In a Pitchfork review of Deerhoof’s new album “Friend Opportunity” Chris Dahlen says “We’ve been using the term “inde prog” mostly to describe bands that quick-cut between ideas and construct mini-suites out of mini-songs. But on this record Deerhoof take everything that clique of indie bands has worked toward– add the suddenly popular twee vocals– and ride it like an h-bomb.”
Chris Dahlen further goes on to mention 70’s art rock bands like Yes, Genesis, and King Crimson to describe Deerhoof’s musical highs…interesting. Sounds like a band I could get into, but what other bands would be considered “indie prog”? When I did a search on Pitchfork Media’s website for this so oft term to describe bands like Deerhoof I got…well…nothing. Also, what the hell are “twee vocals”?