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Indie69 Best of 2010 Finally available

January 26, 2011 5 comments

Indie 69 Best of 2010 sucky cover artYep, it finally actually happened. After a long, long struggle. Or rather various struggles including massive computer and data loss. I have never, ever lost so much in such a short period of time. But that’s over for the most part. On top of it all I suffered what must have been a cross between the swine flu and ebola, which I am (mostly) over now. I pulled myself out of what can best be described as a stupor and got this thing done. Excuses and complaints are now over.

All that said and done, it was a great year again for music. This is a list not of what was successful or popular, but what “stuck out” for me as a listener. What never left my mp3 players. Or my head. All year. Old favorites released new music and a few new surprises and new favorites emerged.  I hope you get as much out of these selections as I did.

You can find the playlist at all the usual places and HERE.

Enjoy! And watch for the January, 2011 playlist late and .. well.. when it comes out.

You can find all my thanks and further notes in the playlist’s NFO file, which you can read with notepad or any plain text editor.

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Please note that although I think this month’s cover is “sucky”, the original photo is very much not sucky. I’m just getting the hang of using gimpshop instead of photoshop.  On a related note, this is the first month I have used ALL open source tools to create the playlist. (exceptions: operating system and utorrent for seeding) Soon I hope to have no exceptions.

Indie 69 Oct 2010 Playlist Released (again… finally)

October 23, 2010 3 comments

sryAs the cover art says… sry. I really thought I’d have it ready a few days ago. Nope. But all is well now and I’ll have (hopefully) Nov on time as well as the best of 2010 coming right up. Hard to believe 2010 is almost over. Time to make a point of getting sunshine.

I decided to just take a little time off, I guess.

This month’s playlist is my largest ever. Again to make up for the lost time, it’s been embiggened.

U can grab it HERE (and in all the usual places) By the time you read this it should be seeded.

I think you’ll find a lot to love in there, too. Dog in deep for some real surprises. The musical landscape is so spread out right now. Sort of a sprawl. Genres are named, introduced, dominated and hated on in a matter of minutes now. But all this is good. Good for us. Because out of all the artists out there trying to sound like the latest thing, one or two will emerge with their own voices rising above the din of crap, giving us something amazing to listen to.

I’ll give you an example. Let’s create a genre. ElectroRetro-Buzz-Gaze*.

Now love it. Now hate it. Okay, it’s finished. ElectroRetro-Buzz-Gaze* is dead. I’ve declared it. That was easy. And somehow I feel like there’s around four or five people I’m better than now. Weird. They are so out of touch.

As fun as all this is, it’s easy to forget that there’s always been crap and the good stuff does float to the top. And I don’t mean the charts. I mean in our memories.

And then it’s nostalgia and must be destroyed. I guess there’s no winning, is there?

Have a fantastic month (what’s left of it anyway)and I look forward to seeing you for a (late) roundup in a few days. Most of you have found what’s out there already this month, but I’m going to go for it anyway. Mostly because I have not downloaded ANY of the other playlists this month, which is rare. Might as well let you know what I found.

From my basement to yours….

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*Before this was published, Pitchfork discovered the genre and Paste declared it dead.

Indie and New Music Playlist Round-Up – September 2010

September 14, 2010 3 comments

I figure… as long as I get this done before the 15th, it’s not late. So, depending on when you see this, it is or is not “late”. Either way, I’ve had a chance to listen to a couple of these and it IS a good month. Just wish I had time to grab them all. Looks like Criznittle is sitting September out. We miss ya. Remember, when I find new playlists, I add them to the list for the month. So check back here often for updates. Here’s the rest….

BIRP Sept 2010 cover art.Is that not the best cover? Pure awesome. Click on it to see it animate! TrippyCat iz in your headz, makin’ your trips! I can has acid? It’s a great selection this month. Check it all out. HERE.

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Cut the Crap Cover artCut the Crap is back. Let the Crap be Cut!! Good to hear this one. The name fits, really. It seems like time and effort are put into these to get a certain quality and selection. And you will find tracks here that none of the other playlists have. It’s a different take on things. Refreshing. I know it says August, but it really came out in Sept. So have at it all HERE.

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Navigator's Fresh List Indie Sept 2010 Cover art.Here we have Navigator’s playlist. I have not downloaded this one yet, but I will. You should, too. Give it a shot. Past lists have been great. Grabby HERE.

