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Old 07-28-04, 01:59 PM
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The best bands, artist and music people don't know about

Give the names of bands, artists, and such, that other people don't know about, but should

Here's my list

Auryn
Quickening
Champions of All Time
Mike Ruetschle
Graham Travis
Michael Jantz
Tinfold
Mo Andrews
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Old 07-28-04, 02:24 PM
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can you give some links/info about these artists?
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Old 07-28-04, 05:58 PM
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great indie pop bands I love, not often heard on the radio (except college stations) :

The Aislers Set
Apples in Stereo
Belle and Sebastian (more well-known)
Calla
Death Cab for Cutie (more well-known)
Mates of State
The Shins (recently became popular)
The Stills (recently became popular)
The Swirlies
The Unicorns
The Wrens

I could keep going if you want. I tried to stick with bands that still exist, but there's tons of good stuff from bands that are no more.

Several of these bands have been played on wb dramas and the o.c., which is good and bad. Good that the word is spreading about these great bands, bad that they might get signed to big corporate labels. Don't let bad tv keep you from great music.
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Planes Mistaken For Stars

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Best emo-core band out there...if you want to even call them that. Check em out if you think it'd be your thing.
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Worm Quartet
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Comedy rock performed by one man, but as a group of worms. Hilarious stuff.
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Old 07-28-04, 11:53 PM
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2 bands I don't think enough people really know yet is:

36 Crazy Fists (hard rock)
Breaking Benjamin (rock)
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Old 07-29-04, 01:26 AM
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Paulson

Saosin

Immortal Technique

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Martin Sexton (acoustic/folk/rock)

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Does being on mtv preclude them from being on this list? Cuz... I see a few [cough]onelinedrawing[/cough]. I am surprised to see so many artists I have never heard of though.

I'll suggest a few even though I haven't been into music as much lately as I used to... so some of these bands may be big now.

My Pal Trigger
Strike Anywhere
Grabass Charlestons
Gunmoll
Clairmel
Small Brown Bike
The Broadways
The Chinkees
Rise Against
These Arms Are Snakes

And not enough people listen to Bracket or Burning Airlines.

Hopefully everyone here has listened to Jawbox, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, and Jets To Brazil.
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loudermilk (kinda like smashing pumpkins when they were good)
calla (as previously mentioned, smart ambient post rockish but not too post, with smooth vocals)
lake trout (imagine richard patrick from filter singing with dj shadow with guitar)
the white octave (broke up, ex cursive member, really emo but sincere)
the national skyline (ex hum member, kinda spacey and sad)
poor rich ones (norwegian band, broke up...more spacey sad music)
ours (jeff buckley'ish rock from jersey)
laika (female trip hoppish)

probably tons of more i'll think of later.

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Jonatha Brooke

One of my top artists. She has a great voice and songs are farily deep/personal to her. She doesn't get any radio play and puts out her records on her own lable.

Previously, she was part of a duet called The Story.

She is considered a Folk singer in most record stores that carry her cds, but I think she fits in with Rock as well.

Her webpage allows you to listen to samples of her work.

If you have seen the Disney movie Return to Neverland, she sang the song I'll Try.
She has also had a song featured on a Dawson's Creek episode.
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Old 07-29-04, 10:32 AM
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is michelle malone unknown?

if so, she shouldn't be.

http://www.michellemalone.com/

"Beneath the Devil Moon" is one of the best albums i've heard.

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Old 07-29-04, 11:49 AM
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RIP New End Original

also
Dakota Suite
Pernice Brothers

many more I'll add later
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Old 07-29-04, 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by WarriorPrincess
great indie pop bands I love, not often heard on the radio (except college stations) :

The Aislers Set
Apples in Stereo
Belle and Sebastian (more well-known)
Calla
Death Cab for Cutie (more well-known)
Mates of State
The Shins (recently became popular)
The Stills (recently became popular)
The Swirlies
The Unicorns
The Wrens

This post makes me want to cry. We had a local (non college station) that all of these bands were on regular rotation. Sadly, like the Colts leaving Baltimore, the station was changed mid-day from a great Alternative station (almost an oxymoron in OK) to a damn Tejas channel.


I wiould also recomend StellaStarr* (the band) and the Chainsaw Kittens (and Tyson Meade's solo stuff).
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Hopefully everyone here has listened to Jawbox, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, and Jets To Brazil.
Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil

also:

Mull Historical Society
I am Kloot
Delgados
Babybird
Trembling Blue Stars
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Originally posted by Cusm
This post makes me want to cry. We had a local (non college station) that all of these bands were on regular rotation. Sadly, like the Colts leaving Baltimore, the station was changed mid-day from a great Alternative station (almost an oxymoron in OK) to a damn Tejas channel.


I wiould also recomend StellaStarr* (the band) and the Chainsaw Kittens (and Tyson Meade's solo stuff).
I would be heartbroken, too. What a wonderful station that was - and quite unusual, too. I mourn your loss of great music played freely on the radio. And I'll check out the bands you mentioned that I haven't heard yet.
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Pigmy Love Circus.



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Damn! They're still around? I remember partying with them back in '90 or so!

I'd have to say that the Wildhearts are the best band I know of that no one (in the US) has heard of. The main songwriter is one of the best I've ever heard. Out of the 150 or so songs I've heard, only about 3 are bad. This band is so good, that I made a "best of" cassette where I only wanted the songs that I could hear over and over and over again, and that turned out to be a 3 hour taping session. The Wildhearts got super loud guitars, crunching, catchy riffs, and amazing harmonies.
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Drugstore (You can hear 4 small samples of their songs at the linked web site.)
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Ocean Colour Scene

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They've been around for almost 15 years and have about 8 albums (only one album was a hit, and that was only in the UK). They're everything from rock to pop to folk and everything in between. They kinda sound like the Beatles, but with more of an edge. They absolutely ROCK live - one of the tightest and best sounding live bands I've ever heard - they sound even better live than on record. Most of their stuff is only available on import - that's why there's amazon.uk.

I think you can hear clips of songs on their web-site.
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Does being on mtv preclude them from being on this list? Cuz... I see a few [cough]onelinedrawing[/cough]. I am surprised to see so many artists I have never heard of though.
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Being on MTV2 is not the same as MTV.
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Sorry - I didn't know... I just searched on google and mtv.com came up. Mtv2 is different from Mtv. Just because a band has professional music videos doesn't mean they aren't obscure.
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"can you give some links/info about these artists?"

Auryn - www.auryn.com some of their songs sound like a matchbox 20/counting crows/Eddie Vedder mixture

Quickening - www.quickening.tv

Champions of All Time - www.championsofalltime.com

Mike Ruetschle - www.poptek.com - british influenced pop rock
Graham Travis - same

Michael Jantz - www.michaeljantz.com - really hard to classify

Tinfold - www.tinfold.net - heavy metal rock

Mo Andrews - www.moandrews.com - plays acoustical guitar
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