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Going through the whole thread to reply to the various things that pique my interest.

Originally Posted by spanner94ezekiel View Post
The XX
the xx are good. If you want to verge a bit more into trip hop but keep a sound like them, a nice smaller band is Phantogram.

Similar to the xx in some ways, as trendsetters of sorts for the whole electro wave of the past few years, are Crystal Castles (also not particularly small, especially within the genre--though not quite mainstream).

Originally Posted by Amoeba Bait View Post
Ah, one of the second wave post-rock bands (for all that they reject the label, and to be fair, have moved away from it). Also of interest are the first wavers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor:

Other second wavers, like This Will Destroy You and Explosions in the Sky, are also fun. For more minimalism, Philip Glass is always decent (soundtrack for Koyaanisqatsi, etc). Excellent writing/reading/modeling/painting music, as time just slips away while listening.

Then you can get into real drone stuff, like Sunn O))) or Merzbow, but those are some deep waters to wade in, and I'm not to comfortable there.

Originally Posted by djinn24 View Post
Voltaire has created his own genre of music that is difficult to discribe, while he has a couple serious songs they are mainly fun to listen too.

Voltaire is always good for laughs.

Originally Posted by spanner94ezekiel View Post
Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
Neon Trees - Animal, 1983
"Ain't No Rest for the Wicked" got plenty of airplay back when it came out. Still, it's a damn fun song/band. Same goes for Neon Trees.

Originally Posted by Karnax View Post
Mumford and sons,
Calling the band that just won the Grammy for "Best Album of the Year" unknown is something of a stretch.

I'm glad that the Grammies have been shining a bit of light on the indie/folk/alt rock way these past few years though, definitely. The Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys... all getting recognized by the Grammies, and having earned it.

Quite similar to Mumford & Sons, though having been at it for quite a bit longer, are The Avett Brothers.

Now for a few suggestions of my own. Quite small but very enjoyable is Ramona Falls:

Not so small is the Canadian band Metric. Really, I enjoy the whole Canadian scene (Metric, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Feist...) but Metric is especially a favorite. Here's a song that was a good moment in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

...and a few more, why don't we?

I'm a fan of Amanda Palmer's self-declared "Brechtian punk cabaret":

The Few Moments are very small, not-at-all famous band I quite enjoy, if we want to return to the thread title--some rough edges, but all the more human for it.

That's a brief few bands, but I could go on all day, so I'll cut myself off here.

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i havent read the entire thread so they/he might be mentioned before.

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