Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Indie Rock Nerds Like Meself
Way off topic, but I seem to remember you like Mason Proper, Brian. Any chance you'll be at the show at the Pig next Friday after the BG win?
I saw Brian mention that he was seeing the Indie Rock band "Mason Proper" when he ran into the fantastic pumpkin doodler....and a couple of years ago he wrote a great post using Sufjan Stevens song "Seven Swans" which I was totally pumped about.
Anyhoo..any other Indie Rock fans out there? Yeah, we're kinda dorky, but whatever you likes you likes. I'm not up for Rap and Metal or Country....I like "sad bastard music" as a friend of mine used to say (note: no longer a friend, but one thing that annoyed me was he loved Kid Rock..which, sure he's funny and cool and all but Jesus his music pisses me off...it's stupid..sorry)...anyway......the real point....any good bands I should check out?
Here's some recent stuff I've been a diggin:
- The Softlights
- Anything by Jenny Lewis..but her solo stuff is kinda country so that's weird...maybe it's because I have the hots for her
- Arrah and the Ferns
- Beirut...weird stuff..makes me think of like 1920's Poland or something
- Los Campesinos!
- Mates of State
- The New Pornographers (sure, not so much "new" but their album "Challengers" is the shit)
- Rogue Wave