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Gojirafist
04-12-2010, 11:06 PM
I just need a list of indie songs or songs in general that are easy/beginner lvl to learn :D

anarkee
04-13-2010, 12:33 AM
Indie along with alternative tends to be a broad category. Can you post up some groups as an example?

the humanity
04-13-2010, 12:39 AM
well, my bass go-to list for indie-
Lazy Eye/Well Thought Out Twinkles-Silversun Pickups
I Will Possess Your Heart- Death Cab For Cutie
You're a Wolf- Sea Wolf

Alden Ashford
04-13-2010, 12:49 AM
The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses
Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

Love these songs.

the humanity
04-13-2010, 12:56 AM
The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie
didn't hear bass well on this album.

loved the voice though.

Nick has gotten much more prominent in more recent albums, which I like. he sounds great.

giacobe1
04-13-2010, 01:58 AM
helicopter-Bloc party.
brainstorm- arctic monkeys.

Infern0shop
04-13-2010, 04:41 AM
The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses
Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

Love these songs.


If were going Death Cab here, Summer Skin is pretty easy to learn and sounds alright.

Raizer Sabre
04-13-2010, 04:56 AM
brainstorm- arctic monkeys.

that is a very fun song to play, i have to say. a lot of Kaiser Chiefs songs are rather easy but the only one i've bothered to learn is "Na-Na-Na-Na-Na" so try them

Infern0shop
04-13-2010, 05:06 AM
How about 'Pyscho Killer' by talking heads. That's a pretty simple but awesome bass line.

GrStMyGn
04-13-2010, 07:46 AM
Obstacle 1 by Interpol. Absolutely GENIUS line.

mikeyknowsbetter
04-13-2010, 02:57 PM
a certain romance - arctic monkeys

you willl love playing that

TheMcDay
04-13-2010, 03:04 PM
If we're talking mainstream indie then The Wombats - Moving to NY is quite fun nad pretty easy.

RG_FANMAN
04-13-2010, 03:44 PM
Obstacle 1 by Interpol. Absolutely GENIUS line.

this x100000. Carlos D is a highly overlooked basis. Most of his basslines are really tasteful, add a lot of depth to the music and are a really huge part of Interpol's sound. I second the Silversun Pickups recommendation too; Nikki has a lot of really awesome basslines and they aren't too over the top to play. Death Cab for Cutie have quite a few good bass parts too; "I Will Possess Your Heart" and the break riff in "Crooked Teeth" are two choice bass licks to learn.

Arctic Monkey's also have good basslines. "Do Me a Favour" and "D is for Dangerous" are two good songs, The Smiths "This Charming Man," Modest Mouse "Bury Me With It," Placebo's "This Picture," and The Strokes "Juicebox" are all some good bass licks to get down if you're an indie fan.

roundwoundsound
04-14-2010, 12:35 AM
check out some brand new songs, their bassist garrett tierney can lay down quite a bassline..

just as a ex. for a simple song, try "you stole" off of their most recent album "daisy" that just came out late last year. very simple and easy to hear bassline.

Gojirafist
04-14-2010, 12:08 PM
thxs for all the replies =)

Yawsbass
04-15-2010, 12:38 AM
The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie
Is There a Ghost - Band of Horses
Eyes Open - Snow Patrol

Love these songs.

"Run" by Snow Patrol is also incredibly easy, but at the risk of sounding somewhat cocky, I almost fell asleep while playing that live once. It's around six minutes long and, from what I remember, is the same progression the entire time, so I got really, really bored.

SoftlySpokenLas
04-15-2010, 09:01 AM
"Run" by Snow Patrol is also incredibly easy, but at the risk of sounding somewhat cocky, I almost fell asleep while playing that live once. It's around six minutes long and, from what I remember, is the same progression the entire time, so I got really, really bored.


heh heh reminds me of the time I almost fell asleep playing yellow by coldplay - awful song and super boring bass.

Stud_Muffin
04-15-2010, 09:18 AM
andy rourke of the smiths is an absolute genius, when it comes to catchy basslines. i saw "this charming man" mentioned earlier, but my favourite riff is "barbarism begins in the home".

the bassist from the wombats comes up with some great stuff too, check out "backfire at the disco", "party in a forest" and "moving to new york".

heavy_input
04-16-2010, 05:04 PM
Vertigo-The Libertines
Inaction-We are scientists

jazzbass13
04-16-2010, 08:35 PM
Pretty much anythin by interpol.... Carlos D is a genius

utmbarto
04-16-2010, 10:14 PM
I'm gunna have to say

Draining-Silversun Pickups
Anything off the album "Daisy" by Brand New
VersaEmerge, might be a little more hardcore but Devon lays down some sweet basslines

sincenovember57
04-16-2010, 10:32 PM
all modest mouse songs.

GrStMyGn
04-17-2010, 09:43 AM
If you count The Smiths as indie, then pretty much anything Andy Rourke played on is gold. Really. Pick a song at random, they're all excellent fun and they really hammer down the pocket.

basitar92
04-17-2010, 10:08 AM
Learn some Decemberist songs, their basslines are usually pretty simple while still having depth to them.

played[out]
04-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Arctic monkeys. Get good and play florecent adolescent. That song is so fun to play.

epy
04-18-2010, 08:15 AM
The Constantines
Hey Rosetta
Okkervil River
The National

Seyda
04-18-2010, 09:06 AM
I'm gunna have to say

Draining-Silversun Pickups
Anything off the album "Daisy" by Brand New
VersaEmerge, might be a little more hardcore but Devon lays down some sweet basslines
I love VersaEmerge.

SehestedtSM
04-20-2010, 11:02 AM
Vince the Loveable Stoner - The Fratellis

lkngro
04-20-2010, 07:22 PM
ANYTHING by My Morning Jacket from the It Still Moves album. Easy and fun to play. Also, Interpol has some good basslines, though Carlos likes to play in Drop D alot. Phoenix basslines are a little tougher, but they are really REALLY fun to play once you get them. Silversun Pickups, The Slip, and Vampire Weekend are really fun too.

jazzbass13
04-20-2010, 07:29 PM
check out the band foals too.. really cool bass riffs.. especially olympic airways