I didn’t post a Hipster Music Playlist last month because I ran into a wall. Not literally, but I just spent way too much time trying to pick 15 songs I enjoyed enough to share with you guys. There’s a trend going on in indie music that I do not enjoy. Many bands are using low-fi recording and mixing on their tracks. I understand if you’re broke and can’t afford quality equipment, but with DIY recording programs being dirt cheap these days, it comes off as disingenuous. I do not enjoy bands trying to fake a grainy sound. Here’s a tip, if your vocalist sounds like they are singing through a late-90’s PC microphone, you’re doing it wrong.
I always keep an ear out for new music. I love discovering new bands/songs, it’s a habit from my days as a music journalist. Even though this is mostly a sports blog, I still add quite a bit of music and pop culture content.
Since I skipped last month, I decided to super-size this month’s Hipster Music Playlist and include five extra songs.
COIN – “Run“
The Slow Readers Club – “Forever In Your Debt“
Band Practice – “Band Practice Theme Song“
Hi Ho Silver Oh – “What I Am Doing“
Brand New – “Mene“
Featherwest – “People In The Station“
RHODES – “Turning Back Around“
Rabbit! – “Almost Fairy Tale“
Joanna Gruesome – “Honestly Do Yr Worst“
Island Apollo – “Miracle“
San Cisco – “Bitter Winter“
The Wombats – “Sex and Question Marks“
Royal Tongues – “Rollin’ On“
WATERS – “Over It“
Circa Waves – “Stuck In My Teeth“
Tired Lion – “I Don’t Think You Like Me“
Weaves – “Shithole“
Spector – “Bad Boyfriend“
We Are Z – “Airbrush“
Born Joy Dead – “Hey Blood“
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.