Sometimes as the party winds down (or winds up…), you need some tempered jams like School of Seven Bells’s late 2008 release “Alpinisms” – top indie music that has a softer side that won’t drown conversation or overwhelm mood while keeping the smiles coming. Key to this borderline-oblique subgenre of party city is synthesizer-heavy indie pop categorized by the indie rock media’s endless attempts to adjectivize it:” dream-pop,” “guitar-led ambiance,” ” insidiously catchy,” “amalgams of progressive soundscapes” and so forth. Feel free to file this subset of indie music under “Brooklyn’s Necessary Evil.”
If you’re stuck on the internet searching for perpetually hopeless terms like “best indie music” for just this type of occasion, look no further than the School of Seven Bells single ‘”Half Asleep.” (Read on …)
Our sincere apologies to all the Handsome faithful out there. While we were toiling away on building other beautiful (but less Handsome) websites, you were coming to visit, hoping to find something new to make your life just a little more Handsome – a shining beacon in these dark times. Unfortunately, we were working hours that would have bought laughter to garment workers in Bangladesh and inspired mocking postcards from children working double shifts as diamond miners and child soldiers in central Africa. That saddens us, both that those things exist, and that we didn’t have a life.
Anyway – we’re back, and are aiming to have 100 posts by our one year anniversary in July. More posts to come on dapper items, party jams, and delicious food.