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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:55 am UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:Recently got myself a Streetlight shirt, hoodie and their CD Somewhere in the Between.

Have you guys heard the acoustic versions of "Dear Sergio", "Somewhere in the Between" and "Forty Days"? They're absolutely amazing!


I know Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution (another Kalnoky side-project) recorded acoustic versions of "Dear Sergio" and "Here's to Life" on A Call to Arms, but where'd you hear acoustic versions of "Forty Days" and "Somewhere in the Between"?

Also, if you haven't already, get the BOTAR album. It's only 5 tracks, but if you like Streetlight you'll almost definitely like them.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Microscopic cog » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:35 am UTC

Will check it out, I've been wanting to check out Tomas' side projects for some time anyway.

They were recorded during an Alternative Press interview with Tomas where he played the songs on his own, they're really mellow and completely different but just as catchy as the originals.

Forty Days:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PRUJXQ9je8
Somewhere in the Between:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV3If1Fp89c&feature=related
Dear Sergio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5s7_eHbPeg&feature=related
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby KallistiEngel » Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:24 am UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:Will check it out, I've been wanting to check out Tomas' side projects for some time anyway.

They were recorded during an Alternative Press interview with Tomas where he played the songs on his own, they're really mellow and completely different but just as catchy as the originals.

Forty Days:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PRUJXQ9je8
Somewhere in the Between:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KV3If1Fp89c&feature=related
Dear Sergio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5s7_eHbPeg&feature=related

Awesome, thanks for the links. He usually performs under the name Toh Kay when he does solo stuff. He even released an album under that name recently with Dan Potthast (under the name Dan P.) in which they each covered 5 of the other person's songs with no guidelines for what could and could not be changed. It's interesting. It's called You By Me: Volume 1.

I swear he's one of the more prolific artists of our time. He seems to be constantly busy with different projects.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Sosekopp » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

Half Man Half Biscuit

Trumpton Riots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao19eROwu_c
All I Want For Christmas (Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na12OyJEgJ8

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby VMhent » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:27 am UTC

If you like rap, or just really just good music in general (I really promise, just give it a try!), this band might not be on your radar, but should be:

Blue Scholars
Two very intelligent young men coming out of my hometown, Seattle, WA. A lot of their content is focused on the plight of the third world, the unfortunate reality of race politics, and urban life. In particular, check out my favorite song No Rest for the Weary.

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Re: Recommend half-two artist

Postby drainbramaged » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:16 am UTC

For those alternative rock fans out there, check out The Airborne Toxic Event. Not only do they have some fantastic songs, their non-singles are quality as well.

Make sure you give "Sometime Around Midnight" a listen
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby LinusVanPelt » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:34 am UTC

Wallace Vanborn - Awesome stoner rock from belgium.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Chuff » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:24 am UTC

Hey Rosetta! (the exclamation mark is part of the band name)
In particular, New Sum (Nous Sommes). They're a Canadian indie rock band that generally has a string section along with the normal instruments you expect from rock. I'm a fan.

Also, thanks for the Streetlight Manifesto recommendation. I never knew how much I liked Ska.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Microscopic cog » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:24 am UTC

Isn't Nous Sommes french for We are?

Gotta say the song is pretty sweet though, love the trumpets!
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Chuff » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:17 pm UTC

Microscopic cog wrote:Isn't Nous Sommes french for We are?

Gotta say the song is pretty sweet though, love the trumpets!

'Tis indeed! Those crazy Canucks, eh?
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Whizzkid1024 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:47 pm UTC

The Beautiful Girls - Fairly unknown Australian band, if you like surf/folk rock sounds (perfectly fitting for days/nights at the beach :D I could imagine even better with SO, but I don't know that from personal experience (yet)) Similar to Jack Johnson, Xavier Rudd,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4MMgMyMQT8 (It's the song 'La Mar', if the link won't work)

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Re: Recommend half-two artist

Postby H2SO4 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:38 am UTC

drainbramaged wrote:For those alternative rock fans out there, check out The Airborne Toxic Event. Not only do they have some fantastic songs, their non-singles are quality as well.

