have the beauty that either Okkervil or Interpol have, like they wouldn't bring me close to tears or anything, but I could definitely sit content in a chair with a little smile on my face listening to them. I just remember a week straight like 4 years ago when I would sing Kissing the Lipless in the shower every day. They were definitely one of the first bands to get me into Indie Rock, so for that I thank them.
Chutes Too narrow
And for kicks I'll link to this one too because I love it so much:
Oh, Inverted World