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Old 07-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Vote Goes To The Horrible, Surfer-esque, Californian homage, conjuring images of carefree summer slew of bands. Wavves and The Drums being a couple of the worst. Ive seen live videos of both of those bands and they kind of embarrassing.
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Old 07-02-2010, 07:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tbh, I dont mind The Drums. But I dont know any of the other bands you've listed.
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Old 07-02-2010, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I actually really like the surfer-esque, California garage influenced stuff. Best Coast is awesome, as is Real Estate, Girls, and Surfer Blood. I couldn't agree more about Wavves though they are pretty awful.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've never listened to Best Coast but I've been told to check em out.

I like Real Estate, Wavves and Surfer Blood. I find Girls super boring though. Their album only had 3 songs I actually liked. Maybe I went in with to high of expectations, but I was extremely disappointed.
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My Vote Goes To The Horrible, Surfer-esque, Californian homage, conjuring images of carefree summer slew of bands. Wavves and The Drums being a couple of the worst. Ive seen live videos of both of those bands and they kind of embarrassing.
That's probably my biggest gripe with the scene right now, too. They've honestly just found an image and plastered their name to it, so that they could temporarily avoid the realization that they have to actually write good music. Wavves is getting better, but that isn't saying much...
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For me, it's gotta be the noise rock genre that getting pushed down people's throats. I don't mind the "Cali surfer bro" type of image and really do agree with Charlemagne on Best Coast and Surfer Blood, but when the melodies are hidden behind all the fuzz and static like Wavves, No Age, and HEALTH, I really can't seem to get into it. I guess I'm just not punk enough.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:35 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I like Girls, Wavves, Surfer Blood and The Drums. So the California surfer esque thing I don't mine. I especially like Girls, their album was brilliant. Can't wait for a follow up. The most annoying Indie trend at the moment, especially round here is the fashion - twats that shop in Topman just be Indie and cool even though they look like complete cocks in their skinny jeans and cardigans.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:37 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Girls are so much better then Surfer Blood.
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Old 07-03-2010, 10:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Girls are so much better then Surfer Blood.
Well, yeah. I don't think anyone could argue that. Girls are a far better band than Surfer Blood.
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I like Surfer Blood, Wavves is okay.
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