Your Favorite Lo-Fi Bands and albums?

 
  • Your Favorite Lo-Fi Bands and albums?

    Finally, we've got 100 members!!!

    So it's time for us to share. If you've got them, let them be heard.

    Lo-Fi or Die

  • WHOA!

    The Lil' Hospital - I wanna Be Well
    Park - Alligator EP
    Basil the Mouse - Your Hands Feel Like Home
    Basil the Mouse - Self Released Demo
    Le Shok - Soda Pop Smash
    Le Shok - We Are Electrocution
    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Twinkle Echo
    All-Time Quarterback - Self Titled
    Hormones In Abundance - Old People Are People Too
    Mika Miko - Self Titled 7"

    There's a ton more. That's all I can think of right now.

    \m/etal is br00tal
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 22 Sep 2005, 15:41

    Little Wings

    Little Wings - Magic Wand

    I'm surprised Little Wings isn't a little more well-known.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Little+Wings

    They're actually on K records, but they're not in the Artist Connections list.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 22 Sep 2005, 22:56

    Lifted

    Lifted by the infamous Bright Eyes was a life changer.

    How, I wonder, could we include Sufjan Stevens, and exclude the brilliant Bright Eyes!?

  • Re: Lifted

    Quoth liberator:
    Lifted by the infamous Bright Eyes was a life changer.

    How, I wonder, could we include Sufjan Stevens, and exclude the brilliant Bright Eyes!?



    Done!!
    well...i've never added Bright Eyes before, because i thought they're more like indie-pop to me than a lo-fi band. They are good band, but their sound and the whole productions are so well-made. I'd rather group them with bands like, The Decemberists, Of Montreal which all of them are also great...Ummm I'm still not sure, what do you guys think?

    Lo-Fi or Die

    Edited by buddude420 on 23 Sep 2005, 10:23
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 23 Sep 2005, 19:58

    Re: Re: Lifted

    Quoth buddude420:

    Done!!
    well...i've never added Bright Eyes before, because i thought they're more like indie-pop to me than a lo-fi band. They are good band, but their sound and the whole productions are so well-made. I'd rather group them with bands like, The Decemberists, Of Montreal which all of them are also great...Ummm I'm still not sure, what do you guys think?


    I see your point... Though I also think some of the best Bright Eyes is the early Lo-Fi stuff. That is where the real Bright Eyes is to me. I really love Letting of the Happiness, and really despise Digital Ash.

    Either way, I loooove this group!

    Edited by a deleted user on 23 Sep 2005, 19:59
    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 27 Sep 2005, 13:17
    Slanted and Enchanted!!

    also one of the best albums ever! all the songs are great, and giving an unique feeling with extraordinary vocal of stephen malkmus and with noisy pave sound.

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 28 Sep 2005, 17:32
    I also wanted to throw in Damon Albarn's "Mali Music"

    Listen to it twice and you will love it forever.

    Anyone else know of any side projects like this that are worth giving a listen to?



    (edited due to post-pub posting)

    Edited by a deleted user on 29 Sep 2005, 18:43
  • Re:

    Quoth liberator:
    I also wanted to throw in Damon Albarn's "Mali Music"

    Listen to it twice and you will love it forever.

    Anyone else know of any side projects like this that are worth giving a listen to?



    (edited due to post-pub posting)


    My favorite solo projects

    01. Dump - Plea for Tenderness
    (Yo La tengo's bassist)

    02. Pajo - Pajo (David Pajo from Slint)

    03. David Pollard - Not in my Airforce
    (D. Pollard from Guided by Voices)

    04. Julie Doiron - Loneliest in the Morning
    (Eric's Trip's bassist)

    05. The Amps - Pacer (Kim Deal from Breeders)

    Lo-Fi or Die

    Edited by buddude420 on 7 Oct 2005, 19:16
  • re:

    "Lo-fi" stuff that hasn't been mentioned thus far:

    Monroe Mustang- Plain Sweeping Themes for the Unprepared (okay...maybe more snore-core than lo-fi, but they did record it in their living room, so it squeaks in on a technicality).

    Anything by Unbunny is top-notch. Plus, he used to live in the same town I do, before moving out west somewhere.

  • Uh, not my favorites or anything (That would WESTING BY MUSKET OR SEXTANT), but here's a few decent lo-fi bands that have epitonic prescences, and hence legal downloadable mp3s:

    Sleepyhead
    Bingo Trappers
    The Furtips

  • Oh, man! Another very important thing I forgot! R. Stevie Moore! Quinessential lo-fi artist! He's self-released over 300 tapes since the 1970s!

    Here's his song What Can't I Write a Hit, and here's a bunch more free mp3s of him. These are really lo-fi mp3s, though!