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Jimdo's Indie Rock Music September 2010 cover artJimdo’s playlists are always great and this is no exception. You know, this is really dull sometimes, having nothing negative to say. The truth is, I just love all the lists and get a gigantic kick out of hearing SO MUCH new music all the time. And it would be hard for one of these playlists to go terribly wrong. But I SWEAR.. this one. … this Jimdo’s playlist is special. Yes, if you download all of them, you will get some repeats. But that’s not exactly hard to fix. It’s worth it. Grabster HERE.

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SAG's Indie Electro Rock Playlist September 2010 cover art.Here we have a stated and very real difference. There’s a lot more bleep-bloop here. That’s not a bad thing. And there are some GREAT bleepin’ bloopin’ tracks out this month. Don’t let anyone tell you that this music cannot “rock”. Oh it can. And will. Bleep it bleepin’ HERE (link to multiupload on indierockplaylists.com). Really needs to be a torrent of this every month.

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Indie 69 September 2010 Cover art.Alright. What’s the deal with the name? There have been over 100 tracks for 2 months running now. So it’s not that there are 69 tracks. Is this guy some kind of perv or something? I mean, WTF!? Is that some kind of a joke? SixtyNine! Oooh, how original. I bet he thought that’d get some attention, huh? Jeeze. And then with the cover art? What is that? A Doctor Who font? Nerrrrrrrrd!!!! lol. I cannot believe this guy still thinks anyone cares what he thinks is good on a given month in music. But he just keeeeeps doing it. Over and OVER and OVER. I guess if you like that sort of thing it’s worth grabbing this month. I guess it’s good for…. completists? That’s about it, really. Stop encouraging him. If you MUST.. grab it HERE.

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That’s it for this month. I hope this list comes in handy for everyone. Also, there’s a new site out there you may have seen mentioned in the comments called IndieRockPlaylists.com . It’s well maintained, easy on the eyes and the person doing it is pretty darned cool. So check it out. You may find it a more convenient place to grab everything. And there are tons of artist links on the lists. Nice touch. But.. umm.. come back here anyway! lol. See you next month and in the blog. I promised higher volume of posts and I am delivering. So check back often.

Indie 69 Sept 2010 Playlist Released (finally!!)

September 12, 2010 2 comments

Indie 69 September 2010 Cover ArtFINALLY!! It’s actually here. 113 tracks this time. Why? Well, because I can and because I was just running out of time and that’s what was left today out of an original 300 or so tracks to choose from. Apologies in advance for any dupes from last month. While I was able to take the time to review each track, I could have easily not recognized a few from last month as I have just not had the time to listen to everything multiple times in the last 30 days or so.

I don’t really have a good excuse I can share at the moment, so I’ll just sincerely ask for your forgiveness for being so late this month. Will NOT happen again unless I’m dead or enslaved. Luckily, the music here is great! Lots of stuff I have never heard or heard of before. Not as many familiar faces. More dancy, techy, bleepy bloopy stuff this month. Or at least that’s my perception.  It feels like a mid-summer, right in the heat of it, mix. Instead of a LATE summer mix. And mixed in there is a lot of new Americana-flavored bits as well as some truly odd tracks. A couple of instrumentals, some dreamy, echo-laden reverbsturbation and a modicum of guitars.

You can grab the playlist  HERE!! AND at all the usual places it pops up. (Yes, I have heard the calls for megaupload, rapidshare, etc etc. I will get to that soon, but in the meantime if anyone else wants to do it and e-mail the link or post in comments, please.. please DO.)

The submissions of music are coming in at a little faster rate, which is nice. But I need MORE. Use the dropbox or the preferred method of e-mailing one to two tracks at a time at

indiesixtynine@gmail.com (not a link)

and I will give ALL tracks an honest listen. Even if I don’t dig it and think someone out there will, I will include it on the playlist. That’s just how these muffins bake, baby.

The monthly Playlist Round-Up is coming within the next couple of days, and those promised more frequent updates are in the works as of today. So watch for that, too. I just watched a video this morning of a live performance that almost brought me to tears. It helps that I’m a gigantic fan of this band, but I honestly think anyone that lets the video and audio just wash over them and give it a real listen (especially on headphones) will have a similar experience/reaction. So good it nearly hurt me inside. It made me ache a bit, honestly. Can’t wait to share it. Later today. And I just found out one of my favorite new bands is from my town! Trippy. So maybe I can get an on-person or at the very least catch a live show. More on all that later. If you like me, there will be more of me. If you don’t? Just grab the playlists and ignore all this other crap.

