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Indie Pop started out little more more more Punk Rock than we used to today. It was originally created as a specific type of genre that allowed bands to create their own albums, rather than signing onto studio deal. And popularizing indie pop made it so that self - publish bands had genre that allowed them to shine. Beginning in the late 70s, indie music did not originally have multiple different genres. However, indie pop appears as a way to create mainstream - style music but produce It Alone. It was used to steer away from indie rock or gritty, untraditional music, but also not use the glamor or attitude of regular pop music. Other subtypes of indie Pop arose as well, think chamber Pop, or twee Pop, but indie Pop stay as way to steer clear of record deals and produce your own music. Indie Pop isnt just defined by its stray from traditional publishing methods. It also has a unique sound, which is often reminiscent of modernized folk music, uses obscure beats and instruments, and has an uncut feel. The indie pop genre has become arguably even more popular today with the use of indie pop songs on modern radio stations, even stations that claim to play only mainstream pop songs. Think Songs by Lumineers, Florence + Machine, or Death Cab for Cutie. Plenty of popular music today is actually indie music created by independent bands and artists. With the historical portion of indie Pop over, here is the essential reason behind why indie Pop is so popular. Today, it is pretty difficult to get a record deal, especially for young artists. There is such a heavy flow of budding artist traffic that it is tough to actually establish yourself in the music world. However, there are also a bunch of social media platforms that allow you to promote yourself for free. Think Instagram accounts, Twitter, Facebook, Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube and that all without paying dime. Advertising on social media is typically fairly cheap and pays off pretty well. Plus, music apps now streamline new music to make it easy for independent artists to be discover. If your song is good, they want it: No record deal needed. You can submit your song to Spotify in under five minutes, and, if you like it, itll make it on tons of playlists that are distributed to hundreds of thousands of people every week. Why wouldnt you take that route? So, now that weve established that artists actually enjoy the freedom of being able to promote themselves and publish music they want to make, it is no wonder going to indie Pop is such an easy choice. It allows artists to submit their music under genre that is more forgiving of all of their mistakes: more uncut song sounds, more fitting it is. Unedited singing, homemade beats, and one - person guitar or piano solos are common in the indie world, so it is no problem that independent artists might not have access to those.

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7. The Stroppies - Whoosh!

Take the music world as a whole, and 2019 seems marked by continual movement towards genre agnosticism or at least purposeful genre blurriness. When it comes to daily music - listening, in 2019 I find fewer reasons to focus on any one particular genre, considering how many interesting and strange developments there have been in music of all stripes, including music whose'stripes are hard to pin down. As the dominance of guitar rock has faded among indie - leaning audiences, it has also been spreading into the mainstream of sounds that would have been easily described as indie - pop a decade ago. Indie - pop styles show up in TV commercials, Hollywood movie soundtracks, and in mainstream pop and country hits. Instead of diminishing the importance of indie pop as a separate category, those trends do the opposite. It's perfect time to shine light on distinctive, idiosyncratic pop acts oriented towards DIY self - expression. That instinctive, self - direct, amateur creative impulse is as vital as ever - not to mention as important to showcase, even while pop music at large is built from a host of other impulses, interdependent and even conflicting. 2019 - 14 year I 've attempt to summarize year in indie - pop - again bring wealth of music within this segment. Artists on this list lean in varied directions, gaining inspiration from forbearers across the last few decades - post - punk sounds, original UK indie - pop scene, Dream - pop, stylish pop hybrids, melancholic singer / songwriters, 1980s top 40 superstars, etc. None are content with replicating those inspirations wholesale; there's pervasive sense of gleeful messing - about along with reverence for the magic spark they felt when they heard their own favorite music for the first time. To quote from the first track of the first honorable mentioned album below, every one of these musicians is, in their own way, chasing that feeling. 15 honorable mentions: Business of Dreams Ripe for Anarchy Catenary Wires til Morning Elva's Winter Sun Hand Habits Placeholder ings Lullaby Rock Jay Som's Anak Ko Leaf Library's World Is Bell Lisa Prank's Perfect Love Song Living Hour's Softer face MelodieGroup's Being & Nothingness Monnone Alone's Summer of Mosquito Possible Humans Everybody Split Rocketship's Thanks to You Slum Summer's ABABO Yohuna's Mirroring from across World, Melbourne, Australia seem like city fill with youthful bands breathing new life into old formulas of melodic guitar - pop. Each of last few years, number of great bands coming out of Australia, especially Melbourne, has steadily impress. Stroppies ' self - titled 2017 EP was a great rough - around - edge work of experimental pop, with air of Flying Nun Records to it. Whoosh! It is comparatively next - level - anthemic and multi - layer yet still driven by loose DIY impulse. The Voices of Gus Lord and Claudia Serfaty alternate, overlap and complement each other, as instruments do much the same. Theirs is a comfortable, familiar - in - agood - way sound that also feels fresh and exciting.