    • [Deleted user] said...
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    • 13 Oct 2005, 15:04

    Re: Re:

    Quoth buddude420:
    Quoth liberator:
    I also wanted to throw in Damon Albarn's "Mali Music"

    Listen to it twice and you will love it forever.

    Anyone else know of any side projects like this that are worth giving a listen to?



    (edited due to post-pub posting)


    My favorite solo projects

    01. Dump - Plea for Tenderness
    (Yo La tengo's bassist)

    02. Pajo - Pajo (David Pajo from Slint)

    03. David Pollard - Not in my Airforce
    (D. Pollard from Guided by Voices)

    04. Julie Doiron - Loneliest in the Morning
    (Eric's Trip's bassist)

    05. The Amps - Pacer (Kim Deal from Breeders)


    The Amps! Sweetness! Thanks for these!

  • um

    How is NMH not included? I mean Neutral Milk Hotel's other middle name is lo-fi. Like "Neutral Milk Lo-Fi Hotel," ya just like that. A little know fact that not very many people know about, which is to say that a small amout of people do know about it...

    ps by included i mean in what the group is about thing on the main page and yes i could be more vague.

    okay i just looked i meant the description part.

    Doubt can be introduced into any system of thought, even this one.
    Edited by theonlyperson on 22 Oct 2005, 18:58
  • I think Bright Eyes should qualify as lo-fi.
    My favourite lo-fi album is In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, no contest. One of the best albums of all time.

    • mrwuggs said...
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    • 30 Dec 2005, 01:47
    Agreed, thelonelyperson. Neutral Milk Hotel isn't "Lo-Fi." "Lo-Fi" is Neutral Milk Hotel. Most NMH fans will probably already know The Mountain Goats, but John Darnielle had to be mentioned.

    That said, let's give props to The Shaggs and Kleenex/Lilliput; these are two bands that no lo-fi fan's life is complete without.


  • Edited by a_spider on 2 Jan 2006, 06:28

  • Re: Re:

    Quoth buddude420:
    Quoth liberator:
    I also wanted to throw in Damon Albarn's "Mali Music"

    Listen to it twice and you will love it forever.

    Anyone else know of any side projects like this that are worth giving a listen to?



    (edited due to post-pub posting)


    My favorite solo projects

    01. Dump - Plea for Tenderness
    (Yo La tengo's bassist)

    02. Pajo - Pajo (David Pajo from Slint)

    03. David Pollard - Not in my Airforce
    (D. Pollard from Guided by Voices)

    04. Julie Doiron - Loneliest in the Morning
    (Eric's Trip's bassist)

    05. The Amps - Pacer (Kim Deal from Breeders)



    YES. Pajo is so fucking good!

    \m/etal is br00tal
  • here's 10 of my favorites of the top of my head :)

    Charlie Mcalister "Mississippi Luau" LP
    Franklin Bruno "The Irony Engine" 7"
    Eric's Trip "Warm Girl" Cassette
    Saturday Looks Good To Me "All Your Summer Songs" LP
    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone "Twinkle Echo" LP
    Boyracer "It's Not True Grit, It's Real Dirt" 7"
    Bright Lights "Bright Lights" CD
    Dennis Driscoll "Hello Dennis Driscoll"
    The Diskettes "Weekends At Island View Beach" CD
    The Music Tapes "1st Imaginary Symphony For Nomad"

  • Mountain Goats and Ballboy is two of my favourites, and offcourse NMH

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    Quoth clickxclick:
    here's 10 of my favorites of the top of my head :)

    Charlie Mcalister "Mississippi Luau" LP
    Franklin Bruno "The Irony Engine" 7"
    Eric's Trip "Warm Girl" Cassette
    Saturday Looks Good To Me "All Your Summer Songs" LP
    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone "Twinkle Echo" LP
    Boyracer "It's Not True Grit, It's Real Dirt" 7"
    Bright Lights "Bright Lights" CD
    Dennis Driscoll "Hello Dennis Driscoll"
    The Diskettes "Weekends At Island View Beach" CD
    The Music Tapes "1st Imaginary Symphony For Nomad"


    hey, i saw you on Mt. Eerie webboard..nice to see you here too!!

    BTW your 'On My Way' song is great!! keep on makin good lo-fi music.

    Lo-Fi or Die

    • kurtrip said...
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    • 2 Feb 2006, 15:59
    Beat Happening = best lo-fi band

  • The new album of swede Nicolai Dunger; "Nicolai Dunger sjunger Edith Södergran" is very good. In swedish, rootsy/jazzy and superb.

  • Re: Re:

    Quoth buddude420:

    hey, i saw you on Mt. Eerie webboard..nice to see you here too!!

    BTW your 'On My Way' song is great!! keep on makin good lo-fi music.



    thanks! that means a lot :)

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