send a shout to my friend Jason Garza for helping me get into the ’90-00’s Indie aesthetic.  There’s a number of great bands playing superb music on the independent scene.  I especially like the lo-fi style–garage rockers playing anything from Louie Louie to Kinks to Beach Boys style music.  The first album I got into I acquired from the public library–and the interest gradually grew.  Garza turned me on to Blitzen Trapper, Wolf Parade, Dr. Dog–especially Dr. Dog.  Then I expanded my sights on bands like Bikeride, Beulah, Future Bible Heroes, Tally Hall, Arctic Monkeys, dEUS, The Magnetic Fields, Grifters, Saint Etienne, etc.  There’s too many to name, and I look forward to delving further into the genre.  Bad band names, good songs.

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