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What classifies a band as "indie"?

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 ...
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Music video with monster chasing firefly

My Morning Jacket - "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRQ6_yrjrs Had to go into my facebook archives for this after searching all night.
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Meaning of lyrics from "505" by Arctic Monkeys

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 ...
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What is the meaning behind the name Catfish and The Bottlemen?

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

Indie: noting or relating to independently produced music: indie rock Dictionary.com (of a pop group, record label, or film company) not belonging to or affiliated with a major record or film ...
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How could Iron and Wine open for Jason Isbell in concert

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 ...
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What is behind the "message redacted" in "Chiron Beta Prime" by Jonathan Coulton

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'...
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Australian or NZ bands like Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.?

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 ...
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Looking for a cinematic music video, Girl dances with a man with arrows in his back

I found it a while back. I also had posted this same question on the Scott's Bass Lessons member forum where I'd first seen the video posted and got a response there. The video is "Khruangbin - ...
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What genre would Fiction by Sumika (a japanese band) be categorized as?

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 ...
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Origins of 'Madchester'

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 ...
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How could Iron and Wine open for Jason Isbell in concert

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 ...
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What's the meaning of the snippet of dialogue at the beginning of "All the Pretty Girls?"

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. ...
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What happen to Roxie LS?

Bit of deeper googling reveals her real name is Samantha Del Greco - sometimes Zola Del Greco, Sophia Del. Hope that helps.
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