Lo-Fi/indie folk/ whatever music recommendations

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  • UncleLou Moderator 8 Jan 2007 22:17:48 35,172 posts
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    Bit of a useless genre term, but anyway - looking for recommendations similar to Bonnie Prince Billy, Mountain Goats etc. Got to say that there's hardly another genre where what I like and what I don't like seems to depend on the most subtle things - I can completely love an artist, but dislike a very similar one. :)

    I'll start with:

    Smog (=Billy Callahan) - Say Valley Maker

    listenable here

  • Deleted user 8 January 2007 22:18:48
    Johnny Cash.
  • UncleLou Moderator 8 Jan 2007 22:19:14 35,172 posts
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    Well, duh. :)

    You're recommending Cash to a proud owner of the "Unearthed" box set.


    Edited by UncleLou at 22:20:36 08-01-2007
  • generica 8 Jan 2007 22:21:47 4,273 posts
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    HADOUKEN! - even if it is the complete opposite of what you requested
  • Deleted user 8 January 2007 22:21:58
    American VI this year.
  • morriss 8 Jan 2007 22:22:56 70,749 posts
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    Sol Seppy
  • Dirtbox 8 Jan 2007 22:24:31 76,334 posts
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    Does Nick Cave slip into this strange mis-match mishmash anti genre thing that Lou has created?

    +1 / Like / Tweet this post

  • morriss 8 Jan 2007 22:25:25 70,749 posts
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    John Frusciante - Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt

    Edited by morriss at 22:27:25 08-01-2007
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 22:26:30 334 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Does Nick Cave slip into this strange mis-match mishmash anti genre thing that Lou has created?

    I doubt it, but I like the angle
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 22:27:43 9,695 posts
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    I'll pimp my usual:

    Wilco, Ed Harcourt, Billy Bragg, Roddy Woomble, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Willie Nelson, Elliot Smith, Ben Kweller, Tom Mcrae and Elbow.

    All kinda similar.
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 22:33:55 334 posts
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    A bottle of gin and Nick Drake is all you "need"
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 22:37:06 9,695 posts
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    Tom Waits. I like the Nick Drake song with Kylie. That might be for the wrong reasons though.
  • UncleLou Moderator 8 Jan 2007 22:38:52 35,172 posts
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    Good suggestions, keep it coming.

    As we've left the "indie folk" genre somewhat (doesn't matter) anyhow, I'll pimp (as I always do) Lambchop and Cat Power.
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 22:42:09 9,695 posts
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    David Ford, The Good Life, Uncle Tupelo, Willie Mason.
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 22:44:02 334 posts
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    Micro_Explosion wrote:
    Tom Waits. I like the Nick Drake song with Kylie. That might be for the wrong reasons though.

    That made me laugh - not easy on a Monday :D

    Lou - I guess I'm still trying to get my head around Indie Folk as a genre. I would've reeled out the same as Micro - kinda non-trad folk.

    Ummpf, after reading that back I surely know nuffink

    Old folk - seems more natural!
  • morriss 8 Jan 2007 22:45:50 70,749 posts
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    Joanna Newsome

    Sparklehorse
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 22:47:26 9,695 posts
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    Some Bob Dylan. Some Springsteen. Cursive.

    It is a hard "genre" to place things in but there is a lot of stuff that hovers around it.

    Edit: Sorry for filling up the thread.

    Edited by Micro_Explosion at 22:51:29 08-01-2007
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 22:54:27 334 posts
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    The Beatles...sorry, Lou, which century did you have in mind?
  • morriss 8 Jan 2007 22:55:31 70,749 posts
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    Springsteen is a good call. Nebraska is a must.

    Also the Paris Texas soundtrack by Ry Cooder.

    Edited by morriss at 22:55:55 08-01-2007
  • UncleLou Moderator 8 Jan 2007 22:58:23 35,172 posts
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    No worries about centuries or going into other genres. :)

    Initially had more recent stuff like the mentioned Bonnie Prince Billy or Smog in mind, as there's a whole flourishing scene of which I know too little - I dare say I know most of the older stuff, but there's no harm mentioning it.



    Townes van Zandt as another recommendation from me.

    Edited by UncleLou at 22:58:51 08-01-2007
  • absolutezero 8 Jan 2007 22:59:54 7,956 posts
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    Keplar
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 23:00:06 9,695 posts
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    Sufjan Stevens. Devandra Banhart. Josh Rouse.

    I'll stop now.
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 23:09:19 334 posts
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    No worries about centuries or going into other genres. :)

    Well I feel guilty and off-topic, so thank you. Not to mention old. I am going to follow up a few recomendations here. (Thank you Micro - I have heard of and like 1 in 3 of your recommendations, so... :D)

    But, call me curmudgeonly (in yer face Boris), but indie folk screams Tracy Chapman to me.

    Sorry. Led Zeppelin?

    My next purchase: Liona Boyd, sommit spanish and off-topic ;)
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 23:12:15 9,695 posts
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    If you like the wilco/uncle tupelo stuff then go for Golden Smog and Loose Fur. Same main people.
  • captain_cupcake 8 Jan 2007 23:16:41 334 posts
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    TraffordAvenger wrote:
    Beta Band

    Three Eps = class in a glass. One of my all time favourites

    I'd mention Chumbawumba (surely THE definition of indie folk)

    'cept they're from Leeds!

    Edited by captain_cupcake at 23:18:07 08-01-2007
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 23:20:28 9,695 posts
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    Mark Lanegan.

    My posts are getting too short so here is a bit of padding for you.

    Edit: Padding doesn't refer to the recommendation.

    Edited by Micro_Explosion at 23:21:22 08-01-2007
  • christourlord 8 Jan 2007 23:25:05 2,495 posts
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    Neutral Milk Hotel, Elliot Smith, Devendra Banhart, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade, oh my.
  • Micro_Explosion 8 Jan 2007 23:33:35 9,695 posts
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    That's by Beck.
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