Make sure you give "Sometime Around Midnight" a listen

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby mrface » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:12 pm UTC

Trees on Fire. They're kind of a local band, but they've been touring up and down the east coast for a while now, I think, and my brother said he heard them in an airport all the way in Dullus (we live in Virginia). It's kind of electronic alt rock. I think. I'm not great at classifying music. Anyway, a lot of their music tends to actually have a message (they have a song about the revolt in Egypt, one about the Atchafalaya...) and my favorite song is probably Just Because, but then again, maybe it's not. You can listen to a few of their songs here.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby MissAusten » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:19 am UTC

Bright Eyes, indie rock band. I fell in love with Conor's voice and the emotions that I can fell in ever song. The lyrics are breathtaking, and will make sense after the third listening of the song :) My favourite song-a perfect sonnet.

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Re: Recommend one artist

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Metaphysician » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:09 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby MissAusten » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

Except Bright Eyes, I also reccomend Neonfly, I noticed that not many people heard about them.
This is the album teaser that I love-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFMdQWMqChc&feature=player_embedded
And this is their FB Page-http://www.facebook.com/pages/NeonFly/20899433540?sk=app_178091127385

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Woland » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:53 am UTC

MissAusten wrote:Bright Eyes, indie rock band. I fell in love with Conor's voice and the emotions that I can fell in ever song. The lyrics are breathtaking, and will make sense after the third listening of the song :) My favourite song-a perfect sonnet.


Can i second this? One of my favourite bands, although I've gone from hating certain songs to loving them... It's weird, I'd recommend everyone perseveres with this band, when you find one song you like you'll find the others more appealing.

For me the one that really stood out was Bowl of Oranges, (after having listened to the album Wide Awake and found it okay) it's just so lovely and... yeah, lovely. Some others you should definitely try Nothing Gets Crossed Out, Let's Not Shit Ourselves (it's basically an 8 minute song, but really don't let that put you off), At the Bottom of Everything, Take It Easy, Easy/Lucky/Free, Four Winds, Make a Plan to Love Me.

I'll leave it there I think. =P there's quite a lot of variety there, and that's missing out all the older stuff (it seems Miss Austen would be the person to consult on that)

I got into Bright Eyes through a friend who just kept pestering me, now really I do love it/them/him. It's really quite rewarding, although there are some infuriatingly awful lyrics among otherwise lovely songs, which took me a while to come to terms with, but it's good more often than not.

Seriously, give it ago, don't dismiss it as some twee indie as a few of my friend's have, and as I did.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby ImTestingSleeping » Mon May 02, 2011 10:37 pm UTC

Emancipator - Lionheart

Electronic goodness

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby M1k3_Nix » Fri May 06, 2011 10:24 pm UTC

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool

London based electonica/synthpop




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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby T3CHN0CR4T » Sun May 08, 2011 9:49 am UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV-hSgL1R74

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Bufo_periglenes » Wed May 11, 2011 7:39 am UTC

My favorite living band is Staff Benda Bilili, a band from Kinshasa who play rumba music with rhythm-and-blues and reggae influences. It's great fun.

This is my favorite of their songs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaTZ5gAzkCY
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby gfile-destroyer » Tue May 17, 2011 3:38 pm UTC

My favorite band is Blue Oyster Cult and here's a link to one of their more famous songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rDWqjnW7w&feature=related



However I know a good band most people have probably never heard of called ensiferum. They are a folk/(primarily)metal band with a lot of good stuff and a lot of range. One of my favorite songs by them, sorry about the advertisement http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12WPayHuDvY . Would have kept it to one band, but these guys really deserve a look.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby McHeezy » Wed May 18, 2011 4:19 am UTC

http://youtu.be/cRKMsu10YjY
I would have to say that this band was so progressive, and so unknow that they need to be listen to at least once by everyone who loves music. I found this band on a random music search through youtube space, and have enjoyed docking my headphones at their station for some time now. Enjoi and I use the spelling, "Enjoi," as a tribute to the skate company Enjoi.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby seizedxshadowx » Fri May 27, 2011 8:15 am UTC

Gotta throw up my favorite band, Red.
Genre is Alternative/Metal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4y3xPe6iVU

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby peacespotting » Mon May 30, 2011 10:36 pm UTC

I'd like to recommend a West Coast underground rapper: Aceyalone (member of the Freestyle Fellowship).

He's one of my favourite if not my overall favourite rapper - his flow is tight and original, his rhymes and lyrics are intricate, thought provoking clever and often abstract (contrary to most modern mainstream hip hop which is just a caricature of itself).

