Indie Music is So 80s: Part 3

So a little over three years ago I wrote a post detailing how I thought “indie” music was becoming very synth heavy and coming to resemble the musical aesthetic of the 1980s. In that post (written in October 2012) I joked that maybe Taylor Swift would start using a synth! I’m not claiming to be prophetic, but this is clearly a trend. Then a year after that I wrote “Part 2” where I included links to some synth heavy indie bands I was enjoying at that time. Well it’s been two years since so I thought I would do a Part 3! Below are bands/songs that I’ve discovered in the past two years that stay true to their 80s/hipster aesthetic:

Seasons” by Future Islands

Bulletproof Girl” by Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Diamond Mine” by Pillar Point

Scotty” by Pure Bathing Culture

Golden House” by The Bilinda Butchers

Falling in Love” by Crystal Bats

Memories of the Future” by Handsome Furs

Stumble Back on You” by The Limousines

I Want You Now and Always” by Ice Choir

I Wanna Take You Out” by Part Time

Close Your Eyes” by Bora York

Idea of Happiness” by Van She

Fifteen” by Goldroom, featuring Cheia

Dopamine” by DIIV

San Narciso” by Faded Paper Figures

To The Lighthouse” by Memoryhouse

Faces” by Electric Youth

Never a Woman” by White Sea

That Feeling” by DIANA

I Owe You This” by Chad Valley & Twin Shadow

If It’s True” by Tiny Fireflies

Dream About Me” by The Depreciation Guild

Kaputt” by Destroyer

 

 

Indie Music Is So 80s: Part 2

Read my first post and Part 3 on how indie music sounds like 80s music.

So 14 months ago I wrote about how I though the aesthetic of 80s music was “invading” modern indie music. Well I think the invasion is complete. Trust me, I’m not complaining, as my top tracks of 2013 is full of music that is clearly influenced by the sounds of the 80s.

Since my previous post was written in October of 2012, there’s a lot of music that’s been released since then, and I though I’d go through some of that music. If you like indie music with an 80s tinge, check out some of the bands below. Many of the bands appeared on my previous list, but these are new songs from 2013!

Whitby” by The Octopus Project

It’s a War” by Blackbird Blackbird

While I’m Alive” by STRFKR

So Strange” by Superhumanoids

Replicants” by MillionYoung

Closer Than This” by St. Lucia

Mosaic” by Fear of Men

In Vertigo” by Beach Fossils

A Dancing Shell” by Wild Nothing

Still Left With Me” by Craft Spells

No Stranger” by Small Black

Pretty Boy” by Young Galaxy

Oostende” by Keep Shelly in Athens

All I Wanna Do Is Live” by Flaamingos

The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES