As regular readers of TSOI have noticed, there haven't been any updates to this site in quite some time, but thanks to a handful of Hi-8 tapes that were sitting around for 7 years, The Sound Of Indie now has a YouTube channel!
Since I grow my music library by bouncing back and forth between decades and music styles, playing catch up on the music I've missed, I don't really have a "Top 10 Albums of 2011" (More...)
Once again, the great releases of this year are roundly ignored by other 'best-of' music compilers - fools, one and all, but that is precisely why you come here. I am again mystified how some of these releases got such short shrift (More...)
Burning Hearts put out one of my favorite records in 2009 and they are finally back with a brand new EP out on Shelflife Records. The 4 song EP is a little more mellow than their previous record, but the Finnish duo manage to squeeze in one rocker at the end (more...)
The Sound Of Indie will be on a short 3 week hiatus*. Instead of giving you your fix of the best in live and rare indie music, 25% of the site will be traipsing around Eastern Europe trying to "Find Ourselves". If any readers are in Vienna, Prague or Salzberg, hit us up in the comments with must see suggestions on concerts or museums (more...)
In the past couple of months there has been an outbreak of schools selling, or attempting to sell, their college radio broadcast license. The University of San Francisco recently sold their KUSF license and Vanderbilt University's WRVU is currently on the chopping block. It's a continuing trend which absolutely must stop (More...)
In honor of the release of PJ Harvey's latest genre-defying release, Let England Shake, I felt like it would be fun to post an obscure track that's one of my all-time favorites: "Sweeter than Anything," off the single A Perfect Day Elise (More...)
When talking about the UK riot grrrl scene, it was all about Huggy Bear, but for my money I always preferred Pussycat Trash. Although they never had the notoriety and fan base of Huggy Bear, their output between '92-'95 was unmatched. (More...)