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Who does this? And what would be its defining characteristics?
well, i just answered my own question.
I was joking
Kind of intricut guitar licks and pleanty of mellodie.
Short guitar straps
but is produced by a band signed to an independent label?
kind of do this
the dismemberment plan kind of did this
don't know if you'd really describe either of them as 'indie' sounding though.
It's "If I were to say 'technical indie' to you, would you think of a band of floppy haircuts and thick glasses butchering Don Cab riffs, or just Blur with Dave Rowntree doing blastbeats?".
Well, I guess that depends on what your standards of technicality are.
For my part I did a laughtersnot when you mentioned Bloc Party.