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.