Nothing goes better with a crispy fall day than some Indie tunes. Ok, maybe football. Or turkey. Or pumpkin pie. Or maybe a good low-budget holiday flick on ABC Family. Anyway, you get my point. Indie rock goes well with Thanksgiving, I think. It is a natural precursor to the Burl Ives and Dean Martin Christmas tunes that we are all eager to whip out.
I have decided to give you my top five favorite Indie albums for the fall. (Not sure if all of them are Indie in that they are label-less; I am using "Indie" simply to describe the genre. AKA No "just so you know" posts from know-it-all emo bloggers, please.) Without further adieu, here they are in no particular order:
1. "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn" by Bright Eyes: Brilliantly eclectic and mellow. Favorite songs Arc of Time, Easy/Lucky/Free and Gold Mine Gutted.
2. "The Rhumb Line" by Ra Ra Riot: This is guaranteed to put you in a good mood. Favorite songs are Each Year, Winter 05, Dying is Fine and Can You Tell.
3. "Vampire Weekend" by Vampire Weekend: Language is sometimes a little rough for the easily offended, but music may be some of the best of 2008. Very Paul Simon. Favorite songs are A-Punk and The Kids Don't Stand a Chance.
4. "Re-arrange Us" by Mates of State: This boy-girl duo is unreal. Favorites songs are Now, Re-Arrange Us and My Only Offer.
5. "Oracular Spectacular" by MGMT: Great band with a great 70/80s flair. Favorite songs are Time to Pretend, Electric Feel and Kids.
If you have heard of any of these bands, let me know your thoughts. Do you love my list or hate it? If you think you have a better list, post it. I am always looking for new music. If you haven't heard of any of them, click on iTunes and start downloading.