Thursday, May 5, 2011

What are the opposite ends of the "hipster music" spectrum?

A friend and I  had casually agreed that "hipster music" (for lack of a better term - for instance you may prefer "the indie scene") has a larger scope that is interpreted from the outside.  He defined the spectrum by amount of Organic sound.  I like this theory, and have decided to label the far end, or most Organic, by the NPR label "Beardy Folk" and the opposite end by the pseudo Lebowski quote of "Techno Pop."

Check out Infantree for an example of Beardy Folk:


Ah who am I kidding?  I can't talk about Beardy Folk on the same week of a new Fleet Foxes album and not post a song from them too:


The sound that actually started this conversation was from Twin Shadow (although it's not nearly as far on the Techno Pop end, it's a song that's been in heavy iPod rotation recently):
16-Twin Shadow — Shooting Holes (Live) by hyperlame

Finally, a video from Holy Ghost!:

Holy Ghost! - Wait & See from DFA Records on Vimeo.

Maybe I should've posted a sample from Cut Copy, but those Aussies have already gotten a ton of play on here in posts past.

It's just a theory, what's yours?  And if you're wondering what sound I would place at the center of this Spectrum - probably Arcade Fire.

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