Posts byRoddy Torres

Interview: Montevideo

Meet Montevideo, a 4 piece band from Brussels, Belgium — fronted by Jean Waterlot (vocals, keys), Manu Simonis (guitar, strings), Gabriel Reding (bass), and Pierre Waterlot (drums). The band, named after the capital of Uruguay, formed sometime in 2001 and has been active in the Belgian and European Indie music scenes since. They say that
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Do you Lo-Fi?

Kindness – Gee Up Lo-Fi and You Lo-Fi was first used to describe a certain music aesthetic (read: poor quality), eventually transforming into a full-on musical form that grew and became a long established and appreciated way of delivering audio (think Dylan’s The Basement Tapes). In our post-post-anything world, Lo-Fi, or at least the Lo-Fi aesthetic, has more
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Last Night I Bro'ed Out

Last Night I Bro’ed out It was a typical weekday night Just doin’ mah Facebook stalking while listening to some indiscriminate rap My circle of chillbros hit me up There was an event at the “local indie venue” where some Frenchbros were gonna play all night I wasn’t necessarily feeling it but I said “all
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Beyond the Shoegaze: Shantelle

Shantelle: (emerging) Indie Powerhouse Shantelle – Unamonos Shantelle is not just another Shoegaze band. From the vibrant but somewhat-under-the-radar Tijuana scene, Shantelle has captured a loyal following and they’re coming to greater recognition in the indie-sphere. Shantelle originated about 10 years ago as Eric Curiel’s solo project . In 2003 he was joined by Julio
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Electro Weekend with Alexandre Louvré

Alexandre Louvré is making new classics Alexandre Louvré – Just For You Marko De’Rangel A.K.A. Alexandre Louvré started putting out quality funky, fresh feelin’, up-beat, French-House-influenced tracks about a year ago and he has already skyrocketed to everyone’s most-played lists. In today’s over-saturated DJ/Bedroom Producer market, it is incrementally difficult to gain recognition and garner a
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What are the most alternative drugs?

So many drugs to chose from but not sure which one(s) compliment your alternative lifestyle…   Neon Indian – Should Have Taken Acid With You As you probably know, having an alternative lifestyle makes your choices a bit more tricky. Your indie-ntity needs constant pruning/reinforcement in order to stay relevant. From curating your indie playlist to cherry
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For your indie playlist: Ibi Ego

Ibi Ego is probably the best “new” band that’s not on your indie playlist. Yet. If you’re one of the many/few chill bros/broettes truly into an alternative lifestyle, then Ibi Ego is a must have to enhance your alternative brand. With so many irrelevant options floating around on the indiesphere it’s hard to cherry pick a worthy
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Your alternative lifestyle.

This is about alternative lifestyle. This is about you. This song is about pursuing (indie) dreams + putting up with the mainstream world. Here are the most relevant parts of the lyrics from zany Aussiebro band Theatre of Disco‘s Disco Donnie (picked the rmx instead of the OG, via the better rmx theory): My name it like “not!”
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WTF are indie bands?!

‘Indie bands, I listen to indie bands’ ‘…Indie bands?’ ‘Yeah, ya know, stuff that’s not on the top 40, REAL music’ ‘… Oh, you mean like The Kings of Lions kinda bands? CoOl! I luvv listening to indie bands too!’ ‘ -__- ‘ Hi. Many of you have already experienced this sort of scenario and the
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WTF are indie bands?!

‘Indie bands, I listen to indie bands’ ‘…Indie bands?’ ‘Yeah, ya know, stuff that’s not on the top 40, REAL music’ ‘… Oh, you mean like The Kings of Lions kinda bands? CoOl! I luvv listening to indie bands too!’ ‘ -__- ‘ Hi. Many of you have already experienced this sort of scenario and the
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