Monday, March 17, 2008


If there's one thing I've learned in my post high school years, it's the indie-pop is a hard thing to pull off.  There's a fine line between a song that's "too poppy" and one that people just won't "get".  If you're songs are too poppy it's hard to build a loyal fan base.  If you aren't accessible enough then you'll have a hard time sticking out from the crowd.  Balancing the two is the key to surviving in the underground world without having labels like "sell-out" thrown at you and having your fan base split before your eyes.

Sadly, a lot of bands can't seem to balance the "indie" side and the "pop" side of things.  Delorentos is one of the first bands I've heard in a while that pulls it off well.  They mix the ferocity of The Pixies with the pop sensibilities of The Strokes and come out with a nice result.  Take a listen to these two songs from their full length debut, In Love With Detail.  They'll make your knees shake even if you're not normally prone to movin' and groovin'.

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