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Eric Williams
08-19-2007, 06:00 PM
I'm awful at discovering new music myself, so I was wondering if any of you guys and girls had some suggestions. My current favourites are:
Radiohead
Of Montreal
The Beatles
Belle & Sebastian
R.E.M.
Metric
The Go! Team
Muse
The Dandy Warhols

Any bands/artists vaguely similar to these guys, or just plain cool in their own right, would be really appreciated on my part. Thanks! :D

ASHLEY!
08-19-2007, 06:08 PM
Here are some suggestions:
Spoon
The Fratellis
The Decemberists
Bright Eyes
Supergrass
Franz Ferdinand
The Strokes
Phoenix
Guster
The Darkness

Thommy Melanson
08-19-2007, 06:12 PM
Placebo
She Wants Revenge
Death Cab For Cutie
Silversun Pickups
Black Light Burns
Peeping Tom
TV On The Radio

jamestolliver
08-19-2007, 06:38 PM
high school the musical 2 just came out.

Thommy Melanson
08-19-2007, 06:39 PM
high school the musical 2 just came out.

...and apparently, you just did too.

;)

Eric Williams
08-19-2007, 06:41 PM
high school the musical 2 just came out.
http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/1561236/2/istockphoto_1561236_suicide.jpg

who cares?
08-19-2007, 06:45 PM
Arcade Fire
Stars
Patrick Watson
Blonde Redhead

just a few suggestions

jamestolliver
08-19-2007, 06:46 PM
...and apparently, you just did too.

;)

:lol: well played.

Mylazycat
08-19-2007, 07:35 PM
Sloan

Buck 65

Joel Plaskett

The Weakerthans

ImYrWoodbury
08-19-2007, 08:10 PM
Okkervil River
Peter Bjorn and John
The Rocket Summer

BClayMoore
08-19-2007, 08:22 PM
I'm awful at discovering new music myself, so I was wondering if any of you guys and girls had some suggestions. My current favourites are:
Radiohead
Of Montreal
The Beatles
Belle & Sebastian
R.E.M.
Metric
The Go! Team
Muse
The Dandy Warhols

Any bands/artists vaguely similar to these guys, or just plain cool in their own right, would be really appreciated on my part. Thanks! :D


Have you ever dug into mid-sixties Kinks before?

I'm gonne guess you'd love Something Else and Village Green Preservation Society, for starters.

-BCM

costello
08-19-2007, 08:26 PM
John Zorn

Masculine Todd
08-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Portugal The Man
As Tall as Lions
The Appleseed Cast
Straylight Run
Brand New
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
City and Colour
Bedlight for Blue Eyes
Neon Blonde
Death From Above 1979

costello
08-19-2007, 08:30 PM
Have you ever dug into mid-sixties Kinks before?

I'm gonne guess you'd love Something Else and Village Green Preservation Society, for starters.

-BCM

They have that song "Too Much Monkey Business" right? And "Days"?

Shade
08-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Portugal The Man
As Tall as Lions
The Appleseed Cast
Brand New
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
City and Colour
Bedlight for Blue Eyes
Neon Blonde
Death From Above 1979

Ok, you also have great taste.

As Tall as Lions and Bedlight for Blue Eyes are two of my favorite bands.

Masculine Todd
08-19-2007, 08:41 PM
Ok, you also have great taste.

As Tall as Lions and Bedlight for Blue Eyes are two of my favorite bands.

Thank you kindly.

Now convince the rest of the board of this. :smile:

Shade
08-19-2007, 08:43 PM
Ha, I bet they all listen to Creed, or worse Nickelback.

BClayMoore
08-19-2007, 08:47 PM
They have that song "Too Much Monkey Business" right? And "Days"?

"Days," yes. That would be the same era. Also "Waterloo Sunset," "David Watts," "Death of a Clown," and any number of brilliant tracks.

None of the albums sold that well at the time, but they had a run of four in a row that are now acknowledged classics.

Unbeatable, and if you're into Belle & Sebastian (my favorite group) you'll love it.

-BCM

Petey Parker
08-19-2007, 09:33 PM
Suede

Here's some tracks to check out:

The Wild Ones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41dzNBQq96M)

Animal Nitrate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaEc_5abpfA)

Europe Is Our Playground (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_LnQIv1WVg)

Beautiful Ones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z8TBF05RoE&mode=related&search=)

The Drowners (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDyKYlMunQk)

We Are The Pigs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T7c-KK03ts)

Trash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXo1f37Pexg)

And they have many more excellent songs :)

Masculine Todd
08-19-2007, 09:37 PM
Ha, I bet they all listen to Creed, or worse Nickelback.

