Bands you want other people to listen to.

Discussion in 'Music' started by Cletus, May 27, 2011.

  1. Cletus Well-Known Member

    I'm posting a list of bands that I think more people need to listen to, complete with a sample track that I think you might like. I figure others may want to do the same for bands they love that just don't seem to have the large audience they deserve. I'm not going to bother posting any descriptions for most of the bands, just listen if you're willing.

    I'll only post a few at a time to avoid bombarding people with a huge list, and I'll try to post a few bands from different genres each time rather than all metal one day, all jazz the next, etc.

    The Protomen (Indie rock, a unique twist on the Megaman story) (The Good Doctor)
    Bohren & Der Club of Gore (Noir jazz) (Midnight Black Earth)
    Goran Bregović (Gypsy, Balkan) (Underground Tango)
    Ayreon (progressive metal) (Age of Shadows)
    Heroin and Your Veins (ambient, post rock?) (Death of a Lover)
    Harry Manx (Blues-hindu hybird) (Your Eyes Have Seen)
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    Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation (doom jazz) (The Admirals Game)
    DeVotchKa (gypsy rock) (Such a Lovely Thing)
    Świetliki (alternative rock) (Delikatnienie)
    Reckless Kelly (country) (Wicked Twisted Road)
    Phideaux (progressive rock) (Thank You for the Evil)
    Creature With the Atom Brain (rock) (I Rise the Moon)
    Blackfilm (ambient) (Midnight to 4 A.M.)
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    Gogol Bordello (gypsy, punk rock) (Alcohol)
    The Devil Makes Three (bluegrass) (Old Number Seven)
    Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier (folk) (Solitude)
    Mumford & Sons (folk, bluegrass, americana) (Little Lion Man)
    Vanden Plas (progressive metal) (On My Way to Jerusalem)
    The Mountain Goats (folk rock) (No Children)
    Mich Gerber (ambient?) (Zumurud)
    Slaid Cleaves (country) (Lydia)
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    Morphine (low rock, jazz) (The Night)
    Desiderii Marginis (ambient) (Constant Like the Northern Star)
    Beirut (folk) (Brandenburg)
    Grails (ambient, post-rock) (Erosion Blues)
    Delain (symphonic metal) (Sever)
    Silver Jews (indie rock, alt-country) (I'm Getting Back into Getting Back into You)
    The Extra Glenns (folk) (Going to Marrakesh)
    Guilt Machine (progressie metal) (Leland Street)
    Groundation (reggae) (Jah Jah Know)

    Feel free to post the bands you love that you think most people here haven't heard of, but please remember to post the genre of the band!
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  3. Venom Well-Known Member

    All of mine will be metal since that's pretty much all I listen to, but:

    Hatchet (thrash metal) (Frozen Hell)
    Metal Church (pretty much straightforward heavy metal with hints of power and thrash) (Of Unsound Mind)
    Astral Doors (heavy metal inspired by Dio and the like) (Cloudbreaker)

    I'm having trouble thinking of others because I'm trying to start with stuff I don't think many people have heard of at all...so I'll come back to it later.
  4. Cletus Well-Known Member

    Ayreon - like Protomen - is all one huge story, by the way. I think it's great because it's good for just listening to while driving somewhere or playing a game, but it also has a cool sci-fi story so you can sit down and listen to the story that he is telling. It's composed solely by Arjen Lucassen, but he gets guest musicians from many more popular metal bands to play on the albums.

    Cage the Elephant has some good stuff out there, but I don't really care for Fun. I've never heard of Architecture in Helsinki before, and though I didn't really care for the song I thought the video was interesting.

    The first video wouldn't load for me, but I did enjoy the second and third. They didn't really do anything "new", but they were good songs regardless. I'm a big metal fan too, but one thing I really hate is growling in metal. It is a huge turn off, and it can outright ruin songs for me. For instance, I was listening to "Epica - The Divine Conspiracy", which I thought was *great* up until the point that they started growling. It's still a good song, but I cringe when I hear Mark's vocals. So, being a metal head, what are your opinions on growling? Yay or nay?

    Anyway, I just wanted to address these posts, but I'll probably come in and edit this post to have some more songs later.
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    EDIT:
    I've added more songs to my original post. This one is already long enough, I think.
  5. PKT Forever /a/lone

    Fleet Foxes
    Yoshinori Sunahara
    Rie Fu
    Akino Arai
  6. Cletus Well-Known Member

    I didn't really care for the last two you posted, but I did enjoy Fleet Foxes and I liked what little I could find of Yoshinori, it was interesting. Fleet Foxes was definitely my favorite of the four, I'm a sucker for folk music.

