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zacpol
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Music in the vein of...

Postby zacpol » Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:26 am UTC

I'm not sure if this has been done before or not, but I didn't find it in my forum search, so here it is.
This is a thread that's like the pandora of the forums, but with human input; you give a band or song or two, maybe a link to some of the music, and other people recommend a similar band you'd probably like.

Since I'm the first, I'm looking for a group similar to Devotchka and Beirut, because I'm really digging the american-inspired gypsy music at the moment.
Beirut-Elephant Gun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsfAmkKRcFU
Devotchka-Transliterator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B32OtmoNFjY

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The Rumpled Academic
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Re: Music in the vein of...

Postby The Rumpled Academic » Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:29 am UTC

If it's American-inspired balkans/gypsy music you're looking for, I'll point you towards A Hawk and a Handsaw: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fecEp01Fwek
If you'd like to make the jump into balkan music minus American-ness, then you can do no better than to check out the Kočani Orkestar. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcf140UmtrM

This is probably a much harder ask, but I'd love to find some more bands like Dirty Projectors. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Ql-xCasiE
More than any genre similarity, what I guess I'm really looking for is the same fearless inventiveness with regard to melodies and harmonies, and the seamless way they integrate rock & pop hooks with avant-unknown strangeness.
Any ideas?

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Re: Music in the vein of...

Postby TheAmazingRando » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:13 am UTC

Rumpled Academic: Listening to this song, there's a chance that you might love Frog Eyes.


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