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.
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.
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?
THE LUX GALLONS:
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 INDIE SABBATH ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
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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