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    Lesser-Known Indie Music

    My music tastes are a bit weird. I like the odd popular song here and there, but a lot of the time mainstream music just doesn't resonate with me. I know that sounds awfully hipsterish of me, but on the contrary I wish I enjoyed more common music so I wouldn't end up having awkward conversations about music tastes.

    I'm taking more of an interest in indie music lately. There are so many hidden gems out there, and it seems I can find music that's more to my liking on sites like Bandcamp. There's a group called Girls Tape Store from Japan. Their music is great, but what I don't get is that I was the only person to buy their albums on Bandcamp until today.



    I've really gotta hand it to them for keeping going despite little profit—a labour of love indeed. Do you also know of any unpopular artists you'd like to share? Do share. Also, a shoutout to ThyHarvesting, because, well...



    Woot, an album inspired by Outlaw Star! That's automatically awesome, but it's a great album without the bias too! Admittedly I've never been a trance fan, but I do enjoy listening to this one.
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    No need to feel hipsterish. When it comes to finding good music, you do have to dig a bit deeper to find it. People who say that this generation's music suck is only paying attention to the mainstream shit. In the words of filthy frank, "If you want good music, go look for good music. You'll find it!" That first track is quite unique. I don't think I've heard anything quite like that before. I'm not even sure what genre to categorize that into. The galactic leyline track is just awesome. Not only a great tribute but it also sounds like it'd fit right in a video game! Anywho, I got a few that I thought is worth mentioning.

    This first track is from Gunship. A nice, atmospheric synthwave track.



    But wait, there's more 80s goodness! I also dig Satellite Young, a japanese group that specializes in old-school 80s pop music, the kind of stuff you'd hear in animes back in that era. I posted a song or two of their's before but this is another good one.



    Alright, let's change gears a bit...how about The Samans get your adrenaline going with some industrial metal goodness!


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    Because this probably doesn't warrant a thread, I figured I'd add a side note (this is also to any other member who stumbles upon this thread): I created a code for Bandcamp music (for security as just allowing HTML is a no-no) and altered your post accordingly. To post Bandcamp music I've actually ended up having to create two codes. The first one is for an album which is just "bandcamp", and the second is "bandcamptrack" which is of course for a single track. If you want to share the whole album from the start, just choose to embed the album and get the album ID from the embed code. You'll do the same thing for a track, but instead click an individual track on Bandcamp and get the track ID from the embed code. You can also find buttons for this forum's Bandcamp codes when replying in advanced mode.

    A bit long-winded but this is all pretty easy to do. For example, here's the code for a hilarious parody by Chris Ray Gun:

    [bandcamptrack]1712496436[/bandcamptrack]



    You see, that's the second kind. Later in the post I'll use the first kind.

    Now with all of that out of the way, I totally agree with what Filthy Frank said there. (Got a link to the video he says that in?) Girls Tape Store would probably be one of the many electronic genres with a bit of J-Pop, but that hardly helps, does it? It's this ambiguity that makes searching for new music quite a challenge as if you're as picky as I am you'll find ten artists you don't like that much for every one you do.

    Yeah, I can imagine Galactic-Leyline being in a shmup or something.

    I'm certainly getting an '80s vibe here. That Satellite Young track stands out and sounds like it belongs to one of the Maison Ikkoku openings. (An '80s anime which I've no doubt mentioned to you before since it's a favourite!) I think I'll support these guys! Thanks for sharing. Also, I enjoy instrumental metal like in the short track you shared. It's screaming vocals that tend to put me off most metal.

    Another genre I enjoy is chiptune. Though I may have mentioned this album before in another thread, Computer Savvy definitely deserves another mention as it's an interesting blend of chiptune and other genres. The entire album is just bliss.



    Also, the code/tag for this Bandcamp album: [bandcamp]3329641693[/bandcamp]
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    Oh, I realised you always have to use the bandcamptrack code if you're embedding a particular track from a Bandcamp album (perhaps this also applies to all singles) rather than starting at the beginning. (Though, saying that, using the standard tag and starting from the beginning has the added benefit of an album playlist.) My mistake! So, I might have broken a couple of your embeds, Starwind. Should be a quick fix.

    Edit: Updated previous post with this information. Hopefully the codes/tags are all fine now and I hope to see more Bandcamp shares here.
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    The video you're thinking of is his "born in the wrong generation" vid.



    He does have a point on how some people get high and mighty for listening to older music. Of course, I tend to gravitate towards that myself, so what do I know?

    That chiptune track is really cool. It's the first chiptune band I've listened to. I've heard the term thrown around but it's not something I've heard until now. I can see it's a appeal with it's combination of retro sounding game music and vocals.

    I can understand you not being fond of screaming vocals in a metal band. Many bands who do that (Or do the demonic "cookie monster" style vocals) tend to turn me off as well. However, there are some bands that are pretty damn good despite using those types of vocals. One such band that I like is Bolt Thrower mainly because a lot of their songs have some great guitar work.



    Another metal band I like is Powerwolf. What I like about them is that they go for this very theatrical, operatic tone with their music that's very addictive to listen to. They're not for everyone since it can come off as cheesy to some folks, but I get a kick out of them.


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    Wow some of these songs are great. I am going to have to see what else I can find by these artists and similar ones.

    I actually feel like there is more expression and art in music when you avoid mainstream stuff. I will share anything I find that hasn't been shared here yet.

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