Raise your right hand in the air, put your left hand over your heart and repeat after me: "I love Indie Rock." If Indie Rock (particularly new Indie Rock) is something that truly tickles your pickle, then your boy Ronnie has a present for you that is delivered on a weekly basis. Every Saturday I am going to come forth with a mix of deliciously stimulating songs from the Indie Music gift basket that are sure to leave you peachier than the state of Georgia.
Stream: "Box Of Stones" while reading.
Sometimes we need a break from the everyday grind- the worshipping of a job you hate, school you despise and systematic function our society has been dragged in to. Let this be that break. The Indie Sabbath is an hours worth of new and authentic Indie music, a gift from the friendly milk men here at the Earmilk factory that can help us get away from the repetitive cycle our lives have become. Now lets satisfy that fat little A.S.S. of yours (Audio Sensory System) with some earcandy that is so hot it'll melt your popsicle faster than those California Girls with the whip cream and undeniable charm.
I've spent the past week out in the pastures milking the cows of Indie Rock, jerking and tugging my way to some deliciously satisfying results. This week I was able to come away with 12 jugs of fresh milk, guaranteed to fill you up and leave you with a sensational feeling from ear to ear- just be sure to wipe off that milk mustache when you're done (don't wanna let anyone get the wrong impression). Be sure to take a big swig off of the new Yeasayer track "Swallowing the Decibels," Fleet Foxes "Helplessness Blues" and Architecture In Helsinki "Contact High."
When milk is close to expiring but not quite there yet, you can usually find it in one of two places: In the back of your fridge or the front of the shelf in the dairy section. Now you can find it in a third place- here, on The Indie Sabbath. This milk is still good to suck on, but on the verge of being too old and fed to the chickens. In this case that means out of my smart playlist and into my iTunes library to be lost among the masses. Luckily for you, I've taken the time to share a few cups from the latest gallon before it becomes disposed of. So take a sip, and enjoy some lactose from the back of the fridge that's only gotten better with time.
BACK OF THE FRIDGE:
Lets get real. Any farmer will tell you that some cows make better milk than others. Why waste time sorting through the different manatees of the land when you could have someone else do that for you?
THE LUX GALLONS:
You're welcome. Here's a list of the cattle that proved to be concoctors of the finest Milk Drank this week, starting with The Fantastic Mr.
Fleet Foxes - Headphones
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Tamer Animals - Other Lives
Architecture in Helsinki - Moment Bends
Cat's Eyes - Cat's Eyes
Franz Ferdinand - The Franz Ferdinand Covers EP
Upon this day, I declare that Indie music is leaps and bounds more pure than anything else, and the Term "Indie" means not that a band isn't mainstream, but that a band has been able to hold on to its roots, even through fame and fortune. While the wonderful thumps and womps of electronic music gets me grooving, It will always be the Alternative Indie Rock that guides me to the homeland. And for that- I both thank it and applaud it- for it has brought me great pleasure in the past and will so in the future. Follow me on Twitter @RonnieEarmilk
@INDIE ARTISTS: If you are an INDIE ARTIST and would like for me to promote your music, whether that means on the Sabbath, an artist feature or an interview, email me [email protected]. Include 'Ronnie' in either the title or the opening of the email so that it will be filtered to my indie music section. I will review the content and get back to you as soon as I can.