Our fellow boarders have some good taste in music, as I've seen. A lot of them aren't too tolerant of the Pop Punk/Post-Hardcore stuff unfortunately.

THWIP!
08-19-2007, 09:43 PM
My currents are a little weird.

Lamb of God
Guns and Roses
Still digging that Gnarls Barkley CD from last year
Arcade Fire
Rush
Blood for Blood
Tool
The White Stripes

Andreas
08-20-2007, 05:49 AM
Pelle Carlberg - "Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls" (http://memo57.blogspot.com/2007/08/custom-made.html), "I Love You, You Imbecile"

I assume you're already familiar with Jackson C. Frank (http://www.moteldemoka.com/2007/08/04/forgotten-songwriters-pt2-jackson-c-frank/) and Nick Drake.

The Long Blondes - "Five Ways To End It" (http://www.greenpeaness.org/2007/07/but-i-was-there-long-blondes-echo-61507.html), "Giddy Stratospheres" (http://besttuna.blogspot.com/2007/07/devil-filthy-little-angels.html), "Weekend Without Makeup" (http://poptartssucktoasted.blogspot.com/2007/06/tuesdays-recommended-release.html)

Caribou - "Melody Day" (http://dirtybronson.wordpress.com/2007/08/19/beenroundawhilebutionlyjustheardthem-caribou/), "Sandy" (http://crushdtinbox.wordpress.com/2007/08/05/caribou-andorra/), "After Hours" (http://www.nialler9.com/blog/2007/08/02/album-quick-review-roundup/)

White Rabbits - Kid On My Shoulders" (http://www.themuso.co.za/?p=949), "While We Go Dancing" (http://songbytoad.com/2007/08/19/random-weekend-bits-2-white-rabbits-am-i-thick-or-something/)

The Rutles - "Cheese and Onions" (http://www.selective-service.net/?p=100)

The BellRays - "Third Time's A Charm" (http://www.recidivism.org/2007/02/bill_of_rightses.html), "Revolution Get Down" (http://vinyljourney.blogspot.com/2006/02/best-of-sxsw-2006-b.html)

Andreas

Eric Williams
08-20-2007, 05:56 AM
You guys rock! :heart:
I'll definitely look into your suggestions. :)

Ryudo
08-20-2007, 06:04 AM
The new Smashing Pumpkins album is good.

The Police have some good stuff, if you're willing to dig around.

Shadows Fall... although that might be a little hard for you
I am encouraging everyone to try Flyleaf
Burning Brides
I am slowly discovering Pissed Jeans
And the new TI album is pretty good.

That's all I got for now.

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 06:36 AM
I am encouraging everyone to try Flyleaf


Well, for the most part, everyone knows them already. They're as mainstream as can be. Three years ago, they were this green Christian Metal band that could barely get on the smartpunk stage of the Warped Tour (and I saw the bassist fall off the stage...priceless!!!), and now they're video is featured in the Die Hard movie and MTV is claiming they "made them," the same way they claimed they made "Taking Back Sunday" in 2006...after they already exploded in 2002. (darn you MTV :roll: )

Not a knock on you, but they're everywhere now, which kinda surprised me.

Ryudo
08-20-2007, 06:42 AM
Fuck, for the most part, everyone knows them already. They're as mainstream as can be. Three years ago, they were this green Christian Metal band that could barely get on the smartpunk stage of the Warped Tour (and I saw the bassist fall off the stage...priceless!!!), and now they're video is featured in the Die Hard movie and MTV is claiming they "made them," the same way they claimed they made "Taking Back Sunday" in 2006...after they already exploded in 2002. :roll:

Not a knock on you, but they're everywhere now, which kinda surprised me.

I guess I'm kinda out of touch, sorry. :) I kinda like their album though.

greg donovan
08-20-2007, 07:07 AM
I'm awful at discovering new music myself, so I was wondering if any of you guys and girls had some suggestions. My current favourites are:
Radiohead
Of Montreal
The Beatles
Belle & Sebastian
R.E.M.
Metric
The Go! Team
Muse
The Dandy Warhols

Any bands/artists vaguely similar to these guys, or just plain cool in their own right, would be really appreciated on my part. Thanks! :D

the lack of The Who on your list makes Roger Daltry sad. you dont want Roger to cry do you?

