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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby shoelessschuler » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:04 pm UTC

I'd like to recommend the half Canadian, half American indie band Metric. I'm sorry if they've been mentioned already, but searching the word "metric" on this site yields about a million results.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby cha0tic » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:04 am UTC

Simon & Garfunkle

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby The Great Communist » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:04 pm UTC

Between the Buried and Me or Sunn O)))

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby captainwalrus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:08 am UTC

cha0tic wrote:Simon & Garfunkle

Yes!
It's over 9 x 10^3!

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby captainwalrus » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:10 am UTC

Also, Robert Johnson. He is the father and king of blues music and the influence of all modern music.
Edit: I don't really mean modern music. I mean things like Led Zepplin, Eric Clapton, that sort of musical generation. I guess that is like 40 years old by now.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ellx » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:45 am UTC

the band i recommend that you all should check out is 'godspeed you! black emperor'. their songs are usually around the 20 minute mark, and i find them really passionate and enveloping. It's the kind of music you would listen to at night while laying in bed thinking about shit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynoMnQDy8Tk

edit: firstpost :)

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby nerdycoupleneedshelp » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:23 pm UTC

Just one?

Well, if you're just dipping your feet into the web of connections swirling around Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Peeping Tom, Fantomas, Maldoror, etc), this may not be for you...

But if you like avant garde rock/metal I strongly recommend Secret Chiefs 3. They're a project of Trey Spraunce (ex-Mr. Bungle and all-around nice guy). I don't think they'll ever "make it big" but they're one of the better shows I've ever been to. It is kind of like Godspeed You Black Emperor on fast forward with a rhythm section that was brought up on metal.

An easy introduction to their sound would be their cover of Halloween, available on a YouTube near you. =D

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Grop » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:11 am UTC

Les Skalopes are quite a decent ska group from Paris. And they're doing a few dates in the UK, if you want to know.

Edit: Linked a video because they are much better live than myspaced.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ThatITGuy » Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:00 am UTC

Tiësto, nuff said :D
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Essah » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:59 pm UTC

VETO
Danish elektro Rock. It's awesome.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Amie » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:36 pm UTC

Crosby, Stills and Nash. I don't know if they're obscure enough for you but I love this band. Listen to Wooden Ships by them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0rG2ME4sAc
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby sippawitz » Fri Feb 26, 2010 12:46 am UTC

pretty sure its been said, but i'm going to reiterate... listen to the dear hunter.

that is all.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby CHR1110 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:17 am UTC

The Doors.

End of story.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Jar'O'Jam » Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:11 pm UTC

Dr. Dog - these guys are lovely. They sound like they are from the sixties or the seventies, but they aren't :)

Here's a video of them performing at the NPR Tiny Desk
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby H2SO4 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:32 pm UTC

After Midnight Project. Great and unique vocals (well, unique to anything I've heard before), subtle guitar tweaks that just make a song, nice beats, lyrics that one can relate to but are also still unique topics and very often poetic, and lots of emotion. A lot of their songs also reach the high point very well (especially in "The Becoming") where it's just like, "Fuck yeah! I'm pumped!"

I'd say they're more on the heavier side of rock, mainly because the guitars tend to be overdriven and the drums driving, but the vocals and lyrics aren't angsty enough to be punk.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dave_Wise » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:50 pm UTC

Angelspit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSUITxm6 ... re=related
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby DYRE » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:38 pm UTC

Closure in Moscow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1XFtLYfgr0
An Australian progressive rock/alternative rock band, often compared to The Mars Volta and others. They just released their first full album last year (having released one EP, or "albumette" as they call it, the year before) and it is amazing. All of the members are insanely talented at their instruments, and their songs all demonstrate incredible songwriting/arranging ability. They've been gaining in popularity pretty quickly but I still haven't seen any mention of them on this forum.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby General_Norris » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:13 pm UTC

Trans-Siberian Orchestra MOST.EPIC.CHRISTMAS.MUSIC EVER (And, in my opinion best Classical-Progresive band, very clean sound, amazing stagework and nice intrumentation)

I mean, if you don't like rock orchestras you have no soul

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Nutrocker (The Nutcracker ROCK AND ROLL!)
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:19 am UTC

Dave_Wise wrote:Angelspit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSUITxm6 ... re=related
It's not 'nice' music, it's more 'interstingly nasty'. Enjoy :)

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Jedaye » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:37 pm UTC

Band of the moment for me are Mumford and Sons (just did a quick saerch and no hits on this site) here is one of my favs on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1z1Z0p6Xg

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dasboard » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:23 pm UTC

Jedaye wrote:Band of the moment for me are Mumford and Sons (just did a quick saerch and no hits on this site) here is one of my favs on you tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay1z1Z0p6Xg


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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby fractalchaos » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:59 pm UTC

Ra Ra Riot

Particularly- Suspended in Gaffa (no link to that one, but here is another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSoodJfCtbU)

Also- Mates of State- Proofs (from their first album, math references, yah!)

