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  Twee pop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Twee pop is a type of indie rock that is known for simple, sweet melodies and lyrics, often with jangling guitars.
In the United Kingdom, where twee pop was most popular, Sarah Records was home to most of the bands in the field, including Heavenly and the Orchids.
"Twee", a baby-talk alteration of "sweet", is a British English term for (overly) sweet or knowingly cute.
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 Twee pop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Twee pop is a type of indie pop that is known for simple, sweet melodies and lyrics, often combined with jangling guitars.
Twee pop bands who use 'buzzsaw' rather than jangling guitars, such as Shonen Knife and the Beatnik Termites, tend also to be influenced by Buzzcocks and The Ramones.
In the 1980s 'twee' bands were simply described as 'indie' or 'shambling', the latter term coined by DJ John Peel, who originally applied it to a session by the group Bogshed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twee_pop   (345 words)

 Encyclopedia Search
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 We're the younger generation - Salon
Twee music and the twee lifestyle -- such as there is one -- are a refutation of all that we know about rock 'n' roll.
Twee kids are a lot like the punk rockers before them, but you could say that twee, since its erstwhile inception in the '80s, has always rebelled against punk.
Twee kids, instead of defining themselves against their parents, embrace a Jonathan Richman worldview: The Old World was better; love was pure and, more than that, less confusing.
dir.salon.com /story/ent/music/feature/2000/08/31/kindercore/index.html   (1000 words)

 Twee Pop Downloads - Download Twee Pop Music - Download Twee Pop MP3s
Twee Pop is perhaps best likened to bubblegum indie rock -- it's music with a spirit of D.I.Y. defiance in the grand tradition of punk, but with a simplicity and innocence not seen or heard since the earliest days of rock & roll.
Twee pop traces its origins to 1986, the year the British weekly NME issued a cassette dubbed C-86, which included a...
[+] Continue Twee Pop is perhaps best likened to bubblegum indie rock -- it's music with a spirit of D.I.Y. defiance in the grand tradition of punk, but with a simplicity and innocence not seen or heard since the earliest days of rock & roll.
www.mp3.com /twee-pop/genre/350/subgenre.html   (2142 words)

 Twee Pop - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Twee pop is the shy, lovelorn, indie cousin of bubblegum.
Incorporating the D.I.Y. spirit of punk with the gentle sweetness of the girl-group era, twee pop is typically characterized by its catchy melodies, boy-girl harmonies, and rebellious innocence.
Heavily influenced by the three-chord simplicity of the Ramones and the jangly guitar pop of the Smiths, C-86 became a short-lived genre that soon gave way to twee pop.
music.download.com /2001-8620_32-0.html   (251 words)

 The Club Scene: Twee pop struts its sweet, charming stuff at Seattle venues
Twee pop was simultaneously exploding in Olympia with K Records.
Today, conventions are one of the hallmarks of the twee pop movement.
One of the most stunning aspects of twee pop is its appreciation for the art and craft of a charming, dulcet melody.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /pop/251343_club09.html?source=rss   (824 words)

 Twee - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The genre began in 1986, when New Musical Express released C86, a compilation of bands including the Pastels and Primal Scream; see 1986 in music.
Britpop - College rock - Dream pop - Gothic rock - Grunge - Indie - Jam band - Madchester - New Wave - Twee
You can find it there under the keyword Twee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twee)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tweeandaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Twee   (254 words)

 Twee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Note: this article is about the British English term, for the genre of music, see Twee pop.
In British English or English English, twee is from "tweet", a baby talk alteration of "sweet".
It might have been helped along by a feeling that it could be a blend of tiny and wee (Scots for small), though it isn’t.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twee   (288 words)

 poptable A-G   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A darker side of pop, verges on indierock.
Light as a souffle jazzy pop with female vox.
The Field Mice are one of the most influential and favoured bands from the Sarah stable that guide indie pop today: soft male vocals, quiet guitar, and Casio drum machine
www.nerdmagazine.org /indiepop/AthruG.html   (1363 words)

 Portland Mercury - Music - Progressive Twee?
No, what Architecture in Helsinki is, at heart, is a twee pop band.
Let me repeat that for accurate emphasis: Architecture in Helsinki is a twee pop band.
Like any pop band paying airfare for eight bodies, it's fair to expect that Architecture in Helsinki would cover a pretty wide sonic palette, but most would hardly anticipate the kind of stagger-stopped saccharine sensitivity the Aussies deliver.
www.portlandmercury.com /portland/Content?oid=33737&category=22153   (380 words)

