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What great music have you discovered in the last month?

Asked by wildpotato (15011points) May 21st, 2009

For my part: Arthur Russell (Disco cello! But the song I linked to is not one of his disco tunes; this song is very gentle and beautiful – if you like Iron & Wine you might like this), Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros (they play the opening song to “John From Cincinnati”; Joe Strummer is the lead singer of the Clash), and the 13th Floor Elevators (one of the first psychedelic rock groups; use an electric jug)

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DeanV's avatar

Justice, Ratatat, Blur, Andrew Bird, M. Ward, Datarock, The Fratellis, LCD Soundsystem, Conor Oberst’s new album, Air, Iron and Wine, and most notably, Ra Ra Riot.

I’ve also gotten back into Interpol, The Strokes, and Bright Eyes after finding them a little while ago and not listening to them much.

buster's avatar

Punk band with a chick singer called This Is My Fist!
And I saw the most awesome glam cock rock German band called pussysister.

wildpotato's avatar

Wow, @dverhey that’s a lot of new music! I forgot to mention LCD Soundsystem – heard of them because of @eponymoushipster the other day.

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

I have discovered A Perfect Circle, and finally got around to listening to an Australian band called A Sound Mind.

DeanV's avatar

Yeah. I figured out that I listen to approximately 125 tracks on my iPod/Computer per day, not including Pandora and, where I find most of my new music.

cookieman's avatar

New music from an old artist: John Mellancamp, Life, Death, Love, and Freedom

Dansedescygnes's avatar

Well, I discovered a lot of music that I put on my most recent mix CDs, including a song called “She’s So Lovely” by Scouting for Girls, “Gee” by Girls Generation, and “Bye Bye Bike” by Creamy.

I also rediscovered a song called “Hey Juliet” by LMNT. But I had heard that song a while ago and had forgotten about it.

Macaulay's avatar

The Futureheads, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Rilo Kiley, Ugly Casanova, The Mountain Goats, LCD Soundsystem, The Mars Volta.

wildpotato's avatar

@Macaulay: Welcome to the world of Ugly Casanova! In addition to the one studio cd they released, try looking for the “Live at the Blackbird” album (which may have been a bootleg) – it has much better versions of certain songs, like “Catfaces”, as well as one good song they didn’t put on the studio album at all called “Diggin’ Holes in Water”.

Macaulay's avatar

Oh, I started listening to Ugly Casanova two years ago. I just figured I’d throw it in with this thread so everyone will listen.


wildpotato's avatar

Aha, a violation of Flutherscout’s honor! But it is for a good cause :o) I love this thread – thanks for all the names, everyone.

Macaulay's avatar

Crazyspud, check out Andrew Jackson Jihad. I know you will love it.

Macaulay's avatar

Oh, and Big Audio Dynamite (BAD) was formed by Mick Jones. Funky as… my hair?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar


Sort of a post-rock instrumental metal band? If that is in fact a genre. Anyways, Pelican = Good.

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