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Indie

Superorganism: Tiny Desk Concert

Superorganism: Tiny Desk Concert

“Have you ever seen a prawn cause a world war?” Indie pop band Superorganism brought their irresistibly cute music and performance to NPR Music. They played The Prawn Song, Night Time and Something for Your M.I.N.D., all from their self-titled album.

Parekh & Singh: Ghost

Parekh & Singh: Ghost

“Change my life just upon a whim, jump into the ocean and learn to swim.” The indie Indian duo’s bittersweet, yet fluffy sounds not only belong in a Wes Anderson movie, their music videos look the part. Don’t believe us?

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Jay Som Live

Jay Som Live

“I’ll be your old broken TV, your stuttering baby, your puppy when nobody’s home.” Rising indie pop star Jay Som charms NPR Music. She played The Bus Song, Baybee, Lipstick Stains (all from her new album Everybody Works) and I Think You’re Alright.

Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

Waxahatchee: Out in the Storm

“I move delicately, I slowly choose my words, and when my presence is felt, I’ll fly away just like a bird.” The latest album from Katie Crutchfield and her band drops the lo-fi, but it’s still indie rock through and through – quick, specific, and sincere.

Dave Made a Maze (Trailer)

Dave Made a Maze (Trailer)

A frustrated artist builds himself a maze out of cardboard boxes, and ends up with something that works much like a TARDIS – it’s much bigger on the inside. We’re getting a Being John Malkovich kind of vibe off of Bill Watterson’s offbeat comedy. Screening dates here.

Francis Lung Live

Francis Lung Live

La Blogotheque caught up with WU LYF bassist Tom McLung in Paris for a short outdoor set featuring songs from his indie folk alter ego, Francis Lung. He performed Back One Day and Where Life Come to Live, from his 2015 EP Vol. 1.

No Man’s Sky (Gameplay)

No Man’s Sky (Gameplay)

The E3 2014 trailer for No Man’s Sky shows off even more of the incredible procedurally-generated worlds from this survival and exploration title headed to PS4 (and possibly other platforms). We cannot wait to play this.

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable
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A first-person exploration game in which you navigate a perplexing and monotonous office space where small, non-obvious choices result in dramatic changes to the environment. Launched in October on PC, it’s now available for Mac.

Papo & Yo

Papo & Yo

Rooted in traditional Latin American storytelling, Papo & Yo is an indie gaming title from Minority Media that looks to reconnect players with their imaginations through a mix of fantasy and reality.

Indie Game: The Movie (Trailer)

Indie Game: The Movie (Trailer)
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(NSFW: Language) Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky’s video game documentary has garnered favorable reviews after its Sundance debut. HBO now has plans to make a series based on the film.

Buck (Trailer)

Buck (Trailer)

Cindy Meehl’s Buck follows the life of Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for 9 months a year helping horses with people problems.

Super (Trailer)

Super (Trailer)

Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon star in James Gunn’s Super, the story of an average guy who takes on a superhero alter ego after his wife falls for a charming drug dealer. (Thanks Brad!)

The Black Keys: Howlin’ For You

The Black Keys: Howlin’ For You

(slightly NSFW) Director Chris Marrs Piliero pays homage to B-movies, Robert Rodriguez, and then some for the music video of The Black Keys’ Howlin’ For You, from the album Brothers.

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Griff the Invisible

Griff the Invisible

By day Griff is an office worker; by night he assumes his other identity, roaming the streets and protecting the vulnerable from dangers that lurk in the shadows, in Leon Ford’s Griff the Invisible.

The Black Keys: Tighten Up

The Black Keys: Tighten Up

We don’t get the whole little kids on the playground thing in this video, but we’re completely wild about the rockin’ sounds of The Black Keys, one of our favorite indie bands at this very moment.

Trailer: Made in China

Trailer: Made in China

This critical darling follows an enterprising novelty inventor through the backstreets of Shanghai as he tries to get his “humorous domestic hygiene product” made. Premieres on IFC Flims 6/16.

Inanis Aedes CG Video

Inanis Aedes CG Video

Inanis Aedes, or House of Emptiness, is a very zen 2 minute full CG video about a quiet place in which Movement has many faces, created by French students Meradi Omar and Roussel Beranger.

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie, coming in Spring 2011, is a feature documentary about the human side of video games, video game developers and the connections between game and game-maker.

Canabalt: Typing Tutor Edition

Canabalt: Typing Tutor Edition

One of the best Flash games ever returns with what we can only call expert mode. The Typing Tutor Edition of Canabalt regularly changes the jump button to one of the keys in the keyboard.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

This UK indie tells the tale of two criminals who kidnap a young woman named Alice Creed. But things don’t always work out as planned, and Alice turns the tables on her captors. Opens August 6.

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Trailer: Get Low

Trailer: Get Low

Robert Duvall plays a mysterious man who decides to throw himself a funeral party – while he’s still alive. Lots of Sundance buzz for performances from Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray.

The Hunt for Gollum

The Hunt for Gollum

Due to be released for free on the web 5/3, The Hunt For Gollum is a 40 minute LOTR-inspired indie film; the first, high-def trailer is better, but the second is a bit more revealing.

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