 Kings of Convenience: Quiet Is the New Loud - PopMatters Music Review
Still, don't confuse the re-emergence of twee pop with the importance of the techno, hip-hop, and punk revolutions.
It does indicate that we may not be in for a terribly challenging year in indie pop music -- at least in terms of indie pop pushing musical boundaries.
Furthermore, 2000-2001's folk pop renaissance is relentlessly polite -- there's not a tongue in cheek to be seen.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/k/kingsofconvenience-quiet.shtml   (453 words)

 Twee Pop Love! - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This indie pop three-piece from Boston, MA comprised of guitarist Andrew Churchman, drummer Carly Smith and bassist Sterling Bryant plays the kind of sugary pop music known as twee pop.
Since they're one of the best and most influential bands in the history of twee, this really calls for a recommendation.
In the beginning it was basically just Kevin Alvir (of Sprites fame) making sweet pop gems by himself on his 4-track with acoustic guitar and a drum machine.
www.twee.se   (399 words)

 angels twenty
The Free Design are considered a sadly overlooked treasure in some circles; the rediscovery of the band’s back catalog in the late 90s coincided with the growth of twee pop, a fitting movement for the 60s jazz-influenced pop band to grandfather.
For a French pop revivalist, Blake is perhaps not what you’d expect; her previous claim to fame was an animator on Ren and Stimpy (though she’s played in other bands) and she wasn’t even French.
Her interest in all things ye-ye was confusing to the French producers she met, many of them wondering if she was serious about performing in a style many French people saw as a relic at best, and as a faint embarassment at worst.
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 Twee are the world
For those not in the habit of using the British strain of the English lexicon, the term "twee" supposedly was first used in Punch magazine back in 1905 to describe something precious, but lately has been assigned a more pejorative meaning: excessively dainty, affectedly delicate.
Portland quintet Parks and Recreation is one such group that has fallen under the spell of twee pop's fussy fusion of sounds.
And while it may well prove to be too much an acquired taste for a large share of the CD-buying public, it's a crafty addition to twee pop's catalog of confections.
www.oregonlive.com /music/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1139365504231960.xml&coll=7   (219 words)

 Twee Pop - Any Fans? - DigsBoards
I think I listen and then get creeped out by the twee a little, then go back, and so on and so on and so on.
B & S, that is. The most twee thing I like is early Kahimi Karie.
I fear the others are just clever, which is surely not what I look for in my music.
www.digsmagazine.com /ubb/Forum8/HTML/000124.html   (818 words)

 poptable [twee}   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Twee boy/girl duo from Riverside, CA who sound sorta like the Softies.
Amelia and Matthew Fletcher (both ex-Talulah Gosh) formed essential twee outfit Heavenly.
Twee and pretty pop with a Sarah records sensibility.
www.nerdmagazine.org /indiepop/twee.html   (209 words)

 DOA - Acid House Kings - Sing Along With Acid House Kings
Their songs are accessible and carry an aura of "chill" and "swagger" that came along with music and movies in the pop culture treasure chest of the 1960s.
The band is from Sweden, but the idea that Swedes do pop music better is bullshit.
There's not much that is ground breaking here, but the Acid House Kings have perfected indie twee-pop, crafting a nice-sounding pop song complete with succulent lyrics and instrumentation.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=6697   (452 words)

 See You In The Pit: Tullycraft
Okay, well, maybe you'll find a little tweeness in Sufjan Steven's more precious moments, or the lush romanticism of Stars, or in the latest and greatest Belle and Sebastian, but I'm thinking of a different indie pop beast.
The jangly "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend Is Too Stupid to Know About" is a cult classic: chock full of references to other swoonworthy indie pop bands, it's a balm to dumped indie boys across the world.
And the refrain of "Twee" is as infectious as it is sharp and self-affirming.
seeyouinthepit.com /archives/2006/02/tullycraft.html   (751 words)