Zeppe
08-20-2007, 07:12 AM
Viva Voce
Menomena
Built to Spill

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 07:23 AM
I guess I'm kinda out of touch, sorry. :) I kinda like their album though.

Oh, sorry if I came off as a dick. I'm just surprised how much they've exploded. Not to say they're of poor quality, just, of all the bands that were on the cusp of mainstream, I didn't expect them to be the next MTV gen choice. Sorry if I came across as a prick.

Eric Williams
08-20-2007, 07:29 AM
Viva Voce
I actually saw them open for The Shins back in March, but I'm not sure how their live stuff compares to their recorded music. Any album(s) in particular you'd recommend? They weren't half bad live.

Ryudo
08-20-2007, 07:32 AM
Oh, sorry if I came off as a dick. I'm just surprised how much they've exploded. Not to say they're of poor quality, just, of all the bands that were on the cusp of mainstream, I didn't expect them to be the next MTV gen choice. Sorry if I came across as a prick.

I'm used to it.

(You didn't.)

But yeah, I am surprised too. I thought that the female screamer stuff would be a bit much for people to handle. Pleasantly surprised, though.

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 07:48 AM
I'm used to it.

(You didn't.)

But yeah, I am surprised too. I thought that the female screamer stuff would be a bit much for people to handle. Pleasantly surprised, though.

Well, the whole Post-Hardcore, screaming vocalist thing has hit the mainstream hard. I just didn't see another version of Underoath, only with a female vocalist and a more Nu-Metal throwback-ish ambiance hitting the mainstream harder than other scene bands who's sound is more contemporary and in sync with the fads currently, like Scenes from a Movie, The Almost, or, if they wanted a more Post-Hardcore fad sound, Vanna or I Am Ghost. Then again, I don't always get what bands/trends are deemed more accessible to a mass audience. I'm usually surprised by who they co-opt and pluck from us. I'm glad they got some strong recognition; they're a decent outfit.

Rosemary's Baby
08-20-2007, 07:57 AM
Viva Voce
Menomena
Built to Spill

Great suggestions. Menomena may have the best album of the year.

Some others:
The (International) Noise Conspriracy
The Figurines
I second the okkervil river recommendation a couples pages back
If you like the Shins, try Rogue Wave
The National
Wolf Parade
Sonic Youth
The Pixies

Eric Williams
08-20-2007, 08:06 AM
You guys rock my world. This is just awesome. I'll have to get, ah...purchasing these very soon.

Thommy Melanson
08-20-2007, 10:11 AM
If you wanna check out some cool older bands, look up:

Concrete Blonde

Alien Sex Fiend

Gipsy Kings

Agent Orange

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Atari Teenage Riot

Queen Adreena

BrianS
08-20-2007, 10:13 AM
C U R V E

Ryudo
08-20-2007, 10:13 AM
Project 86 is pretty good.

THWIP!
08-20-2007, 10:22 AM
Well, for the most part, everyone knows them already. They're as mainstream as can be. Three years ago, they were this green Christian Metal band that could barely get on the smartpunk stage of the Warped Tour (and I saw the bassist fall off the stage...priceless!!!), and now they're video is featured in the Die Hard movie and MTV is claiming they "made them," the same way they claimed they made "Taking Back Sunday" in 2006...after they already exploded in 2002. (darn you MTV :roll: )

Not a knock on you, but they're everywhere now, which kinda surprised me.

Maybe they exploded for you in 2002 but for everyone who wasn't in the scene they became big within the last 2 years. You're in the scene deep man cuz you know all these bands and search them out and shit most people don't do that they wait for it to hit the radio and mtv. it sucks but its true.

THWIP!
08-20-2007, 10:23 AM
Project 86 is pretty good.

I use to listen to them a long ass time ago. I should dig up my cds.

Fygar
08-20-2007, 10:23 AM
I'll recommend the same band I always do when people ask.

The Paper Chase

In particular their latest album "Now You Are One Of Us". It's one of my favorite albums in the last few years.

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 10:31 AM
Maybe they exploded for you in 2002 but for everyone who wasn't in the scene they became big within the last 2 years. You're in the scene deep man cuz you know all these bands and search them out and shit most people don't do that they wait for it to hit the radio and mtv. it sucks but its true.

Yeah, I understand the mechanics of the mass media. I'm merely surprised that they were one of the recent batch of "scene-esque bands" to make it big while other, seemingly more accessible, and thus more bankeable bands still haven't broke out in the mainstream yet. Not saying they're any less or more deserving, just more attuned to mainstream tastes.