    Gogol Bordello (gypsy, punk rock) (Alcohol)
    The Devil Makes Three (bluegrass) (Old Number Seven)
    Antoine Dufour & Tommy Gauthier (folk) (Solitude)
    Mumford & Sons (folk, bluegrass, americana) (Little Lion Man)
    Vanden Plas (progressive metal) (On My Way to Jerusalem)
    The Mountain Goats (folk rock) (No Children)
    Mich Gerber (ambient?) (Zumurud)
    Slaid Cleaves (country) (Lydia)
  7. PKT Forever /a/lone

    laser imouto
    bubblegum octopus
    amy can flyy
    ellegarden
    yoshinori sunahara
    nomak
    nujabes
    shing02
    haz
    DJ sharpnel
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Queen
    Rie Fu
    Cornelius
    Pidgeon John
    Goreshit
    Hatsune miku
    kagamine rin
    meiko
    vocaloid
    gumi
    sonika
    kaito
    kagamine len
    little non
    under 17
    mononoke dane
    flipper's guitar
    the pillows
    Round Table feat. Nino
    Bee Train
    Globe
    Supercar
    radwimps
    loffciamcore
    m1dy
    spy47
    sekty
    iosys
    crush40
    hideki naganuma
    cibo mato
    guitar vader
    scapegoat wax
    dragon ash
    incubus
    eiko shimomiya
    katamari
    melt banana
    the police
    the fixx
    the vapors
    shimau
    odaxelagnia
    bloody vomit bukkake
    izaya orihara
    rymdreglage
    last dinosaurs
    fracture and neptune
    tokyo sky drive
    number girl
    the ivy
    seven front
    caramelldansen
    ievan polka
    capirinha
    oranges and lemons
    killingscum
    gorillaz
    society suckers
    beattrax
    roughsketch
    asian kung fu generation
    flow
    younha
    kelun
    l'arc en ciel
    sambomaster
    yui horie
    loveholic
    the jadu
    yoko kanno
    kiroro
    mondo grosso
    minmi
    fat jon
    dj baku
    kick the can crew
    origa
    takacha
    shingo suzuki
    little west
    kuroioto
    jetbeat
    low in the sky
    nomak
    ayur
    dj ryu
    dj whitesmith
    symbalance
    blazo
    cyne
    the avalanches
  8. Cletus Well-Known Member

    I can point out a number of bands in that list that have pretty large followings. The Gorrilaz, Fat Jon, Queen, ELO, and Incubus in particular, are all pretty popular. The purpose of the thread was to promote lesser known bands that you enjoy.
  9. PKT Forever /a/lone

    I'll edit my list later...
  10. Cletus Well-Known Member

    No need to bother, I was just pointing that out for future posts.
  11. Zackapple Express khdahahfdiahkai fka

    Vampire Weekend.

    GO.
  12. Venom Well-Known Member

    I replaced the link in my first one with a different song, so maybe it will load now. And to answer your question, I used to be just like you, but I've since grown to enjoy growling/harsh vocals to a point. I still don't like traditional death metal but I like melodic and progressive death metal and a little black metal, so it doesn't bother me when growling is intersperesed with clean vocals.

    And to add a few more:

    White Wizzard (old-school heavy metal inspired by NWOBHM as well as 80's American metal) (Over the Top)
    The Gates of Slumber (doom metal) (Ice Worm)
    Lazarus A.D. (thrash/groove metal) (Black Rivers Flow)
  13. Cletus Well-Known Member

    Oh Dear Lord, that White Wizzard video was badass. I love jazz (more than metal, actually), but that was hilarious all the same. I have to start using his "I love jazz, smooth as silk!" line from now on.
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    Morphine (low rock, jazz) (The Night)
    Desiderii Marginis (ambient) (Constant Like the Northern Star)
    Beirut (folk) (Brandenburg)
    Grails (ambient, post-rock) (Erosion Blues)
    Delain (symphonic metal) (Sever)
    Silver Jews (indie rock, alt-country) (I'm Getting Back into Getting Back into You)
    The Extra Glenns (folk) (Going to Marrakesh)
    Guilt Machine (progressie metal) (Leland Street)
    Groundation (reggae) (Jah Jah Know)
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  14. Carlo Marx Sunflower Sutra

    Asobi Seksu has a truly phenomenal discography. They have done dreampop better than any of the greats from the 80s/90s, and they have evolved through many different styles as they have gone along. They have gone from being a unique blend of shoegaze and some J rock elements, to being a dreampop giant.

    The early

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxue5FAmew4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1EabSpKRis (Not sure what is up with that video)

    More Recent
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0L4PEDqnbE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYuDBdVj8_k&feature=related

    The best(debatable)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPmQ1OWt17Q
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0Gbue7idgY

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