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Old 02-11-2011, 11:43 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I was into this scene about a year ago. I still really dig the likes of Eat Skull, Women, Psychedelic Horse**** and Dublin Duck Dispensary - although, unsurprisingly, my enthusiasm for bands such as Wavves, Best Coast and Dum Dum Girls has waned under the realisation that they essentially regurgitate the same **** constantly.
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Perhaps the lowest of the lo-fi, I am absolutely hooked on How To Dress Well - Love Remains. An amazing lo-fi, stripped down indie-R&B sound. Also love the dark lo-fi sound of Perfume Genius.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:54 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Weirdo Rippers by No Age is probably the lowest of the lo-fi albums I've ever heard.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:02 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Weirdo Rippers by No Age is probably the lowest of the lo-fi albums I've ever heard.
Yeh, but No Age is awesome. I saw them live, and oh man, my ears were bleeding. One of the most fun shows I've been to though.

Also, Wavves's King of the Beach is pretty good. I saw them with Best Coast. It was a pretty good show. For me, those two bands are just fun entertainment. Neither one (Best Coast in particular) feel like heavy hitters that will stick around on my playlists for too long. This is probably because of how shallow the lyrics they write are.

I must say though, the band that opened for them (No Joy) was pretty awesome. They lean more towards shoegaze than surfer noise-pop and I feel like they could actually grow into a pretty good band. We'll see.
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Some good ones I've heard recently would include

Beach Fossils, Caddywhompus, Crystal Stilts, Double Dagger, Ganglians, Golden Triangle, Male Bonding, Reading Rainbow, Sic Alps, Surf City, Ty Segall, Vivian Girls, and Yuck, more in the noisy sound, but also enjoy Ducktails in the more experimental stuff...

but the greatest lo-fi band of all time is of course Mountain Goats.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:05 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Weirdo Rippers by No Age is probably the lowest of the lo-fi albums I've ever heard.
The lowest is Times New Viking' debute. So trebly that it was pretty much unlistenable for me even though I have always been into lo-fi production...
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #57 (permalink)
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I've seen Surfer Blood twice, both times boring as. There is some good stuff out there though, especially the likes of Women, Ganglians, Dublin Duck Dispensary, Ducktails, Beach Fossils, White Fence, Crystal Stilts, Art Museums and Spectre Folk. Woodsist and Siltbreeze are the places to go for good Lo-Fi pop these days.
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Who else can't get enough of this indie, lo-fi surf-esque sound coming out of America from bands such as Best Coast, Wavves, Dum Dum Girls, Cults etc.

Personally I adore the sound, it's like the soundtrack to a summers day in California.

If you haven't heard it already, you should definitely check out one of the bands I suggested. (Preferably Best Coast)

Who agrees? Who Disagrees? And Why!?
I love this sound, as I've always had a place in my heart for Surf music but dislike the multiman harmonies of groups like The Beach Boys. A really cool instrumental surf group is Monsters From Mars. They actually have more in common with hardcore punk than American indie.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:13 PM   #59 (permalink)
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I've kind of lost my love for the lo-fi sound, I'm still a fan of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, How To Dress Well and No Age but last year I booked tickets to see Wavves in a few months and I'm not too interested in them anymore.
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I've kind of lost my love for the lo-fi sound, I'm still a fan of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, How To Dress Well and No Age but last year I booked tickets to see Wavves in a few months and I'm not too interested in them anymore.
With Wavves, situation is the same as with many bands: in the beginning they don't know how to play, thus their music sounds like nothing else, but then they shake down with their instruments and produce more generic stuff, inspired by their favorite bands that everybody knows. Wavves' latest is still quite a decent album, but as a performer he barely does much, perhaps due to considering himself a rock star or something.
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