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05-01-13 07:16 PM
kharn_the_blood_god i havent read the entire thread so they/he might be mentioned before.

02-17-13 12:25 AM
Mossy Toes Going through the whole thread to reply to the various things that pique my interest.

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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).



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Originally Posted by Amoeba Bait View Post
Mogwai
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.

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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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ujzp9ffPwPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i7tqWMbUFU
Voltaire is always good for laughs.


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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.

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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.
01-23-13 07:57 PM
Sundablaka Not sure how well known they are in the US, but they aren't really popular enough in the UK. Anyway, the band is Cryoshell, and though they don't have that many songs, they are a great band imo.
01-20-13 06:56 PM
D-A-C Hey guys, recently came across these guys on one of those Kerreng countdowns. This takes me back as this skater style of rock/metal (dont care about classifcations) was what I grew up on and think its sad its no longer around as much as it used to be.

Anyway the band is called 'A' and these songs are from their album Hi Fi Serious:



07-04-12 10:02 AM
Karnax There are three groups that I particularly like:

Mumford and sons, particularly
the cave
sigh no more
dustbowl dance

Anti flag
this is the end
press corpse
prayer of the refugee

and Rise Against
Give it all

I don't know how famous the second two groups are, but I feel that they should be shared.
07-01-12 12:16 AM
normtheunsavoury Just found this lot today while hitting random links on You Tube, brace yourselves!



Quality stuff!
06-17-12 06:41 PM
D-A-C Hey everyone.

I came across this singer by pure chance, her name is Akira Yamaoko, and she appears to do the soundtracks to all the Silent Hill games, and I think she has her own band aswell (?).

She is really incredible and maybe you will all agree as well, there are plenty more, but here is a quick selection:






02-11-12 04:05 AM
Alsojames Anyone heard of Ventana? They're a group that includes Skinny and ST1TCH from Mushroomhead. The two groups have been doing tours together recently.
01-29-12 06:11 PM
Turnip86 I'll pitch in with Orange Goblin, not only is their name awesome (and the basis of one of my bloodbowl teams) but they also have great songs about alcoholic hobo's


I'm pretty sure they're relatively unknown
01-29-12 03:48 PM
MetalHandkerchief Stereophonics are quite well known in Europe, but it has taken a while for them. I've seen them live, they're really good.
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