so i'm putting together a mix cd for a project i'm working on. the title is "how to be an indie rock star". it sounds exactly like the title: a how-to manual on being indie and cool, with all the ironies present in that statement.
basically anything that's in the indie rock/anti-everything idiom is welcome. however, i don't want to make an album of predictability. i want unexpected stuff that when you realize it, works.
some ideas i've had:
pavement "gold soundz"
david bowie "suffragette city" (and basically anything from the ziggy stardust album)
broken social scene "swimmers" or "it's all gonna break"
death cab for cutie "little fury bugs" or something from we've got the facts
something by iggy pop not already used by wes anderson (suggestions?)
something by velvet underground (suggestions?)
something by the cure (suggestions?)
and i'm even writing in cool indie all lower-case letters, just for the occasion.
liking death cab for cutie=a dilemma for true hardcore underground indie rock fans. only solution: say you liked their old stuff, like when they were recording on the cassette tapes answering machines use.