The fact that Mayday Parade and The Graduate aren't as big or bigger at this point is mind boggling, considering they sound much like what's huge on MTV right now.

THWIP!
08-20-2007, 10:55 AM
Yeah, I understand the mechanics of the mass media. I'm merely surprised that they were one of the recent batch of "scene-esque bands" to make it big while other, seemingly more accessible, and thus more bankeable bands still haven't broke out in the mainstream yet. Not saying they're any less or more deserving, just more attuned to mainstream tastes.

The fact that Mayday Parade and The Graduate aren't as big or bigger at this point is mind boggling, considering they sound much like what's huge on MTV right now.

I find that MTV just picks a band at random and decides to play them on an endless loop until your forced to like them, it seems thats what they're doing with Paramore now.

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 11:28 AM
I find that MTV just picks a band at random and decides to play them on an endless loop until your forced to like them, it seems thats what they're doing with Paramore now.

Fucking Paramore.

I was fortunate enough to play a Warped Tour in 2005 for their battle of the bands. It was right before I moved to America to go to CMU. We were all newly minted 18 year olds (all our birthdays are within two months from each other).

We played the Lucky Stage (on of the main stages as the Battle of the Bands is always fun, in that the fans get to decide who wins). We got second place out of four. Anyway, our former ryhtm guitarist Trevor thought Haylee (vocalist of Paramore) was cute and started hitting on her behind the congregation of tour buses that the talent hang out around. So he's talking, she's talking, they seem to hit it off. While he's hitting on her, Derick (drummer and co-lyricst of our band) and I are talking to one of their sound/tech guys, and he tells us she's still 15.

Just then, Trevor comes bouncing back, glowing, and says "Haylee and I are going for a burger." We don't say a word. He comes back an hour later, looking like someone had just ran over his childhood puppy. "She's not even a junior in high school yet," he tells us.

We've never laughed harder. Their recent fame doesn't surprise me a bit. They're very non-threatening power pop who try to score scene cred by being on Warped Tours and having their shirts at Hot Topic. They're a decent band, but kids delude themselves into thinking their "Punk Rawk" because they listen to a band with "guitars and stuff...and the singer's hair is pink."

Ryudo
08-20-2007, 11:30 AM
Yeah, Paramore is not that great. They are working their ass off, but I'd prefer a band like The Vincent Black Shadow get the positive reaction and airtime on the video stations instead of Paramore.

THWIP!
08-20-2007, 11:36 AM
I don't even listen to the modern rock station here anymore, it's gotten so bad. If I am ever in a car it's classic rock for me and Hofstra College Radio does a metal show from 11 to 1 on the weekdays which isn't bad depending on the night. Sometimes we'll get a guy who lays awesome shit like Lamb of God, Dragonforce, and reallty awesome heavy shit and sometimes we'll get a guy who plays Korn and Type O negative.

Zeppe
08-20-2007, 11:40 AM
I actually saw them open for The Shins back in March, but I'm not sure how their live stuff compares to their recorded music. Any album(s) in particular you'd recommend? They weren't half bad live.

The only Viva Voce CD I have is Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, which is their newest one also. Good stuff. I just saw them live a few weeks ago and I would almost say I prefer them live to the CD. That being said it's still a great CD.

Also a few more recommendations:

Band of Horses
Grand Archives (includes 2 former memebers of Band of Horses, one being a founding member)
Twilight Singers

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 11:45 AM
I'd prefer a band like The Vincent Black Shadow get the positive reaction and airtime on the video stations instead of Paramore.

They're getting huge. They're all over Fuse, which means they're about six months from being plastered over MTV and another four months away from Top 40 radio.

They're a really good band in the studio, but on the Chicago stop of the Warped Tour this year, they were absolutely terrible live. Just horrible. The two guitarists barely moved, the vocalist stood in the same spot and her voice was off and the keyboardist kept hitting the wrong keys. Maybe it was just a bad night for them, but they were pretty awful.

Masculine Todd
08-20-2007, 11:46 AM
I don't even listen to the modern rock station here anymore, it's gotten so bad.

Modern rock stations suck in most areas. Local shows and the internet is, essentially, the best way to find new music.

Mylazycat
08-23-2007, 08:42 AM
You guys rock my world. This is just awesome. I'll have to get, ah...purchasing these very soon.


So, which ones did you check out and what did you like?