The Ultimate Indie-Electro-Pop Mix?


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12-20-2006, 07:26 PM
I'm making a CD called "The Ultimate Upbeat Indie Electro Pop Collection" and I need more music for it. I think the title says it all. It should...

be dancey and fun
mix guitars and keyboards
definitely be catchy

Here's what I've got so far:
Azure Ray - New Resolution (Postal Service mix) (!/972/510972_1_03.asx?auth=daEbxahbCd8axc3aQd8apdxbTbpdccPdtc1-bfICpJ-Ci-ddhck&aifp=1234&obj=v60610)
The Bravery ( - Fearless
The Bravery - Honest Mistake
The Bravery - No Brakes
Broadcast - Michael A Grammar
Dandy Warhols - You Were The Last High (
Elkland - Apart (
Elkland - Everybody's Leaving
The Gritty Midi Gang ( - (the breakup song)
The Gritty Midi Gang - Labor Day
The Gritty Midi Gang - Leap Day
The Gritty Midi Gang - Valentine's Day
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

Suggestions? I added links to assist you (and because I'm bored). Thanks.

12-20-2006, 07:43 PM
Mumm-ra - what would steve do?

Foals - Balloons

both british and not too well known.
Look them up on myspace, Foals may be a bit hard to find a downloads for though

12-20-2006, 08:05 PM
ever we fall - bring em in billy (techno mix)
mae - futuro (live)

12-20-2006, 08:34 PM
Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee

12-20-2006, 10:57 PM
anything of montreal or death from above 1979 or the panda band

12-20-2006, 11:05 PM
Any Les Savy Fav song ever written. My favorite album is 3/5, but Go Fourth is definatly the most electro-pop album they have.

12-20-2006, 11:43 PM
MSTRKRFT - any song, but that might be too electro and not enough pop.
The knife - Silent Shout (the song), We share our mothers health
Daft Punk live at coachella has some amazing mixes
Apostle of Hustle - Folkloric feel (maybe too much pop, too little electro... sortof the animal collective of Canada, minus the excessive vocal harmonies.)
Bloc Party - Luno or Like eating glass remixes
Hot Chip - Over and Over, Boy from school, No fit state
Neon Blonde - The Future is a mesh stallion, Headlines, Black Cactus Killers
Ratatat - Seventeen Years, Fix Up look Sharp (dizzee Rascal remix), Hot (Missy Elliot remix)
Sound of Animals Fighting - My Horse Must Lose
The Strokes - Whatever Happened?, Automatic Stop (No keyboards, deal with it.)
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
The Unicorns - Jellybones
Tv on the radio - I was a lover

12-20-2006, 11:55 PM
Deerhoof can be fun poppy and dancable, but not a whole lot of electro.

I'd suggest these songs though:

This Magnificent Bird Will Rise
Spirit Ditties of No Tone

12-21-2006, 12:13 AM
Belle and Sebastian - White Collar Boy
AIR - Cherry Blossom Girl


12-21-2006, 12:16 AM
The Faint :)

12-21-2006, 01:58 AM

Thats what we have to say to that.

12-21-2006, 02:06 AM
Haha, cute game.

12-21-2006, 07:42 AM
Just shove on Goose ('s 'Bring it on' album, or maybe some Junior Boys.

12-21-2006, 08:08 AM
Mumm-ra - what would steve do?

Foals - Balloons

both british and not too well known.
Look them up on myspace, Foals may be a bit hard to find a downloads for though

FOALS! yes, foals are amazing

q and not u - wonderful people

12-21-2006, 10:32 AM
mmm the faint and hotchip

12-21-2006, 03:00 PM
Broken Social Scene - 'Fire Eye'd Boy'
Metric - 'Dead Disco'
Metric - 'Hand$hake$'
Metric - 'Live It Out'
The New Pornographers - 'Letter from an Occupant'
The New Pornographers - 'Sing Me Spanish Techno'
Wolf Parade - 'Fancy Claps'

12-21-2006, 03:35 PM
Hot chippp!
Over and over and over and over like a monkey with a miniature symbol

12-21-2006, 04:07 PM
Thanks guys. I'll snag these and see what I think. Whoever gave me bad recommendations will die a bloody death. Not really. But some of you were actually very helpful and I 'preciate it.

Giving me a band name really doesn't help me. Every song by a band isn't their best or their catchiest, so try to give their most popular or most catchy, mmmkay? Thanks.
12-21-2006, 07:03 PM
Stick a bit of Minus The Bear in there and all.

12-23-2006, 04:26 PM
The Faint :)

yes yes and yes

oh idiot pilot

12-24-2006, 06:42 AM
So Young It Hurts - The Hampdens
They are a small indie band from Aus... Check em out on MySpace.. I dunno if that song is there though. It is on LimeWire though I think

Oh.. and you may hate it, but I love it and I think it fits the description.
Dear Jamie... Sincerely Me - Hellogoodbye
Very... Girly.. is the only word that I can find to describe it. But it reminds me of all the best bubble gum pop from the 90s.

inner sense
12-24-2006, 02:24 PM
Of Montreal - So Begins Our Alabee


12-24-2006, 02:27 PM
Hot Chip-Over and Over
Hot Chip-Arrest Yourself

The Juan Maclean-Love is in the Air
The Juan Maclean-My Time is Running Out

12-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Hot Chip
The Knife
Those are some quality techno oriented bands.

12-24-2006, 03:21 PM
ghostland observatory (

all the songs on there are very good, but i reccomend Sad Sad City.

12-26-2006, 06:14 PM
Artists you ought to be a-listenin' to... in no particular order

The Faint
The Æffect
Depeche Mode
Of Montreal
Zero 7
Imogen Heap

aaand that's all i can think of right now.

01-04-2007, 11:46 PM
^I was also about to say Frou Frou... Which is Imogen Heap... Electric President are good too....

01-06-2007, 03:47 AM
New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream

the song is just brilliant.

Thumbs up to whoever suggested "Sing Me Spanish Techno"

01-06-2007, 06:58 PM
hey hippie chick!

will you post up the finished playlist, once you've decided? I want to hear too!

01-08-2007, 01:48 AM
Hot Hot Heat Sound Like What Your Describing
Some Songs...
Middle Of Nowhere
Jingle Jangle
You Owe Me An I.O.U

01-08-2007, 05:30 AM
Youthmovies - Spooks The Horse
Draw - She Wants Me
iForward, Russia! - Twelve
I Was A Cub Scout - Pink Squares

01-08-2007, 09:10 AM
Ladyton, perhaps? Maybe a little more dance-y than you want but some stuff is fantastic. Try: International Dateline, Seventeen, Destroy Everything You Touch

Help She Can't Swim! ANYTHING by them. But especially My Own Private Disco.
And White Rose Movement - Girls in the Back
Architecture in Helsinki - Do The Whirlwind

01-08-2007, 04:12 PM
Thumbs up to whoever suggested "Sing Me Spanish Techno"

:D That'd be me.

01-08-2007, 06:53 PM
The Thermals- A Pillar Of Salt

01-08-2007, 09:46 PM
Bright Eyes-I Will be Grateful For This Day
Bloc Party-Like Eating Glass remix