15 Aug

After five fun-filled years, this blog has run its course. While I’m still as interested in music as ever, my taste has diversified enough that it’s become difficult to restrict myself to the genres and topics covered by Post-Indie. Rather than radically shifting the focus of Post-Indie, I’ve decided to expand my Tumblr to include music and culture coverage. I hope to see you there, but keep in mind that unlike Post-Indie, my Tumblr is not safe for work.

Onwards and upwards!

– Tina


The story behind John Cage’s 4’33”

28 Jun

In 1951, Cage visited the anechoic chamber at Harvard University. An anechoic chamber is a room designed in such a way that the walls, ceiling and floor absorb all sounds made in the room, rather than reflecting them as echoes. Such a chamber is also externally sound-proofed. Cage entered the chamber expecting to hear silence, but he wrote later, “I heard two sounds, one high and one low. When I described them to the engineer in charge, he informed me that the high one was my nervous system in operation, the low one my blood in circulation.” Cage had gone to a place where he expected total silence, and yet heard sound. “Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music.” The realisation as he saw it of the impossibility of silence led to the composition of 4′33″.

(via yvynyl, Wikipedia)

Video: Bon Iver – Holocene (live)

28 Jun

Yes, I know that everyone and their mother loves the new Bon Iver album. That’s because it’s fantastic, not because it’s trendy. It feels very organic and honest, more of an exploration and an attempt at mapping the space around ideas than trying to pin them down. 2011 is proving to be a great year for music.

Video: Alexander – A Million Years

28 Jun

I like the new album from Alexander Ebert. I see why he chose A Million Years for the video, but my favorite track from Alexander is Bad Bad Love.  150 plays on iTunes’ worth of liking for that one, to be honest.

The Kills – “The Last Goodbye” live

30 May

Watch the full performance here if you like what you see. I like the new album from The Kills, but as always, I prefer them live. They have amazing chemistry.

Video: 8in8 – One Tiny Thing

12 May

One-off performance by 8in8 (Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Ben Folds and Damian Kulash). A++ crowd participation!

“How many people here are musicians and not just music pontificators?”

Video: The Zombies – She’s Not There

12 May

Neko Case and Nick Cave are doing a cover of this for the season premiere of True Blood. The original is one of the few songs I liked as a toddler that still make me hum along and smile for no reason. The Zombies are criminally underrated.