Best Music You Wish People Have Heard Of And Liked

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  1. yorky

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    Okay, I'm just going to say it straight up: This topic is entirely self-serving as I just broke up with my girlfriend and want new music that doesn't remind me at all of her to soothe my soul for the next little while as I'm a bit of an audiophile and shared everything I know with this person and now I'm left with nothing and am just sitting here wishing I could listen to music to get this girl off of my mind but I can't because it all reminds me of her now and this is all really cliche so I thought I'd express this opening in a bit of a Faulkner-esque stream of consciousness- type fashion to mask the fact and keep people from making fun of me.

    BUT! In my self-serving, I'd might as well open up new avenues for others. :)

    So, my contribution:

    ~The Walkmen: TBH I have no idea how popular these guys actually are. When I saw them in concert there were a lot of hipsters around, but I think they were all there for Beach House. They're most known for "The Rat," but I like the mellower, lighter side that they've been turning towards in recent years.

    Songs to check out: In The New Year, Four Provinces, Angela Surf City, Blue As Your Blood, The House You Made (current favorite)

    ~The Mollies: So I mentioned them before ages ago...local band, and the singer has the voice of an angel. She's also in a band called Late Night Alumni which is apparently more popular, but I'm sticking with The Mollies. Very folky, dare I say "girly"...but if everyone loves K-pop, I can love this.

    Songs to check out: Fly Me To The Moon, Star Bits, DOOM, Fancies Are Fiends

    ~Puggy: A French band with a British vocalist. Actually very good...I heard about it from a kid who was going to their concert. I'm glad I bothered to jot the name down!

    Songs to check out: Dubois, When You Know, We Have It Made


    ...

    Oh, and hi, guys! It's been a little while! How's life?
     
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  2. Rakon

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    Yorky! You're Back! How was spreading the good word? Sorry to hear about your lady. Just know we're all loners here, which means none of us are alone.

    But music:

    Local Natives - Seriously. It's a pretty hipster band, but some of the best music I've ever heard. Incredible use of harmonies, and a fresh sound.

    Songs to check out: Wide Eyes, Sun Hands, World News, Who Knows Who Cares

    Young Galaxy - More electronic/ambient, but anybody with a good taste in music can get into these guys. Absolutely incredible

    Songs to check out: Peripheral Visionaries, Blown Minded, Cover Your Tracks, The Angels Are Surely Weeping

    Lotus - Jam/electronic band. One of the most incredibly talented bands. A definite must-listen if you are a fan of lengthy, intrumental brilliance.

    Songs to check out: Spiritualize, Tip of the Tongue, Livingston Storm, Jump Off
     
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  3. Rainemaida

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    Lotus = <3

    Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) - Only download live shows, no one cares about their albums. I have lots I can send you, but there's lots of shows floating around. Alot of post '08 stuff is live and at 320 kbps. My 2nd favorite band of all time.

    Zion I - extremely good hip hop, not as political as Immortal Technique or Jedi Mind, but smooth and positive none the less.

    Yeasayer - I'm sure you prob know yeasayer, I saw them in May and they were alot more bass heavy than before, but still wonderful.

    Toubab Krewe - From Asheville, NC. They're very indian/guitar jam. Both albums are awesome.
     
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  4. NickKmet

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    Yorky! Welcome back, brother. I too just recently broke up with my girlfriend. It really sucks. Fortunately for me though, she listens to country, and I don't, so I don't have your problem. I'll post up some music for you tomorrow when I'm not so tired.
     
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  5. yorky

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    Rakon: It was la bomba! Seriously, I still miss it, and it's been nearly a year since I've finished (craziness).

    NickKmet: Yeah, I just read your topic. I'm really sorry to hear about that. :( It really sucks, but there is a kind of liberating aspect to it...especially if things went a bit awry near the end, as it did with mine. Right now I'm in a kind of static state where all women are automatically friend-zoned, but I'll snap out of it before long. I wish you the best of luck, in any case!
     
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    Hi Yorky. I'm not big on music but I'm checking everything out in this thread.
     
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  7. Optimus-Crime

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    I'm down for new music. I've gotten into Marvin Gaye lately. As you've said, music is sublimely ethereal to the music lover so listening to anything good will probably have you thinking of your ex sooner than later. You gave her the best life you could've given her while you two were together, right?
    SO! My point is to also get back into listening the music you like.

    Look, I just don't want to hear about you listening to Ozzy Osbourne's Mr. Crowley on repeat for the next 6 months because it doesn't remind you of your ex... :(
     
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  8. NickKmet

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    OK, I promise I will post some as soon as I get home from work today.
     
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  9. NickKmet

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    Ok, here's a bunch of stuff.

    The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JF-GBd0Y68
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01Uy9wpL ... re=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMaaNzOgvOk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnkK2PqBvr4

    Buffalo Springfield - Definitely some older music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5M_Ttstbgs

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - More old music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCrSbkI9gKQ

    STS9
    My favorite is actually a remix of one of their pieces
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-BODBY2EK8

    Action Bronson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17JDRMkkJnY

    Mos Def
    In particular, the album "Black on Both Sides"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rMk2Oe0fik

    Movits! A swedish jazz-rap band, their songs are not in English, but are still great, one of my favorites
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8fIVTH0TiM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnaeImQ0TSg
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtQiAIrvttM

    Local Natives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVt-DZdkOzw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcI6f8z7Gio

    Other Lives
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3JxmvkIyDQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ssd6ScO638

    Vendetta Red A band from western Washington, really strange song topics, really great sound
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeuCYXq64M
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOXalc3Y ... re=related

    Some various mashups
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czwnf558awc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPz-4pnj0cI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdwBj-Kv ... O7GYg0-LtQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmHwbRc3 ... O7GYg0-LtQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiehdvdi ... O7GYg0-LtQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgC5jM65wqY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2ExVvhzfCY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td-3kTCLFrQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au16TTI7nQc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U13xOvDa19U

    Lights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUwjWDZoWVw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU9-TRVbhkE

    Fitz and The Tantrums
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3_mqfuq1TM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3WRXYYBwRA

    I think that's enough. I picked from a wide selection of genres. I will say though, most of the music I listen to these days is either from movie soundtracks or is classical music.
     
