if you like REM, or are into indie rock

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. You have to check out Death Cab for Cutie.

    Their one of those critical darling bands that are so great you wonder why they're not mainstream.

    Enough blabbing, check them out.

    These songs are worth checking out: Company Calls Epilogue, Little Fury Bugs, The Employment Pages, Title Track, Face That Launched 1000 Sh!ts (don't be put off by the song title, its a play on words)

    p.s. Despite what you may think about their name, they're not some death metal band. Very influenced by the Beatles.
  2. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I believe I will do as you say.
  3. cool, let me know what you think.
  4. I've seen Death Cab a few times. I like the last record a lot better than the first. I think they have a new one coming out soon.
  5. There's a good chance you would like The Mighty Lemon Drops, a band from the early 90's....very similar - dreamy landscape, shimmering guitar, introspective.
  6. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    That's the first time I've heard the MLDs mentioned in years - better go hook up the record player so I can listen to them again soon... :oops:) A very fine band. Were you an Icicle Works fan as well, by any chance?


  7. Excellent reference, Steve!

    "Wonderful Colours", "Hollow Horse," yeah, all that good stuff. The only thing I could find here in the US heartland was their "Best of..".

    While so many bands at the time were using the synth like some kind of mutant organ, Icicle Works used it very tastefully, IMO, to add to the lushness of the sound. And they still retained that power pop sound with the jangly, chorused, guitar.

    "Intellect Rock" didn't fare so well at that time, unfortunately for them. The members must be doing something somewhere now.
  8. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Ian McNabb, the singer from the Icicle Works is now a solo artist, and has put out a few really good albums, one of which he did with Neil Young's band Crazy Horse as his band (not the best of his solo work). A friend of mine was playing bass with him recently - a great gig to have...

  9. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Hey I just listened to Death Cab for Cutie's song "President of What" pretty snazzy stuff that is.
  10. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Well, OK I will go check out this Death Cab group. What Beavis and Butthead referred to as "College Music." In that vein, I really like Pete Yorn's album Songs for the Morning After. Anybody else like this guy?
  11. I've just bought the Potency, best of Ian McNabb compilation-
    (and recently got a best of the Icicle works).
    I loved Great dreams of heaven and If love was like guitars when GLR used to play them.

    Roy Corkhill (from the last icicle works lineup) was on bass when he played Glastonbury.

    Chris Layhe's an underrated bassist- eg. Hollow horse, whisper to a scream and Love is a wonderful colour.
  12. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I still have nightmares about Michael Stipe dancing. ewwwwwww
  13. "New Year" is a great DCFC song.
  14. if you like deathcab for cutie, check out the postal service they have the same singer. but the postal service has a techno kind of vibe to it. deffinately worth checking out. if you like deathcab for cutie, i can hook you up with a bunch of other bands youll be interested in. hit me up on aim my sn is cobrasneverdie.
  15. discoboo


    Dec 25, 2002
    charleston, sc
    i saw them on carson daly a few weeks back and, sorry to say, i was not impressed.

  16. check out the song "new candles"
  17. oddentity


    Nov 20, 2000
    I'm not a big fan of Ben Gibbard's lyrics or singing style. The band is pretty good, though.

    And if you like the Postal Service, check out Dntel. It's the Jimmy Tamborello half of the Postal Service.