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Video for Good Old War's "Coney Island," listened to over half million times on MySpace.

We pretty much drilled down into the best indie songs of 2008 for most of last year and the first couple of months of this year. But, even this far into 2009, the site stats show a lot of interest in 2008 indie music from regular visitors to IRC.

Therefore, thus begins a three-part series of Last Call for Great Indie Songs of 2008. Many of the songs in this playlist mix series were discovered in 2009 thanks to recommendations from others.

You can also check out and download tons of great 2008 indie songs after reviewing this playlist. There's a good chance you'll find some new music and bands that you may have never heard of before. Enjoy and support the independent music movement! Check out your favorite bands' official web sites, tell friends, buy their albums and go to shows.

"Coney Island" - Good Old War
Bonus: "Looking For Shelter" - Good Old War

"The Baltic Sea" - The Social Services

"Everybody Say" - Takka Takka

"Water, Here" - Bodies of Water

"No Excuses (The Autumn Cantata)" - Air France

"My Lonesome Only Friend" - Rx Bandits

"Oviedo" - Blind Pilot

"Factories" - Winter Gloves

"St. Cecilia" - The Swimmers

"The Song Entire" - You Me & Iowa

"Guns & Ammo" - Minus The Bear

"Pastures" - We The They

"St. Cecilia" - The Swimmers

"Chain" - School of Seven Bells

"Love in Our Hearts" - Electric Touch

"Hard Feelings" - The Constantines

"Farther Away" - Apple Bros

"Ships In A Bottle" - Butch Walker

"Exclamation Love" - Ariel Abshire

"From Stardust to Sentience" - High Places

"Rockist" - School of Language

"Strand the Test of Time" - Wilderness

"Summer of Hate" - Crocodiles

The second installment of this series will focus exclusively on hot songs from 2008 sent (usually during 2009) to IRC directly by bands and artists. The playlist will basically be a fairly large special edition of the on-going In Dee Mail profile/playlist series.

If you're looking for more of the best indie songs of 2008, check out the following pages:

- Best Indie Rock Songs of 2008 - Free, legal MP3s of some of the best songs of 2008 from bands and artists like The Hush Now, Pete and the Pirates, Annuals, The Sound Arrows, The Very Most, Thao, Born Ruffians, Cut Off Your Hands, TV on the Radio, White Denim, Mates of State, British Air Power, Mates of State, The Ruby Suns, Ra Ra Riot and dozens and dozens more.

- Best 2008 Indie Albums - Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, MGMT, The Little Ones and Melpo Mene, plus a listing of the best indie and alternative rock albums of 2008.


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   September 18, 2009   


At 1:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Butch Walker, yesssss


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