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Games - Strawberry Skies Vaporwave Youtube Playlist Circa 2012-13

I knew what I was doing was wrong, relying on user-generated playlists on youtube to keep track of important music, but I did it any way. And now, I need help. The playlists I used to frequent have ...
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Origins of 'Madchester'

I'm interested in the origins of the term 'Madchester' that was used to describe the Manchester music scene of the late 1980s /early 1990s. The 'Madchester Rave On' EP released by the Happy Mondays ...
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Song ID: “I find it funny / Someone like you / Is telling me / About power” ('80s–90s indie rock?)

I find it funny Someone like you Is telling me About power Power! This song used to play on my college radio station. The above quote is the only lyric I remember, and I think it ...
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Who made this song about a “baby head”, comparing it to a peach and a dinner roll?

In 2010, there was a video (no longer available) posted to YouTube that consisted of footage taken of an exhibit of Ron Mueck’s sculpture titled ‘A Girl’. It reached a fairly large amount of views — I ...
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Please help identify this indie-sounding song?

I found this song used as a background for a video/skit back in 2013. The video was called "We are humans" By Brothers Riedell. The only credit the ending song and not the song I'm looking for. I ...
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What genre or other singer matches the chorus of “Dream State…” by Lucy Dacus?

In the chorus of her song Dream State... Lucy Dacus sings in a deep, monotone drone over guitar, peaking with a chorus of her own voice layered over itself several times... I know there is at least ...
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How could Iron and Wine open for Jason Isbell in concert

I recently went to a concert in Canandaigua, NY, in which Iron and Wine opened for Jason Isbell. Iron and Wine seems to be a much more established artist. A quick glance at Wikipedia shows that ...
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What is behind the “message redacted” in “Chiron Beta Prime” by Jonathan Coulton

So there is this song, Chiron Beta Prime by Jonathan Coulton, where he tells the story of a family that is on a mining asteroid Chiron Beta Prime and working for the robots there. It is written as a ...
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Australian or NZ bands like Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.?

I am looking for Australian or New Zealand bands like Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.? This may not exist. I am also interested in any bands with a similar sound from other languages or ...
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What's the meaning of the snippet of dialogue at the beginning of “All the Pretty Girls?”

The song "All the Pretty Girls" by fun. starts with a short snippet of dialogue that sounds like [indecipherable talking] (So it's?) gonna have to be two passes. The pretty... [actual ...
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Meaning of lyrics from “505” by Arctic Monkeys

These lyrics are from the song "505" by Arctic Monkeys: 'Not shy of a spark, A knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark, Frightened by the bite though its no harsher ...
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What happen to Roxie LS?

So, yeah, what happened to Roxie LS? I like her style and voice. She was supposed to be big. She studied classical music, she is British if I remember correctly. She loved surf culture and she surfs ...
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Music video with monster chasing firefly

The video of this song shows a monster chasing a firefly at first. Eventually, the monster catches the firefly, he puts her in a cage. He realizes then that the firefly is sad, is losing her shine. ...
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What is the meaning behind the name Catfish and The Bottlemen?

I find this name fairly weird, where does it derive from?
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What classifies a band as “indie”?

Is "indie" a moniker that indicates their record company is of a certain size, or not part of a larger music conglomerate, or is it a style or subgenre? Googling this seems to come up with multiple ...