2011-06-25T17:44:17-04:00 2011-06-25T19:47:20-04:00

The Indie Sabbath - Week 7

I whip my hair back and forth. Not because I am a teenage girl (although I sometimes act like one) but because there is a party. No, it's not in my pants. This party is in my ears, and soon it will be in yours as well. I am pleased to present to you The Indie Sabbath -back in full force- more refreshing than an ice-cold soda in the middle of the desert. It's been 4 long weeks for me down in Joplin, MO. Yes, my work there took away from the Sabbath and my contributions to Earmilk in general- but if I could go back and do it all again I wouldn't change a thing. Music doesn't go away- if you keep your ears open it will find you. For me, music is the purest form of communication this world has to offer. I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. That being said, let us dive headfirst into the return of The Indie Sabbath and soak it up for all that it's worth.

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 will stimulate your senses in a new and tantalizing way every week. 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. Gomez has been a favorite of mine since their debut album In Our Gun dropped in 2002. The british quintet dropped their newest album Whatever's On Your Mind this week, and I just can't get enough. Check out the track "Song In My Heart" while reading.

      07 Song In My Heart
Download: Gomez - Song In My Heart

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 two 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 of the music industry, milking the cows they call their own. Things got messy, but I was able to jerk and tug my way to some deliciously satisfying results. This week I was able to come away with 29 jugs of that silky elixer, 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).. So without further ado, grab that cow by the utter, hold on tight and let's start sippin' on that milky goodness -Here's 24 jugs of it- white like Aladdin's Hammer Pants and fresher than a batch of cookies (Unless those cookies happen to be dipped in this creamy white elixer).



So much good music was released this week that I almost lost my mind. If you're just looking for a little taste, be sure to check out these tracks right 'herr: "Dystopia" by YACHT is, well- an in your face thrill ride. "Open Rhythms" by Body Of Water on the other hand is a masterfully done composition, starting off with a long musical intro before captivating you by beautiful vocals. "Atlas Hands" by Benjamin Francis Leftwich (Who is by far my favorite Singer/Songwriter in a very long time) is your typical Ben, soothing yet energizing, almost airbrushed into perfection by Ben's breathtaking vocals and perfect harmony. The kid is talented, and should be on more people's radar. Definitely watch out for him in the future, and keep an eye out for his debut album Box Of Stones that will be hitting the shelves June 4th. You can purchase his music on iTunes here: [itunes link="http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pictures/id419861969?uo=4" title="Benjamin Francis Leftwich"]

      09 Riding Coach
Download: 1,2,3 - Riding Coach

      01 A Truly Happy Ending (Diamond Rings Remix)
Download: Junior Boys - A Truly Happy Ending (Diamond Rings Remix)

      02 Destructive Paths to Live Happily
Download: Kindest Lines - Destructive Paths to Live Happily

      02 Dystopia
Download: YACHT - Dystopia

      02 Devil Is A Lady
Download: The Chain Gang Of 1974 - Devil Is A Lady

      Lady of Late
Download: Priory - Lady of Late

      04 Open Rhythms
Download: Bodies Of Water - Open Rhythms

Download: 1,2,3 - Work

      03 Simple Girl
Download: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - Simple Girl

      Atlas Hands
Download: Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Atlas Hands

      02 Perfect Day
Download: Cassettes Won't Listen - Perfect Day

      03 Holocene
Download: Bon Iver - Holocene

      02 The Human Condition
Download: Jhameel- The Human Condition

      Cold Hands
Download: Priory - Cold Hands

      01 Same Mistake
Download: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Same Mistake

      01 Options
Download: Gomez - Options

      04 Towers
Download: Bon Iver - Towers

      Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Download:Radiohead - Cinnamon Girl (live)

      05 Taste Of Heaven
Download: The Chain Gang Of 1974 - Taste Of Heaven

      07 Soldiers Daughter
Download: Jhameel - Soldier's Daughter

      03 Whatevers On Your Mind
Download:Gomez - Whatever's On Your Mind

      02 Sore Spores
Download: Bobby - Sore Spores

      01 Theres A Light
Download: Act As If - There's A Light


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. If you're lactose intolerant suck it up -Literally- (It's not really milk). Be sure to lap it up with "Hold On" by Holy Ghost! and "Getaway" by Mother Mother- two tracks that are sure to have you feeling yourself up (in an attempt to reassure yourself that this all isn't a dream, because these songs are that good- get your mind out of the gutter).



      Hold On
Download: Holy Ghost! - 1379 Hold On

Download: Alexander - Truth

      09 Getaway
Download: Mother Mother - Getaway

      08 Animal Backwards
Download: Minus the Bear - Animal Backwards

      01 Mexican Mavis
Download: Boy & Bear - Mexican Mavis


Lets get real. Any farmer will tell you that some cows make better milk than others. It's science- Some chickens make better eggs, some people make better babies- some cows make better milk. Why waste time sorting through the different manatees of the land when you could have someone else do that for you?



You're welcome. Here's a list of the cattle that proved to be concoctors of the finest Milk Drank these past two weeks, starting with

Bon Iver - Bon Iver

YACHT - Shangri-La

Gomez - Whatever's On Your Mind

1,2,3 - New Heaven

Cassettes Won't Listen - Evinspacey

The Chain Gang of 1974 - Wayward Fire

Viva Voce - The Future Will Destroy

YouLiam Finn - FOMO

Bobby - Bobby

Barn Owl - Shadowland 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.

Creep on me via Twitter @RonnieEarmilk

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@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 ronnie@earmilk.com. Include 'Ronnie' in either the title or the opening of the email so that it will be filtered to my indie music selection. I will review the content and get back to you as soon as I can.

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10 years ago

best Indie Sabbath so far, thanks for all the amazing tunes!

10 years ago


10 years ago

also read my blog, for mindless witterings, slightly tinged with indie. this type of indie. (the true type) click the name or http://elizabettyward.blogspot.com shabbaaa.

10 years ago

dude, soldiers daughter - tune. also new bon iver stuff is nothing less than sublime.

10 years ago

Jhameel- crackin

10 years ago

big jhameel fan. he's a very authentic, down to earth person with an incredible amount of talent whose performances are just as phenomenal live in comparison to the track, which is rare these days. would love to see more of his music on here.

10 years ago

Jhameel is great. Found out about his music recently and I can't stop listening to it!

10 years ago

<3 Jhameel
good stuff.

10 years ago

Jhameel is the SHIT! I really hope you will post more of his music, but regardless everyone should download his free album at http://www.jhameel.com, and check out his youtube videos too! There's nothing to lose, and SO much to gain! I <3 Jhameel and you will too!!

10 years ago

this is fucking awesome! I love the sabbath! I masturbate to it every day! YEAH!

10 years ago

damn strait!

10 years ago

bon iver is the way to go :) love these posts

10 years ago

Loving the new post. Quick correction though, Gomez dropped their debut "Bring It On" in 1998. It won the Mercury in the UK, but they didn't seem to catch on in the US until about 2002, as you mentioned.

9 years ago

a truly happy post