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Anjimile

Boston - based singer - songwriter Anjimile Chithambos ' life changed when they realized they could rebuild themselves. Born in the Dallas suburbs to conservative, Presbyterian immigrants from Malawi, 27 - year - old indie - folk artist, who records mononymously as Anjimile, spent the past decade whittling away at music as a hobby - turn - coping method. Experience of coming out to their parents as queer eventually inspires Maker, song that compares redefinition of gender to one of religion, paves the way for Giver Taker, their first album on Father / Daughter. Write during the throes of personal decline and record after reaching safety on the other side, Giver Taker recounts difficult climb to sobriety, loss of loved ones, and gradual understanding of their identity as nonbinary trans person. It is not struggle that defines the album, but rather joy and resilience that permeate it. Grant, from a local arts group, gave Anjimile budget to create Giver Taker the way they envision: by hiring longtime bandmate Justine Bowe of synthpop group Photocomfort and New York - based artist and producer Gabe Goodman. Together, Bowe and Goodman add layer depth to Anjimiles compositions: Sunlight peeks through piano chords on the title track, strings and bass clarinet shimmer throughout in Your Eyes, and vocal harmonies enliven Baby No More. Childhood favorites like Madonna and Zimbabwean musician Oliver Mtukudzi surface in Anjimiles pop refrains and African polyrhythms, while their teenage appreciation for Iron & Wine influences their approach to finger - picking guitar. Though the album was primarily written while in rehab and experiencing quiet identity crisis, Giver Taker proceeds with radiant happiness and pride that come with securing a sense of stability in life. Even when they quote Shakespeare in the heartfelt ballad Ndimakukonda, Anjimile emphasizes gratitude by reworking love songs to address friends instead of ex - partner. It is hard not to compare Anjimile to young Sufjan Stevens, both because of their warbling vocal deliveries and their ambiguously religious lyrics. While songs on Giver Taker center around life experiences with family, grief, and love, thread of faith weaves through each: calls for help in not Another Word, stubborn refusal of death in Your Tree, reckoning with hereditary traits in 1978. Like Sufjan, Anjimile subverts platitudes of Christian music by softly treading along metaphoric ridge where spirituality adjoins hope. Ll walk line to Meet You There, they promise at album end, singing just above whisper. Tuck throughout are soft piano, stirring banjo, and frail falsettosthe result of Anjimiles first year taking testosteronethat recall holistic intimacy of albums like Michigan and Seven Swans. Though theyve released several records over the past six years, Anjimile has declared Giver Taker to be their debut full - length. Its choice reflects their significant growth in style and sound: Whereas their earlier material veered towards melodic art - rock, music on Giver Taker sounds radically gentle and confident, as if made by someone who experienced rebirth. Even strip - back reworkings of songs from 2018s Colors and 2019s Maker Mixtape feel revitalize.

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Anna St. Louis

Untangled, finally put it all out on the table. These opening lyrics are the ethos of Anna. Louis ' new album If Only There Was River. Debut full - length LP, released by Woodist, finds the artist disencumbering emotions while revealing her psyche and penetrating musical acumen. Enlisting the production expertise of Kevin Morby and King Tuff's Kyle Thomas, album was recorded in the verdant Los Angeles neighborhood of Mt. Washington. As such,. Louis endows her album with folk appreciation for nature while promoting her vocal and musical understanding of genre. Intentionally adopting limited instrumentation,. Louis ' voice is the album's centerpiece. Her sound is husky yet sweet, often rendering Neko Case's or Hope Sandoval's, frontwoman for Mazzy Star, vocal tranquility. There is also evidence of country and pop music's influence as. Louis singing echoes Loretta Lynn and Joni Mitchell. Hello and Understand, in particular, feature vocal upticks creating a twangy soundscape without. Louis faking a southern accent. That is likely result of her upbringing in Kansas. State is part of a region known to linguists as Midland American and characterized by a neutral accent. However, there is a distinct nasality to her pronunciation heard in meaning Love and paradise. It's too easy and fault - ridden to dismiss. Louis as reiteration of these artists. As If Only There Was River evolves, it becomes apparent she sees these artists as foundational. From there she wielded her unique sound to propel album. Bells further exhibits. Louis vocalization talent. In this track, her non - lexical vocals are more impactful in creating a chilling atmosphere than the lyrics themselves. Interestingly, track delineates frustration and resentment resulting from a relationship's communication breakdown. As. Louis laments, Understand You, I don't Understand / Understand it, I don't Understand. True miscommunication is expressed by non - lexical vegetables which convey and problematize incoherence. Louis ' ability to vocalize sets her apart from other folk singers. If Only There Was River heavily employs droning as vocal technique. Consistent sound secures the album's meditative qualities and sustains harmony as heard in the title track. Moreover, soothing and peaceful energy charter by. Louis droning is evident in water. Short violin bursts cause aural schism thereby evoking ripples over her vocals. Likewise, her voice is chant - like in freedom but then disrupted by infrequent melismas. Her combination of punctuated and elongated singing forges willful rhythm while establishing a mollifying cadence. However, consistent droning and placid instrumentation lose its effect on the album's second half. Unvarying sound drags and becomes predictable, ultimately revealing the album's only weakness. Louis relies on nature and the environment to further reinforce the album's meditative intention. The somnolent yet contemplative title track illustrates the peaceful flow of the waterway. Her vocal note elongation and twisting ooohs are only broken up by male background voice droning If Only, If Only. Together, they carefully reconstruct the river's babbling cascade.

