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Favorite band you've discovered this year?

Asked by shockvalue (5797points) October 4th, 2008

they can be new or old, it doesn’t matter.

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joeysefika's avatar

Probably Squeeze Awesome New wave/post punk era UK band!

Magnus's avatar

Deltron 3030 and Asamov, neither which you have heard of.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Oh man theres so many. I always find these favorite questions really hard so heres my usual list.

A few of my favorites in no order.
Flobots
Pogo
Whitey
MSTRKRFT
Dj Dangermouse
Ratatat
Shpongle (really awesome trippy vid)
1200 Micrograms
Justice

bkburbo's avatar

Wiretree and Sugarplum Fairy.

boffin's avatar

Porcupine Tree

El_Cadejo's avatar

i just realized the song i posted for shpongle wasnt the whole thing so if your interested, here it is

shadling21's avatar

There are tons, but Crystal Castles stands out. They are at the top of my playlist right now.

MarcIsMyHero's avatar

Here are a few bands that i’ve really fallen for this year:

Caroline Smith
The Virgins
Cat Power
Kings Of Leon

hoteipdx's avatar

Blitzen Trapper, Breakestra, Fleet Foxes, anything on NPR song of the day, Grizzly Bear, The Swell Season

El_Cadejo's avatar

awww man thanks shadling21 i completely forgot about crystal castles

greeeengloves's avatar

Final Fantasy. I know he has been around for a while but I just recently discovered his music.

jrpowell's avatar

Probably El-P

edit :: (NSFW) or if kids are around.

ladytmerie's avatar

Sigur Ros is wonderful. They have been out for awhile but I have just recently discovered them.

Trance24's avatar

Pretty much everything Uber said minus 1200 Micrograms I already knew about them.

Trance24's avatar

@ Ladytmerie Sigur Ros is pretty awesome. I only have four of their songs are there more?

wildflower's avatar

Scouting for Girls and Alphabeat

loser's avatar

I just discovered Lenka and a while ago, from reading answers here, Lemon Demon.

rss's avatar

last month I fell in love with cloud cult. indie + cello = awesome.

Skyrail's avatar

Adam Fielding, Amoeba, Ambient Teknology, Pendulum and Zilla.

My favorite has to be Adam Fielding (at the moment, although i was hooked onto Pendulum not so long ago) and all bar Pendulum are available from Magnatune, a fantastic online music store with hand picked, non-mainstream artists. It’s really good stuff :)

wilhel1812's avatar

Porcupine Tree, Muse, Neal Morse, Transatlantic, Daft Punk, Dunderbeist, Stonegard, Opeth, Rage Against The Machine and Spocks Beard

greeeengloves's avatar

@Trance24 Sigur Ros has several cds. All are amazing. I saw them live and they were breathtaking, the whole audience was speechless after their gig.

Trance24's avatar

@ greeengloves that is amazing. Where did you find their CDs they are not well known where I am. Do you live outside of the US by any chance? I can never find their music on the net, and pretty sure they do not sell their CD’s in the stores I have been in.

eatmunky's avatar

Versailles. Their song zombie is tight as hell. But warning: they’re very weird.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Speaking of Zombie i never heard this song until this year somehow.

shrubbery's avatar

Well I didn’t so much discover them obviously because I knew them before but I didn’t really realise how good their stuff was and how much I would like Coldplay until this year.

Skyrail's avatar

@greeeengloves I envy you so much, I would absolutely love to see Sigur Ros live, their tour of Iceland look amazing beyond all belief.

@Trance24 Sigur Ros have created some beautiful music, and their albums are fantastic, here’s a simple Amazon search for them: Amazon I first got Takk…, then (), then Heima with Hvarf/Heim and then Ágætis Byrjun and their new one Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust. If I was to pick out my favorite, it would have to be their ‘movie’ Heima as it’s got a range of their lovely songs. As for my favorite album, erm, Takk…? Ágætis Byrjun is lovely as well and contains some of the first songs I ever heard from them.

greeeengloves's avatar

@Trance24 http://www.sigurros.com/ has a lot of downloads for a good price. I am from the US and a small town too, but I can find any of thier albums in my local music store. If you have an independent music store anywheres near you you might find them there. I don’t think places like FYE and Strawberries would carry them.

Nimis's avatar

Fujiya & Miyagi – Collarbone
Broadcast 2000 – Get Up And Go
I know I’m going to keep forgetting to add something or rather.

greeeengloves's avatar

@Nimis that collarbone video is amazing.

Nimis's avatar

Gree: Isn’t it deliciously deranged?
Have to admit (the first time I saw it) I was rooting for the aliens(?)
to make some kind of Frankenstein animal out of all those parts though!

swimmindude2496's avatar

Daft Punk, Ting Tings, Kevin Rudolf (Not a band but you get the point)

MarcIsMyHero's avatar

@rss, cloud cult is awesome! and i love there green activism! I recently hung out with the drummer from Cloud Cult (who also plays with Caroline Smith). Really nice guy. I’m looking forward to seeing them in NYC soon.

Foolaholic's avatar

seconds on Cloud Cult, Flobots, and Blitzen Trapper. I also just got really into Noah and the Whale.

wilhel1812's avatar

Slagsmålsklubben http://last.fm/music/Slagsmålsklubben

the ”å” fucks up the hyperlink system in fluther

wildflower's avatar

@wil: like their sense of humour – not so sure about the music….

wilhel1812's avatar

haha. don’t it remind you of mario, or gameboy? :p

El_Cadejo's avatar

@wil hooray for 8bit :)

Foolaholic's avatar

Have you heard of Akron Family?

shockvalue's avatar

@foolaholic: yeah! they’re rad.

I was at a mountain goats concert a few days ago, and Kaki King opened since she sang on their new EP. I gotta say, that girl blew me away. I’m just bummed I hadn’t heard her sooner.

hoteipdx's avatar

I spent all of yesterday listening to Josh Fix and RJD2. Josh Fix is like Queen meets early Elton John meets up to the minute songwriting smartness. RJD2 is instrumental hip-hop at its very best: funky, intense, cool. If you watch Mad Men, RJD2 does the theme song.

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Pocketbooks
Yelle
Black Kids (also by way of Kate Nash)
Superswamis
and of course:
Peggy Sue and the Pirates

which should’ve been our band name, even though we don’t have a band.

wildflower's avatar

Most recent discoveries:
Ida Maria
Katy Perry

tiffyandthewall's avatar

flobots, shwayze, eykah badu, flatfoot 56, mates of state <333

mij's avatar

The Waybacks from California, Laid back guitars, fiddles, drums, and other instruments, easy on the ear…

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