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new bands to listen to

Post by versuviusx » Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:49 am

ok basically i've kind of always been really really dissapointed with most of the main stream band stuff after the early 90's. SO for some reason to me the growth rate for GOOD bands just went down, while the growth rate for bands in general went up. what the hell is happening. so what happened is i went back to the classics and then i explored electronic, and then 70's and then i hit the cenematic sound track stuff, classical, etc... and so i guess the question is what are some really great bands that have come out that have some great songs that are new and fresh and actually good. i have tons of cds, and it's sad but true but i would like to find some new shit. i mean there are only sooo many times you can watch the same movie over and over again no matter how good it is or how origional it is. class movies never go away but you can't watch them everyday, and so with music there are gonna be classics that won't go away, but again i'm looking for something new and fresh that is just awesome. someone earlier posted a message about OF montreal and so i checked it out and i really like em. they sound awesome. it's got that 70s thing going on but it's different and it's kind of crazy and groovy.

if you want to go crazy with this thread go ahead. i'll check out all of it.

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by midiot » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:17 pm

check out the band, "Explosions in the sky" from Texas. I love that band.
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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by spiral » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:30 pm

Refreshing:
Crescent (i can't stop listening to their newest!)
Movietone (ditto!)
Matt Elliot (was Third Eye foundation)
Tara Jane O'Neil
Dagons
Clinic
Mr. Lif


Old classics like:
Seefeel
Popol Vuh

if you haven't heard them already.

Also check out www.parasol.com and www.pitchforkmedia.com to see what is on their popular/top lists.

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by rockstarfactory » Wed Apr 14, 2004 12:33 pm

hmmmmm. . . .

crystin byrd band (that's the band i'm in! our cd is almost done. we recorded at jackpot! and at my place, and the first song is being mixed right now! all you tape-oppers are going to love it!)

blonde redhead
lali puna
ms. john soda
aimee mann
the field mice
neutral milk hotel
manu chao
metric (www.ilovemetric.com)
ladytron
john vecchiarelli
the shins
yann tiersen
bowery electric
american analog set
orange
olivia tremor control

hope this helps. enjoy!
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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by chris harris » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:03 pm

Most of the stuff I've discovered lately, I've discovered from working at a local club running sound. Some of the touring (i.e. not just all of my friends' local bands) bands that I've enjoyed mixing the most are:

Cordero - roca independiente
The Malarkies - gorgeous Neil Young-ish music from a 2 piece
Dirty Tricks - kick ass Canadian rock, eh!
Coachwhips - wild, wild show! good fun! they never play where they're supposed to (stage)
John Wilkes Booze - indie soul!
Shuttlecock - 2 piece.. drummer with a shitload of pads and triggers in addition to his regular kit. guitar player playing bass with moog taurus foot synth. crazy shit!
Grand Buffet - viciously independent hiphop! hillarious and hardcore political at the same time. made me believe in hip hop again!

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by JGriffin » Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:32 pm

Aimee Mann is a new artist?

Cool, my time machine is working!
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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by scarygroover » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:02 pm

NOT NECESSARILY NEW but these bands have put out great albums in the last decade or so...

the church- forget yourself

the clientele- violet hour/ suburband light.

super furry animals- phantom power/ rings around the world

beachwood sparks- once we were trees

sigur ros- ()

coldplay- parachutes/ rush of blood to the head

trash can sinatras- I've seen everything/cake/ weightlifting

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by schnozzle » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:08 pm

I heard the "Franz Ferdinand" album and thought it was pretty good.

Here in LA there are a couple of local bands who I think are pretty great (and I'm not plugging my band here) and fresh sounding (fressshhhhh):

The Moving Units
http://www.epitonic.com/artists/movingunits.html

Kennedy
http://www.kisforkennedy.com/
Circus Minor
http://www.circusminor.com/

Midnight Movies
http://www.midnightmovies.net/
The Dagons
http://www.dagons.net/

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Post by Bad Halen » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:20 pm

the new slayer
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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by ttaurisb » Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:32 pm

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by mjau » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:14 pm

Now It's Overhead just put out a second album, and it's as good as the first.

The Album Leaf (reviewed in the new Tape Op) is also a good listen.

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by FuzzGtr » Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:35 pm

2 bands that I can think of now that really blew my goddamn mind the past few years have to be:

Melt Banana - Japan
Deerhoof - San Francisco

Live? even better. catch them when you can... IF you can

Oh there's so much more amazing stuff out there as well - cant think of any that have changed my life lately - but then again - i've been in an ongoing Bowie/Neil Young phase lately so what do I know!

P.S. http://pitchforkmedia.com is a great resource

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by firgela » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:00 pm

dwlb wrote:Aimee Mann is a new artist?

Cool, my time machine is working!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by TJRocksOut » Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:29 pm

not to new but check them out...

www.Decahedron.net

they are on lovitt records.
there is some pretty cool engineering on the record too.

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Re: new bands to listen to

Post by dc11 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 6:54 pm

My knob taste funny

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