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Arnetta Johnson

Philly Music Fest 2020, as it was first conceived last fall, fell apart in July 2020 when independent venues across town realized they would be able to open their doors to crowds in just a few short weeks. With COVID - 19 restrictions, there was simply no way the festival could proceed like in years past. Pmf founder and curator Greg Seltzer was at a standstill. But like he told me over the phone a few days ago, you have to have some creativity on the production side of music. The same week, Greg canceled Philly Music Fest 2020 as he Know It, He received an offer from Ardmore Music Hall to live stream the Festival. Refusing the call to action, Greg replied that he didnt want to see another zoom show with Macbook audio capture film in the band's living rooms. Live stream fatigue was fully setting in. Fortunately, that not what Ardmore had in mind. Philly Music Fest 2020 will be broadcast yes, but with production and setting you remember from last year. Its been months since even the most devoted fans have seen a live stage performance, and with production by Ardmores Nik Greely, Chris Perella, and Julian Booker to name a few, well have that experience again. It seems innovative to me, Say Greg. The lineup this year, even with fewer bands, still runs the gamut of musical styles Philly has to offer. Pmf lineups have always been unique in that they range from the Americana genre to bluegrass to funk to indie rock to experimental jazz. I need to showcase all of those disciplines because they are really all vibrant in Philadelphia, Say Greg. Thursday lineup this year is headlined by indie pop superstar Japanese Breakfast and opened with improvisational trumpet player Arnetta Johnson. And Friday's lineup welcomes back to town Langhorne Slim and Mt. Joy, who would ve been on tour with Lumineers. From leave to right: Districts, Zeek Burse, Langhorne Slim, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Mt. Joy, Arnetta Johnson, Japanese Breakfast, and Arthur Thomas and Funkitorium. Besides shining talent, PMF has always been bolstered by support from the community, and this year is no different. Watch parties are cropping up all over the City for Philadelphians to watch PMF in small groups. Victory Brewing, Love City, and Roy Pitz are all screening Fest on large screen projectors. And in King of Prussia, Barney Cortez is opening with a live set before the Workhorse Brewings screening. However you watch, whether its outside at event or from home, please donate as if you were paying for a ticket. Funds raised by Philly Music Fest are invested in the next generation of musicians via music education nonprofits in the hope that students today may play our cities stages in the future. Support for PMF means support for our citys music scene in its full lifecycle, from students to emerging artists to household names.

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CAAMP

Minimalist in design but heartfelt in delivery, CAAMP are an acoustic guitar and banjo indie folk group from Columbus, Ohio. Childhood friends Evan Westfall and Taylor Meier grew up together in the Columbus suburb of Upper Arlington, but they didn't begin playing and writing music together until 2012. After adopting the name CAAMP in 2015, duo delivered their self - produce, self - title debut LP a year later, quickly finding viral success on streaming platforms. Thanks to some key tours and the release of subsequent singles like Hey Joe, Common Man, and 26, CAAMP earn devoted following who stream their tracks into millions. Westfall and Meier return in early 2018 with Boys EP, augmenting a few of new songs with electric guitar and more robust sound. Boys EP followed a few months later. The group became a trio when they added bass player Matt Vinson before recording their next album, by & By, which was released in July 2019 by indie label Mom + Pop Music.

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