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New York Indie Bands that have become kind of a big deal

I love New York, the culture and sounds that have come to us have been exceptional.  Many of the bands I’ve come to love over the years have roots there and many of the shows I dream of, have been played there. Here are three fantastic albums that have defined the city, the music and culture of the Big Apple.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

For those of you who are “in-the-know,” you know that these rockers actually met and formed in Ohio. They started as a folky band dubbed “” and never really took off.  Blast forward to 2000, the band members transfer to and become who they are now.  , Nicolas Zinner and have created some of the greatest pop punk anthem in the last 10 years.  Coming in on the heals of other trend-setters, and White Stripes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been crafting consistently strong tunes for years. They need to be mentioned when referring to the garage rock revival of the 2000’s.  Unfortunately the band hasn’t released and album for 5 years, we’ll see what may come in the future.

It’s Blitz! [Vinyl]

UK LP pressing. 2009 release from the New York trio, the follow-as much as 2006 s Show Your Bones. It s Blitz! was once recorded with Nick Launay (producer of YYY s 2007 Is Is EP) and longtime collaborator TV On The Radio s Dave Sitek. The album signals both a glance backward and a step forward for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Guitarist Nick Zinner had brought along an old keyboard he bought on eBay to work with all over […]

Price: $20.85

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The Strokes

The Strokes are maybe the most hyped band of the age, next to the Velvet Underground.  The band doubled down on the attention gained in the early 90’s for fellow rockers “Oasis,” by reporters and critics in the UK. This overseas attention sent the local media into a frenzy, skyrocketing the band into the next decade with the launch of “Is This It,” in 2001.  Julian Casablancas, and Albert Hammond, Jr. saw success pretty quickly.

Is This It [Vinyl]

USA EDITION : Incorporates trade duvet art, and substitutes “New York Town Police officers” for trade song “Whilst It Began”! Watershed debut album from 2001 comprises “Last Nite” ; “The Brand new Age” and “Sooner or later”. (Condition: EX/EX)

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Starting in 1997, and recruited and by 2002 they formed Interpol with Sam Foarino on drums.  Signed to Matador records, (still one of my favorite albums of all time) jumped out to a lead in the ratings of NME’s list of top releases. Interpol has subsequently seen nothing but success, travelling consistently to play music festivals.  Interpol has just released their latest album “Maurauder,” which is another masterpiece.  However for this list, I can’t help but include their first album, “.”

Turn On The Bright Lights (120 Gram Vinyl)

Interpol’s vintage debut album now to be had on low value vinyl.

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