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  10. Rainemaida

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    Also, here's my top 50 most played of all time on last.fm (I've had it since I was 16, so there's an eclectic mix of genres)

    The American Dollar, Bear Vs. Shark, STS9, Portugal. The Man, Copy, Across Five Aprils, Modest Mouse, A Silver Mt. Zion, The Fall Of Troy, God Is an Astronaut, Kimya Dawson, The Shaky Hands, Ghosts and Vodka, Sufjan Stevens, Radicalfashion, the blonding dandelions, Minus the Bear, Dr. Acula, Why?, Trophy Scars, Lotus, Weather Report, Lil' Wayne, MGMT, Barr, La Dispute, Dear and the Headlights, Explosions in the Sky, Cannons, Talking Heads, Yeasayer, Crystal Castles, Iron & Wine, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, RJD2, City and Colour, Sigur Rós, If These Trees Could Talk, marc/mike/brandon/volunteers/band, Jedi Mind Tricks, Pretty Lights, Sequoyah Prep School, Beat Radio, High and Driving, Hammock, The Spill Canvas, Zion I, Andrew Bird, Band of Horses, The Beatles.
     
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    Anywho, I listen to all sorts of music. A good bit of music that I think people haven't heard of is.

    Hip hop: Sage Francis, Buck 45, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere, Slug

    Rock: Guitar Wolf, yura yura Teikoku, Stamp Foot, Yeah Yeah Yeahs *I think people have heard of them a lot recently*, Metric, The Islands, Tsunami Bomb, The Action Design.

    Lounge: Richard Cheese[/url]
     
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  12. NickKmet

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    Yeah, the rest of that album sucks. I just really like that remix.
     
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    Wha?? Where are the Eagles? Where's the Bad Company?
    Where's the 38 Special? I'm outta here.
     
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    Pretty sure everyone has heard of those three...
     
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  16. yorky

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    Thanks a lot for the suggestions, guys! From what I've heard so far, I really like Local Natives and Portugal. The Man.

    I've got a few more to offer:

    Late Night Alumni

    I'll mention them officially this time. It's basically a collaboration between The Mollies and Kaskade (I think?). Really chill music--very relaxing and cool to drive with.

    Songs to check out: Empty Streets, You Can Be The One, Beautiful

    Faded Paper Figures

    Continuing the chain of "bands by association," the frontman of this band is the brother of The Mollies/Late Night Alumni singer. I can't think of how to describe this band...I found them yesterday. They're good, in any case.

    Songs to check out: Small Talk, Metropolis

    Eliza Wren

    Another local artist...she's done a cool project recently where her album was basically a soundtrack to be played alongside "Return to Oz." There's a little example here.

    Haun's Mill

    Eliza Wren heads this band with her husband, I think...? Anyways, they've got quite a few songs out from their upcoming album. Some of the videos are cheap (though not all of them), but the music's pretty original.

    Songs to check out: Blind Draw, Fitzcarraldo

    Cocoon

    Another French band, but they sing in English. I like them a lot. Very calm, beautiful stuff. I think they just broke up, though... :/

    Songs to check out: On My Way, Comets, Cathedral

    Other random tidbits:

    French Kicks: Abandon

    Beach House: Zebra

    DeVotchKa: 100 Other Lovers

    Ramona Falls: I Say Fever
     
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  17. Sourdeez

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    I prefer Gorrilaz, EL-P, Brad Sucks, Deltron 3030
     
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  18. WickedLiquid

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    By the time people get here they'll be all linked out, so I'll keep it simple.

    The Middle East - Blood
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7SSC3ex-bA


    Tokoyo Police Club - Your English is Good
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KGCAffvGIw


    Fanzine - L.A.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtBR5S5rFF4


    The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdyJUrEJD9U


    Ghost Loft - Seconds
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZpUCS-S ... r_embedded


    Unkle - Rabbit in your Headlights
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cud_k9f6tqk


    Sam Roberts - Brother Down
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71EnaOs-Xdk
     
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  19. intoTheRain

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    Music threads suck cause everyone thinks theyre a music conoisseur that understand what great music is and no one else does. I feel like HOW CAN EVERYONE NOT LOVE MY MUSIC ITS GENIUS, but alas, everyone has different tastes. Half the music in this thread i couldnt listen to in its entirety without clawing at my ear drums. Doesnt mean its bad though, just not for me.

    The only people who make me wanna cry are people who listen do nothing but heavy metal, or country.

    Ill post some stuff later when i get home but im sure no one will like it.
     
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  20. WickedLiquid

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    I don't think that at all. I'm just sharing some indie music that you may not have heard of and maybe you might like it. If not, big deal.

    Although I agree there are those (not in this thread) who brag about being down with underground music. Just like a true pretenious hipster.
     
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