That’s about it for me. Enjoy the belated September gift of new music and I’ll see you around here I hope.

Indie and New Music Playlist Round-Up for August 2010

August 17, 2010 15 comments

I decided to put this one together a little earlier this time. Apologies for the premature posting(this was posted accidentally a few days ago before it was finished.. a case of a mistake in scheduling). It’s never happened to me before, I swear. It’s just that.. well.. we just met and you’re so beautiful and I just… couldn’t control myself. I swear, next time it will be different. wait… what??

Last month it was FAR too late. Be sure to come back and check this post from time to time as I will edit it to add any new playlists I’ve come across. Please leave any suggestions for anything I’ve missed or messed up in the comments. And remember, if you’re interested in making your own.. just do it! And then let me know where it can be found. I’m sure your tastes are better than mine at least. Prove it!! 🙂

As always we will start off with the original, the one and only..

DAMN! No Criznittle playlist this month. Someone mentioned he was taking a couple (few?) months off for some reason. But I cannot find a post mentioning it or mentioning why. So I guess we’ll be losing the great one again for a little bit. But at least we know he’ll be back!

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Blalock's Indie Rock Playlist August 2010 Blalock’s Indie Rock Playlist – August 2010 – A great one for August. And I like now that on his site you can vote on tracks and there’s a top 10 for the month. Nice!

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Sadly, I am also not seeing an August, 2010 SAG Indie Electro Rock Playlist. I checked last.fm and found no evidence as to why. If I find out what’s up I’ll update this post with more info.

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Navigator's Fresh Indie Playlist August 2010 Navigator’s Fresh Indie Playlist – August 2010 – Just came out yesterday, so it’s not quite seeded yet. Matter of fact, as of writing this there were no seeds at 100%. (all are at 45.8 percent at the moment) That may change in the next few hours, so this might be one you just want to let sit and wait for it to complete. It could be a while before the uploader notices that he or she isn’t actually seeding for whatever reason. (uh-oh… ISO Hunt lists it as being “censored” by a US court) Hrm. Looks like someone in the industry is learning to stab itself in the back. We’ll see how this plays out. More than one site is citing a takedown notice as the reason for the torrent not being available anymore. If anyone out there has it from a rapidshare download or any other source.. you could, if you wanted to do such a thing and violate the takedown order… seed it. But I wouldn’t want to encourage that sort of thing of course. This is new. Could it be that this playlist seems to have featured quite a few more mainstream or major label tracks than usual? Disturbing. I guess the big boys want to “control the message” so to speak. They screwed up radio and now they want to screw up everything else so that the ONLY dominant culture is tied into all their other Disneyfied properties and competitive reality TV crap. GFY. (UPDATE:Now seeded well, but still no idea why there was a takedown on some sites)

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Jimdo Indie Rock Music August 2010 Jimdo Indie Rock Music – August 2010 – Good to see this one back. I hope they stick around. Sorry for calling it JIMBO last month. (fixed now)

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Indie 69 August 2010 Indie 69 New Music Playlist – August 2010 – He’s at it again. But this time it’s gigantic(138 tracks). At least the music is good. Jeeze. Quit already.

Testimonials:

“He didn’t hurt anyone.. physically.”

“Who?”

“I tried to tell him to slow down a bit, but he kept doing it anyway. And he wonders why he needs glasses now. Heh.”

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The Sonic Impetus

The Sonic Impetus – The Throwback Album – A one-shot playlist suggested by xy2610. A great little collection of tracks that are new, but inspire the sense of being in the past. A nice theme, good song choices and good writing on the blog itself.  I hope we see more from this person.

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The Sonic Impetus playlist, August 2010The Sonic Impetus – August 2010 – The creator of the above also does a short but sweet monthly playlist, as it turns out. August does indeed suck ass. And this does make it better as predicted. Nice selection. I’ve never heard of a few of those. I like that. Time to catch up. Nice cover art, huh?

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I noticed nothing new from the 2 new ones I found in July. Hope they come back. And no evidence (so far) of other new ones this month. If they do, or any of the others do, I will update this page. So check back from time to time or follow me on Twitter (@indie69) and I’ll send out a notice when it’s updated. This was a bit of a light month for playlists, huh? Hopefully it will improve over the course of the month.

