Well, you kids seemed to really enjoy the Geek Pride Special… so we’ve decided to give it to you again! You have two more chances to hear Cobra Commander infiltrate our airspace while Mo tries to get your requests in. Enjoy, fellow geeks!
Indie FM is up and running again! We’re steaming on all platforms again, so tune in and enjoy! Thanks so much for all of your patience while we dealt with our technical difficulties. We promise to play the best music ever for you!
Hey Geeks, we’re gonna do our annual special on Tuesday, May 27th. Better late than never! We’ve had some geeks restore our studio, and it took longer than we hoped, so the slight delay will make it even more worth your while. Tune in Tuesday at 10am pst and see what geekiness Mo has up her sleeve!
We’ve teamed up with our pals at Goldenvoice to offer one lucky Independent FM listener a pair of tickets to see LIARS at the Fonda on Tuesday, May 27. How do we top that? Thanks to DoLA, we’ve also got some awesome LIARS swag to add to the package!
Twice the awesome for half the work. Enter to win by emailing your name to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Big week for highly anticipated new music releases this week! We check out The Black Keys – Turn Blue, Guided By Voices – Cool Planet, Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain, and Swans – To Be Kind.
The Black Keys – Turn Blue (Nonesuch) – It’s great to hear these guys keep it fresh, by branching out with new sounds on this record, which has a more layered, psych-rock vibe throughout. From the thick, reverbed-out vocals, to melodic keyboard tracks, this is a different vibe for The Black Keys, but one that’s working for me.
Guided By Voices – Cool Planet (Rockathon) – Uncle Bob Pollard is the most prolific songwriter ever, releasing an average of 4 to 5 records per year, between his solo efforts, side projects, and the beloved Guided By Voices. This is my favorite of the recent releases with Tobin Sprout and Mitch Mitchell of the classic early 90’s GBV line-up, with more accessible material than some of the esoteric releases where you have to hunt for the diamonds in the rough. No hunting required on this one – great songs galore!
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain (Nonesuch) – Mr. Oberst is back with a solo record that doesn’t land too far away from his earlier releases with Bright Eyes, and that’s a good thing after his excursions into digital territory, and Americana with the Mystic River Band. If you like 2002’s Lifted… and 2004’s I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, you will dig the flavors of these songs as well.
Swans – To Be Kind (Young God) – This classic experimental rock band returns, although without female vocalist Jarboe, with a deep slice of dark, psychedelic, moody song work, reminiscent of the No-Wave movement they were a key part of back in the early 80’s in New York. Non-genre specific, this is abstract art rock at it’s finest.
OTHER NOTABLE RECENT RELEASES:
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Days of Abandon (Yebo Music LLC)
Little Dragon – Nabuma Rubberband (Loma Vista/Republic)
Brody Dalle – Diploid Love (Caroline)
DIO – Live In London – Hammersmith Apollo 1993 (Eagle Rock Entertainment)
– Mark Reback for THE INDEPENDENT FM
Have you guys seen this amazing new video from the Dum Dum Girls for their single “Rimbaud Eyes?” It was directed by dream pop wonder woman Tamaryn, and it was shot, edited, and animated by Mo’s brother! It’s way cool, so we’re excited to be “related” to it.
Check it out!