The theme from the TV show Mad Men is an instrumental version of his song "Beautiful Mind".

I would probably recommend The Faces
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YfnTEJntGA
, I Think
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRNbQqX5T-4
and Headaches and Woes
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6MaGsHH2kI
, but I could recommend multiple songs from almost all of his albums.

Great artist for people looking for something a little different and open to hip hop.

Let me know what you think, peace!

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Giant Speck » Tue May 31, 2011 12:30 am UTC

seizedxshadowx wrote:Gotta throw up my favorite band, Red.
Genre is Alternative/Metal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4y3xPe6iVU

Hell yeah!
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby aktillum » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:04 pm UTC

Olu Dara. Rapper Nas' jazz playing daddy

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Neodymium_Modem » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:21 am UTC

There's only one artist that I can recommend: Daft Punk. Although it's a two-person group. If I had to pick a one-person group, then I'd pick Paul Oakenfold.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby shoasa » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:47 pm UTC

Daft Punk is one of the best artists to recommend, mostly in part because NO ONE hates them.[1]

As for my recommendations, I shall venture out a bit more into the realm of "up and coming" artists. All of these guys are from bandcamp.com, where I often scourge for good sounding music. (I'm also cheap, and like getting albums for less than $10.)

Shakey Graves
http://shakeygraves.bandcamp.com/album/roll-the-bones
Really good sounding folk music. Kind of experimental, too.

Evenings
http://evenings.bandcamp.com/
Just feel good, electronic music to play in the evening.

PROFESSOR CALCULUS
http://professorcalculus.bandcamp.com/album/chare
Nice, loud math rock. Pleasant and intricate, yet slightly abrasive.

I'll leave it to that. If you liked any of these guys, I'd like to hear what you think.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Athe » Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:21 am UTC

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Neodymium_Modem » Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:35 pm UTC

shoasa wrote:Daft Punk is one of the best artists to recommend, mostly in part because NO ONE hates them.[1]


Unfortunately, that's not true. My friend absolutely despises them. But he listens to Insane Clown Posse, so he can't express his opinion.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Giant Speck » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:39 am UTC

Neodymium_Modem wrote:
shoasa wrote:Daft Punk is one of the best artists to recommend, mostly in part because NO ONE hates them.[1]


Unfortunately, that's not true. My friend absolutely despises them. But he listens to Insane Clown Posse, so he can't express his opinion.

I don't really like either one of those.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby AvatarIII » Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:50 am UTC

Giant Speck wrote:
Neodymium_Modem wrote:
shoasa wrote:Daft Punk is one of the best artists to recommend, mostly in part because NO ONE hates them.[1]


Unfortunately, that's not true. My friend absolutely despises them. But he listens to Insane Clown Posse, so he can't express his opinion.

I don't really like either one of those.



neither do i,
i tried listening to Daft Punk when everyone was raving about the Tron soundtrack, i just found every song really boring,
they work great for a movie soundtrack, but as a piece of music to listen to on it's own.... boring.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby charliepanayi » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:31 pm UTC

Daft Punk are pretty Marmite - the Tron soundtrack is not representative at all of their typical sound though.
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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby shoasa » Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:14 pm UTC

The Tron soundtrack would be a bad representation of Daft Punk, I agree. But Homework and Discovery were both pretty solid albums, although most people only know a couple songs from both.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Adam H » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:40 pm UTC

918 posts and not a single Manchester Orchestra suggestion? You all should be ashamed of yourself. Best new rock band since... hmmmm... Muse?

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Danik » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:35 pm UTC

Jedi Mind Tricks, its some really sick rap. I don't really think there are any music videos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r0KpWMNxnM (Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story))

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Beardhammer » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:12 am UTC

One artist? Probably Amon Amarth.

Mix Norse mythology, excellent guitar work, and death grunting that's actually understandable and isn't screaming, and you've got a pretty solid band. I definitely like pointing them out to show people that you can have death grunting that doesn't sound like complete shit.

Recommended songs? Gods of War Arise, Arson, Bloodshed, and Friends of the Suncross come to mind. Finish up with Embrace of the Endless Ocean - in fact, if you don't listen to anything else of theirs, at least listen to Embrace of the Endless Ocean. I don't think I've ever heard a song paint a picture as well as that song does.

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Re: Recommend one artist

Postby Athe » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:00 am UTC

Amon Amarth is pretty epic.
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