Indie words

My visit home a few weekends ago took a slightly weird turn when, out of nowhere, my mom mentioned my recent Facebook profile picture, commenting, “Sahil, you’re looking so metro.” I paused. I pondered. I was confused. In modern vernacular, “metro” refers to “metrosexual,” of course. A metrosexual male cares
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Singing the Angel’s song with indie Olsen

There are few words to properly describe the power of Chicago-based artist Angel Olsen’s music. Olsen’s ability to manipulate her voice — which at one moment seems almost effortless and at the next unbelievably powerful — is reminiscent of a 1920s radio personality. Her lyrics are painfully honest, and her
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Devendra Banhart: Mala

Devendra Banhart, the Venezuelan-American singer who has often been labeled as freak-folk, is back after a four-year hiatus, though I’m not sure if I want him to be.
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Cloud Cult: Love

“Environmentally friendly” might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an alternative rock band. However, that is the main driving force behind Cloud Cult, an extraordinary eight-member experimental “chamber rock” group.
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Bombay Bicycle Club: A Different Kind of Fix

At last, an indie band has got it right. Considering all the monotonous droning one must sift through in the current indie scene (which has degenerated into banality), it’s good to know that there’s a group capable of capturing real emotions within a characteristically indie sound. With their third studio
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