Indie-Grees of Separation

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By Low Lai Chow in New Music on Saturday 31 August 2013

Restless as they are, indie musicians often collaborate with each other or play in more than one band. Paste Magazine looked at about a hundred musicians and came up with a chart that shows how they are connected to each other. Evidently they had a witty way of terming these degrees of separation: the ‘indie-grees of separation’.

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Data Moshing used in creation of new Caffeine Machine music video

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By Contributions in Video on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Caffeine Machine’s Quinn Arlington Waters has put out his third music video, Untitled #8, from the album Race Music. It employs the use of the glitch technique known as Data Moshing to get an edgy yet psychadelic effect insted of straight cuts. It’s like being squeezed out of a playdough machine at the end of […]

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Music video for I’m So Depressed by Abner Jay

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By Derek Smith in New Music on Tuesday 19 February 2013

How can you argue with such raw expression? Abner Jay’s I’m So Depressed surpasses in its heart much of what’s been released by all sorts of darling indie bands. And it’s one guy with no fancy production, instruments, or promotion campaign. It makes me wonder what the future of so called “outsider” art is since […]

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New music by Norwegian indie band Kakkmaddafakka

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By Meital Bar Natan in New Music on Thursday 4 October 2012

Kakkmaddafakka is a Norwegian indie band formed and based in Bergen. These guys have a lot of humor in their music and videos, but also lots of sensitivity. In a way they are more like a boy band, which makes me a groupie. I love them.

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The Blueberries: indie rock from Uruguay

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By Ernesto in New Music on Friday 29 April 2011

The Blueberries. Isn’t it a funny name for an Uruguayan band? This young group have been making people dance with their songs ever since they released their first album for free through their website last December, with raw riffs, sticky melodies and a familiar Mersey beat. They could be compared a bit with Vampire Weekend, […]

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The Black Ryder

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By Zolton in New Music on Wednesday 3 February 2010

We checked in with Aussie band, The Black Ryder, and asked them whether their new album, Buy The Ticket, Take the Ride, was a labour of love or if it fell into place really quickly. Aimee Nash, one half of the duo, replied that ‘it was definitely a labour of love considering we wrote, recorded […]

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By Francis Andrews in New Music on Tuesday 15 July 2008

If you ever happen to find yourself riding across the mid-west on horseback with an iPod jangling about in your holster, be sure to let Calexico soundtrack the experience. They’re cleverly fusing a range of genres, mixing some good old country with US indie, a bit of jazz and even, in 2003’s Feast of Wire, […]

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Plastic Operator

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By Stacey Howard in New Music on Saturday 26 April 2008

The indie, electronic pop duo Plastic Operator paired up whilst studying audio production at London’s Westminster University. In 2004, they released their first three track EP. Their music reminds me of bands like The Fashion, Crystal Castles and Cut Copy.

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