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Buddha with a bra on » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:24 pm UTC

http://dumbblondedead.bandcamp.com/

New album now released, pay what you want or nothing at all, ala In Rainbows. Cool chilled indie-folk-acousticy stuff. It's really rather good.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby genderideals » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:33 am UTC

Los Campesinos!

They're a British indie pop band that is something just a few shades darker than twee. I still haven't posted enough to get linking privileges, but a quick YouTube search will direct you to most of their songs. Their lyrics can be pretty clever at times. All of their songs are really upbeat, even if only in tempo. They just make me want to get up and jump around~

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby arkos » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:55 pm UTC

Shpongle and everything related. More than just music.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LittleBigSpoon » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:14 pm UTC

Psoy Korolenko. Does folk-ish music (mostly Russian and Yiddish), sometimes combining elements from trance and techno. LOVES keyboard instruments. He sometimes does comedic songs too - he has once called "Rubber" which talks about how the words for "rubber", "eraser", "gum" and "condom" are the same in some languages.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dave_Wise » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:42 pm UTC

I saw them open for KMFDM back in September. They're better live.

I'm well jealous. Even better live?
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:44 am UTC

Dave_Wise wrote:
I saw them open for KMFDM back in September. They're better live.

I'm well jealous. Even better live?

At the time I had no idea who they were, I was there for the main act. But looking them up following the show, I think I liked them better live. A lot of bands are like that.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LemonyCricket » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:14 am UTC

I'm sure this has been suggested somewhere in the 18 pages of posts, but I'll suggest it now: Mindless Self Indulgence.

"I like my coffee black, just like my metal."

Deep stuff, bro.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dasboard » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:17 pm UTC

LemonyCricket wrote:I'm sure this has been suggested somewhere in the 18 pages of posts, but I'll suggest it now: Mindless Self Indulgence.

"I like my coffee black, just like my metal."

Deep stuff, bro.


The video is very very very deep.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:49 pm UTC

LemonyCricket wrote:I'm sure this has been suggested somewhere in the 18 pages of posts, but I'll suggest it now: Mindless Self Indulgence.

"I like my coffee black, just like my metal."

Deep stuff, bro.

I love MSI. Personally though, I like their early work better for the most part. Tight and Alienating Our Audience era. That song is hip like badass though. Not that I particularly dislike any of their albums, I just have a hierarchy of what I like. ;p
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LemonyCricket » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:51 am UTC

Dasboard wrote:The video is very very very deep.

With people getting impaled by babies...


It's like reverse abortion. <3

KallistiEngel wrote:I love MSI. Personally though, I like their early work better for the most part. Tight and Alienating Our Audience era. That song is hip like badass though. Not that I particularly dislike any of their albums, I just have a hierarchy of what I like. ;p


I haven't really gotten into "If." But I don't DISlike it, per se.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby a386 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:24 am UTC

THE rubblebucket orchestra do it do it do it do it. find their myspace the songs there are better.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Dave_Wise » Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:29 am UTC

Plug for my mate Ed's band:
http://www.myspace.com/blackrussianband

'killjoy' is particularly fine, but there's a load of their earlier stuff they've taken off that was even better.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:59 pm UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby bakadeshi » Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:50 pm UTC

Raffi
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby H2SO4 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:49 pm UTC

bakadeshi wrote:Raffi

Seconded. Raffi is ballin.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Maple_fish » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:04 am UTC

I'm gonna go out on a limb having only read 40% of the posts and say Medeski, Marin and Wood.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby davidmarlee » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:17 pm UTC

I'd say try and give the band Beirut a shot. They're an indie American band heavily influenced by eastern European music. They're not gonna be for everybody but I'm sure some people will get as obsessed with them as I have.

Oh yeah and here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjzVbXeD_8E
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Surrealist Flamingo » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

One man I recommend, if you like Coffee Shop music, would be Bruddah Iz, or Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (Hawaiian ethnicity).

Bruddah Iz doing a medley of Garland's Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Armstrong's What A Wonderful World.

Postscript: Sorry for breaking the no links within the first five posts rule, but it was sort of necessary for this thread. >.<


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