Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Surprisingly Good Songs By Indie Bands With Slightly Ridiculous Names, Vol. 2

Here's another batch of surprisingly good songs by indie bands with slightly ridiculous names. I prepared this one pre-baby. Enjoy!

1)  Danielle Ate The Sandwich  ~  "Faith In A Man"  (Nice tune, great vocals)

2)  The Dad Horse Experience  ~  "Kingdom It Will Come"  (Quirky, but not at all unpleasant)


3)  Dinosaur Feathers  ~  "Untrue"  (Okay, so it's hipster music, but at least it's good hipster music)


4)  Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now!  ~  "G.I.R.L.F.R.E.N. (You Know I've Got A)"  (So what if they can't spell's still an amusing song!)

5)  Fake Problems  ~  "Soulless"  (Strange video, but what a catchy song)

6)  Ha Ha Tonka  ~  "Usual Suspects"  (Very nice!)

7)  Halloween, Alaska  ~  "You Are Not Well"  (This one just keeps building and building into a quiet storm...well done!)

8)  Hiss Golden Messenger  ~  "Red Rose Nantahala"  (Have to give props to a fellow North Carolinian, especially one with talent)

9)  Hurray For The Riff Raff  ~  "Look Out Mama"  (A hauntingly beautiful folk tune...a fiddler in skull makeup...AND yodeling? yes, please!)

10)  The History Of Apple Pie  ~  "Mallory"  (What a delightful, grungy pop/rock confection!)

11)  Joan As Police Woman  ~  "Chemmie"  (This lady makes some weird videos, but she's got a powerhouse voice, very retro, a la Adele...good stuff!)

12)  The Ladybug Transistor  ~  "Always On The Telephone"  (This sounds like really obscure but really good '80s other words, I like it!)

13)  Let's Buy Happiness  ~  "Fast Fast"  (Quirky indie pop with female vocals isn't to everybody's liking, but it suits me just fine. Sing it again – fast, fast!)

14)  Maps & Atlases  ~  "Solid Ground"  (This guy's unique voice really seals the deal for this band – good stuff!)

15)  My Gold Mask  ~  "Violet Eyes"  (This nouveau psychedelic rock sound is clearly an homage to classic groups from the '60s and '70s, like Jefferson Airplane...trippy but cool!)

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