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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 ...
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Can new-age be considered an indie genre?

Can new-age be considered an indie genre? Like Enya—the genre of her music is considered new-age, but I do not see many differences in her music from indie music. . .
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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. He ...
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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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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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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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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 song ...
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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 genre would Fiction by Sumika (a japanese band) be categorized as?

The song, for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKHGAuNaGuA I hesitate to call the genre "J-rock" or "J-pop".
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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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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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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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Looking for a cinematic music video, Girl dances with a man with arrows in his back

The video is by a modern band, late 2010's. It's very cinematic following a young lady who exits her car in an industrial setting and proceeds through a building following a stand of yarn or ribbon. ...
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Trying to find a song I head about murder for insurance

Unfortunately, I can't remember the band show sang this song, but if I remember rightly the song was a story about a guy who murdered a girl's husband for insurance money. I think the story goes ...