Indie music links for Bowlie boys and girls

From: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving: "Times grew worse and worse with Rip Van Winkle as years of matrimony rolled on; a tart tempter never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener by constant use. For a long while he used to console himself, when driven from home, by frequenting a kind of perpetual club of the sages, philosophers, and other idle personages of the village, that held its sessions on a bench before a small inn, designated by a rubicund portrait of his majesty George the Third. Here they used to sit in the shade, of a long lazy summer's day, talk listlessly over village gossip, or tell endless sleepy stories about nothing. But it would have been worth any statesman's money to have heard the profound discussions that sometimes took place, when by chance an old newspaper fell into their hands, from some passing traveller. How solemnly they would listen to the contents, as drawled out by Derrick Van Bummel, the schoolmaster, a dapper learned little man, who was not to be daunted by the most gigantic word in the dictionary..."

Belle & Sebastian ((My #1 band and the reason my dog is called Bowlie)
Belle & Sebastian

I put some money ($1k) into the God Help The Girl movie project through the awesome Kickstarter, solely because I have so enjoyed Stuart's song writing so much over the years. I get one of the three guitars used in the movie. J'Arrive!

God Help The Girl

And here it is in the movie!

Finally, a fun nod in the credits

PAWS are again from the musically talented land that is Scotland. Listen to Sore Tummy
PAWS and from Scotland
The Stone Roses, as crucial today as they were in 1983. Buy yourself Second Coming

The Radio Dept. Such a talented outfit, they deserve more than movie soundtracks

Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver) The Shins etc. Great vocal and guitar skills, cute, married, lives here in PDX. Pointless factoid #781- The search term 'Jessica Dobson' brings more people here than anything else!
Jessica Dobson DCD SHINS Portland Oregon
Deep Sea Diver playing the Doug Fir Portland Oregon Nov 29th 2012. The sound is really dire at the Fir though it is conveniently close by and intimate. Jessica did well despite the acoustics.
Deep Sea Diver playing the Doug Fir Portland Oregon Nov 29th 2012
A great Deep Sea Diver live studio set at the wonderful KEXP CLICK ME!

Bat For Lashes AKA Natasha Khan. Listen to Laura from the new release, haunting!
Bat For Lashes, Natasha Khan, Laura, Indie, awesome!
Deerhunter Moments of excellence

The Middle East Somewhat overlooked except in movie soundtracks, no?

The xx (breaks music down to basics and makes it awesome all over again)
The xx
Lisa Hannigan (quite the package! She sings and writes awesome songs, is beautiful)
Lisa Hannigan
Little Boots  Get your Tenori-On, now more club DJ than musician due to?
Little Boots 
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas is my #1 album of all time
Cocteau Twins
Morrissey Apparently troubled in life but so talented in lyric and delivery
Polly Scattergood Has to make it big dontcha think?
Polly Scattergood
Björk Nuff said!
Bjork with Beck during his highly creative pre-Scientology phase
Bjork and Beck
Yo La Tengo Such an awesome back catalogue of work
Yo La Tengo
The Mountain Goats Still writing and rocking the audience
The Mountain Goats
Modest Mouse Very Portland, very awesome music
Modest Mouse
Pitchfork Media
Monkeys With Crayons
Playing In Fog
Warp Records
Up The Tree