Originally the term 'Indie' was a shortened form of 'Independent', as in not tied to a major record label.
Of course, over the years, 'Indie' has become a genre of music so now refers to a style of music rather than the record labels that independent artists appear on.
Independent music (often shortened to indie music or indie) is music produced ...
A knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark,
It’s much simpler than this. The idea of not measuring up to her desires causes him pain, which is commonly referred to a feeling of twisting the knife.
Frightened by the bite though its no harsher than the bark,
Following from the previous line, he is admitting that he knows what he has ...
The name comes from 'Van' Mccann's, the lead singer, first musical memory. as a child, he and his parents spent a large amount of time travelling Australia. He came across a street busker in Sydney who played music using beer bottles. The busker went by the name of Catfish The Bottleman so he used this as the name of his band.
I've never heard of either of the 2 acts but I will take your word for the relative success of them, but I do have an explanation.
About 20 years ago, I saw Alexander O'Neal play as the opening act for British singer Lorraine Cato here in the UK. Now, I don't know if you know much about this type of music, but at that point, Alexander O'Neal had already had ...
I love Jonathan Coulton and this is an interesting question. However, I think this is just regular Coulton humour.
The family is obviously forced by the robots to stay and work on the asteroid, that's what the lyrics are all about:
Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime,
Where we're working in a mine for our robot overlords.
Did I say overlords? I ...
I can suggest :
Cloud Control, an indie rock band from the Blue Mountains (Australia).
Georgia Fair, a folk rock band from Sydney.
Boy & Bear, folk rock band from Sydney.
Check this playlist for more ideas.
On lo-fi style
The Hawk Moth Records label has published a compilation with various Australian folk artists. As they say in the description:
This is definitely based on 60s and 70s American pop rock. In particular, it sounds to me like the 60s & 70s era revival of the old music hall and vaudeville musical styles. The foundation is the music that was played in American and British popular venues during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but with an overlay of 70's lite jazz ...
Manchester venue the Victoria Warehouse claims that the term ‘Madchester’ was coined in 1989 by Factory Records video director Philip Shotton, and the end of the 80s saw the scene burgeoning in popularity. Shotgun is one half of the Factory Records video directors 'Bailey Brothers' (the other half being Keith Jobling).
In "The Stone Roses", by Simon Spence, ...
Both acts may have management, production or other business relationships in common. There may also be logistical travel benefits to working together. They may also be friends. I am loosely familiar with both acts that you mention, and a fan of Americana, and there is nothing strange to me about the pairing of these acts.
I have found no references of this, and as you said it appears on the Spotify version, not in the youtube version.
Its is probably unwanted studio talk.
Someone in the back: Yeah, let's go.
Another guy: So it's gonna have to be two passes.
Another dude: The pretty...
Or maybe it is intentional, like if someone recorded a mixtape and there were still ...