2011-07-23T08:43:48-04:00 2011-07-23T21:54:05-04:00

The Indie Sabbath - Week 9

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 - more refreshing than an ice-cold soda in the middle of the desert. 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 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. Washed Out's Within And Without is hands down, one of the best chillout albums I've ever listened to. The thing is, The Milk Carton Kids came out with their debut album Prologue this week. I'd never heard of them before this week, but imagin a bittersweet Fleet Foxes. They're really good... Check out "Michigan" by The Milk Carton Kids while reading.

      The Milk Carton Kids - Michigan
Download: The Milk Carton Kids - Michigan

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 24 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).



This was an excellent week. I've been super stressed all week, and It's as if the Indie gods took notice and gave me a slew of relaxing music to chill out to. If you're looking for just the nitty gritty of this wonderful week, I'd be sure to check out "Eyes Be Closed" by Washed Out, "Psychic Driving" by Soft Metals and "Dark Into Light" by AM.

      01 Eyes Be Closed
Download: Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed

      Fink - Perfect Darkness
Download: Fink - Perfect Darkness

      East Harlem
Download: Beirut - East Harlem

      Psychic Driving
Download: Soft Metals - Psychic Driving

      Dark Into Light
Download: AM - Dark Into Light

      03 The Sheriff Of San Miguel
Download: The Piney Gir Country Roadshow - The Sheriff Of San Miguel

      06 The Rip Tide
Download: Beirut - The Rip Tide

      05 Post Physical
Download: Pictureplane - Post Physical

      02 New Bad Teeth
Download: Singer - New Bad Teeth

      07 Love Me More
Download: Roadside Graves - Love Me More

      O Leaozinho
Download: Beirut - O' Leaozinho

      01 Cant Keep Johnny Down
Download: They Might Be Giants - Can't Keep Johnny Down

      01 Only We Can Keep You From Harm
Download: Young Buffalo - Only We Can Keep You From Harm

      Eye Of A Needle
Download: Floating Action - Eye Of A Needle

      11 Alone In This Together (Radio Edit)
Download: Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs - Alone In This Together (Radio Edit)

      08 Put the Days Away
Download: Sun Airway - Put the Days Away

      01 Open Everything
Download: Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - Open Everything

      03 Breaking fun
Download: Sons & Daughters - Breaking Fun

      Love and Crashing
Download: Oax - Love and Crashing

      10 Chisel and Pick
Download: Through The Sparks - Chisel and Pick

      02 Business Casual
Download: Monarchs - Business Casual

      07 Things Fall Apart
Download: Zomby - Things Fall Apart

      The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Download: Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

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


The Milk Carton Kids - Prologue

When I hear something that sounds like Folk music, it immediately grabs my attention. When something is as good as Prologue it leaves a lasting impression on me. One of the best albums I've listened to in months, Prologue is a masterpiece. Not to mention it's The Milk Carton Kids debut album. Let's just say that I'm going to be keeping a close eye on them in the future.


Fink - Perfect Darkness


Another Earth - Fall On Your Sword


Washed Out - Within and Without


Zomby - Dedication


Soft Metals - Soft Metals


Pictureplane - Thee Physical


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.

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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

Gorgeous job with giving me beautiful music! Indie rock...gah what a beaut it is.

10 years ago

The Beirut's one is awesome!

10 years ago

AM & Shawn Lee-- dark into light song is amazing

9 years ago

The Milk Carton Kids sound amazing. But on their site I see another previous album, so not sure if this is their actual debut?

that guy
that guy
9 years ago

zomby is the best ever. I ruv it