indie scent

Great songs from indie bands and labels that don't mind sharing the occasional song online, in four categories:

Thursday, February 22, 2007

That's Just Rank

Three More Shallows -- Night at the Knight School (3.1mb mp3 from the band's SXSW '07 page)
This is admittedly pretty weird stuff, and I won't pretend that's it for everyone. But if you're looking to be challenged by your listening a bit, I think a Night at the Knight School might be just what you need. It veers from sing-song fairy-tales in the first minute to frantic synth-driven chaos at the halfway point, then mellows out with a great melody and odd lyrics that stick in your head:

at the knight school, knight school
you doodle and you draw
anything, anything
except what you're taught
you got a bad tooth, bad tooth
so you clench your jaw
and you concentrate, concentrate
on the achin'
'cause it's keepin' you awake

Friday, February 02, 2007

We Don't Care About the Young Folks

Sorry, odd post with no mp3 and breaking the usual format, but I've had this song stuck in my head for months. The off-key whistling is the culprit, I think. If you dare, check out the wonderfully simple video for Young Folks from Peter, Bjorn & John. I couldn't get into the rest of the album, but this song is brilliant.