The Indiepop mailing-list is devoted to discussion of independently produced pop music, the kind that tends to come out on small-run seven-inch singles with handmade sleeves.
They call it "wimpy" and "twee", but Pop Kids everywhere know that the true spirit of Punk Rock lives on not in the mass-marketed "alternative" scene, or the sub-metal caterwauling of testosterone-poisoned grunge-rockers, but in the simple and pure efforts of kids banging out sweet delicious songs on cheap guitars.
Being a pop fan in a rock 'n' roll world can be a lonely thing; would you like to find other indiepoppers, and help support the la-la scene?
www.twee.net /intro.html   (322 words)

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 DOA - Tullycraft - Disenchanted Hearts Unite
After all, this is a group whose lead singer once boasted “Fuck me, I’m twee!” on “Twee” from Beat, Surf, Fun.
Still, one would be hard pressed to recall or even imagine a record on which Tullycraft or any other twee-pop outfit might sound as tight, joyous, or vital.
There are no weak songs here, but the group is undoubtedly at its best when it cranks up the volume and the tempo.
www.adequacy.net /review.php?reviewID=5669   (642 words)

 Indie MP3 - Keeping C86 Alive!: Twee Pop Love!
On their site they say that it's for "people interested in Twee, Jangle, C-86, Sophisticated Pop and Indiepop".
Sounds cool, but what's even more cool for me is the blog, and their mix cd's which they've made publicly available on the site, for a limited time.
mixcd, which includes Twee Pop from all over the world, including Iceland, Germany, Sweden, Japan, UK and USA.
www.indie-mp3.co.uk /2005/11/twee-pop-love.html   (281 words)

 TweeNet Home-Page
This is TweeNet, home of classic and current Indie Pop music and the reference-site for the 'Indiepop mailing list'.
292 photos tagged with 'indiepop' or 'twee' have been uploaded to flickr since 10-Sep-2006
827 photos tagged with 'indiepop' or 'twee' have been uploaded to flickr since 10-Aug-2006
www.twee.net   (647 words)

 Music CDs by genre Twee Pop | The best music cds at 321-music.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first instrument you notice upon listening to Something About Airplanes is the cello on "Bend to Squares." It fades out, soon enough replaced by the familiar electric guitar, but it sets this album's offbeat mood.
Experimentation and pop hooks strike a perfect balance on this debut from the Bellingham, Washington-based Death Cab for Cutie.
The Boy with the Arab Strap is an immediately infectious and delicious pastiche of fey, Nick Drake-ian vocals; lilting pop melodies; shimmery arrangements; croony wonder; and tortured, lit-smart lyrics.
www.321-music.com /n284/browse.html   (757 words)

 Yard Work » From disco to twee pop, what will she choose?
Yard Work » From disco to twee pop, what will she choose?
From disco to twee pop, what will she choose?
Her fairy tale romance with baseball superstud David Eckstein culminated in their engagement last year.
www.yard-work.org /?p=453   (875 words)

 Editors' Picked Artists in Twee Pop - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Editors' Review: The seminal Glasgow indie poppers have attained such icon status in recent years, their late-'90s anthems feeling like songs you've known from birth, that we can almost forget our great bounty: they'r...
Editors' Review: The Besties coat their twee melodies in a fine lo-fi gauze.
A girl coyly sings about being from outer space while keyboards, guitars, and a drum machine twinkle away in the background.
msn-cnet.com.com /3605-8620_32-0.html?ep=1   (221 words)

 village voice > music > Trembling Blue Stars Broken By Whispers by Scott Seward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A Would-Be Stanley Kowalski urges you to cut your losses and feed your desire.
Sub Pop, who put the Pop in Sub-standard heavy metal, must be commended for jumping on the N.W.B.S.B.M. bandwagon (that's New Wave of British Sad Boy Music for those of you out of the loop, or out of Looper records) by releasing the Trembling Blue Stars album Broken by Whispers.
This, the third LP by TBS, is essentially (like the others) a solo project masterminded by a former Field Mouse named Robert Wratten.
www.villagevoice.com /music/0039,seward,18492,22.html   (416 words)

 Post your PnM 8 top 10 songs ranking - VJ Army Forums
I share a memory card with someone and Twee Pop gets whored out by my friend.
Flower Pop is on there because I had to play the 9-line a few times to 100k and the hyper a few times to even pass.
I'm confident that Glam Rock would be 11th and is slowly getting more playtime.
vjarmy.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1172   (476 words)

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