ocean comes alive… it’s alright, i’m here

Posted in Uncategorized by myles on February 19, 2009

when all hope seemed lost and the sounds of cheesy 80’s synths and stuff became all too familiar, Throw Me The Statue released “Ship”. as if the saviour of a music genre to a culture of unlabeled human beings, hearing this track made me ask myself outloud “who said that indie music is dead“? don’t get me wrong- i like electro just as much as the typical hipster living in Union Square NY. but from time to time i feel it necessary to revisit the roots of my “indie” transformation and  listen to stuff like: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, The Mountain Goats, Band of Horses, The National, Rogue Wave, Bishop Allen… the list goes on. Throw Me The Statue, ironically one of the first indie bands i was introduced to, just recently released a track called “Ship“. keep in mind that the song isn’t nearly the greatest thing i’ve ever heard, but to continue being overdramatic, the fact that bands still confidently put out music that doesn’t involve a dj set or strange 18-bit technological sounds that remind you of your favorite video game system from the early 90’s having a heart-attack, leaves me with a re-energized sense of hope that indie music is not dead and probably won’t ever be dead so long as we choose it not to be. lemme dish it to you this way really quick, people need to get electric music out of their systems at one point or another due to it’s retro and exciting vibes before continuing to enjoy music like Throw Me The Statue‘s “Ship” and all of its dignified ‘buzzy, lo-fi indie pop sound’.         which happens to be just the way we like it. 



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  1. ^.^ said, on February 21, 2009 at 5:42 am

    niceeee. way to bring the music back!

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