Considering how few playlist releases there were this month, I may consider doing another double if I can dedicate the time at the end of the month (and in-between). If this sounds like a BAD idea, let me know. Most of the feedback so far is positive. Also, does anyone else see the blue sky theme in this month’s covers? Unintentional, of course. Strange and beautiful.

Indie 69 New Music Playlist for August 2010 Released (bonus month)

July 31, 2010 5 comments

Indie 69 August 2010 Cover Art

Indie 69 August 2010 Cover Art

Well, as July sped to a close, I found that instead of having to scrape for the last few tracks for the next month, I had FAR too many tracks good enough to be included.  The last time I did a double-sized playlist was on my one year anniversary back in Feb. But since I make the rules, I decided to just go for it and do another one. So maybe twice a year. Not every month is like this last month has been though. There are some GREAT tracks here. Something for everyone. 138 tracks! It’s also a great way to celebrate my increased bandwidth.

Not much else to say of any significance. August marks the beginning of the end of summer, and that just blows my mind. It’s as if this summer never even happened for me. The summer that never happened. I hope that’s not the case for everyone and you all had perfect summers filled with new love, sunshine and experience. I’m sure brevity was the last thing anyone expected of me after those last few posts, but I cannot think of anything else to say except that it’s a great month for music again.

You can grab the playlist at all the usual haunts and HERE.

Please seed even though you first few downloaders will be getting it much faster than you’re used to. The seeds dropped off last month in spite of the downloads going on and on and on. Strange. It’s very important to seed!

Thanks for downloading and I’ll see you for the next one in Sept. And keep the drop box submissions coming. If you prefer e-mail, drop me a file and a message at indiesixtynine@gmail.com .

Cover Image Credit – (back to that Duck theme again) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/joshmattson/3945413735/

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New Filligar Tracks – New Album (mp3 downloads)

July 7, 2010 2 comments

Filligar - The Nerve album cover

Filligar - The Nerve - album art

I just received word from Filligar that the new album is indeed on iTunes and that I can finally share a couple of tracks from it with you. It’s called The Nerve.  And I have to agree. The nerve of them to make such a huge leap forward, creating their best recordings yet. I’ve had this album since last month and it’s been KILLING me not to talk about it and share tracks. KILLING me. I provide now, with permission, two fantastic tracks from the album. The single is out there and can be had on their site. It’s a great track as well. But I’d like you to hear my two favorites….

Filligar-Not Gonna Settle (right click save)

What an anthem. You may want to wave your fists in the air while you sing along, walking steadfastly away from that non-ringing phone to head out for a night on the town. The serial monogamist or  pushover-no-more’s anthem. In real life or on TV.

Filligar-Health (right click save)

What can I say that hasn’t already been sai… oh wait. I may be the first. I’d better make it good. I’ll put it in quotes for you so you don’t have to bother.

I have seen the future of rock and roll, and it’s name is …

Been done already hasn’t it? I’ll try again.

If you see one movie this summer, make it Filligar’s new song HEALTH. You will not be sorry.

Woops.

Last try….

“THIS SONG IS FU(K!NG GREAT!”

That’s about right.

I love their other material, but this new album is much, much better. It’s rich, diverse and full music (to a greater extent). It defies previous labels loosely applied to their music such as… essentially…  “surprisingly good for a dead genre”. Well, tell you what. Some of us don’t read Paste. We just glance at it and chuckle a little under our breath. If this is a dead genre, then the genre being spoken of is music itself. This is pure, rock music.

While so many artists are paying less attention to getting nice, big, full sounds and instead attempting to mimic various kinds of low fidelity or dead formats, Filligar went for the hi-fi sound here and it works for them.  Not that there are not real gems in the lo-fi music out there right now. This album just sounds so beautiful and sunny. A nice change. That’s all.  A Perfect soundtrack for your summer exploits. And I feel it’s necessary to point out that the keys on this album feel organic, full and out front for once. The organs, the electric piano. Nice. That can be hard to pull off without sounding wimpy or thin. And they never once sound wimpy or thin. I cannot wait to hear what this will sound like live.

Pick it up at iTunes right this second. And if you can find it anywhere else, grab it there. The physical CD comes out today. It’s so worth it. Buy it immediately. Show them your love.

They will be touring until the end of September, so catch them live if you can and check Filligar.com for tour dates.

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